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reminder: DC-2005 CFP: Metadata Vocabularies in Practice

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 15:24:08 -0400
To: semantic-web@w3.org, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050407192408.GE24367@homer.w3.org>

SWIG,

This is just a reminder to get writing for DC-2005, if you haven't 
already been. This year the Dublin Core conference is taking 
metadata vocabulary management as its central theme, and the CFP 
explicitly calls out liaison to the W3C SW Activity and the RDF/OWL
ontology world as a priority. This is a great opportunity to 
build up richer connections between the Semantic Web community and others   
in the library, metadata and taxonomy world. 

See http://dc2005.uc3m.es/cfp/callforpaper.asp for details.

Hope to see you in Madrid (12-15 Sept)... BTW If there are enough SWIG folks
there, perhaps we might organise some kind of low-key side
event, eg. a 'birds of a feather' session? SWIG meeting? If people are
interested I can investigate the options....

cheers,

Dan


(this is also a reminder to members of the www-rdf-interest@w3.org list 
to subscribe to the new SWIG list, and for people to use that list
instead. You can subscribe by sending mail to 
semantic-web-request@w3.org with 'subscribe' in subject line. details at
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-interest/2005Feb/0046.html ).

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Call For Papers (Open until 15 April 2005)

Metadata Vocabularies in Practice

Metadata based on standards such as Dublin Core are a
key component of information environments from scientific
repositories to corporate intranets and from business and
publishing to education and e-government.  DC-2005 - the fifth
in a series of conferences previously held in Tokyo (2001),
Florence (2002), Seattle (2003), and Shanghai (2004) - will
examine the practicalities of maintaining and using controlled
sets of terms ("vocabularies") in the context of the Web.

DC-2005 aims at bringing together several distinct communities
of vocabulary users:

-- Users of metadata standards such as Dublin Core and
   Learning Object Metadata (LOM), with their sets of
   descriptive "elements" and "properties"

-- The W3C Semantic Web Activity, which has formalized
   the notion of "ontologies"

-- Users of Knowledge Organization Systems, which encompass
   value-space structures such as "thesauri" and "subject
   classifications" 

-- The world of corporate intranets, which use "taxonomies"

These diverse communities share common problems, from the
the use of identifiers for terms to practices for developing,
maintaining, versioning, translating, and adapting standard
vocabularies for specific local needs.  Topics of particular
relevance include:

-- Publication of vocabularies as formal schemas
-- Community processes of vocabulary development
-- Vocabulary maintenance and workflows
-- Corporate enterprise metadata and taxonomies
-- Formal ontologies and Semantic Web frameworks
-- Application profiles and vocabulary adaptations
-- Metadata normalization and crosswalks
-- Versioning of vocabularies
-- Use of term identifiers and dereferencing practice
-- Vocabulary registries and registry services
-- Multilingual vocabularies and translations
-- Vocabularies and accessibility

The Program Committee would like to solicit contributions of
the following types:

-- Regular Papers (8 to 10 pages) either describe innovative
   original work in detail or provide critical, well-referenced
   overviews of key developments or good practice in the
   areas outlined above

-- Short papers (2 to 4 pages) describe a specific model,
   application, or activity in a concise format

-- Workshop proposals (1 page) define the topic of workshop
   session, identify organizers, and describe a process for
   inviting and reviewing contributions Paper submissions will
   be peer-reviewed by the program committee and published both
   in print and electronically in the conference proceedings.

All accepted papers must be presented at the conference by
at least one of their authors.

Deadlines and important dates
    Papers submission:       1 April 2005 [extended to 15 April]
    Acceptance notification: 1 June 2005
    Camera-ready copy due:   1 July 2005

Conference language

The official language of the conference is English, but
we will provide simultaneous translation (English-Spanish)
for keynotes, tutorials, and plenary sessions.

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