MTSR 2016: 10th Anniversary Metadata and Semantics Research Conference

The MTSR Conference 2016 takes place at the Historical Building of Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen). 

Tuesday 22nd November 2016





(Registration: Historisches Gebäude - Papendiek 14, 37073 Göttingen)



Digital Humanities and Digital Curation (DHC)

Alfred-Hessel Saal (AHS) - Historisches Gebäude, 1. Floor (Papendiek 14, 37073 Göttingen)


 In the 1st edition of the workshop we want to focus on the integration notions of metadata and semantic research into digital humanities and digital curation. By allocating the workshop to the 10th conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR 2016), we believe that the workshop would gain a new audience and insight to how semantic technologies are used.


In the scope of the DHC workshop, we see the need of discussing the role of semantics and metadata in combination with the personalization and adaptation of information and knowledge. The aim of the DHC Workshop is to invite the community to a discussion in which we will try to find new creative ways to handle semantic technologies in cultural heritage, especially in digital humanities and digital curation. Furthermore, DHC aims at improving the exchange of ideas between different communities involved in research concerning, among other history, educational science, digital humantities, visualization, machine learning, information retrieval, data mining, hci, etc. The workshop is especially intended for researchers working on multidisciplinary tasks who want to discuss problems and synergies.



COAR Controlled Vocabularies: Improving consistency of repository metadata

Coordinated by Jochen Schirrwagen (Bielefeld University)

Heyne Haus 

 Controlled Vocabularies are one of the semantic glues that binds open access repositories and scholarly communication infrastructures together. They offer great benefit to the community, because they ensure interoperability between repositories and repository content, and facilitate greater discovery, tracking and re-use of research materials. Faced with recurring issues in repository metadata the workshop will discuss the need of an agreed set of controlled vocabularies in bibliographic metadata. Examples include vocabularies on resource types, access rights, version and date types. They are being developed through the use of semantic products and standards and are the work of the COAR Interest Group on "Controlled Vocabularies for Repository Assets", established in 2014.



VocBench 3 Day

Coordinated by Armando Stellato (University of Rome Tor Vergata), Christine Laaboudi (Publications Office of the European Union)

Schlözer-Zimmer - Historisches Gebäude, 2. Floor (Papendiek 14, 37073 Göttingen)

Funded by the ISA program of the EU, VocBench 3 (aka VB3) is an effort to develop a platform for collaborative editing of OWL ontologies, SKOS and SKOSXL thesauri, and other datasets based on information models of the RDF family, with particular emphasis on collaboration and multilingualism. 

The objective of the VB3 day is to bring together existing stakeholders and new interested users, expose the roadmap which has been laid down for the project, detailing established modeling and technological choices, show a first demo of the system and gather further precious feedback for the future of the platform.  The meeting will also represent a networking event for people and organizations developing thesauri and ontologies, allowing them to share their knowledge and experiences, and an occasion for asking to the VocBench team questions related to modeling thesauri/ontology, and how to implement different modeling solutions in VocBench.



GACS, Global Agricultural Concept Scheme, Working Meeting

Coordinated by Caterina Caracciolo (FAO of the United Nations)

Heyne Haus 


The workshop aims at discussing the future of the Global Agricultural Concept Scheme (GACS). The GACS working group, formed by CABI, FAO and NAL, delivered its first output, open to community feedback, in May 2016. Now it is time to think of its next phase. Participants in the GACS WG as well as other partners and individuals interested in data interoperability in agriculture are invited to participate in this workshop and discuss proposals on what direction GACS should take in the future.

