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[BOAI] Call for Papers Special track on Metadata & Semantics for Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures at MTSR 2014

From: Imma Subirats <imma.subirats AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 18:31:51 +0200


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

http://www.mtsr-conf.org/index.php/tracks/2-uncategorised/12-tracks-b

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Part of the 8th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR 2014)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Germany, November 27-29, 2014

http://www.mtsr-conf.org/

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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 traditionally the main way of publishing research
output and challenges still exist for their optimal recording and
dissemination. Scientific communities increasingly recognise 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. Rich metadata about research output needs to be recorded and
disseminated, including contextual and provenance information (for
example, relationships of publications and data sets with people,
organisations, funding information, facilities and equipment). For
certain use cases, metadata needs to be uniformly accessed across
research domains, to foster collaboration and re-use of data sets
among different disciplines and vertical communities. However, the
recording and utilisation of domain-specific information is also
significant in many circumstances. A range of open research and
technical issues have to be addressed towards these goals, while it is
also recognised that international harmonisation on standards and
technologies is of critical importance.

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

* 13 July 2014: Paper submission (PDF File formatted in Springer LNCS style)
* 17 August 2014: Acceptance (or rejection) notification
* 31 August 2014: Camera-ready, revised version of accepted paper
* 27-29 November 2014: MTSR'14 in Karlsruhe

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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 subission
System.

If you haven't an EasyChair account yet, you'll be asked to create it
before you can access the MTSR'14 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

* Sophie Aubin, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
* Thomas Baker, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, USA
* Hugo Besemer, Wageningen UR Library, The Netherlands
* Gordon Dunshire, University of Strathclyde, UK
* Jane Greenberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
* Siddeswara Guru, University of Queensland, Australia
* Kris Jack, Mendeley, UK
* Keith Jeffery, Keith G Jeffery Consultants, UK
* Rebecca Koskela, University of New Mexico, USA
* Jessica Lindholm, Malmö University, Sweden
* Daniela Luzi, Institute for Research on Population and Social
Policies - Italian National Research Council (IRPPS-CNR), Italy
* Devika P. Madalli, Indian Statistical Institute, India
* 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
* Eva Mendez, University Carlos III, Spain
* Joachim Schöpfel, University of Lille, France
* Jochen Schirrwagen, University of Bielefeld, Germany
* Birgit Schmidt, University of Göttingen, Germany
* Panagiotis Stathopoulos, National Documentation Centre, Greece
* Yannis Tzitzikas, University of Crete and ICS-FORTH, Greece
* Daniel Vila, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
* Zhong Wang, Sun-Yat-Sen University, China
* Peter Wittenburg, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands
* Marcia Zeng, Kent State University, USA

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ABOUT MTSR'14

The 8th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference will be hosted by
the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology from 27 to 29 November, 2014.
MTSR'14 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 using <imma.subirats AT fao.org> or
<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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