MTSR 2012

6th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference

28-30 November 2012 - Cádiz (Spain)

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Special Track on
Metadata & Semantics for Open Access Repositories, Research Information Systems and Infrastructures


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.


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.


Topics include but are not limited to contributions dealing with the following issues:

Important dates


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.

If you haven't an EasyChair account yet, you'll be asked to create it before you can access the MTSR'12 page.


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).

Special Track Chairs

For your intention to submit a paper, or any other inquiry, contact the track chairs via email.

Special Track Program Committee

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.