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Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Cultural Collections & Applications

Part of the 9th International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR 2015), 9 - 11 September 2015, Manchester, UK

Submission deadline: June 5th, 2015

Proceedings will be published in Springer CCIS series

 

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 museums, archives and libraries. 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 exposure of cultural information into the Semantic Web makes clear that metadata have to be accurate and deeply interpretable on the semantic level. Ontologies could facilitate these procedures since they constitute conceptualizations - according to the specific point of view of a memory institution or its particular community - providing at the same time the context for interpreting the respecting metadata to their domain of discourse. 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. The management of the cultural information provides challenges associated with (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.

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 metadata life cycle. The track also welcomes works related to metadata semantics and applications for new approaches to cultural information publication and sharing, as well as to interlinking to other dataset published in the Semantic Web universe.

TOPICS

The papers in this special track should be original and of high quality, addressing issues in areas such as:

  • Cultural heritage metadata models, standards, interoperability, mappings and integration
  • Automated metadata extraction
  • Ontologies and knowledge representation for the cultural heritage domain
  • Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from Cultural Heritage collections
  • Collection models and item - collection relationships representation
  • Collection - level metadata modeling and management
  • 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 - high resolution image data sets
  • 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
  • Preservation metadata for cultural heritage digital objects
  • Metadata quality metrics
  • Case studies

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Authors can submit either full papers (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages). Submitted papers have to follow the LNCS proceedings formatting style and guidelines.

The submitted papers will undergo the same peer review as the submissions for MTSR 2015 and accepted contributions will be published in the MTSR 2015 proceedings (Springer CCIS series). Authors of accepted papers will be asked to register to the Conference and present their work.

Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended and revised versions of their papers for possible publication in selected international journals, including the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience), and Program: Electronic library and information systems (Emerald) (list incomplete).

More information on submission can be found at the MTSR 2015 call for papers web page.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

June 5th 2015: Paper submission deadline
June
23rd 2015: Acceptance/rejection notification

June 30th, 2015: Camera-ready papers due

September 9th-11th, 2015: Conference at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

 

SPECIAL TRACK CHAIRS

Michalis Sfakakis, Dept. Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece ([log in to unmask])

Lina Bountouri, Dept. Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece ([log in to unmask]) and EU Publications Office, Luxembourg

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Trond Aalberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
  • Karin Bredenberg, The National Archives of Sweden, Sweden
  • Costis Dallas, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Enrico Fransesconi, EU Publications Office, Luxembourg, and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Firenze, Italy
  • Manolis Gergatsoulis, Ionian University, Greece
  • Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Sarantos Kapidakis, Ionian University, Greece
  • Irene Lourdi, Libraries Computer Centre, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Christos Papatheodorou, Ionian University and Digital Curation Unit, IMIS, Athena RC, Greece
  • Stephen Stead, Paveprime Ltd., UK
  • Chrisa Tsinaraki, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Italy
  • Andreas Vlachidis, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of South Wales, UK
  • Katherine Wisser, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, USA
  • Maja Žumer, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia