Call for Papers : The 12th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'18)

Call for Papers

The 12th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'18) will be held at Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, Cyprus between October 23rd – 26th,  2018

 pdftk1st call for papers
 

MOTIVATION

MTSR is an annual international inter-disciplinary conference which brings together academics, researchers and practitioners in the specialized fields of metadata, ontologies and semantics research. The conference provides an opportunity for participants to share knowledge and novel approaches in the implementation of semantic technologies across diverse types of information environments and applications. 

These include:

  • Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • Open Access Repositories and Digital Libraries,
  • Cultural Informatics,
  • Digital Humanities,
  • E-learning applications,
  • Search Engine Optimization and Information Retrieval,
  • Research Information Systems and Infrastructures,
  • e-Science and e-Social Science applications,
  • Bio-Health & Medical Information Systems.

Important Dates

  • 15th June 2018: Submission deadline (Full and Short papers)
  • 15th June 2018: Submission deadline (Posters, Workshops, Tutorials, Demos and Panels)
  • 27th July 2018: Notification of decision
  • 24th August 2018: Camera-ready papers due
  • 23rd – 26th October 2018, Conference at Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

Topics

Contributions are welcome on Metadata in general, Ontologies, Semantic Web, Linked Data, Open-Access Repositories, Digital Libraries, Knowledge Management, Software Engineering, Cultural Informatics, Digital Humanities, E-learning applications, Information Retrieval, e-Science and e-Social Science applications, Agriculture, Food and Environment, Bio-Health and Medical Information Systems, including but not limited to:

I. Foundations

  • Typology of metadata and metadata implementations
  • The value and cost of metadata
  • Quality evaluation in the use of metadata
  • Metadata reusability
  • New or revised metadata schemas or application profiles
  • Metadata standardization
  • Empirical studies on metadata and/or ontologies usage

II. Languages and Frameworks for Metadata Management

  • SGML, XML, UML in theory and practice
  • Languages and Frameworks for Ontology Management
  • Metadata and the Semantic Web
  • Metadata and Knowledge Management
  • Metadata and Software Engineering
  • Metadata application of Semantic Web technologies
  • Ontologies and Ontology-based Knowledge Management Systems

III. Case Studies

  • Metadata and ontologies for librarianship, management of historical archives and archaeological research
  • Metadata and ontologies for the design of innovative products and processes
  • Metadata and ontologies for health, biological and clinical information management
  • Metadata and ontologies in finance, tourism and public administrations
  • Metadata and ontologies in industry
  • Metadata and ontologies in education
  • Metadata and ontologies in agriculture, food and environment

IV. Technological Issues

Technologies for:

  • Metadata and ontology storage, Metadata and ontology integration, Metadata extraction and navigation, querying and editing of ontologies
  • Learning Objects management
  • Search engines, Localization & Visualization
  • Mobile challenges

V. Digital Libraries, Information Retrieval, Big, Linked, Social & Open Data

  • Ontologies and SKOS
  • Linked Data and its applications
  • Information visualization
  • Metadata quality
  • Digital curation
  • Impact and evaluation of digital libraries
  • Use and re-use of digital data
  • Data mining
  • Open and Social Data
  • Social Networking & Collaboration platforms
  • Multilingual IR
  • User behavior and modeling
  • Big Data semantics, search and mining
  • Big Data best practices
  • Reasoning on Big Data

VI. Tutorials, Workshops, Demos and Panels

You can bring in your ideas for tutorials, workshops, demos and panels. If you are interested in a particular topic, please let us know by sending an email to mtsr.conference@gmail.com.

Submit your proposal to EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mtsr2018

Special Tracks

The conference welcomes the organization of special tracks focusing on particular domains or topics. Proposals for special tracks are welcome. Papers submitted to tracks undergo the same review procedures and are published in the same proceedings as those accepted for the main track. Tracks currently being organized:

  • Agriculture, Food & Environment
  • Cultural Collections & Applications
  • Digital Libraries, Information Retrieval, Big, Linked, Social & Open Data
  • European and National Projects
  • Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures
  • Digital Humanities and Digital Curation
  • Knowledge IT Artifacts (KITA) in professional communities and aggregations

Submission procedure

The following types of submissions are invited:

  • Full papers (12 pages, CCIS format) reporting complete research
  • Short papers (6 pages, CCIS format) presenting ongoing or preliminary research
  • Posters (4 pages)
  • Proposals for tutorials, workshops. Demos and Panels (1-3 pages providing a description)

Submissions should be original and not previously submitted to other Conferences or Journals. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity following a double-blind peer review process. Submitted papers have to follow the LNCS proceedings formatting style and guidelines. Authors of accepted submissions will be asked to register to the Conference and present their work in the form of either oral presentation or poster presentation.

Interested authors can submit to EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mtsr2018

Conference Proceedings

Proceedings will be published by Springer in CCIS Vol. 846 (Communications in Computer and Information Science) book series (http://www.springer.com/series/7899). CCIS is abstracted/indexed in Scopus, SCImago, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, DBLP, Google Scholar. CCIS volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings.

Other Publication Opportunities

Selected papers might be considered for a revised and extended version to be published in a range of international journals, including the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience) (http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ind/ijmso) and Program (Emerald) (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/prog), currently published as Data Technologies and Applications.

Awards

There are two types of awards: the Best paper award and the Best student paper award, both sponsored by euroCRIS (http://www.eurocris.org/).

  • Best paper award: This award will be presented to the authors of the best full research paper submitted and presented to the conference.
  • Best student paper award: MTSR sponsors a paper competition to recognize excellence in a conference paper contribution whose primary author is a student (normally at a PhD or MRes level). The student is required to present the paper at the MTSR 2018 conference. Submissions are evaluated on their originality, scientific merits, structure, and clarity of composition.

The author of an awarded paper, and co-authors if any, will be entitled to:

○   Each award comes with the price of a free access/registration to next year’s MTSR. including all conference materials, together with the printed/digital conference proceedings
○   This voucher, in case of many co-authors, is valid only for one author of the awarded paper, and only for the MTSR conference that follows the year after receiving the award.

General Chairs

  • Emmanouel Garoufallou, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Fabio Sartori, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Program Chair

  • Ernesto William De Luca, Georg Eckert-Institute – Leibniz-Institute for International
  • Textbook Research, Germany
  • Athena Salaba, Kent State University, USA

Local Organization Chair

Marios Zervas, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Contact:  mtsr.conference@gmail.com

Source: MTSR2018

Related: 


Add comment

Log in or register to post comments