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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another proceedings or journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) file format. Abobe PDF's will not be accepted.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements set out in the Word templates: (a) full papers & project reports, and (b) posters.
  • The authors agree to grant DCMI non-exclusive permission to publish the submitted work in the Proceedings and to disseminate and make that work available to the public in any form or medium as set out in the Copyright Notice.
  • As a condition of publication, the authors agree to provide basic biographical information including current professional position(s) and professional affiliation(s).
  • The authors agree to provide DCMI with a PowerPoint or PDF file containing the conference presentation of their paper or project report for inclusion with the online version of the Proceedings.
  • The authors agree to the recording of their conference presentation and grant DCMI non-exclusive permission to make those recordings available to the public in any form or medium as set out in the Copyright Notice. Authors may provide a voice-over with the PowerPoint presentation for inclusion in the online proceedings. Such inclusion is at the discretion of DCMI.

Author Guidelines

Full papers, project reports and posters are accepted for theĀ  Conference Proceedings. Word templates correctly formatted for each category of submission are available: DCMI adheres to a blind peer review process in which reviewer identities are unknown to authors. It does not use a double-blind review process; therefore, author identities are known to reviewers.

Content & Assessment Criteria
  1. Full Papers. Research and practice papers that advance our knowledge of metadata in operation. Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length and should address challenging areas of metadata theory or application.

    Full papers will be assessed using the following criteria:
    1. Originality of the approach to implementation
    2. Generalizability of the methods and results described
    3. Quality of the contribution to the implementation community
    4. Significance of the results presented
    5. Clarity of presentation
  2. Project Reports. Project reports are no more than 5 pages in length and have the potential to inform "best practices" and provide solutions to seemingly intractable and commonly experienced metadata problems.

    Project reports should include at a minimum: (1) a short introduction characterizing the problem addressed by the project or implementation; (2) a description of the project including: (a) an example showing how metadata is used or implemented; and (b) a diagram of the application architecture; (3) a brief description of planned next steps; and (4) a full set of URLs to the project.
    Project reports will be assessed using the following criteria:
    1. Conciseness and completeness of technical description
    2. Usability of the technical description by other potential implementers
    3. Clarity of presentation
  3. Posters. Posters are for the presentation of extended abstracts no more than 2 pages in length for projects or research under development or late-breaking results.

    Posters will be assessed using the following criteria:
    1. Concise statement of research or project goals and milestones
    2. Significance of the research or project
    3. Framing of key barriers and future research
    4. Statement of results and accomplishments
    5. Clarity of presentation


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