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Call for papers: Library Review - Special Issue: Digital libraries and the Semantic Web: context, applications and research

From: George MacGregor <george.macgregor@strath.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 17:35:54 +0100
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Call for papers - Special issue of Library Review

Issue theme: 'Digital libraries and the Semantic Web: context, applications and research'

Details: http://cdlr.strath.ac.uk/LibraryReview/ 

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Submissions are sought for a special issue of Library Review on the topic of 'Digital libraries and the Semantic Web: context, applications and research'.

For many digital libraries or cultural institutions, the Semantic Web offers an opportunity to better expose valuable digital resources pertaining to research, culture or history, using common standards and technologies in a collaborative and 'joined up' way. Semantic Web technologies are capable of enhancing digital libraries or repositories by facilitating improved user interfaces and human-computer interaction, improved navigation and retrieval within heterogeneous document environments, user profiling, personalisation and contextualisation, etc. Such technologies also have the potential to solve or aid the management of problems relevant to the LIS community, such as semantic interoperability, advanced metadata and information integration, the management of large corpora of heterogeneous digital resources, and so forth.

This special themed issue of Library Review consolidates similarly themed conferences (e.g. the International Conference on Semantic Web and Digital Libraries (ICSD-2007)) and aims to demonstrate the relevance and application of Semantic Web technologies to digital libraries, repositories, and the LIS community generally.

Submissions are welcome from all interested parties and communities. Submissions may comprise research papers, evaluation, case studies, and descriptions of innovative projects, theoretical expositions, or reviews. Topics for submission could include, but are by no means limited to:

- Digital library and Semantic Web project case studies, best practice examples, etc.
- Innovative uses of RDF applications such as Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS), Web Ontology Language (OWL), Friend-of-a-Friend (FOAF), etc. within digital libraries or similar environments
- Use of Semantic Web techniques in the deployment of Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS), including terminology services
- Large scale metadata integration
- Knowledge organization and ontologies (including the application of knowledge organization systems or ontologies in interfaces to digital libraries)
- Reviews of Semantic Web techniques and their actual (and potential) application within digital libraries
- Ontological navigation and inferencing/reasoning techniques
- Methodologies for ontology management, evaluation, mapping, merging, integration, etc.
- Semantically rich interfaces to digital libraries
- Management, use and navigation of bibliographic data using Semantic Web technologies
- Semantic Web approaches to information retrieval within digital libraries
- Storage, manipulation, querying of RDF data
- Technology and Semantic Web modelling tools
- Knowledge organization systems and user interfaces at the crossroads

Owing to the aim of this special issue, submissions on the above noted topics are encouraged to:

* Emphasise the practical implications of Semantic Web research or developments for digital libraries and repositories;
* Where possible, endeavour to note the relevance of research findings for future digital library management or service provision;
* Comment on areas of useful overlap between the digital library and Semantic Web developments and how the aims of each community can be furthered by increased collaboration.

Important dates are as follows:

Friday 5th October 2007: deadline for submission of papers
Monday 5th November 2007: acceptance notification
Friday 7th December 2007: submission of 'camera ready' version (complete with reviewers' revisions/changes)
Spring 2008: publication of special issue

For further submission details see: http://cdlr.strath.ac.uk/LibraryReview/
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George Macgregor,
Centre for Digital Library Research (CDLR),
Department of Computer & Information Sciences,
University of Strathclyde, Livingstone Tower,
26 Richmond Street, Glasgow, UK, G1 1XH
tel: +44 (0)141 548 4752
fax: +44 (0)141 548 4523
web: http://cdlr.strath.ac.uk/
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