Budapest Open Access Initiative      

Budapest Open Access Initiative: BOAI Forum Archive

[BOAI] [Forum Home] [index] [prev] [next] [options] [help]

boaiforum messages

[BOAI] Call for papers - MTSR 2015 Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures

From: Nikos Houssos <nhoussos AT ekt.gr>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:17:00 +0200



======= Apologies for cross-⁠posting =======

CALL FOR PAPERS

MTSR 2015 - Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Open Repositories, 
Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures

http://mtsr-conf.org/index.php/tracks/open-repositories


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.


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



Important dates
-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠
May 19th 2015: Paper submission deadline
June 16th 2015: Acceptance/⁠rejection notification
June 30th 2015: Camera-⁠ready papers due
September 9th-11th 2015: Conference at Manchester Metropolitan 
University


Submissions
-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠
Interested authors can submit to EasyChair 
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mtsr2015)
The following types of presentation are invited:

-⁠ full papers (12 pages) reporting complete research

-⁠ short papers (6 pages) presenting ongoing or preliminary research


Papers 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 
papers will be asked to register to the Conference and present their 
work in the form of either oral presentation or poster presentation. The 
Conference welcomes Workshops and Tutorial on any issues concerning the 
main themes of MTSR such as metadata, ontologies, semantic Web, 
knowledge management, software engineering and digital libraries.


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

Accepted papers will be published 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.

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


Special Track Programme Committee
-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠

Sophie Aubin, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Daniele Bailo, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy
Hugo Besemer, Wageningen UR Library, The Netherlands
Gordon Dunshire, University of Strathclyde, UK
Jan Dvorak, Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic
Siddeswara Guru, University of Queensland, Australia
Keith Jeffery, Keith G Jeffery Consultants, UK
Kris Jack, Mendeley, 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
Jochen Schirrwagen, University of Bielefeld, German
Joachim Schöpfel, University of Lille, France
Chrisa Tsinaraki, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy
Yannis Tzitzikas, University of Crete and ICS-⁠FORTH, Greece
Zhong Wang, Sun-⁠Yat-⁠Sen University, China
Peter Wittenburg, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The 
Netherlands
Zhang Xuefu, Agricultural Information Institute, Chinese Academy of 
Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China
Marcia Zeng, Kent State University, USA


Special Track Chairs
-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠

Imma Subirats, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 
(Italy)

Nikos Houssos, EKT/⁠NHRF (Greece)


For your intention to submit a paper, or any other inquiry, please 
contact the track chairs at imma.subirats AT fao.org.


About MTSR'15
-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠-⁠
The 9th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference will be hosted by the 
Manchester Metropolitan University from 9 to 11 September, 2015. MTSR'15 
aims to bring together scholars and practitioners that share a common 
interest in the interdisciplinary field of metadata, semantics, linked 
data and ontologies.


        
--      
To unsubscribe from the BOAI Forum, use the form on this page:
http://mailman.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/boai-forum


[BOAI] [Forum Home] [index] [prev] [next] [options] [help]

 E-mail:  openaccess@soros.org .