Metadata Workshop (fwd)

Peter Rauch anamaria at GRINNELL.BERKELEY.EDU
Mon Sep 8 08:49:45 CDT 1997


Kinda short notice, but for those who have the opportunity
to attend, there is undoubtedly something for systematics
(collections data) in all this... Peter
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SECOND IEEE METADATA CONFERENCE

Sponsored by:
IEEE Mass Storage Systems and Technology Technical Committee,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Hughes Information Technology Systems, and
National Imagery and Mapping Agency.

In cooperation with IEEE Digital Libraries Task Force.

The objectives of this conference are to (1) provide a forum to address

metadata issues faced by the various communities including
mass storage, data management, image and multimedia
processing, and distributed computing, as well as managers
of networked heterogeneous information servers, (2) bring
the different communities together for technical interchange
of ideas on common technologies and standards related to
metadata; (3) hear the various perspectives from the users
as well as from the producers of metadata; and (4)
facilitate the development and usage of metadata. We invite
participants from academia, government, and industry to
share ideas and experiences.

The technical program for the conference consists of papers, poster
presentations and panels addressing (among others) the following
topics:

Metadata for:
- Management & modeling
- Semantic representation of the WWW
- Mass storage and warehousing
Metadata mining & extraction
Metadata catalogs
Systems for managing metadata
Application-specific metadata
Digital library metadata issues
Standards
Working systems

The technical program and registration information can be found at:
http://www.llnl.gov/liv_comp/metadata/md97.html

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Tuesday 16 September 1997
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7:30 am -  7:30 pm     Registration

8:30 am -  9:45 am     Plenary session:

8:30 am -  8:40 am     Welcome

8:40 am -  9:00 am     Opening Remarks

9:00 am -  9:45 am     Keynote Address

9:45 am - 10:00 am     Break

10:00 am - 11:15 am     Paper Session - I: Catalogs & Interoperability

New Approaches to Cataloguing, Querying and Browsing
Geospatial Metadata
L. Shklar, Pencom Systems, Inc.
C. Behrens, C. Basu, K. Wittenburg, E. Sigman, Bellcore

Interoperability Issues of the European Catalogue of
Data Sources (CDS)
R. Kramer, R. Nikolai, C. Rolker, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI)
S. Bjarnason, European Environment Agency
S. Jensen, Niedersaechsisches Umweltministerium

Metadata to Support Information Based Computing Environments
C. Baru, R. Frost, R. Marciano, R. Moore, A. Rajasekar,
M. Wan, San Diego Supercomputer Center

11:15 am - 11:30 am    Joint Workshop on Metadata Registries Update

11:30 am -  1:00 pm    Lunch

1:00 pm -  end        Poster & Demo booths open

1:00 pm -  3:05 pm    Paper Session - II: Implemented Models & Systems

Research Metadata in Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
J. Porter, University of Virginia
D. Henshaw, USDA Forest Service
S. Stafford, Oregon State University

NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System
Implementation of Extra- and Inter- File Metadata: Application to
Data Services
L. Klein, J. Gales, S.J. Khalsa, D. Wynne, Applied Research Corp.
D. Ilg, Hughes STX Corp
B. Fortner, Fortner Research LLC

Multimedia Metadata - our 70 year experience
C. Wilkie, A. Lee, British Broadcasting Corporation

Building A Statistical Metadata Repository
D. Gillman, M. Appel, S. Highsmith, Bureau of the Census

Institutions, Languages, Content Standards, Record Syntaxes, and
Protocols: Fitting It All Together
R. Bourdeau, C. Burley, K. Sullivan, M. Shams, G. Roseberry,
Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network

3:05 pm -  3:20 pm     Break

3:20 pm -  4:35 pm     Paper Session - III: Modeling Techniques

Distributed Active Relationships in the Warwick Framework
C. Lagoze, Cornell University
R. Daniel Jr., Los Alamos National Laboratory

Meta-Information Models for Georeferenced Digital Library Collections
K. Beard, Universiy of Maine
T. Smith, L. Hill, University of California Santa Barbara

Meta-Modeling for Hypermedia Design
P. Frohlich, N. Henze, W. Nejdl, University of Hannover

4:35 pm -  4:50 pm     Break

4:50 pm -  5:40 pm     Panel: Metadata or Malfeasance: AIIM to Meet the
Critical Factors for Success.
Chair: Owen Ambur, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Panelists:
O. Ambur, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
T. Dale, Cambridge Consulting Group
D. Entner, Eastman Software
B. Kobler, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
D. Schneider, Department of Justice
F. Podio, National Institute of Standards and Technology

5:40 pm -  8:00 pm     Reception and Poster Presentations

Development of a 3-Tier Metadata Documentation Scheme: Examining
Level I as an Internet Access Metadata Input and Search Tool
K. Kuhlman, A. Soffer, University of Maryland Baltimore County

