The DCMI Localization and Internationalization Working Group (DCMI L&I) is planning a special session on September 13 at DC-2005 in Madrid. It is planned that the session will be in two parts. The first part will be a presentation session to exchange ideas and experiences from local and/or domain specific communities and share them with the global community. The second part of the session will be dedicated to questions and discussion arising from the presentations.
This email is an offer to all DC-2005 participants to present a short paper at the DCMI L&I special session about their local and/or domain specific activities. Topics can include metadata centric research & development activities for regional and cultural resources; technologies and concepts for localization and internationalization of DC, and so forth. See "Open Issues" for more ideas. The presentation at the meeting can be up to 15 minutes long.
Last year the Journal of Internet Cataloguing was interested in publishing papers from the presentations at the 2004 DCMI L&I Working Group Meeting and we have been unable to complete this work for various reasons. This year the Co-chairs - Shigeo Sugimoto and Karen Rollitt – are offering an early invitation to you to optionally submit a paper for the presentation that you will present at the 2005 DCMI L&I Special Session. The paper can be approximately 1500 words.