Thursday, March 05, 2009

Event: DC-2009 "Semantic Interoperability of Linked Data"

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DC-2009 "Semantic Interoperability of Linked Data", in Seoul, Korea
12-16 October, 2009

The annual Dublin Core conferences bring together leading metadata researchers and professionals from around the world. DC-2009 in Seoul will be the ninth in a series of annual conferences held previously in Tokyo, Florence, Seattle, Shanghai, Madrid, Manzanillo, Singapore, and Berlin. The ninth conference, DC-2009 "Semantic Interoperability of Linked Data", will convene 12-16 October, 2009, in Seoul, Korea. DC 2009 will be hosted by the National Library of Korea.

DC-2009 will focus on linked data and the enabling of the Semantic Web. Conference participants will explore the conceptual and practical issues in breaking the constraints of data silos and connecting pieces of data, information, and knowledge. Metadata is a key to these processes supporting publishing and interlinking structured data on the Semantic Web. There is a growing interest in the metadata community in connecting existing and future data contained in silos within and across organizations in a meaningful way that supports extraction and correlation of the data. The linking of data from disparate data silos presents technical and social challenges that will be explored at DC-2009 through full papers, project reports, posters, special sessions and workshops.

A Call for Papers has been issued (see full details on the conference web site )

Important deadlines:
  • Papers/reports/posters submission: 24 April 2009
  • Acceptance notification: 22 June 2009
  • Camera-ready copy due: 30 July 2009

Categories of materials invited for submission:
FULL PAPERS (8-10 pages)
Note: Accepted papers must be presented in Seoul by at least one of their authors.

Note: Accepted project reports must be presented in Seoul by at least one of their authors.

POSTERS (1-2 pages)
Note: Accepted posters must be presented in Seoul by at least one of their authors. Accepted posters will be published in the Conference Proceedings and displayed at the conference.
Online Submissions:
Authors wishing to submit papers, reports, or poster proposals may do so through the DCMI Peer Review System
Proceedings publication:
Conference proceedings for all conferences in the Dublin Core conference series are freely accessible at the DCMI Conference Papers web site . Proceedings are indexed in the British Library conference collection, OCLC FirstSearch ProceedingsFirst and PapersFirst files, the ACM Guide to Computing Literature, and other indexing and abstracting services.
Themes and topics:
Beyond the conference theme, "Semantic Interoperability of Linked Data," papers, reports, and poster submissions are welcome on a wide range of metadata topics, such as:
  • Metadata principles, guidelines, and best practices
  • Metadata quality, normalization, and mapping
  • Conceptual models and frameworks (e.g., RDF, DCAM, OAIS)
  • Application profiles
  • Metadata interoperability across domains, languages, and time
  • Cross-domain metadata uses (e.g., recordkeeping, preservation, institutional repositories)
  • 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
  • Metadata in e-Science and grid applications
  • Social tagging
  • 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
  • Metadata generation (methods, tools, and practices)
  • Search engines and metadata
  • Semantic Web metadata and applications
  • Vocabulary registries and registry services
For further information about DC 2009:
  • Refer to the conference web site:
  • Questions about 2009 may be directed to:
About the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative:
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative is an open organization, incorporated in Singapore as a public, not-for-profit Company limited by Guarantee (registration number 200823602C), engaged in the development of interoperable online metadata standards that support a broad range of purposes and business models. DCMI's activities include work on architecture and modeling, discussions and collaborative work in DCMI Communities and DCMI Task Groups, annual conferences and workshops, standards liaison, and educational efforts to promote widespread acceptance of metadata standards and practices.
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