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Special track on Metadata & Semantics for Cultural Collections & Applications

Part of the Fifth International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR 2011), Yasar University, October 12-14, 2011, Izmir, Turkey.

Submission deadline: June 20th, 2011
Proceedings published in Springer CCIS series


Over the last decade the cultural heritage digital information has become enormous and diverse. Though several metadata schemas have been founded to cover particular needs, information seeking faces precision, efficiency, integration and unified access issues.

This year the MTSR conference plans to host a special track on Metadata & Semantics for Cultural Collections & Applications. The aim of this Special Track is to document the state-of-the-art in technologies and issues around cultural collections and back-end infrastructures, and it would aim to give the opportunity to various groups that are working on relevant issues and applications to come together, meet and exchange ideas about the main open research issues, so that more effective progress can be made in this area.


The papers in this special track should be original and of high quality, addressing issues in areas such as:

  • Cultural heritage metadata models and standards
  • Ontologies and knowledge representation for the cultural heritage domain
  • Composite content - discovery and management of components and interrelationships
  • Automated generation of metadata, especially for non-textual resources
  • Large volume content management - high resolution image data sets
  • 3D models - indexing, storage and retrieval approaches
  • Federation of repositories/data infrastructures
  • Integration of heterogeneous resources
  • Infrastructures for sharing content
  • Policy enforcement
  • Digital Curation workflows and models
  • Preservation metadata for cultural heritage digital objects
  • Metadata quality metrics
  • Case studies


Authors can submit either full papers (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages) in LNCS format.
More information on submission can be found at MTSR 2011 submission page.

The submitted papers will undergo the same peer review as the submissions for MTSR2011 and accepted contributions will be published in the MTSR proceedings (Springer CCIS series).


June 20th, 2011: paper submission
July 20th, 2011: acceptance/rejection notification
July 31st, 2011: camera-ready papers due
October 12th-14th, 2011: MTSR'11


  • Christos Papatheodorou, Dept. Archives and Library Sciences, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece and Digital Curation Unit, Institute for the Management of Information Systems, "Athena" Research Centre, Athens, Greece (
  • Manolis Gergatsoulis, Dept. Archives and Library Sciences, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece (


  • Stavros Christodoulakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
  • Costis Dallas, Panteion University and Digital Curation Unit, IMIS, Athena RC, Greece
  • Rob Davies, MDR Partners, UK
  • Makx Dekkers, Independent consultant, Spain
  • Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy
  • Joaquin Gomez-Pantoja, Universidad de Alcala, Spain
  • Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Irene Lourdi, University of Athens, Greece
  • Nikos Manouselis, University of Alcala, Spain and Agro-Know Technologies, Greece
  • Christian-Emile Ore, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Dave Roberts, Natural History Museum of London, UK
  • Michalis Sfakakis, National Documentation Centre, Greece
  • Douglas Tudhope, University of Glamorgan, UK