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Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Open Access Repositories, Research Information Systems and Infrastructures (http://mtsr2012.uca.es/track_open_access.php) Part of the Sixth International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR’12) 28-30 November 2012 – Cádiz, Spain (http://mtsr2012.uca.es/)

IMPORTANT DATES
•  20 July 2012: Paper submission (PDF File formatted in Springer LNCS style)
•  1 September 2012: Acceptance (or rejection) notification
•  15 September 2012: Camera-ready, revised version of accepted papers
•  28-30 November 2012: MTSR’12 at University of Cadiz

AIM
The aim of the Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Open Access Repositories, Research Information Systems and Infrastructures is to serve as a discussion forum for experts to present recent results and experiences, establish liaisons with other groups, and reflect on the state-of-the-art of metadata and semantic aspects of open access repositories, research information systems and data management in research infrastructures.

SCOPE
Handling metadata and semantics is an issue of increasing significance in open access repositories and research information systems (the commonly known as CRIS). Furthermore, research infrastructures of various disciplines need to manage vast amount of data sets that are produced on a daily basis and need rich and high quality metadata to assist in storing, discovering, processing, preserving and re-using them.

Taming the complexity of metadata and semantics in open access repositories, CRIS and research infrastructures is a major challenge and the subject of intense ongoing activities worldwide. The impact of these efforts can be very significant, including aspects like semantic interoperability among systems, reduced cost of information exchange and integration, availability of advanced mechanisms for discovery, navigation and preservation, wide re-use of data and services across disciplines and availability of high quality, reliable value-added services.

SUBMISSIONS
Interested authors can submit either full papers (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages) reporting on either mature or ongoing research.

Papers should be original and not previously submitted to other venues. Submission will be available through the EasyChair submission system https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=mtsr2012.
If you haven’t an EasyChair account yet, you’ll be asked to create it before you can access the MTSR’12 page.

SELECTION OF BEST PAPERS TO BE INCLUDED IN:
The submissions to the Special Track will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published in the book of MTSR’12 proceedings by Springer (CCIS Series http://www.springer.com/computer?SGWID=0-146-6-466612-0).

ABOUT MTSR’12
The 6th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR’12) will be hosted by the University of Cadiz in Spain from 28th to 30th November, 2012. MTSR’12 targets researchers and practitioners from the fields of metadata and semantics research as well as applications of the semantic web and related technologies.