DC-2003 / 28 September - 2 October 2003 / Seattle, Washington USA
2003 Dublin Core Conference: Supporting Communities of Discourse and Practice--Metadata Research and Application
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Bell Harbor International Conference Center:
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 206.441.6666
Across the street from the Seattle Marriot Waterfront hotel

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Metadata is fundamental to persons, organizations, machines, and an array of enterprises that are increasingly turning to the Web and electronic communication for disseminating and accessing information. Substantiating this growth is the development of metadata schemas supporting projects ranging from restricted corporate Web sites to freely accessible digital libraries; experimentation with a range of metadata creation tools and techniques; advancements in the development of the Semantic Web; and an unprecedented coalescence of diverse communities with a vested interest in resource management and discovery.

Today, researchers, implementers and practioners engage in joint projects to facilitate metadata initiatives furthering our knowledge in this area. The DC-2003 Conference theme "Supporting Communities of Discourse and Practice–Metadata Research & Applications" provides an infrastructure for researchers to share inquiries, research methodologies, and results from their latest studies and for system implementers to share application developments, evaluations, and to display their tools through the DC-Lab. Following the open spirit of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI), DC-2003 is open to researchers, system implementers, metadata practitioners, administrators, and others wanting to engage in a dialog to advance the discourse and practice of metadata research and applications.

DC-2003 will consist of Conference, Workshop, and Tutorial tracks.

The Conference Track consists of contributed papers in both original and applied research. The scope of matters addressed by the contributed papers is not confined to the Dublin Core metadata element set but extends across all metadata schemas and application domains.

The Tutorial Track provides structured learning activities designed to introduce participants to select topics of interest to users, developers, and implementers of Dublin Core metadata.

The Workshop Track features technical meetings for the ongoing work of the DCMI Working Groups.

The theme of the conference will be explored by the plenary speakers as well as through the contributed papers and posters. Attention will be paid through the DC-Lab to the demonstration of advances in metadata tools and services.

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IEEE LTSC co-locates meeting at DC-2003
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) and IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) are pleased to announce that the LTSC will be holding plenary and working group meetings in Seattle, Washington, September 30 - October 3 in conjunction with the DC-2003 Conference. This co-location will encourage the continued exchange of ideas and joint work. See the IEEE LTSC Web site for the LTSC meeting agenda–http://ltsc.ieee.org.

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