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Subject: [ E-CFP ] Special Track on Metadata and Semantics for Agriculture, Food & Environment
From: <ioannis_(on)_athanasiadis.info>
Date received: 26 Jul 2012
Deadline: 03 Aug 2012
Start date: 28 Nov 2012






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EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Track on Metadata and Semantics for Agriculture, Food & Environment
6th International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR'12)
Cadiz, Spain, November 28-30, 2012
http://eco.logismi.co/events/mtsr2012/
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*** Paper submission deadline (EXTENDED): 3rd August 2012***


AIM & TOPICS

The 5th Edition of the Special Track on Metadata and Semantics for Agriculture, Food
& Environment is hosted as part of MTSR 2012, and aims to bring
together researchers and practitioners that are working on agricultural,
food-related and environmental knowledge production, organization, and exchange
from a Semantic Web perspective.

It aims to serve as a discussion forum where interested experts will present
the results of their work, and establish liaisons with other groups that are
working on related subjects. In addition, it aims to outline the rich potential
of these subjects as an application field for advanced metadata- and
semantic-driven systems and services.

Topics include but are not limited to contributions dealing with the following
issues in the context of agriculture, food & environment:

* Information standards and specifications
* Metadata schemas and application profiles
* Multilingual vocabularies, taxonomies, glossaries and thesauri
* Metadata generation, harvesting, and exchange
* Knowledge acquisition, elicitation and extraction
* Infrastructures, systems and services for knowledge organization
* Knowledge repositories and archives
* Ontology approaches, models, theories, and languages
* Ontology development, integration, lifecycle, and evaluation
* Management of large ontology-driven knowledge bases


SPECIAL SESSION CHAIRS

* Nikos Manouselis, Agro-Know Technologies (Greece)
* Ioannis Athanasiadis, Democritus University of Thrace (Greece)
* Johannes Keizer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Italy)


IMPORTANT DATES

3 August 2012: Paper submission (Springer LNCS style, PDF file submission)
1 September 2012: Acceptance notification
15 September 2012: Camera-ready, revised version of accepted papers
28-30 November 2012: MTSR'12 in Cadiz, Spain


SUBMISSIONS

Interested authors can submit either full papers (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages)
about complete or ongoing research. Papers should be original and not previously submitted 
to other venues. 

Submissions should be made through the Open Conference System installation that has been
set up for the Special Track, instead of the submission system of the main event:
http://open.logismi.co/ocs/index.php/agrosem/2012/author/submit


PUBLICATION

Springer will publish MTSR'12 accepted papers in the form a book in the CCIS Series. 
In addition, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of
their manuscripts for fast-track journal publication. 

The proceedings of the previous Special Track on Agricultural Metadata & Semantics for 
Agriculture, Food & Environment at MTSR'11 have been published in Vol.240 of the CCIS Series
(http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-642-24731-6). A Special Issue of the International
Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies has also resulted from this Track in the past:
http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticletoc.php?jcode=ijmso&year=2009&vol=4&issue=1/2


ABOUT MTSRí12

The 6th International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR'12)
will be hosted by the University of Cadiz, Spain from 28th to 30th of November 2012. 
It will take place at Aulario La Bomba, now named Edificio Constitucion de 1812 
after the bicentenary of the promulgation of the first Spanish Constitution, nicknamed La Pepa.

The beautiful and historical city of Cadiz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadiz) 
is the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the Iberian Peninsula and has been 
a principal home port of the Spanish Navy since the accession of the Spanish Bourbons 
in the 18th century. The city is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_Ancient_European_Towns_Network).

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.

See http://mtsr2012.uca.es for more details on travelling and accomodation.

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