Aims and Scope

Contributions are welcome on every topic related to Metadata and their relationships with Ontologies, Semantic Web, Knowledge Management and Software Engineering, such as

I. Foundations

    Typology of metadata and metadata uses.

  The value and cost of metadata.

    Quality evaluation in the use of Metadata.
    Metadata reusability.

II. Languages and Frameworks for the Management of Metadata

    SGML, XML, UML in theory and practice.
    Languages and Frameworks for Ontology Management.
    Metadata and the Semantic Web.
    Metadata and Knowledge Management.
    Metadata and Software Engineering.
    Metadata application of Semantic Web technologies.
    Ontologies and Ontology-based Knowledge Management Systems.
III. Case Studies  
    Metadata for librarianship, management of historical archives and archeological   research.
    Metadata for the design of innovative products and processes.
    Metadata for health, biological and clinical information management.
    Metadata in finance, tourism and public administrations.
    Metadata in industry and in education.
IV. Technological Issues  
    Technologies for Metadata storage.
    Technologies for Metadata integration.
    Technologies for Metadata extraction and navigation.

  Technologies for Learning Objects management.



Interested authors can submit either full papers (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages) about complete or ongoing researches respectively. Papers should be original and not previously submitted to other Conference or Journals. Submission will be available through the EasyChair submission system: if you haven't an EasyChair account yet, you'll be asked to create it before you can access the MTSR09 page.  

The main Conference will be preceeded by a Workshop Day that aims at presenting new frontiers and on-going researches in the Matadata and Semantic Research fields. 

Springer will publish accepted papers in the form a book in the CCIS Series. In addition, best papers will be selected for publishing revised versions at several International Journals covering the diversity of topics, like the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies and The Electronic Library.

Important Dates

Authors should manifest their intention to submit a paper by means of a short abstract no later than December 15th (ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOT MANDATORY!!). Papers no longer than 12 pages in the Springer LNCS style should be submitted in the PDF format.

Authors of accepted papers will be asked to register to the Conference and present their work in the form of either oral presentation or poster presentation.

2008, December 15th - ABSTRACT IS NOT MANDATORY: title and abstract (500 words) submission

NEW DEADLINE!! 2009, MARCH 15th: paper submission

NEW DEADLINE !! 2009, May 5th: acceptance/rejection notification

NEW DEADLINE !! 2009, June 14th: camera-ready papers due

2009, September 30th: MTSR'09 Workshops in Milan - CANCELLED !!

2009, October 1st-2nd: MTSR'09 in Milan


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