DC-2008 Call for Papers
In more rather belated news from the pre-Yuletide period, DCMI has issued the Call for Papers for the DC-2008 conference, to be held from Monday 22 through Friday 26 September 2008 at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) in Berlin, Germany. The focus of the conference is on metadata in the context of social software, and "metadata challenges, solutions, and innovation in initiatives and activities underlying semantic and social applications", and the submission deadline for papers, reports and posters is 30 March 2008. See the Website for full details of the theme and the call.
As an aside, I must draw the attention of all beer-loving metadata wonks (my favourite bits of the festive season involved a bottle of Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock and a bottle of St Feuillien Cuvée de Noël) to the inclusion on the conference Website of a comprehensive list of Berlin breweries and bars prepared by Traugott Koch. At at least one DCMI conference in the past, I've witnessed Traugott's crestfallen disappointment at the beers on offer in the locality, but it looks as though Berlin will present no such problems.