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Call for Participation: (DC-2012) International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications

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Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 11:04:23 -0800
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To: Stuart Sutton <sasutton@dublincore.net>
DC-2012 Call for Participation

International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications:
"Metadata for Meeting Global Challenges"

3-7 September 2012, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Conference Website: http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2012

Submission Deadline: 23 March 2012
Author Notification: 25 May 2012
Final Copy: 29 June 2012

DC-2012 will explore the global, national and regional roles of metadata in
addressing global challenges such as food security, the digital divide, and
sustainable development. Metadata plays a significant role globally in
information systems shaping how we know, monitor and change social and
governmental systems affecting everything from the environment, human
rights and justice to education and peace. DC-2012 will bring together in
Kuching the community of metadata scholars and practitioners to engage in
the exchange of knowledge and best practices in developing languages of
description to meet these global challenges.

Beyond the conference theme, papers, reports, and poster submissions are
welcome on a wide range of metadata topics, such as:

-- Metadata principles, guidelines, and best practices
-- Metadata quality (methods, tools, and practices)
-- Conceptual models and frameworks (e.g., RDF, DCAM, OAIS)
-- Application profiles
-- Metadata generation (methods, tools, and practices)
-- Metadata interoperability across domains, languages,
   time, structures, and scales.
-- Cross-domain metadata uses (e.g., recordkeeping, preservation,
   curation, institutional repositories, publishing)
-- Domain metadata (e.g., for corporations, cultural memory
   institutions, education, government, and scientific fields)
-- Bibliographic standards (e.g., RDA, FRBR, subject headings)
   as Semantic Web vocabularies
-- Accessibility metadata
-- Metadata for scientific data, e-Science and grid applications
-- Social tagging and user participation in building metadata
-- Usage data (paradata/attention metadata)
-- Knowledge Organization Systems (e.g., ontologies, taxonomies,
   authority files, folksonomies, and thesauri) and Simple Knowledge
   Organization Systems (SKOS)
-- Ontology design and development
-- Integration of metadata and ontologies
-- Search engines and metadata
-- Linked data and the Semantic Web (metadata and applications)
-- Vocabulary registries and registry services


--All submissions for papers, reports, extended poster abstracts, community
workshop and special sessions must do so through the DCMI Peer Review
System at http://dcpapers.dublincore.org/index.php/pubs/.  Author
registration with the peer review system and instructions for the
submission process appear under the "Information for Authors" link.
--All submissions must be in English.
--All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the International Program
--Unless previously arranged, accepted papers, project reports and posters
must be presented in Kuching by at least one of their authors.

Submissions for Asynchronous Participation:

With prior arrangement, a few exceptional papers, project reports and
extended poster abstracts will be accepted for asynchronous presentation by
their authors. Submissions accepted for asynchronous presentation must
follow both the general author guidelines for submission as well as
additional instructions located at http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2012/remote.

START SUBMISSION: Register/Login at


-- Accepted papers, project reports and poster abstracts will be published
in the official Conference Proceedings at
-- Special session and community workshop session abstracts will be
published in the online conference program.
-- Papers, research reports and poster abstracts must conform to the
appropriate formatting template available through the DCMI Peer Review
-- Unless previously arranged, accepted papers, project reports and posters
must be presented at The Hague by at least one of their authors.
-- Submitting authors in all categories must provide basic information
regarding current professional positions and affiliations as a condition of
acceptance and publication.


FULL PAPERS (8-10 pages; Peer reviewed)

Full papers either describe innovative work in detail or provide critical,
well-referenced overviews of key developments or good practice in the areas
outlined above. Full papers will be assessed using the following criteria:

(1) Originality of the approach to the topic and potential for
(2) Quality of the contribution to the implementation community
(3) Significance of the results presented
(4) Clarity of presentation

PROJECT REPORTS (4-5 pages; Peer reviewed)

Project reports describe a specific model, application, or activity in a
concise presentation. Project reports will be assessed using the following

(1) Conciseness and completeness of technical description
(2) Usability of the technical description by other potential implementers
(3) Clarity of presentation

POSTERS (1-2 pages; Peer reviewed)

Posters are for the presentation of projects or research under development
or late-breaking results. Poster submission should consist of a one-two
page extended abstract.  Posters will be assessed using the following

(1) Concise statement of research or project goals and milestones
(2) Significance of the research or project
(3) Framing of key barriers and future research
(4) Statement of results and accomplishments
(5) Clarity of presentation

One or more sessions will be scheduled for display and discussion of
posters at the conference venue. Instructions on the preparation of the
display poster can be found at


Special and panel sessions are organized by experts in a specific area of
metadata. Each special session serves as a focused exchange of the latest
research and/or best practice in the area. A proposal for a special session
consists of a single document of approximately 800-1,200 words in length

--Session title
--35-50 word abstract for use in promoting the session
--Brief description of the scope and motivation for the session
--Names and brief CVs of session facilitators, presenters, or panelists
--Brief CVs of the organizers


DCMI Community Workshop & Task Group Sessions are intended to: (1) advance
the specific work of DCMI entities as defined at
http://dublincore.org/groups/#communities; and (2) to set the work agenda
for the Community or Task Group for the coming year. Note: Communities
wanting to present a special session or a panel in the area of the
Community's interest should submit a proposal under Special & Panel
Sessions above.


--Schubert Foo
    Professor and Associate Dean, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
--Hans Overbeek
    Stichting ICTU, The Hague, Netherlands
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