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DC-2011 Pre-conference Session: "Vocabulary Management and Alignment"
DATE: 21 September 2011
TIME: 9:00 - 17:00
PLACE: DC-2012 [1], National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague
[Registration is available for this special day-long session only or for the full conference]

This day-long pre-conference special session is intended as a forum for
managers of structured data vocabularies as well as researchers and
practitioners working on metadata management and controlled vocabularies.[2]
The session focus on the shared needs for vocabulary management
infrastructure, the policy issues surrounding vocabulary management, and the
possibility of mapping between vocabularies.  Attendees will influence the
agenda via a poll to be circulated to registrants prior to the meeting.

At DC-2010, Mike Bergman's keynote address strongly suggested that DCMI has a
potential role in promoting co-operation among vocabulary managers and in
providing best practices for vocabulary alignment and interoperability. The
inevitable and useful proliferation of vocabularies emerging in the linked data
space demonstrates a need for increased vocabulary reuse and tools to
facilitate this reuse, as well as central reference vocabularies and tools to
manage and encourage vocabulary mapping. The purpose of this day-long special
session at DC-2011 is to explore the issues identified by Bergman among others
and DCMI's potential role in supporting vocabulary alignment, interoperability
and preservation across the metadata ecosystem.

Please note that early-bird registration ends on 5 September.

Remote participation in the Vocabulary Management Session will be possible
through the Dublin Core IRC Channel [3]. The session will be structured as an
"unconference", with brief lightning talks to open the agenda followed by a
series of breakout sessions. A "scribe" will be present in the channel for the
main session, but not necessarily for each breakout session.  The scribe's
role is to help convey the topics of discussion to the channel and to help
facilitate questions and comments from remote participants when possible.

Tom Baker, DCMI, US
Corey Harper, New York University, US
Diane Hillmann, DCMI, US
Gordon Dunsire, Consultant, UK
Johannes Keizer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy
Jon Phipps, Metadata Management Associates, US

[1] http://purl.org/dcevents/dc-2011
[2] http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/index/pages/view/specialSessions-2011
[3] irc://irc.freenode.net/#dcmi