[Open-access] [MTSR'16] Deadline Extension and Communication about Change of Location (Rome to Göttingen)

Imma Subirats imma.subirats at gmail.com
Fri May 13 15:24:12 UTC 2016

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                           EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS

           Paper Submission Deadline Extended to: 26th June 2016

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

                         November 22-25, 2016,
                UniversitätBibliothek Göttingen, Germany

*Due to new rules and regulations in FAO of the UN for hosting conferences
like MTSR, the 10th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics
Research (MTSR'16) will be relocated to the UniversitätBibliothek of
Göttingen (Germany). *

*The dates of the event are the same,  November 22-25, 2016. *

*We apologize for any inconvenience generated by the relocation.
Furthermore, taking into account potential new interested submitters,
MTSR2016 extends the call for papers to 24th of June.*


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 information?
* 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
* 26th June 2016 : Extended Submission deadline
* 20th July 2016 : Notification of acceptance
* xxx August 2016 : Camera-ready papers due
* 22nd – 25th November 2016 : Conference Event


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
* Metadata and ontologies for health, biological and clinical information
* 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 Data
* 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
* 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

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

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 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), 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 (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 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
* Promote their achievement on MTSR conference webpage, and MTSR Social
* 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) (
* 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 award.

We look forward to see you in Göttingen

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

Imma Subirats-Coll
e-LIS co-Founder & Chief Executive
imma.subirats at gmail.com

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