MTSR 2012
6th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference
28-30 November 2012 - Cádiz (Spain)

Special track on Metadata & Semantics for Cultural Collections & Applications

Part of the 6th International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR 2012), 28-30 November 2012 - Cadiz, Spain

Submission deadline: July 20th, 2012
Proceedings will be published in Springer CCIS series


Cultural heritage collections are essential knowledge infrastructures that provide a solid representation of the historical background of human communities, the development of their linguistic idioms and artistic expression, while they constitute important instruments for the social and ethnic cohesion.

The aim of this Special Track is to document the state-of-the-art in technologies and issues around cultural collections and back-end infrastructures. The objective is to generate a forum in which researchers and scientists that are working on relevant issues and applications to come together, meet and exchange ideas about the main open issues, so that more effective progress can be made in this area.


The papers in this special track should be original and of high quality, addressing issues in areas such as:

  • Cultural heritage metadata models and standards
  • Collection models and item - collection relationships representation
  • Collection - level metadata modeling and management
  • Ontologies and knowledge representation for the cultural heritage domain
  • Linked open data approaches for the cultural heritage domain
  • Composite content-discovery and management of components and interrelationships
  • Automated generation of metadata, especially for non-textual resources
  • Large volume content management - high resolution image data sets
  • 3D models-indexing, storage and retrieval approaches
  • Federation of repositories/data infrastructures
  • Integration of heterogeneous resources
  • Infrastructures for sharing content
  • Policy enforcement
  • Digital Curation workflows and models
  • Preservation metadata for cultural heritage digital objects
  • Metadata quality metrics
  • Case studies


Authors can submit either full papers (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages) in LNCS format.

More information on submission can be found at the MTSR 2012 call for papers web page.

The submitted papers will undergo the same peer review as the submissions for MTSR2011 and accepted contributions will be published in the MTSR proceedings (Springer CCIS series).


July 30th, 2012, July 20th, 2012: paper submission
September 1st, 2012: acceptance/rejection notification
September 15th, 2012: camera-ready papers due
November 28 - 30th, 2012: MTSR 2012


  • Manolis Gergatsoulis, Dept. Archives and Library Science, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece (
  • Carlo Meghini, Institute of Information Science and Technology "Alessandro Faedo", National Research Council of Italy (ISTI-CNR), Pisa, Italy (
  • Christos Papatheodorou, Dept. Archives and Library Science, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece and Digital Curation Unit, Institute for the Management of Information Systems, "Athena" Research Centre, Athens, Greece (


  • Costis Dallas, Panteion University and Digital Curation Unit, IMIS, Athena RC, Greece
  • Makx Dekkers, Independent consultant, Spain
  • Giuliana De Francesco, Cultural Heritage and Technical Assistance Division, Council of Europe
  • Stefan Gradmann, Humboldt University, Germany
  • Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Maria Emilia Masci, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy
  • Christian-Emile Ore, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Michalis Sfakakis, National Documentation Centre, Greece
  • Stephen Stead, Paveprime Ltd., UK
  • Chrisa Tsinaraki, Technical University of Crete, Greece
  • Douglas Tudhope, University of Glamorgan, UK