Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Agriculture, Food & Environment (AgroSEM'18)

http://www.mtsr-conf.org/index.php/tracks

The 12th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'18)
will be held at Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, Cyprus between
October 23rd – 26th, 2018

 

Aim and Scope

The 11th Edition of the Special Track on Metadata and Semantics for Agriculture, Food & Environment (AgroSEM’18) is hosted as part of MTSR 2018. This track aims to bring together researchers and practitioners that are dealing with theoretical, methodological, experimental and application-oriented aspects of knowledge engineering, applied to agriculture, food and environment. It aims to serve as a discussion forum where researchers and 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

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 representation, acquisition, elicitation and extraction
  • Knowledge integration, semantic annotation
  • Semantic Web, Linked Open Data, Linked Open Vocabularies
  • Infrastructures, systems and services for knowledge organization
  • Knowledge repositories and archives
  • Ontology approaches, models, theories, and languages
  • Ontology development, integration, lifecycle (construction, alignment, evolution …), and evaluation
  • Management of large ontology-driven knowledge bases

 

Important Dates

  • July 1st, 2018: New Submission deadline (Full and Short papers)
  • July 1st, 2018: New Submission deadline (Posters, Workshops, Tutorials, Demos and Panels)
  • July 27th, 2018: Notification of decision
  • August 24th, 2018: Camera-ready papers due

23rd – 26th October 2018, Conference at Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

 

Submission procedure

The following types of submissions are invited:

  • Full papers (12 pages, CCIS format) reporting completed research
  • Short papers (6 pages, CCIS format) presenting ongoing or preliminary research
  • Posters (4 pages)
  • Proposals for Tutorials, Workshops, Demos and Panels (1-3 pages providing a description)

Submissions should be original and not previously submitted, published and under review to other Conferences or Journals. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity following a double-blind peer review process. Submissions associated by any MTSR member (e.g. Chairs and PC members of MTSR or any of its Tracks) will follow a double-blind peer review process by an independent review committee.

Submitted papers have to follow the LNCS proceedings formatting style and guidelines. Authors of accepted papers will be asked to register to the Conference and present their work in the form of either oral presentation or poster presentation. The Conferencewelcomes Workshops and Tutorial on any issues concerning the main themes of MTSR such as metadata, ontologies, semantic Web, knowledge management, software engineering and digital libraries. Interested authors can submit to EasyChairhttps://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mtsr2018

 

Conference Proceedings

Proceedings will be published by Springer in CCIS Vol. 846 (Communications in Computer and Information Science) book series (http://www.springer.com/series/7899). CCIS is abstracted/indexed in Scopus, SCImago, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, DBLP, Google Scholar. CCIS volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings.

 

Other Publication Opportunities

Selected papers might be considered for a revised and extended version to be published in a range of international journals, including the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience) (http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ind/ijmso) and Program (Emerald) (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/prog), currently published as Data Technologies and Applications .

 

Awards

There are two types of awards: the Best paper award and the Best student paper award, both sponsored by euroCRIS (http://www.eurocris.org/).

  • Best paper award: This award will be presented to the authors of the best full research paper submitted and presented to the conference.
  • Best student paper award: MTSR sponsors a paper competition to recognize excellence in a conference paper contribution whose primary author is a student (normally at a PhD or MRes level). The student is required to present the paper at the MTSR 2018 conference. Submissions are evaluated on their originality, scientific merits, structure, and clarity of composition.

 

Special Track Chairs

Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcala, Spain

 

Honorary Track Chair

Juliette Dibie, AgroParisTech & INRA, France

Liliana Ibanescu, AgroParisTech & INRA, France

 

Program Committee (TBC)

  • Ioannis Athanasiadis, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Patrice Buche, INRA, France
  • Caterina Caracciolo, FAO of the United Nations, Italy
  • Johannes Keizer, FAO of the United Nations, Italy
  • Stasinos Konstantopoulos, NCSR “Demokritos”, Greece
  • Claire Nédellec, INRA, France
  • Armando Stellato, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
  • Maguelonne Teisseire, Irstea Montpellier, France
  • Jan Top, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, The Netherlands
  • Robert Trypuz, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
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Co-organized by

 

Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication
University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

 
School of Information
School of Information
 
Marconi University
 
Georg Eckert Institute
 
Department of Library Science and Information Systems
Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki

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Previous Conferences & Proceedings

Proceedings have been published in the Springer's CCIS (Communications in Computer and Information Science) Series in previous events