DC-2013

Sep 02 2013

DC-2013 will explore questions regarding the persistence, maintenance, and preservation of metadata and descriptive vocabularies. The need for stable representations and descriptions spans all sectors including cultural heritage and scientific data, eGovernment, finance and commerce.

On the web, data—and especially descriptive vocabularies—can change or vanish from one moment to the next.  Nonetheless, the web increasingly forms the ecosystem for our vocabularies and our data.  DC-2013 will bring together in Lisbon the community of metadata scholars and practitioners to engage in the exchange of knowledge and best practices in developing a sustainable metadata ecosystem.

A wide range of metadata topics will be touched on, including:

  • Metadata principles, guidelines, and best practices
  • Metadata quality (methods, tools, and practices)
  • Conceptual models and frameworks (e.g., RDF, DCAM, OAIS)
  • Application profiles
  • Metadata generation (methods, tools, and practices)
  • Metadata interoperability across domains, languages, time, structures, and scales
  • Cross-domain metadata uses (e.g., recordkeeping, preservation, curation, institutional repositories, publishing)
  • Domain metadata (e.g., for corporations, cultural memory institutions, education, government, and scientific fields)
  • Bibliographic standards (e.g., RDA, FRBR, subject headings) as Semantic Web vocabularies
  • Accessibility metadata
  • Metadata for scientific data, e-Science and grid applications
  • Social tagging and user participation in building metadata
  • Usage data (paradata/attention metadata)
  • Knowledge Organization Systems (e.g., ontologies, taxonomies, authority files, folksonomies, and thesauri) and Simple Knowledge Organization Systems (SKOS)
  • Ontology design and development
  • Integration of metadata and ontologies
  • Search engines and metadata
  • Linked data and the Semantic Web (metadata and applications)
  • Vocabulary registries and registry services.

 

Important Registration Deadlines:

  • 15 July 2013: Early online registration closes
  • 16 July–1 September 2013: Regular online registration
  • 2 September–6 September 2013: In person (in situ) registration.