Rome (Italy): Call for Papers: Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures MTSR 2016

Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures MTSR 2016

http://www.mtsr-conf.org/index.php/tracks/open-repositories 

Aim and Scope

The sharing and re-use of research information is becoming an increasingly important aspect of scientific activity. Text publications are traditionally the main way of publishing research output and challenges still exist for their optimal recording and dissemination. Scientific communities increasingly recognise the immense significance of storing, discovering, processing, preserving and re-using data sets as well as other types of research objects like workflows and software. Furthermore, Public Sector Information, potentially valuable for research purposes, is provided openly by governments although not always in forms that enable re-use.

Metadata is a critical factor in this area, actually providing the means to promote black-box digital files to discoverable and re-usable objects. Rich metadata about research output needs to be recorded and disseminated, including contextual and provenance information (for example, relationships of publications and data sets with people, organisations, funding information, facilities and equipment). For certain use cases, metadata needs to be uniformly accessed across research domains, to foster collaboration and re-use of data sets among different disciplines and vertical communities. However, the recording and utilisation of domain-specific information is also significant in many circumstances. A range of open research and technical issues have to be addressed towards these goals, while it is also recognised that international harmonisation on standards and technologies is of critical importance.

The aim of this Special Track is to serve as a forum for experts to present recent results and experiences, establish liaisons with other groups and reflect on the state-of-the-art of metadata and semantic aspects of open repositories, research information systems and data infrastructures.

Topics 

Topics include but are not limited to contributions dealing with the following issues:

  • Metadata, knowledge representation and relevant standards in open access repositories, research information systems and research infrastructures
  • Semantic interoperability and information integration in open access repositories, research information systems and research infrastructures

  • Application of semantic web technologies in open access repositories, research information systems and research infrastructures

  • Data infrastructures (e.g. scientific data, public sector information)

  • Contextual and provenance metadata in open access repositories, research information systems and research infrastructures

  • Metadata interoperability for data infrastructures across disciplines

  • Metadata quality in open access repositories, research information systems and research infrastructures

  • Mechanisms, tools and infrastructures for shared services in open access repositories, research information systems and research infrastructures

  • Digital preservation workflows and mechanisms and impact on metadata

  • Value-added services based on open access repositories, research information systems and research infrastructures

Important dates

  • May 15th 2016: Paper submission deadline
  • June 30th 2016: Acceptance/rejection notification

  • July 10th 2016: Camera-ready papers due

  • November 22th-25th 2016: Conference at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Rome, Italy)

Submissions

Interested authors can submit to EasyChair (https://easychair.org/account/signin.cgi)

The following types of presentation are invited:

  • full papers (12 pages) reporting complete research
  • short papers (6 pages) presenting ongoing or preliminary research

Papers 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 papers will be asked to register to the Conference and present their work in the form of either oral presentation or poster presentation. The Conference welcomes Workshops and Tutorial on any issues concerning the main themes of MTSR such as metadata, ontologies, semantic Web, knowledge management, software engineering and digital libraries.

Publication

The submissions to the Special Track will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee.

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

Revised and extended versions of best papers will be published in selected international journals, including the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience) the Program: Electronic library and information systems (Emerald), and the International Information & Library Review (Taylor & Francis) (list incomplete).

Special Track Chairs

  • Imma Subirats, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Italy)
  • Nikos Houssos, RedLink (Greece)

For your intention to submit a paper, or any other inquiry,  contact track chair via imma.subirats@fao.org.

About MTSR'16

The 10th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference  will be hosted by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  from 22 to 25 November, 2016. MTSR'16 aims to bring together scholars and practitioners that share a common interest in the interdisciplinary field of metadata, semantics, linked data and ontologies.

Still in preparation

Special Track Program Committee

  1. Sophie Aubin, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France

  2. Thomas Baker, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

  3. Hugo Besemer, Wageningen UR Library, The Netherlands

  4. Gordon Dunshire, University of Strathclyde, UK

  5. Jan Dvorak, Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic

  6. Jane Greenberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

  7. Siddeswara Guru, University of Queensland, Australia

  8. Keith Jeffery, Keith G Jeffery Consultants, UK

  9. Nikolaos Konstantinou, University of Manchester, UK

  10. Jessica Lindholm, Malmö University, Sweden

  11. Paolo Manghi, Institute of Information Science and Technologies-Italian National Research Council (ISTI-CNR), Italy

  12. Brian Matthews, Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK

  13. Joachim Schöpfel, University of Lille, France

  14. Kathleen Shearer, Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), Germany

  15. Jochen Schirrwagen, University of Bielefeld, Germany

  16. Birgit Schmidt, University of Göttingen, Germany

  17. Chrisa Tsinaraki, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy

  18. Yannis Tzitzikas, University of Crete and ICS-FORTH, Greece

  19. Marcia Zeng, Kent State University, USA

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