MTSR 2015: 9th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference Programme


 Wednesday, 9th September 2015

Venue: Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

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09:00 – 09:50 Registration - Conference Room
  Lecture Theater - LT5
  Chairs : R. J. Hartley, Emmanouel Garoufallou
09:50 – 10:10 Conference Welcome and Introductions

General Session

Ontology evolution, engineering, and frameworks

10:10 – 10:30

An Orchestration Framework for Linguistic Task Ontologies

Chavula, Catherine and C. Maria Keet

10:30 – 10:50

On the Preservation of Evolving Digital Content – The Continuum Approach and Relevant Metadata Models

Lagos, Nikolaos, Simon Waddington and Jean-Yves Vion-Dury

10:50 – 11:10

Challenges for Ontological Engineering in the Humanities - A Case Study of Philosophy

Garbacz, Pawel

11:10 – 11:30

Threshold Determination and Engaging Materials Scientists in Ontology Design

Greenberg, Jane, Yue Zhang, Adrian Ogletree and Garritt Tucker

11:30 – 11:50

What are information security ontologies useful for?

Sicilia, Miguel-Angel, Elena Garcia-Barriocanal, Javier Bermejo and Salvador Sanchez-Alonso

11:50 – 12:00 Questions
12:00 – 12:30 Coffee break – Refreshments
  Chairs : TBA

General Session

Data Analysis , Reuse and Visualization

12:30 – 12:50

Majority voting Re-ranking algorithm for content based image retrieval

Mosbah, Mawloud and Bachir Boucheham

12:50 – 13:10

Narrative Analysis for HyperGraph Ontology of Movies Using Plot Units

Biddala, Sandeep Reddy and Navjyoti Singh

13:10 – 13:20

Resource Classification as the Basis for a Visualization Pipeline in LOD Scenarios (Poster Presentation)

Peña, Oscar, Unai Aguilera and Diego López-De-Ipiña


V2P2 repository, sharing open agricultural data (Poster)

Abbà, Simona, Anna Perin, Giancarlo Birello, Marta Vallino and Piero Caciagli

13:20 – 13:30 Questions
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch break
  Chairs : TBA

General Session

Semantic Web and Metadata Extraction, Modelling, Interoperability and Exploratory Search

14:30 – 14:50

Interoperable multimedia annotation and retrieval for the tourism sector

Chatzitoulousis, Antonios, Pavlos Efraimidis and Ioannis N. Athanasiadis

14:50 – 15:10

Species Identification through Preference-enriched Faceted Search

Tzitzikas, Yannis, Nicolas Bailly, Panagiotis Papadakos, Nikos Minadakis and George Nikitakis

15:10 – 15:30

Discovering the Topical Evolution of the Digital Library Evaluation Community

Papachristopoulos, Leonidas, Nikos Kleidis, Michalis Sfakakis, Giannis Tsakonas and Christos Papatheodorou

15:30 – 15:50

Application of Metadata Standards for Interoperability between Species Distribution Models

Cleverton Borba and Pedro L. P. Corrêa

15:50 – 16:00 Questions
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break – Refreshments
  Chairs : R. J. Hartley, Miguel-Angel Sicilia, Emmanouel Garoufallou

Τrack on

European and National Projects

16:30 – 16:50

Standardizing NDT & E techniques and conservation metadata for cultural artifacts

Kouis, Dimitris, Evgenia Vassilakaki, Eftichia Vraimaki, Eleni Cheilakou, Amani Christiana Saint, Evangelos Sakkopoulos, Emmanouil Viennas, Erion-Vasilis Pikoulis, Nikolaos Achilleopoulos, Spiros Zervos, Giorgos Giannakopoulos, Daphne Kyriaki-Manessi, Athanasios Tsakalidis, Maria Koui and Nikolaos Nodarakis

16:50 – 17:00

ALIADA: an open source tool to easily publish Linked Data from libraries and museums (Poster Presentation)

Gareta, Cristina

17:00 – 17:10 Questions

Thursday, 10th September 2015

  Lecture Theater - LT5
  Chairs : R. J. Hartley, Emmanouel Garoufallou, Panorea Gaitanou
10:00 - 11:00 Keynote - Carole Anne Goble: “Research Objects: the why, what, and how"
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break – Refreshments
  Chairs : Imma Subirats, Nikos Houssos

Τrack on Metadata & Semantics for

Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures

1st Session

11:30 – 11:50

Mapping Large Scale Research Metadata to Linked Data: A Performance Comparison of HBase, CSV and XML

Vahdati, Sahar, Farah Karim, Jyun-Yao Huang and Christoph Lange

11:50 – 12:10

Contextual and Provenance Metadata in the Oxford Research Archive (ORA)       

Jones, Tanya Gray, Lucie Burgess, Neil Jefferies, Anusha Ranganathan and Sally Rumsey

12:10 – 12:30

Labman: a Research Information System to Foster Insight Discovery Through Visualizations

Peña, Oscar, Unai Aguilera, Aitor Almeida and Diego López-De-Ipiña

12:30 – 12:50

Repositories for Open Science: The SciRepo Reference Model

Assante, Massimiliano, Leonardo Candela, Donatella Castelli, Paolo Manghi and Pasquale Pagano

12:50 – 13:00 Questions
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
  Chairs : Imma Subirats, Nikos Houssos

Τrack on Metadata & Semantics for

Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures

2nd Session

14:00 – 14:20

On-demand integration and linking of Open Data information

Lopes, Nuno, Martin Stephenson, Vanessa Lopez, Pierpaolo Tommasi and Pól Mac Aonghusa