More details about the workshops


The Workshops are free of charge. Register here




Wednesday, 23rd November 2016



Registration - Conference Room


Conference Room: Alfred Hessel Hall (Alfred-Hessel-Saal, AHS), Room 1.201


Conference Welcome by

Wolfram Horstmann

University Librarian, Göttingen State and University Library

Emmanouel Garoufallou

Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece



Keynote Speaker. lemon: a lexicon model for ontologies by Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano

Chaired by Armando Stellato



Coffee break – Refreshments


General Session. Semantic Data Management, Big Data, Scalability

Chaired by Armando Stellato



Sharing Linked Open Data over peer-to-peer distributed file systems: the case of IPFS

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



MORe : A micro-service oriented aggregator

Dimitris Gavrilis, Vangelis Nomikos, Konstantinos Kravvaritis, Stavros Angelis, Christos Papatheodorou and Panos Constantopoulos



Linkset Quality Assessment for the thesaurus framework LusTRE

Riccardo Albertoni, Monica De Martino and Paola Podestà



Lunch break


Conference Room: Alfred Hessel Hall (Alfred-Hessel-Saal, AHS), Room 1.201

Conference Room: Lecture Room (Vortragsraum, VR), Room: 1.207


Track on Cultural Collections & Applications

Chaired by Michalis Sfakakis


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

Chaired by R. J. Hartley and Rania Siatri


Rich Semantics for Interactive 3D Models of Cultural Artifacts

Leslie F. Sikos

Enabling Multilingual Search through Controlled Vocabularies: the AGRIS Approach

Fabrizio Celli and Johannes Keizer



Challenges of Mapping Digital Collections Metadata to Working with CONTENTdm

Patricia Lampron, Jeff Mixter and Myung-Ja K. Han


Exploring Term Networks for Semantic Search over RDF Knowledge Graphs

Edgard Marx, Konrad Höffner, Saeedeh Shekarpour, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, Jens Lehmann and Sören Auer


Finding user need patterns in the world of complex semantic cultural heritage data

Maliheh Farrokhnia and Trond Aalberg

Development of a Classification Server to support metadata harmonization in a long term Preservation System

Sandor Kopacsi, José Luis Preza and Rastislav Hudak



Mapping the hierarchy of EAD to VRA Core 4.0 through CIDOC CRM

Panorea Gaitanou, Manolis Gergatsoulis, Dimitrios Spanoudakis, Lina Bountouri and Christos Papatheodorou


Enriching Scientific Publications from LOD Repositories through Word Embeddings Approach

Arben Hajra and Klaus Tochtermann


Coffee break – Refreshments


Linking Named Entities in Dutch Historical Newspapers

Theo van Veen, Juliette Lonij and Willem Jan Faber


MusicWeb: music discovery with open linked semantic metadata

Alo Allik, Mariano Mora-Mcginity, György Fazekas and Mark Sandler


Exploring Audiovisual Archives through Aligned Thesauri

Victor de Boer, Matthias Priem, Michiel Hildebrand, Nico Verplancke, Arjen de Vries and Johan Oomen


Highlighting timely information in libraries through social and semantic web technologies

Konstantinos Kyprianos, Ioannis Papadakis and Apostolos Karalis


Natural History in Europeana. Accessing Scientific Collection Objects via LOD

Jörg Holetschek, Gisela Baumann, Gerda Koch and Walter G. Berendsohn




Self-paid dinner



Thursday, 24th November 2016





Conference Room: Alfred Hessel Hall (Alfred-Hessel-Saal, AHS), Room: 1.201


General Session. Synthesis of Semantic Models

Chaired by Chrysi Tsinaraki



Semantically Enhanced Virtual Learning Environments Using Sunflower

Daniel Elenius, Grit Denker and Minyoung Kim



Enriching Preferences Using DBpedia and Wordnet

Okan Bursa, Ozgu Can, Emine Sezer and Murat Osman Ünalır



RDF Data in Property Graph Model

Dominik Tomaszuk



Keynote Speaker. 18 years of engagement for metadata and semantics in agriculture: was it worth the effort? by Johannes Keizer


Coffee break – Refreshments


General Session. Information Extraction and Retrieval

Chaired by Trond Aalberg



GaiusT 2.0: Evolution of a framework for annotating legal documents

Nicola Zeni, Luisa Mich and John Mylopoulos



Knowledge extraction from audio content service providers' API descriptions

Damir Juric and György Fazekas



Association rule mining with context ontologies: An application to mobile sensing of water quality

Eliot Bytyçi, Lule Ahmedi and Arianit Kurti



Lunch break


Conference Room: Alfred Hessel Hall (Alfred-Hessel-Saal, AHS), Room: 1.201


Track on Metadata and Semantics for Agriculture, Food & Environment (AgroSEM'16)

Chaired by Liliana Ibanescu and Juliette Dibie



Panel on "Semantics to enable sharing and interoperability of data in agriculture.

