FIRST IEEE METADATA CONFERENCE
16 - 18 April 1996
Silver Spring, Maryland
IEEE Mass Storage Systems and Technology Technical Committee
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Hughes Information Technology Corporation
The objectives of this conference are to (1) provide a forum to address metadata issues faced by the various communities including mass storage, data management, image and multimedia processing, and distributed computing, as well as managers of networked heterogeneous information servers, (2) bring the different communities together for technical interchange of ideas on common technologies related to metadata; (3) hear the various perspectives from the users as well as from the producers of metadata; and (4) facilitate the development and usage of metadata. We invite participants from academia, government, and industry to share ideas and experiences.
We are soliciting panel proposals, abstracts of papers of up to 500 words of ASCII text, and abstracts of electronic poster-demo presentations of up to 500 words of ASCII text.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
% What is Metadata? * Definition, Semantics % Metadata Modeling and Representation * Application specific models * Reference models, data models * Ontologies * Multimedia representation of metadata % Metadata Management * Creating, Updating, Maintaining metadata * Repositories for metadata management * Handling different data types, Security, Integrity, Quality * Distributed/centralized storage of metadata % Metadata Generation/Extraction * Automatic metadata generation/extraction * Data mining techniques for metadata extraction % Metadata Usage * Querying, Application development * Information system integration * Search tools % Metadata Standards * Survey of existing standards * Need for additional standards Previously published papers will not be considered. Panel proposals should describe the topic and intended audience, and provide a list of participants. Poster demonstration proposals should focus on presenting novel and interesting technical aspects of metadata research or development. Please send your submissions electronically including the name, address, phone number, and email of the contact author to: firstname.lastname@example.org For further information contact: Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham email@example.com Phone: 617-271-8873 Fax: 617-271-2352 or Dr. Ron Musick firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 510-424-5015 Fax: 510-422-8920 Important Dates: Deadline for paper abstract, poster-demo abstract, panel proposal submission: 10 December 1995 Acceptance/Rejection Notification: 25 January 1996 Final hard copies of the papers (4 - 6 pages) due: 27 March 1996 Proceedings will be published electronically. CONFERENCE COMMITTEE Robert Coyne (IBM) - Chair Joy Colucci (Hughes) - Vice Chair Erin Binder (NML) Merritt Jones (MITRE) Ben Kobler (NASA) Bernard O'Lear (NCAR) Chris Miller (NOAA) PROGRAM COMMITTEE Bhavani Thuraisingham (MITRE) - Chair Ron Musick (LLNL) - Vice Chair Gerald Barton (NOAA) Brian Boyle (NOVON) Rosemary Dakos (Hughes) Tom Karl (NOAA) Robert Kluttz (CMS) George Jamerson (NOAA) Ken McDonald (NASA) Ted Myer (NASA) Lola Olsen (NASA) Louiqa Raschid (U. of MD) Len Seligman (MITRE) Steven Shantzis (Hughes) Eric Simon (INRIA) Paul Singley (ORNL) Rick Steinheiser (ORD) Mark Whiting (PNL)