[Crm-sig] CfP: MTSR 2014 Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Cultural Collections & Applications

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Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Cultural Collections & 
Applications

Part of the 8th International Conference on Metadata and Semantic 
Research (MTSR 2014),
27 - 29 November 2014, Karlsruhe, Germany

http://www.ionio.gr/labs/dbis/mtsr2014/

Submission deadline: July 13th, 2014

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 in the 
semantic level. Conceptual Reference Models 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. CRMs have also been 
viewed as global schemata in order to map different metadata 
specifications. 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. 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 in 
all stages of the metadata life cycle. The track also welcomes works for 
the connection and interlinking of the Cultural Heritage metadata to any 
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
- 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 
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0/).

The submitted papers will undergo the same peer review as the 
submissions for MTSR 2014 and accepted contributions will be published 
in the MTSR 2014 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.

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 2014 call for 
papers web page: http://www.mtsr-conf.org/.


IMPORTANT DATES

July 13th, 2014: paper submission

August 17th, 2014: acceptance/rejection notification

August 31th, 2014: camera-ready papers due

November 27th - 29th, 2014: MTSR 2014


SPECIAL TRACK CHAIRS

Michalis Sfakakis, Dept. Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian 
University, Corfu, Greece (sfakakis at ionio.gr)
Lina Bountouri, Dept. Archives, Library Science and Museology, Ionian 
University, Corfu, Greece, and General State Archives, Greece 
(boudouri at ionio.gr)


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