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

MTSR 2013: 7th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference

November 19-22, 2013

Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece

Aim and Scope

The sharing and re-use of research information is becoming an increasingly important aspect of scientific activity. Text publications are – and will be at least for the near future – the predominant way of publishing research output and challenges still exist for their optimal recording and dissemination. Meanwhile, scientific communities 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. A key requirement is capturing and disseminating rich descriptions of research output in standard, semantically clear forms, including contextual and provenance information, such as relationships of publications and data sets with people, organisations, funding information, facilities and equipment. This metadata needs to be some extent independent of a particular research domain, to foster collaboration and re-use of data sets across disciplines and vertical communities, while still allowing the recording and utilisation of domain-specific information. A range of open issues have to be addressed towards these goals.  

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 aspectsof 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

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

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 submission system.

If you haven't an EasyChair account yet, you'll be asked to create it before you can access the MTSR'13 page. 

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'13 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).

Special Track Chairs

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For your intention to submit a paper, or any other inquiry, contact the track chairs via email. ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,)

Special Track Programme Committee

  • Thomas Baker, DC, USA
  • Hugo Besemer, Wageningen UR Library, The Netherlands
  • Gordon Dunshire, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Ibrahim Ahmed Elbadawi, Federal Government, United Arab Emirates
  • Stephanie Grosser, US Agency for International Development, USA
  • Siddeswara Guru, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Daniela Luzi,  Institute for Population and Social Policy Research - Italian National Research Council (IRPPS-CNR), Italy
  • Kris Jack, Mendeley, UK
  • Keith Jeffery, Keith G Jeffery Consultants, UK
  • Brigitte Jörg, UKOLN, University of Bath, UK
  • Rebecca Koskela, University of New Mexico, USA
  • 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
  • Jian Qin, Syracuse University, USA
  • Joachim Schöpfel, University of Lille, France
  • Edwin Shin, MediaShelf, USA
  • Panagiotis Stathopoulos, National Documentation Centre, Greece
  • Yannis Tzitzikas, University of Crete and ICS-FORTH, Greece 
  • Marcia Zeng, Kent State University, USA
  • Daniel Vila, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
  • Zhong Wang, Sun-Yat-Sen University, China

About MTSR'13

The 7th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'13) will be hosted by the Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki from 19 to 22 November, 2013. MTSR'13 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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