Call for Papers

MTSR 2013: 7th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference

November 19-22, 2013 Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Continuing the successful mission of previous MTSR Conferences (MTSR'05, MTSR'07, MTSR'09, MTSR'10, MTSR'11 and MTSR’12), the seventh International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'13) aims to bring together scholars and practitioners that share a common interest in the interdisciplinary field of metadata, linked data and ontologies. Participants will share novel knowledge and best practice in the implementation of these semantic technologies across diverse types of Information Environments and applications. These include Cultural Informatics; Open Access Repositories & Digital Libraries; E-learning applications; Search Engine Optimisation & Information Retrieval; Research Information Systems and Infrastructures; e-Science and e-Social Science applications; Agriculture, Food and Environment; Bio-Health & Medical Information Systems. 

Scope and Topics

Contributions are welcome on every topic related to Metadata and their relationships with Ontologies, Semantic Web, Knowledge Management and Software Engineering, including but not limited to:

I. Foundations

  • Typology of metadata and metadata uses
  • The value and cost of metadata
  • Quality evaluation in the use of Metadata
  • Metadata reusability
  • New or revised metadata schemas or application profiles
  • Metadata standardization
  • Empirical studies on metadata and/or ontologies usage

II. Languages and Frameworks for Metadata Management

  • SGML, XML, UML in theory and practice
  • Languages and Frameworks for Ontology Management
  • Metadata and the Semantic Web
  • Metadata and Knowledge Management
  • Metadata and Software Engineering
  • Metadata application of Semantic Web technologies
  • Ontologies and Ontology-based Knowledge Management Systems

III. Case Studies

  • Metadata and ontologies for librarianship, management of historical archives and archeological research
  • Metadata and ontologies for the design of innovative products and processes
  • Metadata and ontologies for health, biological and clinical information management
  • Metadata and ontologies in finance, tourism and public administrations
  • Metadata and ontologies in industry
  • Metadata and ontologies in education
  • Metadata and ontologies in agriculture, food and environment

IV. Technological Issues

  • Technologies for Metadata and ontology storage
  • Technologies for Metadata and ontology integration
  • Technologies for Metadata extraction and navigation, querying and editing of ontologies
  • Technologies for Learning Objects management

Paper Submission

Interested authors can submit to EasyChair. The following types of presentation are invited:

  • full papers (12 pages) reporting complete research
  • short papers (6 pages) presenting ongoing or preliminary research 
  • posters (4 pages);
  • demos (4 pages); 
  • European and National projects (6 pages)

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 metadata, ontologies, semantic Web, knowledge management, software engineering and digital libraries.

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).

Proceedings will be published by Springer in the CCIS book 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.


  • Best paper award: This award will be presented to the authors of the best full paper submitted and presented to the conference.
  • Best student paper award: The 7th MTSR’13 conference sponsors a paper competition to recognize excellence in a conference paper

contribution whose primary author is a student (normally at a PhD or MRes level). The student is required to present the paper at the MTSR2013 conference. Submissions are evaluated on their originality, scientific merits, structure, and clarity of composition.

We look forward to see you in Thessaloniki, one of the most beautiful and popular cities in Southeastern Europe.

Important Dates

March 31st, 2013
Title and abstract (500 words) submission - not mandatory
June 20th, 2013
New Deadline: July 7th, 2013 Paper submission
July 31st, 2013
New Deadline: August 5th, 2013Acceptance/rejection notification
August 20th, 2013
Camera-ready papers due
Nov 19th - 22nd, 2013
Conference at Alexander Technological Educational Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece

Program Chairs

  • Emmanouel Garoufallou (Chair), Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Jane Greenberg (Co-Chair), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Organization Chairs

  • Rania Siatri, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Paolo Manghi, Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI), National Research Council (CNR), Italy
  • Nikos Houssos, National Documentation Centre (EKT), Greece
  • R.J. Hartley, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Special Tracks Chair

  • Panos Balatsoukas, University of Manchester, UK

Steering Committee

  • Miguel-Ángel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain
  • Nikos Manouselis, Agro-Know Technologies, Greece
  • Fabio Sartori, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • Juan Manuel Dodero, University of Cádiz, Spain

