MTSR 2013
7th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference
19-22 November 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece

Special track on Metadata & Semantics for Cultural Collections & Applications

Part of the 7th International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR 2013), 19-22 November 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece

Submission deadline: June 20th, 2013
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
  • 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). Submitted papers have to follow the LNCS proceedings formatting style and guidelines.

The submitted papers will undergo the same peer review as the submissions for MTSR 2013 and accepted contributions will be published in the MTSR 2013 proceedings (Springer CCIS series). Authors of accepted papers will be asked to register to the Conference and present their work.

Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended and revised versions of their papers for possible publication in selected international journals, including the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience), and Program: Electronic library and information systems (Emerald) (list incomplete).

More information on submission can be found at the MTSR 2013 call for papers web page.


June 20th, 2013: paper submission
July 30th, 2013: acceptance/rejection notification
August 20th, 2013: camera-ready papers due
November 19 - 22th, 2013: MTSR 2013


  • Manolis Gergatsoulis, Dept. Archives and Library Science, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece (


  • Lina Bountouri, General State Archives, Greece
  • Makx Dekkers, Independent consultant, Spain
  • Giuliana De Francesco, Cultural Heritage and Technical Assistance Division, Council of Europe
  • Stefan Gradmann, Leuven University, Belgium
  • Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Irene Lourdi, Libraries Computer Centre, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Maria Emilia Masci, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy
  • Carlo Meghini, National Research Council of Italy (ISTI-CNR), Italy
  • Christos Papatheodorou, Ionian University and Digital Curation Unit, IMIS, Athena RC, Greece
  • Michalis Sfakakis, National Documentation Centre, Greece
  • Stephen Stead, Paveprime Ltd., UK
  • Chrisa Tsinaraki, Technical University of Crete, Greece
  • Douglas Tudhope, University of Glamorgan, UK