Track Policies

Workshops (Professional Program)

Workshops must be in English.

Workshops engage participants in active work to address one or more well-defined problems or issues. Most frequently, workshops include both working in small- to medium-sized groups on either aspects of the subject matter to be addressed or on the subject matter as a whole and the sharing of outcomes, conclusions drawn, and (sometimes) definition of future work.

Submissions for workshops should include a brief abstract and an outline of the content, the duration (half-day 3 hours or full-day 6 hours), a description of the intended audience and expected professional level of expertise in the subject matter (e.g., novice, apprentice, expert).

Directors
  • Thomas Baker, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
  • Michael Crandall, University of Washington
  • Stuart Sutton, University of Washington
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Special Sessions (Professional Program)

Special Sessions must be in English.

Proposals for special sessions should be 800-1,200 words in length including a 35-50 word abstract for use in publicizing the session. Session proposals must identify the:

  1. Session conveners
  2. Where applicable, categories of target participants
  3. Session: (a) Agenda, (b) Activities (including any technical requirements), (c) Ramp-up and follow-through (including after-conference reporting)

Conveners of accepted sessions will be expected to work closely with the Professional Program chairs to refine, schedule and convene their session. The Professional Program chairsa, in consultation with the Conference Committee, will review special session proposals. Evaluation criteria for session proposals will be:

  1. Quality and organization of content
  2. Justification of format
  3. Evidence of interactivity and participatory approaches
  4. inclusivity/diversity of participation
  5. Potential of the session to engage the conference participants in the community of interest (including any necessary technical outreach beyond the venue (e.g., Skype))

Directors
  • Thomas Baker, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
  • Michael Crandall, University of Washington
  • Stuart Sutton, University of Washington
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Full Papers (Technical Program)

Full papers either describe innovative work in detail or provide critical, well-referenced overviews of key developments or good practice in the areas outlined above. Full papers will be assessed using the following criteria:

  1. Originality of the approach to the topic and potential for implementation
  2. Quality of the contribution to the implementation community
  3. Significance of the results presented
  4. Clarity of presentation

(Published: 8-10 pages)

Directors
  • Valentine Charles, Europeana Foundation
  • Stuart Sutton, University of Washington
  • Lars Svensson, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
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Project Reports (Technical Program)

Project reports describe a specific model, application, or activity in a concise presentation. Project reports will be assessed using the following criteria:

  1. Addresses inovative solutions or practices
  2. Conciseness and completeness of technical description
  3. Usability of the technical description by other potential implementers
  4. Clarity of presentation

(Published: 8-10 pages)

Directors
  • Valentine Charles, Europeana Foundation
  • Stuart Sutton, University of Washington
  • Lars Svensson, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Checked Open Submissions Checked Peer Reviewed

Posters (Technical Program)

Posters are for the presentation of projects or research under development or late-breaking results. Poster proposals should consist of a one-two page extended abstract. Posters will be assessed using the following criteria:

  1. Concise statement of research or project goals and milestones
  2. Significance of the research or project
  3. Framing of key barriers and future research
  4. Statement of results and accomplishments
  5. Clarity of presentation

One or more sessions will be scheduled for display and discussion of posters at the conference venue. Instructions on the preparation of the display poster will be forthcoming on the conference website. Unless otherwise arranged, accepted posters must be presented at The Hague by at least one of their authors. However, with prior arrangement, posters abstracts may be included in the published proceedings and presented by means of video ranging from 4-10 minutes in length and uploaded to YouTube with the URL supplied at the time the poster abstract is submitted.

(Published: 1-3 pages)

Directors
  • Valentine Charles, Europeana Foundation
  • Stuart Sutton, University of Washington
  • Lars Svensson, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Checked Open Submissions Checked Peer Reviewed

Presentations on Metadata (Professional Program)

Proposals for the Presentation Track should be between 250 and 500 words in length.

Directors
  • Thomas Baker, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
  • Valentine Charles, Europeana Foundation
  • Stuart Sutton, University of Washington
  • Lars Svensson, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Best Practice Posters (Professional Program)

This non-peer reviewed track is for presentation of demonstrations of best practice in metadata design or application. The track also includes work in progress or work that present "thorny" problems for which the presenters seek advice and comment.

Best Practice Poster presenters must submit a 1-3 page extended abstract in the form described in the Call for Participation for posters. This abstract is published and complements the actual poster to be used that is also submitted just prior to the poster session.

(Published: 1-3 page extended abstract)

Directors
  • Valentine Charles, Europeana Foundation
  • Stuart Sutton, University of Washington
  • Lars Svensson, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Best Practice Demonstrations (Professional Program)

This non-peer reviewed track is for presentation of demonstrations of best best practice in metadata design or application. Demonstrations must be designed to take place in the typical configuration of a poster session but instead of relying primarily on a print poster, demonstrate the subject matter --most frequently through the use of interactive media.

Best Practice Demonstration presenters must submit a 1-2 page extended abstract in the form described in the Call for Participation for posters. This abstract is published and complements the actual poster to be used that is also submitted just prior to the demonstration (poster) session.

(Published: 1-2 page extended abstract)

Directors
  • Valentine Charles, Europeana Foundation
  • Stuart Sutton, University of Washington
  • Lars Svensson, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Tutorials (Professional Program)

Tutorials must be in English.

Tutorials must be on a single topic, addressed at either an introductory level or an in-depth, expert level and are intended to impart knowledge or skills and address identified learning outcomes. Submissions for tutorials should include a brief abstract and an outline of the content, the duration (half-day 3 hours or full-day 6 hours), a description of the intended audience and expected professional level of expertise in the subject matter (e.g., novice, apprentice, expert) and a listing of the specific learning outcomes (i.e., competencies to be achieved), and a short biography of the presenter(s).

Selection of tutorials for presentation are determined by the Conference Committee based on the potential interest anticipated attendees to the conference.

Directors
  • Thomas Baker, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
  • Michael Crandall, University of Washington
  • Stuart Sutton, University of Washington
Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Peer Reviewed



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