Call for Papers

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The Summit in Copenhagen launches DCMI's 3rd decade and provides a forum for looking forward to new challenges and backward at challenges met and challenges unresolved. Every year the DCMI community gathers for both its Annual Meeting and its International Conference on Dublin Core & Metadata Applications. The work agenda of the DCMI community is broad and inclusive of all aspects of innovation in metadata design, implementation and best practices. While the work of the Initiative progresses throughout the year, the Conference and Annual Meeting provide the opportunity for DCMI "citizens" as well as newcomers, students, apprentices, and early career professionals to gather face-to-face to share knowledge and experience. In addition, the gathering provides public- and private-sector initiatives beyond DCMI that are doing significant metadata work to come together to compare notes and cast a broader light into their particular metadata work silos. Through such a gathering of the metadata communities, DCMI advances its "first goal" of promoting metadata interoperability and harmonization. DCMI defines "metadata" broadly to include both attribute and value spaces including ontologies, metadata schemas, application profiles, and knowledge organization systems.

Exciting sessions are in planning for both the Annual Meeting and the Conference.

DCMI logo Technical Program Deadlines

Peer-Reviewed Papers, Project Reports & Posters

  • EXTENDED Submission Deadline: 13 May 2016 27 May 2016
  • Author Notification: 22 July 2016
  • Final Copy: 2 September 2016

DCMI logo Professional Program Deadlines

NEW: Presentations on Metadata

  • Proposal Deadline: 15 July 2016
  • Author Notification: 22 July 2016

Special & Panel Sessions, Workshops, and Tutorials

  • Proposal Deadline: 15 March 2016
  • Author Notification: 15 April 2016

Best Practice Posters & Demonstrations

  • Submission Deadline: 15 July 2016
  • Author Notification: 29 July 2016

START HERE TO SUBMIT TO DC-2016:
« Step #1 of the Submission Process »
(You will be asked first to login or create a new account)

If you have difficulty with the submission process, email Stuart Sutton at sasutton(at)dublincore(dot)net!


Beyond the conference theme, papers, reports, and poster submissions are welcome on a wide range of metadata topics, such as:

  • Principles, guidelines, and best practices
  • Metadata quality and validation (methods, tools, and practices)
  • Conceptual models and frameworks (e.g., RDF, DCAM, OAIS)
  • Application profiles
  • Creation implementation and use (methods, tools, and practices)
  • Interoperability and harmonization across domains, languages, time, structures, and scales
  • Cross-domain metadata uses (e.g., provenance, recordkeeping, preservation, curation, institutional repositories, publishing)
  • Domain metadata (e.g., for corporations, cultural memory institutions, education, government, and scientific fields)
  • Metadata standards for value and attribute spaces (e.g., RDA, VRA, EAD, FRBR, Schema.org, subject headings) as Semantic Web vocabularies
  • Accessibility metadata
  • Metadata for big and streaming data
  • Metadata for scientific data, e-Science and grid applications
  • Social tagging, crowdsourcing, and user participation in building metadata
  • Usage data (paradata/attention metadata)
  • Knowledge Organization Systems (e.g., ontologies, taxonomies, authority files, folksonomies, and thesauri)
  • Ontology design and development
  • Search engines and metadata
  • Linked Data and the Semantic Web
  • Vocabulary registries and registry services

DCMI logo Submissions

  • Unless previously arranged, accepted papers, project reports and posters must be presented in Copenhagen by at least one of their authors.
  • All submissions for papers, reports, extended poster abstracts, community workshops, special session and tutorials must do so through the DCMI Peer Review System (see the "Step one of the submission process" link above).
  • Author registration with the peer review system and instructions for the submission process appear under the "Information for Authors".
  • All paper, report, and extended poster abstract submissions will be peer-reviewed by the International Program Committee.
  • All submissions must be in English.

DCMI logo Publication

  • Accepted papers, project reports and poster abstracts will be published in the official Conference Proceedings at «http://dcpapers.dublincore.org/» within 1 month of the close of the conference. The full proceedings will also be published here on the conference website the first day of the conference.
  • Special session and community workshop session abstracts will be published and made permanently available in the online conference program only.
  • Papers, research reports and poster abstracts must conform to the appropriate formatting template available through the DCMI Peer Review System.
  • Submitting authors in all categories must provide basic information regarding current professional positions and affiliations in the submission metadata as a condition of acceptance and publication.