The Power of a Semantic DBMS
J. ter Bekke, Delft University of Technology

Metadata Management Using Implicit Spatial Data for Medical
Research: Small Area Analysis of Stroke Risk Factors
J. Sewash, G. Elmes, E. Barnett, West Virginia University

A Query And Analysis Tool For Use With Metadata
M. Tindall, M. Haines, University Of Wyoming

A Taxonomy for Retrieval of Standards Information on the World
Wide Web
J. Newton, E. Fong, T. Rhodes,
National Institute of Standards and Technology


The MetaStar Suite of Metadata Tools
M. St. Pierre, J. Restivo, Blue Angel Technologies, Inc.

HDF Configuration Records -- A Metadata Description Language for HDF
A. Cheng, M. Folk, W. Whitehouse,
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
P. Harten, Scalable Software, Inc.

Status of the Revision of the FGDC's Content Standard for Digital
Geospatial Metadata
B. Tolar, Federal Geographic Data Committee

AIIM: Document and Mass Storage Metadata
O. Ambur, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
T. Dale, Cambridge Consulting Group
D. Entner, Eastman Software
B. Kobler, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
D. Schneider, Department of Justice
F. Podio, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Mining Data for Hotline Support to Field Users
V. Mansur, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Metadata-Enhanced Electronic Records
M. Giguere, City of Philadelphia

U.S. Geological Survey Metadata Management, Integration, and
Visualization
J. Faundeen, K. Zanter, Hughes STX

Automated Association of Data Source Information With Derived
Objects
B. Ramsay, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Spatial Metadata in Australia - a learning experience
P. Shelley, P. Golding, National Resource Information Centre
D. Johnson, EarthWare Systems (Australia) Pty Ltd
M. Taylor, Western Australian Land Information System

Metadata 101
S. Roy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Wednesday 17 September 1997
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7:30 am -  12:00 pm   Registration

8:30 am -  9:45 am    Plenary session:

8:30 am -  9:45 am    Keynote Address

9:45 am - 10:00 am    Break10:00 am - 12:05 pm    Paper Session - IV:
Data Warehousing & Integration

Toward Unified Metadata for the Department of Defense
A. Rosenthal, S. Renner, The MITRE Corporation

A Metadata Based Approach to Improving Query Responsiveness
L. Liu, University of Alberta
C. Pu, Oregon Graduate Institute

Metadata for Heterogeneous Databases
M. Morgenstern, Xerox Corporation

Organizing Metadata Using Datalog Rules
S. Mazumdar, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Models for Metadata or Metamodels for Data?
B. Kerherve, Universite du Quebec at Montreal
O. Gerbe, Universite de Montreal

12:05 pm -  1:30 pm    Lunch

1:30 pm -  2:45 pm    Paper Session - V: New Metadata & Novel
Approaches

A Novel Approach to Thesauri Development Using Artificial
Intelligence and Graphical Display
G. Lloyd, World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Blackbox Approach to Image Feature Manipulation used by Visual
Information Retrieval (VIR) Engines
K. Shah, A. Sheth, S. Mudumbai, University of Georgia

Handling Constantly Changing Metadata
A. Gal, University of Toronto

2:45 pm -  3:00 pm     Break

3:00 pm -  4:15 pm     Paper Session - VI: Quality & Limitations

The Role of Content Analysis in Evaluating Metadata for the
U.S. Government Information Locator Service (GILS)
W. Moen, University of North Texas

Extensible Metadata at Work: A Common Interchange Format for
Governmental Units
P. Daisey, Jr., Bureau of the Census

Metadata: Quality vs. Quantity
H. Conover, M. Drewry, S. Graves, University of Alabama in Huntsville

4:15 pm -  4:30 pm     Break

4:30 pm -  5:20 pm     Panel: GILS/FGDC
Chair: Steve Hufford
Environmental Protection Agency
Panelists: To be Announced

5:20 pm -  5:30 pm     Closing Remarks


LODGING
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The Conference Center is the NOAA Auditorium, NOAA Complex, 1301
East-West Highway in the Silver Spring Metro Center in Silver Spring,
Maryland.  Nearby hotels are listed below.

Silver Spring Hotels:              Bethesda Hotels:

**  Holiday Inn                    1.  Hyatt Regency Bethesda
8777 Georgia Avenue                One Bethesda Metro Center
Silver Spring, MD 20910            Bethesda, MD
(301) 589-0800                     (301) 657-1234
1-800-465-4329

2.  Courtyard By Marriott          2.  Marriott Suites Bethesda
12521 Prosperity Drive             6711 Democracy Blvd
Silver Spring, MD                  Bethesda, MD
(301) 680-8500                     (301) 897-5600

3.  Ramada Hotel
8400 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD

(301) 654-1000

A block of rooms has been reserved for $103.04 (inclusive of
tax).  Ask for the "IEE" Group arriving 9/15/97 at "WASSS"
(Holiday Inn Silver Spring).  Reservations must be made by
8/20/97 to receive the group discount.  The hotel is within
walking distance of the NOAA auditorium (10-15 min.); a free
shuttle service from the hotel to the auditorium will be
provided.  Discount airport transportation is available
through A Touch of Class Airport Shuttle.

