International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications
International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications:
"Metadata Harmonization: Bridging Languages of Description"
21-23 September 2011, The Hague, Netherlands
DEADLINES & IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission Deadline: 16 April 2011
Author Notification: 18 June 2011
Final Copy: 23 July 2011
Metadata is an increasingly central tool in the current web environment, enabling large-scale, distributed management of resources. Recent years has seen a growth in interaction between previously relatively isolated metadata communities, driven by the need for cross-domain collaboration and exchange. However, metadata standards have not been able to meet the needs of interoperability between independent standardization communities. For this reason the notion of metadata harmonization, defined as interoperability of combinations of metadata specifications, has arisen as a core issue for the future of web-based metadata. Resting at the heart of application profiles, metadata harmonization presents a little understood, but critical challenge in design of languages of description. DC-2011 will explore the conceptual and practical issues of design when the language solution calls for cross-fertilization from different metadata specifications.
Beyond the conference theme, papers, reports, and poster submissions are welcome on a wide range of metadata topics, such as:
-- Metadata principles, guidelines, and best practices
-- Metadata quality (methods, tools, and practices)
-- Conceptual models and frameworks (e.g., RDF, DCAM, OAIS)
-- Application profiles
-- Metadata generation (methods, tools, and practices)
-- Metadata interoperability across domains, languages,
time, structures, and scales.
-- Cross-domain metadata uses (e.g., recordkeeping, preservation,
curation, institutional repositories, publishing)
-- Domain metadata (e.g., for corporations, cultural memory
institutions, education, government, and scientific fields)
-- Bibliographic standards (e.g., RDA, FRBR, subject headings)
as Semantic Web vocabularies
-- Accessibility metadata
-- Metadata for scientific data, e-Science and grid applications
-- Social tagging and user participation in building metadata
-- Usage data (paradata/attention metadata)
-- Knowledge Organization Systems (e.g., ontologies, taxonomies,
authority files, folksonomies, and thesauri) and Simple Knowledge
Organization Systems (SKOS)
-- Ontology design and development
-- Integration of metadata and ontologies
-- Search engines and metadata
-- Linked data and the Semantic Web (metadata and applications)
-- Vocabulary registries and registry services
All submissions for papers, reports, poster abstracts, and community workshop and special session must do so through the DCMI Peer Review System at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2011/schedConf/cfp
(see submission link at bottom of page). Author registration with the peer review system and instructions for the submission process appear under the "Information for Authors" link.
-- All submissions must be in English.
-- All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the International Program
-- Accepted papers, project reports and poster abstracts will
be published in the official Conference Proceedings at http://dcpapers.dublincore.org/ojs/pubs.
-- Special session and community workshop session abstracts
will be published in the online conference program.
-- Papers, research reports and poster abstracts must conform
to the appropriate formatting template available through the
DCMI Peer Review System.
-- Unless previously arranged, accepted papers, project reports
and posters must be presented at The Hague by at least one of
-- Submitting authors in all categories must provide basic
information regarding current professional positions and
affiliations as a condition of acceptance and publication.
FULL PAPERS (8-10 pages)
Full papers either describe innovative work in detail or provide critical, well-referenced overviews of key developments or good practice in the areas outlined above. Full papers will be assessed using the following criteria:
-- Originality of the approach to the topic and potential for
-- Quality of the contribution to the implementation community
-- Significance of the results presented
-- Clarity of presentation
PROJECT REPORTS (4-5 pages)
Project reports describe a specific model, application, or activity in a concise presentation. Project reports will be assessed using the following criteria:
-- Conciseness and completeness of technical description
-- Usability of the technical description by other potential
-- Clarity of presentation
POSTERS (1-2 pages)
Posters are for the presentation of projects or research under development or late-breaking results. Poster proposals should consist of a one-two page extended abstract. Posters will be assessed using the following criteria:
-- Concise statement of research or project goals and milestones
-- Significance of the research or project
-- Framing of key barriers and future research
-- Statement of results and accomplishments
-- Clarity of presentation
One or more sessions will be scheduled for display and
discussion of posters at the conference venue. Instructions
on the preparation of the display poster will be forthcoming on the conference website. Unless otherwise arranged, accepted posters must be presented at The Hague by at least one of their authors. However, with prior arrangement, posters abstracts may be included in the published proceedings and presented by means of video ranging from 4-10 minutes in length and uploaded to YouTube with the URL supplied at the time the poster abstract is submitted.
SPECIAL SESSIONS & DCMI COMMUNITY WORKSHOP SESSIONS
Proposals for special sessions and community workshop sessions should be 800-1,200 words in length including a 35-50 word abstract for use in publicizing the session.
Session proposals must identify the:
-- Session conveners
-- Where applicable, categories of target participants
o Activities (including any technical requirements)
o Ramp-up and follow-through (including after-conference reporting)
o Workshop session proposals must identify the specific DCMI community
Conveners of accepted sessions will be expected to work closely with the Workshop Chair to refine, schedule and convene their session. The Workshop Chair, in consultation with the Conference Committee, will review special session proposals. The Workshop Chair, in consultation with the chairs/co-chairs of the relevant DCMI communities, will review community workshop proposals. Evaluation criteria for session proposals will be: (1) quality and organization of content,
(2) justification of format; (3) evidence of interactivity and participatory approaches; (3) inclusivity/diversity of participation; and (4) the potential of the session to engage the conference participants in general and, for workshop sessions, the community of interest in particular (including any necessary technical outreach beyond the venue (e.g., Skype)).
Stuart A. Sutton
Information School of the University of Washington, USA
For a listing of Conference Committee Chairs, see http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2011/about/organizin....