Shanghai Library
The Library of Chinese Academy of Sciences
National Science and Technology Library

Call for Papers:


            DC-2004   International Conference on Dublin Core  and Metadata Applications
                                                                          11-14 October 2004
                                                                             Shanghai, China

  Host:         Shanghai Library
Sponsors:Library of Chinese Academy of Sciences
                       National Science and Technology Library of China
                       Dublin Core Metadata Initiative

Metadata based on standards such as Dublin Core is a key component of information environments from scientific repositories to corporate intranets and from business and publishing to education and e-government.

DC-2004 -- the fourth in a series of conferences previously held in Tokyo, Florence, and Seattle -- will examine a broad range of metadata applications, especially with a view towards improving interoperability across boundaries of language, culture, and communities of practice. Tutorials will provide an introduction to metadata for non-experts.

In conjunction with DC-2004, the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative will hold technical working-group meetings and Shanghai Library will host the 2004 Shanghai International Library Forum. (

The Conference track of DC-2004 invites submissions of papers in the following areas:
-- Conceptual models for metadata
-- Interoperability among metadata systems and standards
-- Enterprise metadata
-- Globalization, localization, and multilinguality of metadata
-- Metadata for education, e-Government, and geospatial applications
-- Institutional Repositories and metadata harvesting
-- Search engines and metadata
-- Systems and tools for metadata applications
-- Metadata for cultural heritage and long-term preservation
-- Surveys, case studies, and novel activities based on metadata
-- Metadata registries and registry services
-- Metadata standardization
-- Ontologies and Semantic Web
-- Knowledge management

Paper Categories
Regular Papers (8 to 10 pages) describe original work  in detail.
Short papers (2 to 4 pages) and posters describe a specific  model, application, or activity in a concise format.
Author guidelines and submission details can be found at
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the program  committee and published both in print and electronically  in the conference proceedings.
All accepted papers must be presented at the conference by  at least one of their authors.

Paper submission                 1 May 2004extended to 15 May
Poster submission             15 May 2004
Acceptance notification    1 June 2004
Camera-ready copy due    1 July 2004

Previous Dublin Core conferences
DC-2001,  Tokyo  
DC-2002,  Florence
DC-2003,  Seattle

Organization and chairs
Program Co-chairs: Liu Wei                    Shanghai Library
                                             Thomas Baker       Fraunhofer, Germany
Workshop Chair:        Makx Dekkers       DCMI