Proposals for the following categories are welcome:
We also welcome proposals from doctoral students to our Doctoral Forum
This year's International Conference on Metadata will held from 14 to 17 September, 2020 in Ottawa, Canada.
For more than two decades, the Dublin Core™ community has supported researchers, educators, practitioners and developers in exchanging and sharing knowledge, project experience, and innovative ideas on metadata. Metadata is central in today's data-intensive, data-dependent, and data-driven environment. Trending fields such as linked (open) data, research data, new artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital humanities and open science depend on high-quality metadata to perform effectively. Metadata supports not only data management, conservation, and reuse but provides an invaluable source for analytics and knowledge discovery. The metadata community must rethink its practices to stay ahead of the next wave of developments in data-driven environments.
The DCMI 2020 conference embraces the spectrum of innovation in metadata research, applications, and analytics, with a special focus on challenges and opportunities of open data.
This year's conference will mark the 25th anniversary of the original Dublin Core™ workshop. We will both reflect on two and a half decades of innovations while looking ahead to future developments.
Since its first workshop in 1995, Dublin Core™ workshops and conferences have been a major venue for discussions both on existing practices and on opportunities for innovation. The conferences have drawn participants not only from universities, research institutions and LAMs (libraries, archives, and museums), but also from corporations and government agencies. Continuing the legacy of the Dublin Core™ conferences from the last two decades, the DCMI 2020 conference seeks inspirational submissions on innovative tools, practices, and solutions, while addressing theoretical, analytical, and empirical aspects of metadata.
Submissions in form of papers, reports, posters, panels, tutorials, workshops and demonstrations are welcome in the following broad categories of metadata design, deployment and best practices:
Full papers either describe innovative work in detail or provide critical, well-referenced overviews of key developments or good practices.
Short papers are narrower in scope than full papers and may be either a description of work in progress, or a project report concisely describing a specific model, application, or activity.
Panel sessions are organised by experts in a specific area of metadata. Each panel serves as a focused exchange regarding the latest research and/or best practice in the area.
Posters are an opportunity to present, share and exchange information about "work-in-progress" in innovation, implementation and best practices related to metadata. These posters are not peer-reviewed in order to maximise the possibility for the presenters to engage with attendees and receive feedback from leading researchers, consultants, and practitioners of the metadata community.
Workshops engage participants in active work to address one or more well-defined problems or issues. The style of workshops may vary depending on the organisers, and may include presentation/discussion-based or problem-solving-based activities.
Tutorials introduce specific topics of current interest in metadata practice, optionally including hands-on practice. Proposals for tutorials must include:
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