What do we need?"

Chaired by Sophie Aubin and Caterina Caracciolo

Panellist: Anne Toulet, Armando Stellato, Catherine Roussey, Christian Pichot, Elizabeth Arnaud, Ferdinando Villa and Johannes Keizer



Arguing about end-of-life of packagings: Preferences to the Rescue

Bruno Yun, Pierre Bisquert, Patrice Buche and Madalina Croitoru



Coffee break – Refreshments


PO2 - A Process and Observation Ontology in Food Science. Application to Dairy Gels

Liliana Ibanescu, Juliette Dibie-Barthelemy, Stéphane Dervaux, Elisabeth Guichard and Joe Raad



A Datalog+/- Domain-Specific Durum Wheat Knowledge Base

Abdallah Arioua, Madalina Croitoru and Patrice Buche



Machine-understandable and processable representation of UNECE standards for meat. Bovine Meat - Carcases and Cuts case study

Robert Trypuz, Piotr Kulicki, Przemysław Grądzki, Rafał Trójczak and Jerzy Wierzbicki



Conference Dinner at Planea



Friday, 25th November 2016



Conference Room: Alfred Hessel Hall (Alfred-Hessel-Saal, AHS), Room: 1.201


Track on Metadata & Semantics for Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures

Chaired by Nikos Houssos and Imma Subirats



WDFed: Exploiting Big Data on the Web using Metadata and RESTful APIs

Xin Wang, Thanassis Tiropanis and Ramine Tinati



The Metadata Ecosystem of DataID

Markus Freudenberg, Dimitris Kontokostas, Martin Brümmer,Jessika Rücknagel, Thomas Eckart and Sebastian Hellmann



End-to-end research data management workflows: A case study with Dendro and EUDAT

Fábio Silva, Ricardo Amorim, Joao Castro, João Rocha Da Silva and Cristina Ribeiro



GACS Core: Creation of a Global Agricultural Concept Scheme

Tom Baker, Caterina Caracciolo, Anton Doroszenko, Lori Finch, Osma Suominen and Sujata Suri



DSCrank: A method for selection and ranking of datasets

Maria Claudia Cavalcanti, Yasmmin Martins and Fabio Mota



Metadata management in an interdisciplinary, project-specific data repository: a case study from earth sciences

Constanze Curdt



Coffee break – Refreshments


Poster session


  1. Towards a Multidisciplinary Data Infrastructure: The JRC Case. Anders Friis-Christensen, Andrea Perego, Chrisa Tsinaraki, Lorenzino Vaccari and Lukasz Ziemba

  1. Transforming the library catalog metadata for a semantic-driven search applications in the National Library of Poland. Marta Cichoń

  1. Reasonable Graph: A Knowledge Repositories Management Framework. Kostas Maistrelis, Simos Leonidakos, Vasilis Spyropoulos, Nikos Papazis, Pantelis Brattis and Thanos Kyritsis

  1. Pleade: a turnkey solution for building digital heritage portal. Modou Dia and Jean-Luc Arvers

  1. The Expression of Uncertainty in Cultural Heritage Metadata. Dean Seeman

  1. Schemes for describing authorities from web and LAM communities: an equivalence table. Fernanda Garzón-Farinós, Fernanda Peset, María Ayala-Gascón, Consol García and José María Lajara-Romance

  1. A Meta-Consent Model for Personalized Data Privacy. Emre Olca and Ozgu Can



Lunch break


Panel discussion: Bridging the past, present and future of metadata, data and semantic technologies

Chaired by Wolfram Horstmann and Emmanouel Garoufallou

Panellists: Miguel-Angel Sicilia, Armando Stellato, Michalis Sfakakis, Liliana Ibanescu and Nikos Houssos



Final remarks – Closing ceremony, handover and farewell



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