Call for Papers

DC-2017 Washington D.C. logo

 

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Advancing metadata practice:
Quality, Openness, Interoperability

Following up on DC-2016 in Copenhagen, with its look towards the changing role of metadata in the Second Machine Age, this year's conference will focus on technologies and practices that are advancing how we can create and manage good metadata. Interoperability and openness have been guiding principles of the DCMI community for over twenty years, and these principles have evolved through the development of Semantic Web standards and Linked Open Data. A deluge of new data sources is magnifying the perennial challenge of metadata quality but also inspiring the development of innovative tools, practices, and solutions, the focus of this year's conference.

In conjunction with each conference, the DCMI community holds an Annual Meeting at which DCMI citizens discuss ongoing work in areas such as vocabulary management, website design, and RDF validation. Together, the Conference and Annual Meeting provide opportunities for seasoned professionals, newcomers, students, apprentices, and early career professionals to share knowledge and experience. The meeting is a venue for practitioners in public- and private-sector initiatives to network and compare notes. Following the pattern of last year's conference in Copenhagen, DC-2017 will overlap with the « annual meeting of ASIS&T », providing additional opportunities for professional interaction.

These gatherings advance DCMI's mission of promoting the interoperability and harmonization of metadata, from element schemas and Semantic Web vocabularies to application profiles, ontologies, and knowledge organization systems.

Beyond the focus of the conference theme, submission of papers, reports, presentations and poster are welcome in the following broad categories of metadata design, deployment and best practices:

  • Metadata principles, guidelines, and best practices
  • Curation, governance, and sustainability
  • Conceptual models and frameworks
  • Lessons from implementation
  • Interoperability and harmonization
  • Metadata quality and validation

 

Conference Deadlines

Extended Deadlines

Panels (Special Sessions)

Submission Deadline: 29 May 2017 12 June 2017
Author Notification: 12 June 2017 26 June 2017
Final Copy: 18 September 2017

Workshops & Tutorials

Submission Deadline: 29 May 2017 12 June 2017
Author Notification: 12 June 2017 26 June 2017
Final Copy: 18 September 2017

Peer-Reviewed: Papers, Project Reports & Posters

Submission Deadline: 29 May 2017 12 June 2017
Author Notification: 21 August 2017
Final Copy: 18 September 2017

Presentations on Metadata

Submission Deadline: 29 May 2017 12 June 2017
Author Notification: 21 August 2017

NKOS Workshop

Submission Deadline: 30 June 2017
Author Notification: 15 August 2017
« NKOS Call for Presentations & Demos »


 

General Submission Guidelines:

  • Submission completeness:
    • Papers and Project Reports must be complete works—abstract-only submissions will not be accepted (8-10 pages);
    • Posters must submit complete abstracts (2-3 pages);
    • Presentations must submit an abstract (1 page in text, Word, or PDF)
    • Panels, Workshops & Tutorials must submit a complete abstract describing the content and form of the session, session objectives, and brief biographical data of committed session personnel (2-4 pages);
  • At least one author of an accepted submission must be present in Washington, D.C. to represent and present the work;
  • Technical format of all submissions must conform to the Publication Template guidelines for the submission category;
  • All submissions must be in English; and
  • All submissions must be through the DCMI Submission System (see "Step one of the submission process" link at the bottom of this page).

 

Submission Categories:

Papers (Peer Reviewed)

Full papers either describe innovative work in detail or provide critical, well-referenced overviews of key developments or good practices.

  • Session time allotted: 20-25 minutes
  • Paper & presentation slides included in online Proceedings
  • 8-10 pages
«  Formatting Template » | « Track Policies »

Project Reports (Peer Reviewed)

Project reports describe a specific model, application, or activity in a concise presentation.

  • Session time alotted: 20-25 minutes
  • Project Report & presentation slides will be included in online Proceedings
  • 8-10 pages
« Formatting Template » | « Track Policies »

Posters (Peer Reviewed)

Posters are for the presentation of projects or research under development or late-breaking results.

  • Abstract & poster slide image will be included in the online Proceedings
  • 2-3 page abstract
« Formatting Template » | « Track Policies »

Presentations on Metadata

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
  • Presentation slides will be included in the online Proceedings
  • 1 page abstract in text, Word, or PDF
« Track Policies »

Panels

Panel sessions are organized by experts in a specific area of metadata. Each Panel serves as a focused exchange of the latest research and/or best practice in the area.

  • Session assets will be included in the online Proceedings
  • 2-3 page abstract including panelist bios
« Track Policies »

Workshops

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 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.

  • Session assets will be included in the online Proceedings
  • 3 hours half-day or 6 hour full-day
  • 2-4 page abstract
« Track Policies »

Tutorials

Tutorials are on a single topic, addressed at either an introductory level or in-depth, expert level and are intended to impart knowledge or skills and address identified learning outcomes.

  • Session assets will be included in the online Proceedings
  • 3 hours half-day or 6 hour full-day
  • 2-4 page abstract
« Track Policies »

 

Submission Process:

Registration with DCMI Global Meetings & Conferences and login are required to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions.

  • Already have a Username/Password for DCMI Global Meetings & Conferences? « Go to Login »
  • Need a Username/Password? « Go to Registration »

Start here: « Step #1 of the Submission Process »

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


 

Program Committee Chairs:

Mike Lauruhn, Disruptive Technology Director, Elsevier Labs
Carol Jean Godby, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC Research


 

Author Guidelines

Full Papers, Project Reports as well as Poster and Presentation extended abstracts are accepted for publication in the DC-2017 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.

  • Papers & Project Reports: « Word »
  • Posters: « Word »
  • Presentations: « Word »

Reference to the « published proceedings for DC-2017 » 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-2017/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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Step one of the submission process




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