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********************Call for Papers********************

MTSR 2013: 7th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference

November 19-22, 2013
Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece

***Important Dates***

March 31st  2013: Title and abstract (500 words) submission – not mandatory
June 20th  2013: Paper submission
July 31st  2013: Acceptance/rejection notification
August 20th  2013: Camera-ready papers due
November 19th – 22nd 2013: Conference at Alexander Technological  
Educational Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece

Continuing the successful mission of previous MTSR Conferences  
(MTSR'05, MTSR'07, MTSR'09, MTSR'10, MTSR'11 and MTSR’12), the seventh  
International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'13)  
aims to bring together scholars and practitioners that share a common  
interest in the interdisciplinary field of metadata, linked data and  
ontologies. Participants will share novel knowledge and best practice  
in the implementation of these semantic technologies across diverse  
types of Information Environments and applications. These include  
Cultural Informatics; Open Access Repositories & Digital Libraries;  
E-learning applications; Search Engine Optimisation & Information  
Retrieval; Research Information Systems and Infrastructures; e-Science  
and e-Social Science applications; Agriculture, Food and Environment;  
Bio-Health & Medical Information Systems.

***Scope and topics***
Contributions are welcome on every topic related to Metadata and their  
relationships with Ontologies, Semantic Web, Knowledge Management and  
Software Engineering, including but not limited to:

I. Foundations
•	Typology of metadata and metadata uses
•	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 archeological research
•	Metadata and ontologies for the design of innovative products and processes
•	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
•	Technologies for Metadata and ontology integration
•	Technologies for Metadata extraction and navigation, querying and  
editing of ontologies
•	Technologies for Learning Objects management

***Paper submission***

Interested authors can submit to EasyChair. The following types of  
presentation are invited:
•	full papers (12 pages) reporting complete research
•	short papers (6 pages) presenting ongoing or preliminary research
•	posters (4 pages);
•	demos (4 pages);
•	European and National projects (6 pages).

Papers 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. Authors of accepted  
papers will be asked to register to the Conference and present their  
work in the form of either oral presentation or poster presentation.  
The Conference welcomes Workshops and Tutorial on any issues  
concerning metadata, ontologies, semantic Web, knowledge management,  
software engineering and digital libraries.

***Revised and extended versions of best papers will be published in  
selected international journals, including the International Journal  
of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience), and Program:  
Electronic library and information systems (Emerald) (list incomplete).

***Proceedings will be published by Springer in the CCIS book series.  
The proceedings will be abstracted/indexed in: Scopus, EI-Compendex,  
DBLP, Google Scholar, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago. CCIS volumes are  
also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings.

*Best paper award. This award will be presented to the authors of the  
best full paper submitted and presented to the conference.

*Best student paper award. The 7th MTSR’13 conference 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 MTSR2013  
conference. Submissions are evaluated on their originality, scientific  
merits, structure, and clarity of composition.

-We look forward to see you in Thessaloniki, one of the most beautiful  
and popular cities in Southeastern Europe.

Program Chairs
•	Emmanouel Garoufallou (Chair), Alexander Technological Educational  
Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
•	Jane Greenberg (Co-Chair), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Organization Chairs
•	Rania Siatri, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of  
Thessaloniki, Greece
•	Paolo Manghi, Institute of Information Science and Technologies  
(ISTI), National Research Council (CNR), Italy
•	Nikos Houssos, National Documentation Centre (EKT), Greece
•	R.J. Hartley, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Special Tracks Chair
•	Panos Balatsoukas, University of Manchester, UK

Steering Committee
•	Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcala, Spain
•	Nikos Manouselis, Agro-Know Technologies, Greece
•	Fabio Sartori, Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
•       Juan Manuel Dodero, University of Cadiz, Spain

Local Organizing Committee
•	Dora Plakotari, Alexander Technological Educational Institute (TEI)  
of Thessaloniki (ATEI/Th), Greece
•	Chrisanthi Theodoridou, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
•	Margarita Hatzilia, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
•	Niki Koemtzi, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
•	Sissi Closs, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany
•	Damiana Koutsomiha, American Farm School, Greece
•	Panorea Gaitanou, Ionian University, Greece
•	Giannis Ioannidis, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
•	Nikolaos Noulas, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
•	Kostas Paraskeyopoulos, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece Greece
•	Dimitris Rousidis, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece, Greece
•	Elena Mouskeftaropoulou, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece Greece

Program Commitee Members
•	Rajendra Akerkar, Western Norway Research Institute (NORWAY)
•	Arif Altun, Hacettepe University (TURKEY)
•	Ioannis N. Athanasiadis, Democritus University of Thrace (GREECE)
•	Panos Balatsoukas, University of Manchester (UNITED KINGDOM)
•	Tomaz Bartol, University of Ljubljana (SLOVENIA)
•	Caterina Caracciolo, Food and Agric.Organiz. of the United Nations (ITALY)
•	Christian Cechinel, Federal University of Pampa (BRAZIL)
•	Artem Chebotko, University of Texas - Pan American (USA)
•	Sissi Closs, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (GERMANY)
•       Constantina Costopoulou, Agricultural University of Athens (GREECE)
•	Sally Jo Cunningham, Waikato University (NEW ZEALAND)
•	Erdogan Dogdu, TOBB Teknoloji ve Ekonomi University (TURKEY)
•       Juan Manuel Dodero, University of Cadiz (SPAIN)
•	Muriel Foulonneau, Tudor Public Research Centre (LUXEMBOURG)
•	Panorea Gaitanou, Ionian University (GREECE)
•	Emmanouel Garoufallou, ATEI of Thessaloniki (GREECE)
•	Manolis Gergatsoulis, Ionian University (GREECE)
•	Jane Greenberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA)
•	R.J. Hartley, Manchester Metropolitan University (UNITED KINGDOM)
•	Nikos Houssos, National Documentation Centre (GREECE)
•	Carlos A. Iglesias, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (SPAIN)
•	Pankaj Jaiswal, Oregon State University (USA)
•	Dimitris Kanellopoulos, University of Patras (GREECE)
•	Sarantos Kapidakis, Ionian University (GREECE)
•	Christian Kop, University of Klangenfurt (AUSTRIA)
•	Paolo Manghi, Institute of Information Science and Technologies  
(ISTI), National Research Council (CNR) (ITALY)
•	Nikos Manouselis, Agro-Know Technologies (GREECE)
•	William Moen, University of North Texas (USA)
•	Xavier Ochoa, Centro de Tecnologias de Informacion Guayaquil (ECUADOR)
•	Mehmet C. Okur, Yasar University (TURKEY)
•	Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Universidad Carlos III (SPAIN)
•	Matteo Palmonari, University of Milano-Bicocca (ITALY)
•	Laura Papaleo, University of Genova (ITALY)
•	Christos Papatheodorou, Ionian University (GREECE)
•	Marios Poulos, Ionian University (GREECE)
•	T. V. Prabhakar, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (INDIA)
•	Salvador Sanchez, University of Alcala (SPAIN)
•	Fabio Sartori, Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (ITALY)
•	Pinar Senkul, METU (TURKEY)
•	Cleo Sgouropoulou, TEI Athens (GREECE)
•	Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcala (SPAIN)
•	Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba (JAPAN)
•       Stefaan Ternier, Open University of the Netherlands (NETHERLANDS)
•	Emma Tonkin, University of Bath (UNITED KINGDOM)
•	Thomas Zschocke, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) (KENYA)

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