Lisbon, Portugal - 2 -6 September 2013

DC-2013 will explore questions regarding the persistence, maintenance, and preservation of metadata and descriptive vocabularies. The need for stable representations and descriptions spans all sectors including cultural heritage and scientific data, eGovernment, finance and commerce. Thus, the maintenance and management of metadata is essential to address the long term availability of information of legal, cultural and economic value.

On the web, data—and especially descriptive vocabularies—can change or vanish from one moment to the next. Nonetheless, the web increasingly forms the ecosystem for our vocabularies and our data. DC-2013 will bring together in Lisbon the community of metadata scholars and practitioners to engage in the exchange of knowledge and best practices in developing a sustainable metadata ecosystem.

DC-2013 will be collocated and run simultaneously with « iPRES 2013 » providing a rich environment for synergistic exploration of issues common to both communities.

Twitter hashtag: #dcmi13




  • Submission Deadline: 29 March 2013
  • Author Notification: 7 June 2013
  • Final Copy: 5 July 2013


Expected Participants:




For information on the conference programme visit the conference official website:

Lisbon - Portugal
Instituto Superior Técnico
Portugal Portugal / Lisbon
Avenida Rovisco Pais, 1, 1049-001
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Wed, 31/07/2013 - 14:38

The event inclides a session that will be of particular relevance to the community here on Joinup - on vocabulary preservation. My W3C colleague Ivan Herman will join DCMI's Tom Baker, Mondeca's Bernard vatant, DERI's Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche and's Dan Brickley among others for this session. A discussion paper is available now which sets out the topics under the spotlight.

I wish I could go myself!

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