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On Wed, May 8, 2019 at 11:37 PM Lina Bountouri <[log in to unmask]>
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> 1st Call for Papers, apologies for cross-posting
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>
> SPECIAL TRACK on METADATA & SEMANTICS for CULTURAL COLLECTIONS &
> APPLICATIONS <http://www.ionio.gr/labs/dbis/mtsr2019/>
>
> Part of the 13th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics
> Research (MTSR 2019) <http://mtsr-conf.org/home>
> October 28 – 31 2019, Rome, Italy
>
> *Submission deadline: June 16th, 2019*
> 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 libraries, archives and museums. Each individual community has
> spent a lot of effort
> in order to develop, support and promote its own systems, tools and
> metadata for the management
> of cultural information, mainly related to its particular resources and
> use.
>
> In this framework, the management of the cultural information has to deal
> with challenges related to
> (i) metadata modeling, specification, standardization, extraction,
> (semantic) enrichment, mapping,
> integration, effective use, and evaluation, (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, reuse and
> advanced services to 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 re-use and integrate data into their
> own systems is currently
> more than a need, given that transparency and access to information is a
> prerequisite. A critical
> factor to the effectiveness of many aspects of all the above efforts is
> the quality of metadata,
> as interpreted by its context and use and evaluated by the proper measures
> and methods. Many
> institutions and aggregate infrastructures are dealing with the poor
> quality of metadata that
> inevitably results in poor integration, search and reuse, while their
> enrichment, in terms of
> contextualization, co-referencing, alignment, etc, is really challenging.
>
> 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.
>
>
> 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, ontologies, knowledge
> organization and representation systems
> * Cultural Heritage information integration, interoperability and mappings
> * Automated extraction of metadata, entities, and patterns from Cultural
> Heritage resources
> * Metadata manual or automated (Semantic) enrichment and search
> * Metadata quality metrics, tools and services
> * Linked Open Data approaches in the Cultural Heritage domain
> * Publication, linking and citation of Cultural Heritage information and
> resources
> * Large volume content management
> * 3D models-indexing, storage and retrieval approaches
> * Infrastructures for sharing content
> * Digital Curation workflows and models
> * Provenance and preservation metadata for Cultural Heritage digital
> resources
>
> 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
> <https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines?countryChanged=true>
> .
>
> Submissions should be original and not previously submitted, published and
> under review to other
> Conferences or Journals.The submitted papers will undergo the same peer
> review as the submissions
> for MTSR 2019 and accepted contributions will be published in the MTSR
> 2019 proceedings (Springer CCIS series
> <http://www.springer.com/series/7899>). Authors of accepted papers will
> be asked to register to the Conference and present their work.
>
> 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
> <https://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijmso>
> (Inderscience), and Data Technologies and Applications
> <http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=dta>
> (previously published as Program, Emerald).
> More information on submission can be found at the MTSR 2019 call for
> papers web page <http://mtsr-conf.org/call-for-papers>.
>
>
> IMPORTANT DATES
> June 16th, 2019: Submission deadline
> July 28th, 2019: Notification of decision (Acceptance/Rejection)
> August 25th, 2019: Camera-ready papers due
> October 28th – October 31st, 2019: Conference at the Marconi University in
> Rome, Italy
>
>
> 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 and NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium (
> [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask])
>
>
> PROGRAM COMMITTEE (TBA)
>