2nd CfP: MTRS 2015 - 9th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference

As announced by MTRS 2015

Important Dates

  • May 19th 2015 : Paper Submission Deadline
  • June 16th 2015: Acceptance/Rejection Notification
  • June 30th 2015: Camera-ready papers due
  • September 9th -11th 2015: Conference at Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom


Continuing the successful mission of previous MTSR Conferences (MTSR'05, MTSR'07, MTSR'09, MTSR'10, MTSR'11, MTSR’12, MTSR'13 and MTSR’14), the ninth International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'15) aims to bring together scholars and practitioners that share a common interest in the interdisciplinary field of metadata, semantics, linked data and ontologies. Participants will share novel knowledge and best practice in the implementation of these semantic technologies across diverse types of Information Environments and applications. These include Cultural Informatics; Open Access Repositories & Digital Libraries; E-learning applications; Search Engine Optimization & Information Retrieval; Research Information Systems and Infrastructures; e-Science and e-Social Science applications; Agriculture, Food and Environment; Bio-Health & Medical Information Systems. 

Scope and Topics

Contributions are welcome on every topic related to Metadata and their relationships with Ontologies, Semantic Web, Open-Access Repositories & Digital Libraries, Knowledge Management and Software Engineering, including but not limited to: 

  • 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

Languages and Framework 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

    Case Studies

    Metadata and ontologies for librarianship, management of historical archives and archeological 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 

    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 
    Digital Libraries, Big Data and Information Retrieval
    Ontologies and SKOS 
    Linked Data and its applications 
    Information visualization 
    Metadata quality 
    Digital curation 
    Impact and evaluation of DL 
    Use and re-use of digital data 
    Data mining 
    Multilingual IR 
    User behavior and modeling 
    Big Data semantics, search and mining 
    Reasoning on Big Data 

    Tutorial and workshops

    You can bring in your ideas for tutorials. If you are interested in a particular topic, please let us know by sending an email to Conference Chairs. 

    Special Workshops

    The conference also 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: 

    Paper Submission

    Interested authors can submit to EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mtsr2015) The following types of presentation are invited: 
    • full papers (12 pages) reporting complete research 
    • short papers (6 pages) presenting ongoing or preliminary research 
    • posters (4 pages) 

    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.