CCA 2019 : Cultural Collections & Applications (CCA2019) - Special Track on 13th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR2019)
Call For Papers
Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Cultural Collections & Applications (CCA2019)
The 13th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR 2019) will be held at the Marconi University in Rome, Italy on October 28th –31st, 2019.
***July 1st, 2019***
***July 1st, 2019: New Submission deadline (Full and Short papers)***
***July 1st, 2019: New Submission deadline (Posters, Workshops, Tutorials, Demos and Panels)***
* July 28th, 2019: Notification of decision
* August 25th, 2019: Camera-ready papers due
28th – 31st October 2019, Conference at the Marconi University in Rome, Italy
**Aim and Scope**
Cultural Heritage collections are essential knowledge infrastructures that provide a solid representation of the historical background of human communities. These knowledge infrastructures are constructed from and integrate cultural information derived from diverse memory institutions, mainly libraries, archives and museums. Each individual community has spent a lot of effort in order to develop, support and promote its own metadata as tools for the description and dissemination of cultural information, mainly related to its particular resources and use. The management of the cultural information has to deal with challenges related to (i) metadata modeling, specification, standardization, extraction, evaluation, mapping, integration and effective use, (ii) knowledge representation as conceptualization to provide the context for unambiguously interpreting metadata, and (iii) information integration from different contexts for the provision of integrated access and advanced services to the users.
At the same time, there are also inter-domain efforts targeted to semantically align data (research data, educational data, public sector information etc.) to cultural information. New challenges are also emerged from the need to incorporate cultural information into the new publication paradigms, where a variety of resources (data, metadata, processes, results, etc) are linked and integrated, providing better shareability and reusability. Currently, Linked (Open) Data, as part of the Semantic Web Technology, is having a major role in modernizing cultural heritage collections. Providing to users the possibility to reuse and integrate data into their own systems is currently more than a need, given that transparency and access to information is a prerequisite. It is also important to note that in the Semantic Web environment there are many opportunities but many challenges as well, while its' complete and accurate establishment in Cultural Heritage institutions needs still a long way to go. The aim of this Special Track is to maintain a dialogue where researchers and practitioners working on all the aspects of the cultural information will come together and exchange ideas about open issues at all stages of the cultural heritage information life cycle. The track also welcomes works related to semantics and applications for new approaches to cultural information publication and sharing, as well as to interlinking to other datasets published in the Semantic Web universe.
The papers in this special track should be original and of high quality, addressing issues in areas such as:
● Cultural Heritage metadata models and standards
● Ontologies and knowledge representation for the Cultural Heritage domain
● Automated metadata extraction
● Cultural Heritage integration
● Extraction of semantics, entities, and patterns from Cultural Heritage collections
● Collection and item level models and metadata
● Linked open data approaches for the Cultural Heritage domain
● Composite content-discovery and management of components and interrelationships
● Publication, linking and citation of Cultural Heritage information and resources
● Large volume content management
● 3D models-indexing, storage and retrieval approaches
● Federation of repositories/data infrastructures
● Integration of intra or inter disciplinary heterogeneous resources
● Infrastructures for sharing content
● Digital Curation workflows and models
● Provenance and preservation metadata for Cultural Heritage digital objects
● Metadata quality metrics
● Case studies
The following types of submissions are invited:
● Full papers (12 pages, CCIS format) reporting completed research
● Short papers (6 pages, CCIS format) presenting ongoing or preliminary research
● Posters (4 pages)
● Proposals for Tutorials, Workshops. Demos and Panels (1-3 pages providing a description)
Submissions should be original and not previously submitted, published and under review 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 (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines). Authors of accepted submissions will be asked to register to the Conference and present their work in the form of either oral presentation or poster presentation.
Interested authors can submit to EasyChair.
Proceedings will be published by Springer in CCIS (Communications in Computer and Information Science) book series (https://www.springer.com/series/7899). CCIS is abstracted/indexed in Scopus, SCImago, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, DBLP, Google Scholar. CCIS volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings.
**Other Publication Opportunities**
Selected papers might be considered for a revised and extended version to be published in a range of international journals, including the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience) (http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ind/ijmso) and Data Technologies and Applications (previously published as Program (Emerald).
There are two types of awards: the Best Paper award and the Best Student Paper award, both sponsored by euroCRIS (http://www.eurocris.org/).
● 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: MTSR 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 MTSR 2019 conference. Submissions are evaluated on their originality, scientific merits, structure, and clarity of composition.
The author of an awarded paper, and co-authors if any, will be entitled to:
● Receive a signed and stamped official award certificate by the conference organizers
● Promote their achievement on MTSR conference webpage, and MTSR Social Media
● Get invited to submit an extended and revised version of the awarded paper for publication in the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience) (http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijmso);
○ Each award comes with the price of a free access/registration to next year’s MTSR. Including all conference materials, together with the printed/digital conference proceedings.
○ This voucher, in case of many co-authors, is valid only for one author of the awarded paper, and only for the MTSR conference that follows the year after receiving the award.
**Special Track Chairs**
Michalis Sfakakis, Ionian University, Greece (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lina Bountouri, EU Publications Office, Luxembourg (email@example.com)