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International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications
2-6 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal


DC-2013 will explore questions regarding the persistence, maintenance, and preservation of metadata and descriptive vocabularies. The need for stable representations and descriptions spans all sectors including cultural heritage and scientific data, eGovernment, finance and commerce. Thus, the maintenance and management of metadata is essential to address the long term availability of information of legal, cultural and economic value.  On the web, data—and especially descriptive vocabularies—can change or vanish from one moment to the next. Nonetheless, the web increasingly forms the ecosystem for our vocabularies and our data. DC-2013 will bring together in Lisbon the community of metadata scholars and practitioners to engage in the exchange of knowledge and best practices in developing a sustainable metadata ecosystem.

DC-2013 will be collocated and run simultaneous with iPRES 2013 providing a rich environment for synergistic exploration of issues common to both communities.

--FINAL COPY: 5 July 2013
--ONLINE CFP: http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2013/cfp
--CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2013 
--SUBMISSION URL: http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2013/author/submit?requiresAuthor=1
--ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2013/about/organizingTeam

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 must be in English.  
--All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the International Program Committee.
--Unless previously arranged, accepted papers, project reports and posters must be presented in Lisbon 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://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/remote.


-- Accepted papers, project reports and poster abstracts will be published in the permanent online conference proceedings and in DCMI Publications (http://dcpapers.dublincore.org/).      
-- Special session and community workshop session abstracts will be published in the online conference proceedings. 
-- Papers, research reports and poster abstracts must conform to the appropriate formatting template available through the DCMI Peer Review System.    
-- 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 implementation
(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 criteria:

(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 criteria:

(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 http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/index/pages/view/posterAuthors.

SPECIAL & PANEL SESSIONS: 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 containing:

--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 & TASK GROUP WORKSHOP SESSIONS: 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.

Kai Eckert
--Research Group Data and Web Science, University of Mannheim, Germany
Muriel Foulonneau
--Knowledge Intensive Systems and Services, Tudor Research Centre, Luxembourg 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2013/about/organizingTeam