Special track on Metadata and Semantics for Agriculture, Food & Environment (AgroSEM'13)

AgroSEM at MTSR 2013: 7th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference

November 19-22, 2013

Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece


Aim and Scope

The 6th Edition of the Special Track on Metadata and Semantics for Agriculture, Food & Environment is hosted as part of MTSR 2013, and aims to bring together researchers and practitioners that are working on agricultural, food-related and environmental knowledge production, organization, and exchange from a Semantic Web perspective. It aims to serve as a discussion forum where interested experts will present the results of their work, and establish liaisons with other groups that are working on related subjects. In addition, it aims to outline the rich potential of these subjects as an application field for advanced metadata- and semantic-driven systems and services.  


Topics include but are not limited to contributions dealing with the following issues in the context of agriculture, food & environment:

  • Information standards and specifications
  • Metadata schemas and application profiles
  • Multilingual vocabularies, taxonomies, glossaries and thesauri
  • Metadata generation, harvesting, and exchange
  • Knowledge acquisition, elicitation and extraction
  • Infrastructures, systems and services for knowledge organization
  • Knowledge repositories and archives
  • Ontology approaches, models, theories, and languages
  • Ontology development, integration, lifecycle, and evaluation
  • Management of large ontology-driven knowledge bases

Paper Submission

Interested authors should submit to the Track's own submission system (AgroSem Submission System). 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 venues. 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. 

Authors of papers in the Special Track will be invited to submit an extended version of their manuscripts to a Special Issue of Elsevier's journal Information Processing in Agriculture.

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.

The proceedings of the previous Special Track on Agricultural Metadata & Semantics for Agriculture, Food & Environment at MTSR'12 have been published in Vol.343 of the CCIS Series and MTSR'11 have been published in Vol.240 of the CCIS Series .

Note that this track traditionally uses its own instalation of the Open Conference System, an open-source, open-archive solution that is part of the Public Knowledge Project, and not the EasyChair conference submission system of MTSR.  Interested authors should be careful about this when preparing their submission to the Special Track.

Click here to submit a paper!


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

Special Track Chairs

Special Track Steering Committee

  • Johannes Keizer. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Italy)
  • Andrea E. Rizzoli. IDSIA (Switzerland)
  • Sander Janssen. Alterra, Wageningen UR (The Netherlands)

Special Track Programme Committee

  • Christopher Brewster, Aston Business School, Aston University (United Kingdom)
  • Caterina Caracciolo, FAO of the United Nations (Italy)
  • Hannes Ebner, Metasolustions (Sweden)
  • Diane Le Hénaff, INRA RD 10 (France)
  • Andreas Drakos, Agroknow (Greece)
  • Marcos Baez, University of Trento (Italy)
  • Carlos Rodriguez, University of Trento (Italy)
  • Lorenzino Vaccari, Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy)
  • Stasinos Konstantopoulos, NCSR “Demokritos” (Greece)
  • Leonardo Lezcano, University of Alcala (Spain)
  • Nikos Palavitsinis, Agroknow (Greece)
  • Vassilis Protonotarios, Agroknow (Greece)
  • Armando Stellado, University of Tor Vergata (Italy)
  • Elisabeth (Lieke) Verhelst, Informagic (Netherlands)
  • Nikos Houssos, National Documentation Center (Greece)
  • Karen Vignare, University of Maryland University College (United States)

With the support of:

Co-organised with the Byzantine Museum




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