[Metadatalibrarians] SPECIAL TRACK on METADATA & SEMANTICS for CULTURAL COLLECTIONS & APPLICATIONS (Deadline Extension and Venue Relocation!)

Lina Bountouri linabountouri at gmail.com
Sun May 15 10:10:50 PDT 2016

2nd Call for Papers, apologies for cross-posting
Deadline Extension and Venue Relocation!

APPLICATIONS <http://www.ionio.gr/labs/dbis/mtsr2016/>

Part of the 10th International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research
(MTSR 2016),
22 - 25 November 2016, Gottingen, Germany

*New Submission deadline: June 24th, 2016*
Proceedings will be published in Springer CCIS series


           *Paper Submission Deadline Extended to: 24th June 2016*

MTSR 2016 will be relocated to the UniversitatsBibliothek of Gottingen,

Due to new rules and regulations in FAO of the UN for hosting conferences
like MTSR,
the 10th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research
(MTSR'16) will be
relocated to the UniversitatsBibliothek of Gottingen (Germany).

The dates of the event are the same, November 22-25, 2016.

We apologize for any inconvenience generated by the relocation.
Furthermore, taking
into account potential new interested submitters, MTSR 2016 extends the
call for papers
to 24th of June.

Cultural Heritage collections are essential knowledge infrastructures that
provide a solid
representation of the historical background of human communities. These
knowledge infrastructures
are constructed from and integrate cultural information derived from
diverse memory institutions,
mainly museums, archives and libraries. Each individual community has spent
a lot of effort in
order to develop, support and promote its own metadata as tools for the
description and
dissemination of cultural information, mainly related to its particular
resources and use.
The exposure of cultural information into the Semantic Web makes clear that
metadata have to be
accurate and deeply interpretable on the semantic level. Ontologies could
facilitate these procedures
since they constitute conceptualizations - according to the specific point
of view of a memory
institution or its particular community - providing at the same time the
context for interpreting
the respecting metadata to their domain of discourse. At the same time,
there are also inter-domain
efforts targeted to semantically align data (research data, educational
data, public sector information
etc.) to cultural information. New challenges are also emerged from the
need to incorporate cultural
information into the new publication paradigms, where a variety of
resources (data, metadata,
processes, results, etc) are linked and integrated, providing better
shareability and reusability.
The management of the cultural information provides challenges associated
with (i) metadata modeling,
specification, standardization, extraction, evaluation, mapping,
integration and effective use,
(ii) knowledge representation as conceptualization to provide the context
for unambiguously interpreting
metadata, and (iii) information integration from different contexts for the
provision of integrated
access and advanced services to the users.
The aim of this Special Track is to maintain a dialogue where researchers
and practitioners working on
all the aspects of the cultural information will come together and exchange
ideas about open issues at
all stages of the metadata life cycle. The track also welcomes works
related to metadata semantics and
applications for new approaches to cultural information publication and
sharing, as well as to interlinking
to other dataset published in the Semantic Web universe.

The papers in this special track should be original and of high quality,
addressing issues in areas such as:
•    Cultural heritage metadata models, standards, interoperability,
mappings and integration
•    Automated metadata extraction
•    Ontologies and knowledge representation for the cultural heritage
•    Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from Cultural Heritage
•    Collection models and item - collection relationships representation
•    Collection - level metadata modeling and management
•    Linked open data approaches for the cultural heritage domain
•    Composite content-discovery and management of components and
•    Publication, linking and citation of Cultural Heritage information and
•    Large volume content management - high resolution image data sets
•    3D models-indexing, storage and retrieval approaches
•    Federation of repositories/data infrastructures
•    Integration of intra or inter disciplinary heterogeneous resources
•    Infrastructures for sharing content
•    Digital Curation workflows and models
•    Preservation metadata for cultural heritage digital objects
•    Metadata quality metrics
•    Case studies

Authors can submit either full papers (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages).
Submitted papers have to
follow the LNCS proceedings formatting style and guidelines.
The submitted papers will undergo the same peer review as the submissions
for MTSR 2016 and accepted
contributions will be published in the MTSR 2016 proceedings (Springer CCIS
series). Authors of accepted
papers will be asked to register to the Conference and present their work.
Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended and revised
versions of their papers for
possible publication in selected international journals, including the
International Journal of Metadata,
Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience), and Program: Electronic library
and information systems (Emerald)
(list incomplete).
More information on submission can be found at the MTSR 2016 call for
papers web page.

June 24th, 2016: Submission deadline
July 20th, 2016: Notification of Acceptance/rejection
August 7th, 2016: Camera-ready papers due
November 22nd-25th, 2016: Conference at UniversitatsBibliothek of
Gottingen, Germany

•    Michalis Sfakakis, Dept. Archives, Library Science and Museology,
Ionian University, Corfu, Greece (sfakakis at ionio.gr)
•    Lina Bountouri, Dept. Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian
University, Corfu, Greece and EU Publications Office, Luxembourg (
boudouri at ionio.gr)

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