[Open-access] Call for Proposals for 10th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR’16)

Imma Subirats imma.subirats at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 10:27:20 UTC 2016

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                           CALL  FOR  PAPERS

                 Paper Submission Deadline: 15th May 2016

                    10th International Conference on
                 Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR’16)

                         November 22-25, 2016,
  Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome, Italy

The International Conference on Metadata and Semantics
Research(MTSR'16) will be held at the Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome (Italy) on November
22-25, 2016.

MTSR’16 celebrates the conference’s 10th anniversary with the theme of
bridging the past, present and future of metadata, data and semantic
technologies. The organisers encourage prospective authors and
conference participants to reflect on the following questions:

* How the documented evidence produced over the past years can be used
as a driver for innovating management and processing of data and
* How close are we from the vision of building powerful learning
systems that will meet the needs of modern societies through high
quality data infrastructures and data-driven interfaces?
* What are the main challenges that modern metadata and semantics
research has not addressed yet?

MTSR'16 brings together scholars and practitioners with common
interest in the interdisciplinary fields of metadata, data and
semantics. 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 Cultural Informatics, Open Access
Repositories and Digital Libraries, E-learning applications, Search
Engine Optimization and Information Retrieval, Research Information
Systems and Infrastructures, e-Science and e-Social Science
applications, Agriculture, Food and Environment, Bio-Health & Medical
Information Systems.

Important Dates
* 15th May 2016 : Submission deadline
* 30th June 2016 : Notification of acceptance
* 10th July 2016 : Camera-ready papers due
* 22nd – 25th November 2016 : Conference at FAO of the UN (Rome, Italy)


Contributions are encouraged on this year’s theme “Learning from the
Past, Building the Future”, including contributions covering, but not
limited to, metadata in general, ontologies, Semantic Web, linked
data, data repositories, digital libraries, knowledge management,
software engineering, and the following list:

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 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

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, 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

Tutorials 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:
mtsr.conference at gmail.com

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:
* Cultural Collections & Applications
* Agriculture, Food & Environment
* Digital Libraries, Information Retrieval, Linked & Social Data
* European and National Projects
* Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures

Submission procedure
The following types of submissions are invited:
* Full papers (12 pages) reporting complete research
* Short papers (6 pages) presenting ongoing or preliminary research
* Posters (4 pages)
* Proposals for tutorials and workshops (2 pages)

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

Conference Proceedings
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

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),
Program (Emerald) (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/prog) and the
International Information & Library Review (Taylor & Francis)

There are two types of awards: the Best paper award and the Best
student paper award, both sponsored by euroCRIS
* 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 2016 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:
* Receive a signed and stamped official award certificate by the
conference organizers
* Promote their achievement on MTSR conference webpage, and MTSR Social Media
* Get invited to submit an extended and revised version of the awarded
paper for publication in theInternational Journal of Metadata,
Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience)
(http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijmso) or Program
(Emerald) (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/prog);
* Each award comes with the price of a free access/registration to
next years’ MTSR, including all conference materials, together with
the printed/digital conference proceedings.
* This voucher for each award for free registration is valid only for
one author, in case of many co-authors, of the awarded paper, and only
for the MTSR conference that follows the year after receiving the

We look forward to see you in Rome, Italy

General Chair
* Emmanouel Garoufallou, Alexander Technological Educational Institute
of Thessaloniki, Greece
Program Co-Chairs
* Jane Greenberg, Drexel University
* Armando Stellato, University of Rome Tor Vergata
* Imma Subirats, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

Program Committee (preliminary)
The program committee is composed of the following members. More will
added in the following days.

Rajendra Akerkar Senior Researcher/Professor, Western Norway Research Institute
Arif Altun hacettepe unv
Ioannis N. Athanasiadis Wageningen University
Gerhard Budin University of Vienna
Cristian Cechinel UFPel - Federal University of Pelotas
Sissi Closs Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Ernesto William De Luca Georg-Eckert-Institute – Leibniz-Institute for
international Textbook Research
Erdogan Dogdu TOBB University of Economics and Technology
Panorea Gaitanou Ionian University, DBIS
Manolis Gergatsoulis Associate Professor, Department of Archive and
Library Sciences
Carlos A. Iglesias Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Dimitris Kanellopoulos University of Patras
Pinar Karagoz Middle East Technical University (METU)
Christian Kop Alpen-Adria-Universitt Klagenfurt
Paolo Manghi ISTI-CNR
John P. Mccrae National University of Ireland, Galway
Matteo Palmonari University of Milano-Bicocca
Christos Papatheodorou Department of Archives and Library Science,
Ionian University, Corfu, Greece
Marios Poulos Ionian University
Salvador Sanchez-Alonso University of Alcalá
Fabio Sartori Department of Computer Science Systems and
Communication, University of Milan-Bicocca
Shigeo Sugimoto University of Tsukuba
Andrea Turbati University of Rome Tor Vergata
Thomas Zschocke World Agroforestry Centre

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