Local Organization Committee

  • Dora Plakotari, Alexander Technological Educational Institute, Greece
  • Chrisanthi Theodoridou, Alexander Technological Educational Institute, Greece
  • Margarita Hatzilia, Alexander Technological Educational Institute, Greece
  • Niki Koemtzi, Alexander Technological Educational Institute, Greece
  • Damiana Koutsomiha, American Farm School, Greece
  • Panorea Gaitanou, Ionian University, Greece
  • Giannis Ioannidis, Alexander Technological Educational Institute, Greece
  • Nikolaos Noulas, Alexander Technological Educational Institute, Greece
  • Kostas Paraskeyopoulos, Alexander Technological Educational Institute, Greece
  • Dimitris Rousidis, Alexander Technological Educational Institute, Greece
  • Elena Mouskeftaropoulou, Alexander Technological Educational Institute, Greece

Program Committee Members

  • Rajendra Akerkar, Western Norway Research Institute (NORWAY) 
  • Arif Altun, Hacettepe University (TURKEY)
  • Ioannis N. Athanasiadis, Democritus University of Thrace (GREECE) 
  • Panos Balatsoukas, University of Manchester (UNITED KINGDOM) 
  • Tomaz Bartol, University of Ljubljana (SLOVENIA)
  • Caterina Caracciolo, Food and Agric.Organiz. of the United Nations (ITALY)
  • Christian Cechinel, Federal University of Pampa (BRAZIL) 
  • Artem Chebotko, University of Texas - Pan American (USA)
  • Sissi Closs, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (GERMANY)
  • Constantina Costopoulou, Agricultural University of Athens (GREECE)
  • Sally Jo Cunningham, Waikato University (NEW ZEALAND)  
  • Juan José Escribano Otero, Universidad Europea de Madrid (SPAIN)
  • Erdogan Dogdu, TOBB Teknoloji ve Ekonomi University (TURKEY) 
  • Juan Manuel Dodero, University of Cádiz (SPAIN)
  • Muriel Foulonneau, Tudor Public Research Centre (LUXEMBOURG)
  • Panorea Gaitanou, Ionian University (GREECE) 
  • Emmanouel Garoufallou, ATEI of Thessaloniki (GREECE)
  • Manolis Gergatsoulis, Ionian University (GREECE)
  • Jane Greenberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA)
  • R.J. Hartley, Manchester Metropolitan University (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • Nikos Houssos, National Documentation Centre (GREECE)
  • Carlos A. Iglesias, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (SPAIN)
  • Pankaj Jaiswal, Oregon State University (USA)
  • Brigitte Jorg, UKOLN (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • Dimitris Kanellopoulos, University of Patras (GREECE)
  • Sarantos Kapidakis, Ionian University (GREECE)
  • Christian Kop, University of Klangenfurt (AUSTRIA)
  • Paolo Manghi, Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI), National Research Council (CNR) (ITALY)
  • Nikos Manouselis, Agro-Know Technologies (GREECE)
  • William Moen, University of North Texas (USA)
  • Ann O'Brien, Loughborough University (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • Xavier Ochoa, Centro de Tecnologias de Informacion Guayaquil (ECUADOR)
  • Mehmet C. Okur, Yaşar University (TURKEY)
  • Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Universidad Carlos III (SPAIN)  
  • Matteo Palmonari, University of Milano-Bicocca (ITALY)
  • Laura Papaleo, University of Genova (ITALY) 
  • Christos Papatheodorou, Ionian University (GREECE)  
  • Panayiota Polydoratou, ATEI of Thessaloniki (GREECE)
  • Marios Poulos, Ionian University (GREECE)
  • T. V. Prabhakar, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (INDIA)   
  • Salvador Sanchez, University of Alcala (SPAIN)
  • Fabio Sartori, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (ITALY)
  • Pinar Senkul, METU (TURKEY)
  • Cleo Sgouropoulou, TEI Athens (GREECE)
  • Miguel-Ángel Sicilia, University of Alcalá (SPAIN)
  • Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba (JAPAN)
  • Stefaan Ternier, Open University of the Netherlands (NETHERLANDS)
  • Emma Tonkin, University of Bath (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • Thomas Zschocke, United Nations University (GERMANY)
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