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DCMI 2020 International Conference on Metadata

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Call for Participation

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:

  • Metadata principles, guidelines, and best practices
  • Curation, governance, and sustainability
  • Conceptual models and frameworks
  • Lessons from implementation
  • Interoperability and harmonisation
  • Metadata quality and validation
  • Metadata workflows, transformations, and integration
  • Metadata for research data
  • The role of metadata for AI, analytics and knowledge discovery
  • The role of metadata in supporting digital humanities.

 

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: April 13, 2020
  • Author Notification: 22 June 2020
  • Final Copy: 13 July 2020
Date and Hour
14 September 2020 17 September 2020
Venue
Carleton University,
Ottawa, Canada

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