Wednesday, December 05, 2007

CFP: DC-2008 (International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications)

CFP: DC-2008 (International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications)

“Metadata for Semantic and Social Applications”

22-26 September 2008
in Berlin, Germany

Deadlines and Important Dates
Papers/reports/posters submission: 30 March 2008
Acceptance notification: 15 May 2008
Camera-ready copy due: 15 June 2008


The annual Dublin Core conferences bring together leading metadata researchers and professionals from around the world. DC-2008 in Berlin will be the eighth in a series of conferences held previously in Tokyo, Florence, Seattle, Shanghai, Madrid, Manzanillo, and Singapore.

The DC-2008 conference is organized jointly by the Competence Centre for Interoperable Metadata (KIM), Max Planck Digital Library, Göttingen State and University Library, the German National Library, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and Dublin Core Metadata Initiative with sponsorship from Wikimedia Deutschland.

Conference Theme
Metadata is a key aspect of our evolving infrastructure for information management, social computing, and scientific collaboration.

DC-2008 will focus on metadata challenges, solutions, and innovation in initiatives and activities underlying semantic and social applications. Metadata is part of the fabric of social computing, which includes the use of wikis, blogs, and tagging for collaboration and participation. Metadata also underlies the development of semantic applications, and the Semantic Web — the representation and integration of multimedia knowledge structures on the basis of semantic models. These two trends flow together in applications such as Wikipedia, where authors collectively create structured information that can be extracted and used to enhance access to and use of information sources.

Recent discussion has focused on how existing bibliographic standards can be expressed as Semantic Web vocabularies to facilitate the ingration of library and cultural heritage data with other types of data. Harnessing the efforts of content providers and end-users to link, tag, edit, and describe their information in interoperable ways (”participatory metadata”) is a key step towards providing knowledge environments that are scalable, self-correcting, and evolvable.

DC-2008 will explore conceptual and practical issues in the development and deployment of semantic and social applications to meet the needs of specific communities of practice.

Papers, reports, and poster submissions are welcome on a wide range of metadata topics, such as:

-Metadata generation (methods, tools, and practices)
-Semantic Web metadata and applications
-Conceptual models and frameworks (e.g., RDF, DCAM, OAIS)
-Social tagging
-Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) and Simple Knowledge Organization Systems (SKOS) (e.g., ontologies, taxonomies, authority files, folksonomies, and thesauri)
-Metadata in e-Science and grid applications
-Metadata interoperability and internationalization
-Metadata quality, normalization, and mapping
-Cross-domain metadata uses (e.g., recordkeeping, preservation, institutional repositories)
-Vocabulary registries and registry services
-Domain metadata (e.g., for corporations, cultural memory institutions, education, government, and scientific fields)
-Application profiles
-Accessibility metadata
-Search engines and metadata
-Metadata principles, guidelines, and best practices
-Bibliographic standards (e.g., Resource Description and Access (RDA), Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), subject headings) as Semantic Web vocabularies

See the CFP Link for more information