[OAI-general] DC-2001 in Tokyo, October 2001

Gauri Salokhe gauri@gmd.de
Mon, 21 May 2001 15:37:40 +0200



              International Conference on Dublin Core 
                  and Metadata Applications 2001


Date:       22 - 26 October 2001
Venue:      National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan
Sponsors:   National Institute of Informatics (NII, http://www.nii.ac.jp/)
            Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI, http://dublincore.org/)
            Japan Science and Technology Corporation 
            (JST, http://www.jst.go.jp/EN/)

Providing machine-understandable data on the Web has become a priority
not just for publishers and scientific communities, but for a wide
range of commercial ventures and services.  Resource discovery across a
diversity of services on the emerging Semantic Web is facilitated by
the use of shared metadata vocabularies such as the Dublin Core
Metadata Element Set.

The Dublin Core workshop series has provided a forum for international,
cross-disciplinary metadata development since 1995.  DC-2001, ninth in
this series, will include an international conference for the broader
metadata community with three principal missions:

-- to provide a forum to discuss further development of the Dublin Core
   and related metadata standards

-- to provide a forum to present and exchange new ideas about metadata
   and applications, not limited to Dublin Core, and

-- to provide tutorials on the creation, management, and use of
   metadata applications.

DC-2001 is the first event in the DC Workshop series to be hosted in
Asia and is also the first event to include conference and tutorial
tracks in addition to the workshop.

The Conference track of DC-2001 (Wednesday-Friday, 24-26 October)
invites submissions of papers in the following areas:

-- Conceptual models for metadata
-- Implementation of systems and tools for metadata applications
-- Surveys and case studies of metadata applications
-- Novel activities based on metadata
-- Interoperability among metadata systems
-- Relationships among various metadata standards

The Workshop track (Monday-Wednesday, 22-24 October), will feature
technical meetings of ongoing working groups of the Dublin Core
Metadata Initiative.  The agenda for the workshop track is under
development in DCMI Working Groups.  All active members of working
groups, and others who would like to become active, are invited to


  Paper Submission:             20 June 2001
  Acceptance Notification:      31 July 2001
  Camera-Ready Copy due:        7 September 2001

Paper Categories

  Regular Paper: 8-10 pages
  Short paper: 2-4 pages

  The "short paper" category will include not only research papers but
  also demonstrations of applications, implementation and activity

Author Guidelines

  Papers should be submitted via a Web form at
  http://www.nii.ac.jp/dc2001/ in PDF, the preferred format, or in
  Postscript. If necessary -- eg, because of special fonts -- printouts
  on paper are acceptable.  Authors should follow style guidelines
  posted at http://www.nii.ac.jp/dc2001/.  For information on the PDF
  format, please refer to http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/.

  All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the program committee and
  published both in print and electronically in the conference
  proceedings.  All accepted papers must be presented at the conference
  by at least one of their authors.

Special issue of JoDI

  Selected papers will be submitted for inclusion (with potential
  further review) in a special issue of the Journal of Digital
  Information (JoDI, http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/), a peer-reviewed
  electronic journal published on the Web. The intention is to publish
  this issue simultaneously with the conference proceedings.

Organization and chairs

  Conference General Chair: Jun Adachi (NII, Japan)
  Program Co-chairs:        Thomas Baker (GMD, Germany)
                            Shigeo Sugimoto (ULIS, Japan)
  Tutorial Chair:           Erik Jul (OCLC, USA)
  Local Arrangements Chair: Keizo Oyama (NII, Japan)