Call for papers - DaMaLOS 2022 (second call)

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Jul 12, 2022, 9:13:51 AM7/12/22
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on behalf of DaMaLOS Organizing Committee.

DaMaLOS 2022: 3rd Workshop on Research Objects Metadata and Management for Linked Open Science

Online, October 23 or 24, 2022

DaMaLOS-2022 workshop (co-located with ISWC) will explore what is required for Research Data Management to effectively instantiate Linked Open Science, i.e., Open Science + Linked Open Data (LOD) principles, including effective support for LOD, automation by, e.g., machine/deep learning approaches, and innovations t

o include supporting data elements such as the software used to produce/consume it together with tutorials showcasing their usage. Furthermore, data management should be complemented by other research objects management plans, e.g. software and workflows, in order to get an integrated layer supporting all the edges of Linked Open Science. In this workshop we will keep a focus on data management but we will also have opportunities to discuss how other research objects play an important role.

More information on our website:

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference/workshop. Proceedings of the workshop will be publicly available under CC-by 4.0 license. We welcome contributions around the topics listed below. This year there are two ways to submit contributions (i) workshop submissions and (ii) journal submissions, more information right after the list of topics.


  • Research management

    • Importance of Research Data Management (RDM) for LOD

    • Importance of other Research Objects Management (ROM) and their alignment with RDM and LOD

    • Special features/metadata required in RDM/ROM plans for LOD

    • RDM/ROM plans elements/data that can be automated, particularly using/consuming LOD

    • Links between RDM and ROM plans and how those could be automated

    • Extensions to current RDM plans to better support Linked Open Science, e.g., emergence of ROM

  • FAIRness and FAIRification

    • Integration/alignment between FAIR and RDM/ROM plans and tools

    • FAIRification processes, either by design or post-research-object creation

    • FAIR tooling

  • Open Science and Scientometrics

    • Benefits of Linked Open Science, i.e., Open Science + Linked Open Data principles, over Open Science

    • How RDM/ROM plans and LOD can be used to improve collection and storage of (usually volatile) data produced at, e.g., conferences

    • Integration of software, data, and any other research outcome into science-related metrics

  • Virtual Research Environments

    • Managing FAIR digital objects in federated, open data spaces/infrastructures/ecosystems

    • Gluing together metadata + publications + data + software, (e.g., via management plans, FAIRification efforts or open aggregating spaces/ecosystems)

Workshop submissions

We welcome full research (introducing novel research contributions, max 10 pages), short research (presenting early results or work in progress, max 6 pages), position (introducing an idea and discussion around it, max 6 pages) and research objects (description of datasets, software, workflows, max 10 pages). Submissions will be evaluated by at least two members of the Programme Committee. Accepted papers will be part of the proceedings of the workshop and will be publicly available under CC-by 4.0 license at PUBLISSO FRL indexed by LIVIVO and DBLP. Accepted workshop papers will be later invited to submit an extended and improved version to the Journal of Biomedical Semantics (JBMS). All papers should be formatted according to LNCS templates

Types of submissions

  • Full research papers (up to 10 pages): Presenting novel scientific research

  • Research objects (up to 10 pages): Describing datasets, software, workflows, training materials

  • Short research papers (up to 6 pages): Presenting research results at early stages or ongoing work

  • Position papers (up to 6 pages): Introducing positions, ideas, opinions and discussions around them

  • Demos (up to 6 pages): Presenting tools (software, workflows and so) from a practical perspective

Submissions will be evaluated by members of the Program Committee

Submission system. All workshop submissions should be done via EasyChair DaMaLOS-2022 workshop

Please submit your workshop contributions no later than 15.Sep.2022

Journal submissions to the permanent collection at JBioMedSem

The Journal of Biomedical Semantics hosts a DaMaLOS permanent collection. This year we will welcome direct submissions to the journal collection for those researchers with a topic mature enough for peer-reviewed journal publication. If you opt for this option, please visit the submission guideline provided by the journal. Make sure you select the DaMaLOS collection when submitting. We aim at offering up to 20% discount on the journal submission fee for the first 5 submissions.

JBioMedSem offers a preprint server for submission to the journal while the peer-reviewed process is ongoing.

For those submitting to the journal track, we would also expect them to join, participate and present their works at the workshop.

Please submit your journal contributions no later than 31.Aug.2022 (journal revisions can take longer so we are allowing some more time for it)


Organizing committee

  • Leyla Jael Castro, ZB MED Information Centre for Life Sciences

  • Dr. Jens Dierkes, Cologne Competence Center for Research Data Management (C3RDM), University of Cologne

  • Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, ZB MED Information Centre for Life Sciences, University of Cologne

Programme Committee

  • Erick Antezana (Bayer)

  • Alessia Bardi (Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione “A. Faedo”, OpenAire)

  • Oscar Corcho (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

  • (TBC) Constanze Curdt (Helmholz Metadata Collaboration)

  • Robert Downs (The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN))

  • Daniel Garijo (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

  • Olga Ximena Giraldo (ZB MED Information Centre for Life Sciences)

  • (TBC) Carole Goble (University of Manchester)

  • Robert Hoehdorf (Computational Bioscience Research Center, KAUST)

  • Daniel S. Katz (University of Illinois)

  • Peter Kiraly (GWDG Göttingen)

  • José Labra (Universidad de Oviedo)

  • Carlos Martínez (eScience Center)

  • Natalie Meyers (Hesburgh Libraries)

  • Andra Waagmeester (Micelio)

  • Mingfang Wu (Australian Research Data Commons)


The workshop will be co-located with the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) to be held as a hybrid event this year. More information on the ISWC webpage DaMaLOS 2022 will be held fully virtual.


For more information our website

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