Workshop Call for Participation

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Call for Participation
CAMP-4-Data Workshop

Full-day Workshop: 6 September 2013 @ DC-2013 in Lisbon, Portugal

A Dublin Core-Science and Metadata Community (DC-SAM) (« ») / Research Data Alliance (RDA) (« ») Metadata Interest Group workshop.

Metadata is vital to the discovery and management of scientific data. The Dublin Core-Science and Metadata Community (DC-SAM), Research Data Alliance (RDA), and related communities advocate for access to, and shared knowledge about, metadata standards that support data life-cycle management. CAMP-4-DATA participants will explore infrastructure design, applications, and policies that can advance the support of open, collective and sustainable access to metadata standards used for managing scientific data.

The workshop has four components:

  1. brief presentations to set the stage (morning sessions 1 & 2),
  2. a tool exhibition (early afternoon session 3),
  3. breakout group discussions addressing targeted infrastructure and policy questions (afternoon session 4), and
  4. synthesis reporting (closing session 5).


Participation is open to (1) workshop presenters, and (2) general participants/viewers interested in attending the CAMP-4-DATA. Workshop registration is required.

Submission Categories

CAMP-4-DATA seeks contributions in three categories:

  1. Short Papers (1 to 3 pages). A short paper cogently addressing CAMP-4-DATA goals. Papers may define current challenges, propose a solution, or report on research underway to advance efforts toward developing a collective and sustainable metadata directory.

  2. Abstracts about metadata tools and technologies (200 words, maximum). An abstract summarize a metadata application or technology that can address the CAMP-4-DATA goals. Metadata tools and technologies will be demonstrated during the workshop exhibition period.

  3. Position Statements (250 word/1 page--maximum). A statement defining a specific infrastructure challenge or policy need that can be discussed during the CAMP-4-DATA breakout session. Policy statement authors will be expected to facilitate a discussion on their stated issue and report discussion results during the workshop synthesis session.

Deadlines & Important Dates

  • E X T E N D E D Submission Deadline: Friday, 12 July 2013
  • Author Notification: Friday, 26 July 2013
  • Final Copy: Friday, 9 August 2013

Submission Instructions

Short Papers, Abstracts, and Position Statements will be peer reviewed by the « Workshop Advisory Committee ». At least one author from each accepted submission must be registered for the CAMP-4-Data Workshop on Friday, 6 September 2013 and in attendance for the duration of the Workshop.

  1. Prepare your submission using the document template available « ». Detailed formatting information is available at « ».

  2. Submit your submission file through EasyChair at « »
  3. Please include in your submission email the following submission metadata for each contributing author: (a) full name, (b) institution of professional affiliation, (c) preferred email address; and (d) home country. This author information will be made publicly available for all accepted submissions.


  • Accepted Short Papers, Abstracts, and Position Statements will be published and made permanently and freely available on the conference website for DC-2013 at « ».

Workshop Leadership—DC-SAM and RDA Representatives:

Jane Greenberg (Workshop PI & « Contact Person »)
Professor and Director, Metadata Research Center, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Alex Ball
Research Officer, Digital Curation Center, UK
Keith Jeffery
Keith G Jeffery Consultants, UK
Rebecca Koskela
Executive Director, DataONE DataNet, USA
Jian Qin
Associate Professor School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, USA

Workshop Advisory Committee:

Sandra Collins
Digital Repository of Ireland
Elena Feinstein
Dryad Repository, USA
Brigitte Jörg
CERIF National Co-ordinator, CASRAI UK Analyst/Co-ordinator, Jisc Innovation Support Center, UKOLN, University of Bath, Bath, UK
Johannes Keizer
Food and Agriculture Organization, Italy
John Kunze
California Digital Library, USA
José Merlo
Professor, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Eloy Rodrigues
University of Minho Documentation Services, Portugal
Robin Rice
EDINA and Data Library, University of Edinburgh
Naijla Rettberg
Göttingen State and University Library, Germany

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