IGI Handbook of Research on Developing Metadata schemas and Application Profiles: CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS


Proposal Submission Deadline: February 28, 2015

Chapter Proposal Deadline: June 1, 2015

Handbook of Research on Developing Metadata schemas and Application Profiles

A book edited by Ana Alice Baptista (Algoritmi Center - University of Minho, Portugal) and Mariana Curado Malta (CEISE/ISCAP - Polytechnic of Oporto, Portugal)

To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/1yJiiaX

For release in the Advances in Web Technologies and Engineering (AWTE) Book Series

Series Editor(s): Ghazi I. Alkhatib (Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan) and David C. Rine (George Mason University, USA)

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The Advances in Web Technologies and Engineering (AWTE) Book Series aims to provide a platform for research in the area of Information Technology (IT) concepts, tools, methodologies, and ethnography, in the contexts of global communication systems and Web engineered applications. Organizations are continuously overwhelmed by a variety of new information technologies, many are Web based. These new technologies are capitalizing on the widespread use of network and communication technologies for seamless integration of various issues in information and knowledge sharing within and among organizations. This emphasis on integrated approaches is unique to this book series and dictates cross platform and multidisciplinary strategy to research and practice.

The Advances in Web Technologies and Engineering (AWTE) Book Series seeks to create a stage where comprehensive publications are distributed for the objective of bettering and expanding the field of web systems, knowledge capture, and communication technologies. The series will provide researchers and practitioners with solutions for improving how technology is utilized for the purpose of a growing awareness of the importance of web applications and engineering.


The Semantic Web, Web of Data, or Linked Data have technologies that enable people to create data stores on the Web, build vocabularies, and write rules for handling data. Linked data is empowered by technologies that started to emerge in 1999. It is about common formats for integration and combination of data from different sources. This data is mostly what is being called metadata, in the way that it is “data about data” and follows well defined rules of metadata schema. A metadata scheme (or vocabulary) is a set of metadata elements designed for a specific purpose, such as describing a particular type of information resource . Since a simple metadata scheme is not enough to describe a particular type of information, Heery and Patel in a seminal paper written in 2000 introduce the concept of "metadata application profile" as a set of "data elements drawn from one or more namespaces, combined together by implementors, and optimised for a particular local application". This "application profile" concept exists before the dawn of the Internet, it was a concept used in the library community and adapted to the semantic Web paradigm.

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) is probably the most well-known and influential worldwide initiative in what concerns metadata. In order to provide a foundation for the development of application-independent syntax specifications and constraint languages, DCMI developed the Dublin Core Abstract Model with the components and constructs used in DCMI metadata. One of these constructs is the Dublin Core Application Profile (DCAP) - defined by DCMI as a generic construct for designing metadata records. The definition of rules to build a DCAP are set in the “Singapore Framework for Dublin Core Application Profiles”, a DCMI recommendation. A DCAP is a very important construct to implement interoperability.

Since the Semantic Web is about sharing data in an open environment, interoperability is a key factor for the success of the Semantic Web - metadata application profiles and metadata schema are important tools to implement interoperability.

Objective of the Book

There are many metadata schema and metadata application profiles in the metadata community, but there is no complete report on how they were developed, only reports on results. This book aims to provide relevant information on experiences of development, design and definition of metadata schema and metadata application profiles, as well as good practices and lessons on these developments.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book is: metadata developers, metadata managers, semantic developers, metadata researchers, linked data researchers, linked data developers, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative community. This book may also be used by undergraduate and graduate students on subjects such as metadata, data modeling, semantic modeling, and linked data technologies.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Development of metadata schema or Application Profiles
  • Good Practices in the development of metadata schema or Application Profiles
  • Lessons Learned in the development of metadata schema or Application Profiles

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2015, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by March 22, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters (10 000 to 20 000 words) are expected to be submitted by June 1, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Developing Metadata schema and Application Profiles. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

Full chapters may be submitted to this book here: Submit a chapter

All proposals should be submitted through the link at the bottom of this page.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

Important Dates

  • February 28, 2015: Proposal Submission Deadline
  • March 22, 2015: Notification of Acceptance
  • June 1, 2015: Full Chapter Submission
  • July 15, 2015: Review Results Returned
  • September 15, 2015: Revised Chapter Submission
  • October 30, 2015: Final Acceptance Notification

Note: it is not mandatory a proposal submission. One can only submit a chapter. For a better book planning we ask authors to propose a small proposal.

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Tom Baker
  • Joseph Busch
  • Michael Crandall
  • Jane Greenberg
  • Eva Méndez
  • Stuart Sutton

Reviewers Board

  • Leif Andresen
  • Valentine Charles
  • Muriel Foulonneau
  • Corey Harper
  • Masahide Kanzaki
  • Marci Mardis
  • Shawne Miksa
  • Steven Miller
  • Jian Qin
  • Imma Subirats
  • Hannah Tarver
  • Gordon Dunsire
  • Joseph Tennis
  • Laura Waugh
  • Osaka Zavalina

Inquiries can be forwarded to Mariana Curado Malta

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