Sofia Zapounidou szapoun at lib.auth.gr
Thu May 9 12:31:32 UTC 2019

1st Call for Papers, apologies for cross-posting

APPLICATIONS <http://www.ionio.gr/labs/dbis/mtsr2019/>

Part of the 13th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics
Research (MTSR 2019) <http://mtsr-conf.org/home>
October 28 – 31 2019, Rome, Italy

*Submission deadline: June 16th, 2019*
Proceedings will be published in *Springer CCIS series*

Cultural Heritage collections are essential knowledge infrastructures that
provide a solid representation of the historical background of human
communities. These knowledge infrastructures are constructed from and
integrate cultural information derived from diverse memory
institutions, mainly libraries, archives and museums. Each individual
community has spent a lot of effort in order to develop, support and
promote its own systems, tools and metadata for the management of cultural
information, mainly related to its particular resources and use.

In this framework, the management of the cultural information has to deal
with challenges related to (i) metadata modeling, specification,
standardization, extraction, (semantic) enrichment, mapping, integration,
effective use, and evaluation, (ii) knowledge representation as
conceptualization to provide the context for unambiguously interpreting
metadata, and (iii) information integration from different contexts for the
provision of integrated access, reuse and advanced services to users.

At the same time, there are also inter-domain efforts targeted to
semantically align data (research data, educational data, public sector
information etc.) to cultural information. New challenges are also emerged
from the need to incorporate cultural information into the new publication
paradigms, where a variety of resources (data, metadata, processes,
results, etc) are linked and integrated, providing better shareability and
reusability. Currently, Linked (Open) Data, as part of the Semantic Web
Technology, is having a major role in modernizing cultural heritage
collections. Providing to users the possibility to re-use and integrate
data into their own systems is currently more than a need, given that
transparency and access to information is a prerequisite. A critical factor
to the effectiveness of many aspects of all the above efforts is the
quality of metadata, as interpreted by its context and use and evaluated by
the proper measures and methods. Many institutions and aggregate
infrastructures are dealing with the poor quality of metadata
that inevitably results in poor integration, search and reuse, while their
enrichment, in terms of contextualization, co-referencing, alignment, etc,
is really challenging.

The aim of this Special Track is to maintain a dialogue where researchers
and practitioners working on all the aspects of the cultural information
will come together and exchange ideas about open issues at all stages of
the cultural heritage information life cycle. The track also welcomes works
related to semantics and applications for new approaches to cultural
information publication and sharing, as well as to interlinking to other
datasets published in the Semantic Web universe.

The papers in this special track should be original and of high quality,
addressing issues in areas such as:
* Cultural Heritage metadata models, standards, ontologies, knowledge
organization and representation systems
* Cultural Heritage information integration, interoperability and mappings
* Automated extraction of metadata, entities, and patterns from Cultural
Heritage resources
* Metadata manual or automated (Semantic) enrichment and search
* Metadata quality metrics, tools and services
* Linked Open Data approaches in the Cultural Heritage domain
* Publication, linking and citation of Cultural Heritage information and
* Large volume content management
* 3D models-indexing, storage and retrieval approaches
* Infrastructures for sharing content
* Digital Curation workflows and models
* Provenance and preservation metadata for Cultural Heritage digital

Authors can submit either full papers (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages).
Submitted papers have to follow the LNCS proceedings formatting style and

Submissions should be original and not previously submitted, published and
under review to other Conferences or Journals.The submitted papers will
undergo the same peer review as the submissions for MTSR 2019 and accepted
contributions will be published in the MTSR 2019 proceedings (Springer CCIS
series <http://www.springer.com/series/7899>). Authors of accepted papers
will be asked to register to the Conference and present their work.

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
<https://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijmso> (Inderscience), and Data
Technologies and Applications
published as Program, Emerald). More information on submission can be found
at the MTSR 2019 call for papers web page

June 16th, 2019: Submission deadline
July 28th, 2019: Notification of decision (Acceptance/Rejection)
August 25th, 2019: Camera-ready papers due
October 28th – October 31st, 2019: Conference at the Marconi University in
Rome, Italy

* Michalis Sfakakis, Dept. Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian
University, Corfu, Greece (sfakakis at ionio.gr)
* Lina Bountouri, Dept. Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian
University, Corfu, Greece and NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium (boudouri at ionio.gr
, linabountouri at gmail.com)

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