MEALS
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Beverages and snacks will be offered during the morning and afternoon
breaks.  During the conference, lunch is on your own.  Tuesday night
there is a catered reception held together with the poster session.

DIRECTIONS
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The auditorium is connected to NOAA Building 4 at 1305
East-West Highway, which is four buildings east of the
intersection of East-West Highway and Colesville Road (Route
29). The NOAA complex is immediately south of the Silver
Spring Metro station.  There is limited, metered parking
underneath NOAA Building 3 (1315 East-West Highway). There
is additional public parking on Bonifant Street, north of
the NOAA complex and adjacent to the Silver Spring Metro
station.

ON-LINE INFORMATION
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www:    http://www.llnl.gov/liv_comp/metadata/md97.html

IEEE METADATA CONFERENCE COMMITTEES
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Conference Committee:

R. Coyne, IBM                                             Conference Chair
J. Colucci, Hughes Information Technology Sys., USA             Vice Chair
M. Jones, MITRE
B. Kobler, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Program Committee:
R. Musick, Lawrence Livermore National Lab                   Program Chair
C. Miller, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration      Vice Chair
N. Adams, Rutgers
A. Aho, Columbia U.
O. Ambur, Fish & Wildlife
G. Barton, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
B. Bicking, Environmental Systems Research Institute
D. Gaffen, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
S. Graves, U. of Alabama, Huntsville
D. Johnson, EarthWare Systems (Australia) Pty Ltd
M. Morgenstern, Xerox
L. Seligman, MITRE
A. Sheth, U. of Georgia
T. Smith, UCSB
M. Templeton, Data Integration Inc.
M. Whiting, Pacific Northwest Lab
M. Zingler, European Space Agency

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Ron Musick                        Christopher Miller
Program Chair                     Program Vice Chair
Lawrence Livermore National Lab   NOAA/NESDIS/Environmental Info.
Services
P.O. Box 808, L-561               1315 East-West Highway, Room 15531
Livermore, CA 94551               Silver Spring, MD 20910
rmusick at llnl.gov                  miller at esdim.noaa.gov
Phone: 510-424-5015               Phone: 301-713-1264
Fax:   510-423-2993               Fax:   301-713-1249

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METADATA '97  REGISTRATION FORM

Register Today for METADATA '97!

The Second IEEE Metadata Conference            September 16-17, 1997
NOAA Auditorium, NOAA Complex             Silver Spring Metro Center

1301 East-West Highway                       Silver Spring, Maryland

For information about on-line registration via credit card,
please visit:

http://www.llnl.gov/liv_comp/metadata/md97.html

For registration by mail, return this registration form to:

Metadata'97 Registration
IEEE Computer Society
1730 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-1992
Fax: 202-728-0884
Phone: 202-371-1013 (sorry, no phone registrations)

(please type or print as it will appear on your badge)

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Init)____

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* A "guest" is defined as a spouse or other person not
registered for the meeting who wishes to attend the catered
reception, and does not include additional organizational
representatives.

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Advance      Late
Conference Registration Fees          $150.00     $185.00
Additional Guest                      $ 25.00     $ 25.00


Advance registration forms and fees must be received by
8/26/97.  Registrations after 8/26/97 will be accepted
on-site only.

Regular conference registration fee includes admission to the
technical sessions and a catered reception, refreshment
breaks, and one copy of the conference proceedings.


Total Enclosed (in US dollars): $_________

Please make checks payable to IEEE Computer Society.
All payments must be in US dollars, drawn on US banks.

Method of Payment
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registration form)

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Written requests for refunds must be received in the
registration office no later than 8/26/96. Refunds are subject
to a $50 processing fee. All no-show registrations will be
billed in full.

The technical program and registration information can be found at:
http://www.llnl.gov/liv_comp/metadata/md97.html

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Ron Musick                          Christopher Miller
Program Chair                       Program Vice Chair
Lawrence Livermore National Lab     NOAA/NESDIS
P.O. Box 808, L-561                 1315 East-West Highway, Rm 15531
Livermore, CA 94551                 Silver Spring, MD 20910
rmusick at llnl.gov                    miller at esdim.noaa.gov
Phone: 510-424-5015                 Phone: 301-713-1264
Fax:   510-423-2993                 Fax:   301-713-1249
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