Metadata based on standards such as Dublin Core are a key component of information environments from scientific repositories to corporate intranets and from business and publishing to education and e-government.
DC-2005 – the fifth in a series of conferences previously held in Tokyo (2001), Florence (2002), Seattle (2003), and Shanghai (2004) – will examine the practicalities of maintaining and using controlled sets of terms (“vocabularies”) in the context of the Web.
DC-2005 aims at bringing together several distinct communities of vocabulary users:
These diverse communities share common problems, from the the use of identifiers for terms to practices for developing, maintaining, versioning, translating, and adapting standard vocabularies for specific local needs. Topics of particular relevance include:
The Program Committee would like to solicit contributions of the following types:
Paper submissions will be peer-reviewed by the program committee and published both in print and electronically in the conference proceedings. All accepted papers must be presented at the conference by at least one of their authors.
The official language of the conference is English, but we will provide simultaneous translation (English-Spanish) for keynotes, tutorials, and plenary sessions.