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[BOAI] Call for Papers: Special track on Metadata & Semantics for Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures 2013

From: Imma Subirats <imma.subirats AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:09:51 +0200


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Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Open Repositories, Research
Information Systems and Data Infrastructures

http://mtsr2013.teithe.gr/index.php/tracks/special-track2

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Part of the &th International Conference on Metadata and Semantic
Research (MTSR'13)

19-22 November 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece

http://mtsr2013.teithe.gr/

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AIM AND SCOPE

The sharing and re-use of research information is becoming an
increasingly important aspect of scientific activity. Text
publications are – and will be at least for the near future – the
predominant way of publishing research output and challenges still
exist for their optimal recording and dissemination. Meanwhile,
scientific communities recognize the immense significance of storing,
discovering, processing, preserving and re-using data sets as well as
other types of research objects like workflows and software.
Furthermore, Public Sector Information, potentially valuable for
research purposes, is provided openly by governments although not
always in forms that enable re-use.

Metadata is a critical factor in this area, actually providing the
means to promote black-box digital files to discoverable and re-usable
objects. A key requirement is capturing and disseminating rich
descriptions of research output in standard, semantically clear forms,
including contextual and provenance information, such as relationships
of publications and data sets with people, organisations, funding
information, facilities and equipment. This metadata needs to be some
extent independent of a particular research domain, to foster
collaboration and re-use of data sets across disciplines and vertical
communities, while still allowing the recording and utilization of
domain-specific information. A range of open issues have to be
addressed towards these goals.

The aim of this Special Track is to serve as a forum for experts to
present recent results and experiences, establish liaisons with other
groups and reflect on the state-of-the-art of metadata and semantic
aspects of open repositories, research information systems and data
infrastructures.

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TOPICS

Topics include but are not limited to contributions dealing with the
following issues:

* Metadata, knowledge representation and relevant standards in open
access repositories, research information systems and research
infrastructures
* Semantic interoperability and information integration in open access
repositories, research information systems and research
infrastructures
* Application of semantic web technologies in open access
repositories, research information systems and research
infrastructures
* Data infrastructures (e.g. scientific data, public sector information)
* Contextual and provenance metadata in open access repositories,
research information systems and research infrastructures
* Metadata interoperability for data infrastructures across disciplines
* Metadata quality in open access repositories, research information
systems and research infrastructures
* Mechanisms, tools and infrastructures for shared services in open
access repositories, research information systems and research
infrastructures
* Digital preservation workflows and mechanisms and impact on metadata
* Value-added services based on open access repositories, research
information systems and research infrastructures

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IMPORTANT DATES

* 20 June 2013: Paper submission
<https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=mtsr2012> (PDF File
formatted in Springer LNCS style
<http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0>)
* 31 July 2013: Acceptance (or rejection) notification
* 20 August 2013: Camera-ready, revised version of accepted papers
* 19-22 November 2013: MTSR'13 at Thessaloniki

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SUBMISSIONS

Interested authors can submit either full papers (12 pages) or short
papers (6 pages) reporting on either mature or ongoing research.
Papers should be original and not previously submitted to other
venues. Submission will be available through the EasyChair submission
system <https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=mtsr2012>.

If you haven't an EasyChair account yet, you'll be asked to create it
before you can access the MTSR'13 page.

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PUBLICATION

The submissions to the Special Track will be reviewed by at least two
members of the Program Committee.

Accepted papers will be published in the book of MTSR'12 proceedings
by Springer (CCIS Series). The proceedings will be abstracted/indexed
in: Scopus, EI-Compendex, DBLP, Google Scholar, Mathematical Reviews,
SCImago. CCIS volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI
Proceedings.

Revised and extended versions of best papers will be published in
selected international journals, including the International Journal
of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience), and Program:
Electronic library and information systems (Emerald) (list
incomplete).

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SPECIAL TRACK PROGRAM COMMITEE (to be completed)

* Thomas Baker, DC, USA
* Hugo Besemer, Wageningen UR Library, The Netherlands
* Gordon Dunshire, University of Strathclyde, UK
* Ibrahim Ahmed Elbadawi, Federal Government, United Arab Emirates
* Siddeswara Guru, University of Queensland, Australia
* Kris Jack, Mendeley, UK
* Keith Jeffery, Keith G Jeffery Consultants, UK
* Brigitte Jörg, UKOLN, University of Bath, UK
* Rebecca Koskela, University of New Mexico, USA
* Paolo Manghi, Institute of Information Science and
Technologies-Italian National Research Council (ISTI-CNR), Italy
* Natalia Manola, University of Athens, Greece
* Brian Matthews, Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK
* Jian Qin, Syracuse University, USA
* Joachim Schöpfel, University of Lille, France
* Panagiotis Stathopoulos, National Documentation Centre, Greece
* Yannis Tzitzikas, University of Crete and ICS-FORTH, Greece
* Marcia Zeng, Kent State University, USA
* Daniel Vila, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
* Zhong Wang, Sun-Yat-Sen University, China

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ABOUT MTSR'13

The 7th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research
(MTSR'13) will be hosted by the Alexander Technological Educational
Institute of Thessaloniki from 19 to 22 November, 2013. MTSR'13
targets researchers and practitioners from the fields of metadata and
semantics research as well as applications of the semantic web and
related technologies.

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SPECIAL TRACK CHAIRS

* Imma Subirats Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Italy)
* Nikos Houssos, National Documentation Centre (Greece)

For your intention to submit a paper, or any other inquiry, contact
the track chairs though <imma.subirats AT gmail.com>


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Imma Subirats-Coll
Knowledge and Information Management Officer
OEKC, FAO of the United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome (Italy)

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e-LIS Founder & Chief Executive
http://eprints.rclis.org/
http://openlib.org/home/subirats/
imma.subirats AT gmail.com

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