The First on-Line conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'05) focuses on four metadata research areas:

  • Semantic Web (SW) applications to Information Systems.
  • Learning Objects (LO) concepts and applications.
  • Knowledge Management (KM) approaches to Information Systems
  • Cultural Heritage (CH) issues, schemas and applications.

Important dates (extended):

25th July, 2005

15th September 2005

Submission of papers (extended)
20th October, 2005 Notification of acceptance/rejection
5th  November, 2005 Final papers for pre-proceedings due

After receiving numerous request for submission deadline extension, the organization has decided to arrange as new final deadline September, 15th 2005. Nonetheless, papers received during August will begin to be reviewed immediately to speed up the process.

Submissions of abstracts before the final deadline for full papers is strongly encouraged to help the organizers in planning the review process efficiently. Please submit your abstracts as soon as possible to and

The dates for the publication of book post-proceedings will be announced later. Formatting instructions can be found in the Publication section.

Subtopics related to each of the areas include (but are not limited to) the following:

Semantic Web area topics:

  • Metadata-intensive applications of Semantic Web technologies.
  • Annotation of Web resources.
  • Metrics and mining of Semantic Web metadata.
  • Ontologies for the annotation of particular kinds of resources.
  • Service architectures for Semantic Web applications.
  • Semantic Web approaches to Information Systems.

Learning Objects area topics:

  • Learning object metadata studies.
  • Semantic Web approaches to learning objects.
  • Learning object metadata for Information Systems teaching and curricula.
  • Ontologies and learning technology.
  • Learning object quality and reusability.
  • Learning object selection and composition.
  • Web Services and learning objects.
  • Learning Objects and Organizational Learning.

Knowledge Management area topics:

  • Ontologies and ontology-based KM systems.
  • Metadata and ontologies for competency description.
  • Metadata-intensive organizational learning and KM approaches.
  • Case studies on metadata approaches to KM.
  • Management of metadata assets as Knowledge resources.

Cultural heritage area topics:

  • Metadata and schemas for cultural heritage.
  • Ontologies and cultural heritage.
  • Semantic Web approaches to cultural heritage.
  • Case studies on metadata creation and management for cultural heritage.