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MTSR 2015 : 9th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference

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Conference Series : Metadata and Semantics Research
 
Link: http://www.mtsr-conf.org/
 
When Sep 9, 2015 - Sep 11, 2015
Where Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Submission Deadline Jun 5, 2015
Notification Due Jun 16, 2015
Final Version Due Jun 30, 2015
Categories    metadata   semantic web   linked data   ontologies
 

Call For Papers

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Carole Anne Goble, CBE is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carole_Goble
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/Carole.goble/

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MOTIVATION

Continuing the successful mission of previous MTSR Conferences (MTSR'05, MTSR'07, MTSR'09, MTSR'10, MTSR'11, MTSR’12, MTSR'13 and MTSR’14), the ninth International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (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. 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 Optimization & Information Retrieval; Research Information Systems and Infrastructures; e-Science and e-Social Science applications; Agriculture, Food and Environment; Bio-Health & Medical Information Systems.

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SCOPE & TOPICS

Contributions are welcome on every topic related to Metadata and their relationships with Ontologies, Semantic Web, Open-Access Repositories & Digital Libraries, Knowledge Management and Software Engineering, including but not limited to:

I. Foundations

Typology of metadata and metadata implementations
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, Metadata and ontology integration, Metadata extraction and navigation, querying and editing of ontologies
Learning Objects management
Search engines, Localization & Visualization
Mobile challenges

V. Digital Libraries, Big Data and Information Retrieval

Ontologies and SKOS
Linked Data and its applications
Information visualization
Metadata quality
Digital curation
Impact and evaluation of DL
Use and re-use of digital data
Data mining
Multilingual IR
User behavior and modeling
Big Data semantics, search and mining
Reasoning on Big Data

VI. Tutorials and Workshops

You can bring in your ideas for tutorials. If you are interested in a particular topic, please let us know by sending an email to Conference Chairs.

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SPECIAL TRACKS

Part of the conference are special tracks focusing on particular domains or topics.Papers submitted to tracks undergo the same review procedures and are published in the same proceedings as those accepted for the main track.

Tracks currently being organized:

• Cultural Collections & Applications
• Agriculture, Food & Environment
• Digital Libraries, Information Retrieval, Linked & Social Data
• Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures
• Track on European and National Projects

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PAPER SUBMISSION

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
- posters (4 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 the main themes of MTSR such as metadata, ontologies, semantic Web, knowledge management, software engineering and digital libraries.

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PROCEEDINGS

Proceedings will be published by Springer in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) book series (7899). CCIS is abstracted/indexed in Scopus, DBLP, EI-Compendex, 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), the Program: Electronic library and information systems (Emerald) and the International Information & Library Review (Taylor & Francis) (list incomplete).

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AWARDS

Best paper award

This award will be presented to the authors of the best full research paper submitted and presented to the conference.

Best student paper award

The MTSR 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 MTSR2015 conference.
Submissions are evaluated on their originality, scientific merits, structure, and clarity of composition.

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GENERAL CHAIRS

- R. J. Hartley, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
- Emmanouel Garoufallou, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece

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