Fwd: 2nd CfP: 11th MTSR'17, November 28th - December 1st, 2017, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Esthonia

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2nd Call for Papers MTSR’17 : 11th International Conference on Metadata and
Semantics Researchhttp://www.mtsr-conf.org/
The *11th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research*
(MTSR'17) will be held at Tallinn University in Tallinn, Estonia from *November
28th – December 1st 2017*.
MTSR is an annual international inter-disciplinary conference which brings
together academics, researchers and practitioners in the specialized fields
of metadata, ontologies and semantics research. The conference provides an
opportunity for participants to share knowledge and novel approaches in the
implementation of semantic technologies across diverse types of information
environments and applications. These include Open Access Repositories and
Digital Libraries, Cultural Informatics, Digital Humanities, E-learning
applications, Search Engine Optimization and Information Retrieval,
Research Information Systems and Infrastructures, e-Science and e-Social
Science applications, Agriculture, Food and Environment, Bio-Health &
Medical Information Systems.
Important Dates
· *July 10th , 2017 : New Paper submission deadline*
- July 31st, 2017 : Notification of acceptance
- August 27th, 2017 : Camera-ready papers due
- November 28th –December 1st , 2017 : Conference in Tallinn University
(Tallinn, Estonia)
Theme of MTSR’17
Following up on previous successful MTSR conferences, the 11th
International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR’17) focuses
on an emerging theme of *“Internet of Things (IoT) in Library and
Information Science Research” *and the practical implementation of
ontologies and linked data in various applications. The conference focuses
- Theoretical and foundational principles of metadata, ontologies and
information organization;
- The emergence and application of the Internet of Things (IoT) in
libraries and cultural heritage institutions (such as RFID technologies,
smart libraries and virtual museums);
- The applications of Linked Data, Open Data, Big Data and
user-generated metadata;
- Digital Interconnectedness – the what, why and how of Linked Open Data
and the Semantic Web;
- Metadata standardization, authority control and interoperability in
digital libraries and research data repositories;
- Emerging issues in RDF, OWL,SKOS, schema.org, BIBFRAME, metadata and
ontology design;\
- Linked data applications for e-books, digital publishing and Content
Management Systems (CMSs);
- Content discovery services, search, information retrieval and data
visualization applications.
Contributions are welcome on this year’s theme *“Internet of Things (IoT)
in Library and Information Science Research”*, including contributions
covering, but not limited to, metadata in general, ontologies, Semantic
Web, linked data, data repositories, digital libraries, knowledge
management, software engineering, and the following list:
I. Foundations
● Typology of metadata and metadata implementations
● The value and cost of metadata
● Quality evaluation in the use of metadata
● Metadata reusability
● New or revised metadata schemas or application profiles
● Metadata standardization
● Empirical studies on metadata and/or ontologies usage
*II. Languages and Frameworks for Metadata Management*
● SGML, XML, UML in theory and practice
● Languages and Frameworks for Ontology Management
● Metadata and the Semantic Web
● Metadata and Knowledge Management
● Metadata and Software Engineering
● Metadata application of Semantic Web technologies
● Ontologies and Ontology-based Knowledge Management Systems
*III. Case Studies*
● Metadata and ontologies for librarianship, management of historical
archives and archaeological research
● Metadata and ontologies for the design of innovative products and
● Metadata and ontologies for health, biological and clinical
information management
● Metadata and ontologies in finance, tourism and public administrations
● Metadata and ontologies in industry
● Metadata and ontologies in education
● Metadata and ontologies in agriculture, food and environment
*IV. Technological Issues*
Technologies for:
● Metadata and ontology storage, Metadata and ontology integration,
Metadata extraction and navigation, querying and editing of ontologies
● Learning Objects management
● Search engines, Localization & Visualization
● Mobile challenges
*V. Digital Libraries, Information Retrieval, Big, Linked, Social & Open
● Ontologies and SKOS
● Linked Data and its applications
● Information visualization
● Metadata quality
● Digital curation
● Impact and evaluation of digital libraries
● Use and re-use of digital data
● Data mining
● Open and Social Data
● Social Networking & Collaboration platforms
● Multilingual IR
● User behavior and modeling
● Big Data semantics, search and mining
● Big Data best practices
● Reasoning on Big Data
*VI. Tutorials and Workshops*
You can bring in your ideas for tutorials. If you are interested in a
particular topic, please let us know by sending an email to
Special Tracks
The conference welcomes the organization of special tracks focusing on
particular domains or topics. Proposals for special tracks are welcome.
Papers submitted to tracks undergo the same review procedures and are
published in the same proceedings as those accepted for the main track. Tracks
currently being organized:
● Agriculture, Food & Environment

● Cultural Collections & Applications

● Digital Libraries, Information Retrieval, Big, Linked, Social & Open
● European and National Projects
● Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data
● Digital Humanities and Digital Curation
● Knowledge IT Artifacts (KITA) in professional communities and
In view of developing the field of metadata, digital libraries, ontology
and semantics research, MTSR’17 aims to host two workshops:
· Current Metadata Landscape in the Library World
· MTSR’17 Doctoral Consortium Workshop for PhD Students
Submission procedure
The following types of submissions are invited:
● Full papers (12 pages) reporting complete research
● Short papers (6 pages) presenting ongoing or preliminary research
● Posters (4 pages)
● Proposals for tutorials and workshops (2 pages)
Submissions should be original and not previously submitted to other
Conferences or Journals. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of
relevance, originality, importance and clarity following a double-blind
peer review process. Submitted papers have to follow the LNCS proceedings
formatting style and guidelines (ftp://ftp.springer.de/pub/tex
/latex/llncs/latex2e/instruct/authors/authors.pdf). Authors of accepted
submissions will be asked to register to the Conference and present their
work in the form of either oral presentation or poster presentation.
Interested authors can submit to EasyChair
Conference Proceedings
Proceedings will be published by Springer in Vol. 755 of the Communications
in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) book series (
http://www.springer.com/series/7899). CCIS is abstracted/indexed in Scopus,
SCImago, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, DBLP, Google Scholar. CCIS
volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings.
Other Publication Opportunities
Selected papers might be considered for a revised and extended version to
be published in a range of international journals, including the
International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience) (
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ind/ijmso) and Program (Emerald) (
There are two types of awards: the Best paper award and the Best student
paper award, both sponsored by euroCRIS (http://www.eurocris.org/).
● Best paper award: This award will be presented to the authors of the
best full research paper submitted and presented to the conference.
● Best student paper award: MTSR sponsors a paper competition to
recognize excellence in a conference paper contribution whose primary
author is a student (normally at a PhD or MRes level). The student is
required to present the paper at the MTSR 2017 conference. Submissions are
evaluated on their originality, scientific merits, structure, and clarity
of composition.
The author of an awarded paper, and co-authors if any, will be entitled to:
● Receive a signed and stamped official award certificate by the
conference organizers
● Promote their achievement on MTSR conference webpage, and MTSR Social
● Get invited to submit an extended and revised version of the awarded
paper for publication in the
International Journal of
Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies
(Inderscience) (
○ Each award comes with the price of a free access/registration to next
years’ MTSR. including all conference materials, together with the
printed/digital conference proceedings
○ This voucher for each award for free registration is valid only for
one author, in case of many co-authors, of the awarded paper, and only for
the MTSR conference that follows the year after receiving the award.
Program Chair
Getaneh Alemu, Southampton Solent University, UK
General Chairs
Emmanouel Garoufallou, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
Sirje Virkus, Tallinn University, Estonia
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