14:20 – 14:40

On Bridging Data Centers and Publishers: the Data-Literature Interlinking Service

Burton, Adrian, Hylke Koers, Paolo Manghi, Sandro La Bruzzo, Amir Aryani, Michael Diepenbroek and Uwe Schindler

14:40 – 15:00

Historical Records and Digitization Factors in Biodiversity Communities of Practice

Khoo, Michael and Gary Rosenberg

15:00 – 15:20

Ontologies for research data description: a design process applied to vehicle simulation

Aguiar Castro, João, Deborah Perrotta, Ricardo Amorim, João Rocha Da Silva and Cristina Ribeiro

15:20 – 15:30 Questions
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break – Refreshments
  Lecture Theater - LT5
Conference Room - LT4
  Chairs : Juliette Dibie, Liliana Ibanescu Chair : Michalis Sfakakis

Track on Metadata and Semantics

for Agriculture, Food & Environment (AgroSEM'15)

Track on Metadata & Semantics

for Cultural Collections & Applications

16:00 – 16:20

Setting up a Global Linked Data Catalog of Datasets for Agriculture

Pesce, Valeria, Ajit Maru, Phil Archer, Thembani Malapela and Johannes Keizer

Aggregating Cultural Heritage Data for Research Use: The Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI)

Verhoeven, Deb and Toby Burrows

16:20 – 16:40

Improving access to big data in agriculture and forestry using semantic technologies

Lokers, Rob, Yke van Randen, Rob Knapen, Stephan Gaubitzer, Sergey Zudin and Sander Janssen

Historical Context Ontology (HiCO): a conceptual model for describing context information of cultural heritage objects

Daquino, Marilena and Francesca Tomasi

16:40 – 17:00

A semantic mediator for handling heterogeneity of spatio-temporal environment data

Tran, Ba Huy, Alain Bouju, Christine Plumejeaud-Perreau and Vincent Bretagnolle

17:00 – 17:20

Ontology Evolution for Experimental Data in Food

Rim Touhami, Patrice Buche, Juliette Dibie and Liliana Ibanescu

17:20 – 17:40

Graph Patterns as representation of rules extracted from decision trees for coffee rust detection

Lasso, Emmanuel, Thiago Toshiyuki Thamada, Carlos Alberto Alves Meira and Juan Carlos Corrales

17:40 – 17:50 Questions  

Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner will take place at the Oxnoble

Friday, 11th September 2015

  Lecture Theater - LT5
  Chairs :  Frances Johnson, Jillian Griffiths 

Track on Digital Libraries, Information Retrieval, Linked & Social Data

Data Quality and Evaluation Studies

10:00 – 10:20

Evaluating Metadata in Research Data Repositories: the DC.Subject element

Rousidis, Dimitris, Emmanouel Garoufallou, Panos Balatsoukas and Miguel-Angel Sicilia

10:20 – 10:40

Software Applications Ecosystem for Authority Control

Tabares-Martín, Leandro, Félix Fernández-Peña, Amed Leiva-Mederos, Marc Goovaerts, Dailién Calzadilla-Reyes and Wilbert Ruano-Alvarez

10:40 – 11:00

Digital Libraries Evaluation: Measuring Europeana’s Usability

Dani, Anxhela, Chrysanthi Chatzopoulou, Rania Siatri, Fotis Mystakopoulos, Stavroula Antonopoulou, Evaggelia Katrinaki and Emmanouel Garoufallou

11:00 – 11:20

Usability testing of an annotation tool in a Cultural Heritage context

Hoff, Karoline and Michael Preminger

11:20 – 11:50 Coffee break – Refreshments
11:50 – 12:10

An exploration of users' needs for multilingual information retrieval and access

Vassilakaki, Evgenia, Emmanouel Garoufallou, Frances Johnson and R. J. Hartley

12:10 – 12:20 Questions
  Chairs : Emmanouel Garoufallou, Rania Siatri

Track on Digital Libraries, Information Retrieval, Linked & Social Data

Models, Frameworks and Applications

12:20 – 12:40

RDA Element Sets and RDA Value Vocabularies: Vocabularies for Resource Description in the Semantic Web

Assumpção, Fabrício Silva, José Eduardo Santarem Segundo and Plácida Leopoldina Ventura Amorim Da Costa Santos

12:40 – 13:00

Metadata for Scientific Audiovisual Media: Current Practices and Perspectives of the TIB|AV-Portal

Strobel, Sven and Paloma Marín Arraiza

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:20

Metadata Interoperability and Ingestion of Learning Resources into a Modern LMS

Kalou, Aikaterini, Dimitrios Koutsomitropoulos and Georgia Solomou

14:20 – 14:40

Clustering Learning Objects for Improving their Recommendation via Collaborative Filtering Algorithms

Dos Santos, Henrique Lemos, Cristian Cechinel, Ricardo Matsumura Araújo and Miguel-Ángel Sicilia

14:40 – 15:00

Conceptualization of Personalized Privacy Preserving Algorithms

Usenmez, Buket and Ozgu Can

15:00 - 15:20

An Expert System for Water Quality Monitoring based on Ontology (GS – Semantic Web)

Jajaga, Edmond, Lule Ahmedi and Figene Ahmedi

15:20 – 15:30 Questions
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break – Refreshments
16:00 – 16:15 Final remarks – Closing ceremony
16:15 – 17:00 Close session



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