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DC-2012 Call for Participation
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International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications:
"Metadata for Meeting Global Challenges"

3-7 September 2012, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Conference Website: http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2012

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DEADLINES & IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission Deadline: 23 March 2012
Author Notification: 25 May 2012
Final Copy: 29 June 2012
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DC-2012 will explore the global, national and regional roles of metadata in addressing global challenges such as food security, the digital divide, and sustainable development. Metadata plays a significant role globally in information systems shaping how we know, monitor and change social and governmental systems affecting everything from the environment, human rights and justice to education and peace. DC-2012 will bring together in Kuching the community of metadata scholars and practitioners to engage in the exchange of knowledge and best practices in developing languages of description to meet these global challenges.

Beyond the conference theme, papers, reports, and poster submissions are welcome on a wide range of metadata topics, such as:

-- Metadata principles, guidelines, and best practices
-- Metadata quality (methods, tools, and practices)
-- Conceptual models and frameworks (e.g., RDF, DCAM, OAIS)
-- Application profiles
-- Metadata generation (methods, tools, and practices)
-- Metadata interoperability across domains, languages,
   time, structures, and scales.
-- Cross-domain metadata uses (e.g., recordkeeping, preservation,
   curation, institutional repositories, publishing)
-- Domain metadata (e.g., for corporations, cultural memory
   institutions, education, government, and scientific fields)
-- Bibliographic standards (e.g., RDA, FRBR, subject headings)
   as Semantic Web vocabularies
-- Accessibility metadata
-- Metadata for scientific data, e-Science and grid applications
-- Social tagging and user participation in building metadata
-- Usage data (paradata/attention metadata)
-- Knowledge Organization Systems (e.g., ontologies, taxonomies,
   authority files, folksonomies, and thesauri) and Simple Knowledge
   Organization Systems (SKOS)
-- Ontology design and development
-- Integration of metadata and ontologies
-- Search engines and metadata
-- Linked data and the Semantic Web (metadata and applications)
-- Vocabulary registries and registry services

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SUBMISSIONS

--All submissions for papers, reports, extended poster abstracts, community workshop and special sessions must do so through the DCMI Peer Review System at http://dcpapers.dublincore.org/index.php/pubs/.  Author registration with the peer review system and instructions for the submission process appear under the "Information for Authors" link.
--All submissions must be in English. 
--All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the International Program Committee.
--Unless previously arranged, accepted papers, project reports and posters must be presented in Kuching by at least one of their authors.

Submissions for Asynchronous Participation:

With prior arrangement, a few exceptional papers, project reports and extended poster abstracts will be accepted for asynchronous presentation by their authors. Submissions accepted for asynchronous presentation must follow both the general author guidelines for submission as well as additional instructions located at http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2012/remote.

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PUBLICATION 

-- Accepted papers, project reports and poster abstracts will be published in the official Conference Proceedings at http://dcpapers.dublincore.org/ojs/pubs.  
-- Special session and community workshop session abstracts will be published in the online conference program.
-- Papers, research reports and poster abstracts must conform to the appropriate formatting template available through the DCMI Peer Review System. 
-- Unless previously arranged, accepted papers, project reports and posters must be presented at The Hague by at least one of their authors. 
-- Submitting authors in all categories must provide basic information regarding current professional positions and affiliations as a condition of acceptance and publication.

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SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

FULL PAPERS (8-10 pages; Peer reviewed)

Full papers either describe innovative work in detail or provide critical, well-referenced overviews of key developments or good practice in the areas outlined above. Full papers will be assessed using the following criteria:

(1) Originality of the approach to the topic and potential for implementation
(2) Quality of the contribution to the implementation community
(3) Significance of the results presented
(4) Clarity of presentation

PROJECT REPORTS (4-5 pages; Peer reviewed)

Project reports describe a specific model, application, or activity in a concise presentation. Project reports will be assessed using the following criteria:

(1) Conciseness and completeness of technical description
(2) Usability of the technical description by other potential implementers
(3) Clarity of presentation

POSTERS (1-2 pages; Peer reviewed)

Posters are for the presentation of projects or research under development or late-breaking results. Poster submission should consist of a one-two page extended abstract.  Posters will be assessed using the following criteria:

(1) Concise statement of research or project goals and milestones
(2) Significance of the research or project
(3) Framing of key barriers and future research
(4) Statement of results and accomplishments
(5) Clarity of presentation

One or more sessions will be scheduled for display and discussion of posters at the conference venue. Instructions on the preparation of the display poster can be found at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/index/pages/view/posterAuthors-2012.

SPECIAL & PANEL SESSIONS

Special and panel sessions are organized by experts in a specific area of metadata. Each special session serves as a focused exchange of the latest research and/or best practice in the area. A proposal for a special session consists of a single document of approximately 800-1,200 words in length containing:

--Session title
--35-50 word abstract for use in promoting the session
--Brief description of the scope and motivation for the session
--Names and brief CVs of session facilitators, presenters, or panelists
--Brief CVs of the organizers

DCMI COMMUNITY & TASK GROUP WORKSHOP SESSIONS

DCMI Community Workshop & Task Group Sessions are intended to: (1) advance the specific work of DCMI entities as defined at http://dublincore.org/groups/#communities; and (2) to set the work agenda for the Community or Task Group for the coming year. Note: Communities wanting to present a special session or a panel in the area of the Community's interest should submit a proposal under Special & Panel Sessions above.

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
--Schubert Foo
    Professor and Associate Dean, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information,
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
--Hans Overbeek
    Stichting ICTU, The Hague, Netherlands