Submission Categories

DCMI logo Technical Program

PEER-REVIEWED FULL PAPERS (8-10 pages; Peer-reviewed)
« Track Policies »

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

PEER-REVIEWED PROJECT REPORTS (8-10 pages; Peer-reviewed)
« Track Policies »

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

  1. Conciseness and completeness of technical description
  2. Usability of the technical description by other potential implementers
  3. Clarity of presentation

PEER-REVIEWED POSTERS (1-2 pages; Peer-reviewed)
« Track Policies »

Posters are for the presentation of projects or research under development or late-breaking results. Poster submissions 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 can be found at «http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/index/pages/view/posterAuthors»

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PRESENTATIONS ON METADATA (250-500 words submission abstract; Not peer-reviewed)
« Track Policies »

Presentations on interesting metadata topics in the areas of metadata services, development and deployment projects, in-process metadata exploration, and other innovative developments. Presenters will have approximately 20 minutes to present their topic with 20-30 minutes per session allocated for discussion

BEST PRACTICE POSTERS & DEMONSTRATIONS (1-2 pages; Not peer-reviewed)
« Track Policies »

DCMI is committed to advancing metadata practice in the field. Best Practice Posters & Demonstrations is a non-peer reviewed track that encourages metadata practitioners in memory institutions, galleries, government and the private sector to showcase work demonstrating innovative approaches to metadata best practices.

SPECIAL & PANEL SESSIONS (1-2 pages; Not peer-reviewed)
« Track Policies »

Special and panel sessions are organized by experts in a specific area of metadata. Each special session serves as a focused exchange of the latest research and/or best practice in the area. A proposal for a special session consists of a single document of approximately 800-1,200 words in length containing:

  1. Session title
  2. 35-50 word abstract for use in promoting the session
  3. Brief description of the scope and motivation for the session
  4. Names and brief CVs of session facilitators, presenters, or panelists
  5. Brief CVs of the organizers (if different from #4 above)

TUTORIALS (1-2 pages; Not peer-reviewed)
« Track Policies »

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 are be made by the Conference Committee based on the potential interest of the anticipated attendees to the conference.

WORKSHOPS (1-2 pages ; Not peer-reviewed)
« Track Policies »

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).

Selection of workshops are made by the Conference Committee based on the potential interests of the anticipated attendees to the conference.


Start here to submit a paper to this conference:
« STEP ONE OF THE SUBMISSION PROCESS »

If you have difficulty with the submission process, email Stuart Sutton at sasutton(at)dublincore(dot)net!


Author Guidelines

Full papers, project reports and poster abstracts are accepted for publication in the DC-2016 Conference Proceedings. Submissions for review may be submitted using Open Office (.odf), Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf).

In order to guarantee readability and uniformity of appearance, authors are expected to use the specifications in in the table below in formatting their submissions. An MS DOC template is available as well as a PDF illustrating the specifications:

Reference to the « published proceedings for DC-2014 » may be of further assistance with matters of document formatting.

Maximum submission length for each category of submission as well as evaluation criteria are set out in the Call for Papers at « http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/dc-2015/schedConf/cfp ».

DCMI adheres to a blind peer review process in which reviewer identities are unknown to authors. It does not use a double-blind review process; therefore, author identities are known to reviewers.

Submission Formatting Specification

  • Page size: ISO A4 (8.27 in x 11.69 in / 21 cm x 29.69 cm)
  • Top and bottom margins: 1.18 in / 3 cm
  • Left margin: 1.14 in / 2.9 cm
  • Right margin: 1.13 in / 2.87 cm
  • Header from top: .5 in /1.27 cm

The resulting single text column is 6 in / 15.23 cm

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Abstract Times Roman 11 pt

Alignment: Justified
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Heading 1 Arial 12 pt, Bold Alignment: Left
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Start here to submit a paper to this conference.
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