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02-16-1999, 07:55 AM

APRIL 6-7, 1999
National Institutes of Health
Natcher Center
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland

Advance Program for


Sponsored by:
IEEE Computer Society Mass Storage Systems and Technology Technical Committee,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Raytheon ITSS Corporation,
National Imagery and Mapping Agency,
In cooperation with IEEE Computer Society 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:

Meta-data for:
- Management & modeling
- Semantic representation of the WWW
- Mass storage and warehousing
- Managing WWW-based information resources

Meta-data mining & extraction
Meta-data catalogs
Systems for managing metadata
Application-specific metadata
Digital library metadata issues

Efficient development of metadata

Working systems

The technical program and registration information can be found at:


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Tuesday 6 April 1999
7:30 am - 7:30 pm Registration

8:30 am - 8:40 am Welcome
Bob Coyne, IBM
META-DATA 99 Conference Chair

8:40 am - 9:00 am Opening Remarks
Susan Zevin, NOAA
Deputy Assistant Administrator for
Environmental Information Services

9:00 am - 9:45 am Keynote Address

9:45 am - 10:00 am Break

10:00 am - 11:40 am Paper Session - I: Catalogs & Interoperability
Chair: Barbara Bicking
Environmental Systems Research

Integrating Inventory-Level Meta-data into a Directory: An
Implementation for Data Collections
Ronald L. Vogel and Robert T. Northcutt
Raytheon Information Technology & Scientific Services (ITSS)

Generic Query Meta-data for Geospatial Digital Libraries
James Frew, Linda Hill, Greg Janee, Mary Larsgaard, Kevin Lovette,
Catherine Masi, Qi Zheng, University of California, Santa Barbara

CEOS Catalog Interoperability Protocol
George Percivall, NASA/Raytheon Systems Co.

Creating Meta-data for a Digital Library of the State of the
Brand Niemann, U.S. EPA

11:40 am - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm Poster Session

1:00 pm - 3:05 pm Paper Session - II: Implemented Models & Systems
Chair: Gerald Barton, NOAA

The Isaac Network: LDAP and Distributed Meta-data for Resource
Susan Calcari, Michael Rozkowski, Christopher Lukas
Internet Scout Project, University of Wisconsin- Madison

The UDK Approach: the 4th Generation of an Environmental Data
Catalogue for Austrian and German Public Authorities
Walter Swoboda, Fred Kruse, Ralf Nikolai, Wassili Kazakos,
Detlev Nyhuis, Holger Rousselle
Ministry of Environment of Lower Saxony

Meta-data for the Unified Climate Access Network
Kevin Robbins, David Barthel, William Noon, Claudia Perot, Richard
Reinhardt Southern Regional Climate Center / Louisiana State University

Meta-data - The Key to Content Management Services
Katherine Curtis, Paul Foster and Fred Stentiford, BT Laboratories

Using a Meta-Model as the Basis for Enterprise-Wide Data Navigation
in a Scientific Environment
J. Draskic, J-M Le Goff, I. Willers, J-P Vialle, N. Baker, F.
Estrella, Z. Kovacs & R. McClatchey, UWE/CERN

3:05 pm - 3:20pm Break

3:20 pm - 4:35 pm Paper Session - III: Modeling Techniques
Chair: Matt Morgenstern, XEROX

An Approach for Meta-data Reconcilliation Among Models of Missile
Defense Domains
Terry Boschert, Robert Daniels, The Mitre Corporation

Bridging Geospatial Meta-data Standards towards Distributed Meta-data
Information Systems
Dirk Balfanz, Stefan Gvbel, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics

Data Models and Standards Requirements in the Department of Defense
Joint Technical Architecture
Ronald L. Fauquet, GDE Systems, Inc.

4:35 pm - 4:50 pm Break

4:50 pm - 5:40 pm Panel: Freedom's Just Another Word ... for Meta-data:
Knowledge Management and Discovery via DASL,
Z39.50, X.500, and the DMA

Chair: Owen Ambur, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Panelists: to be announced

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

Wednesday 7 April 1999
7:30 am - 12:00 pm Registration

8:30 am - 2:00 pm Poster session continues

8:30 am - 9:25 am Keynote Address

9:25 am - 12:10 pm Paper Session - IV: Data Warehousing & Integration
Chair: Len Seligman, The MITRE

Meta-data Use in the Smart Object, Dumb Archive (SODA) Model
Michael Nelson, Del Croom, Steve Robbins, NASA Langley Research

Meta-data for Multi-level Content-based Retrieval
Wendy Chang and Jia Wang Rochester Institute of Technology

Meta-data for Data Warehouses Using Extended Relational Models
O. Mangisengi, A M. Tjoa, R.R. Wagner, Technical University of Vienna

10:40 am - 10:55 am Break

Paper Session - IV (continued)

Meta-Data Components in Support of an Active Deductive
Object-Oriented Database System,
T. Ben Abdellatif, H. W. R. Chan, S. W. Dietrich,
B. Siddabathuni, A. Sundermier, S. D. Urban
Arizona State University

The Effectiveness of Meta-data and other Content Descriptive Data
in Web Information Retrieval
M. Agosti, F. Crivellari, M. Melucci, Universita' di Padova

Building an Extensible Wrapper Repository: A Meta-data Approach
Ling Liu, Wei Han, Calton Pu, Oregon Graduate Institute

12:10 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm - 3:10 pm Paper Session - V: New Metadata Approaches
Chair: Mark Whiting, Pacific
Northwest Lab

Advanced Search Technologies for Unfamiliar Meta-data
Fredric Gey, Michael Buckland and Ray Larson
University of California, Berkeley

Indexing XML documents conceptually
Jacek R. Ambroziak, Sun Microsystems Laboratories

The Next Desktop Revolution: End-user Meta-data
Dr. Glenda Hayes and Dr. Robert M. Daniels, Jr., The MITRE Corporation

Constructing Multilevel Meta-data Networks
Shashi Phoha, Applied Research Lab at Penn State University

3:10 pm - 3:25 pm Break

3:25 pm - 4:15 pm Paper Session - VI: Quality & Limitations
Chair: Sushma Singhal, Raytheon ITSS

Querying Quality of Data Meta-data
George A. Mihaila and Louiqa Raschid, University of Toronto

Thinking About Meta-data: A Federal Lawyer's Perspective
Jason R. Baron, esq.

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Break

4:30 pm - 5:20 pm Panel: Collecting and Maintaining Metadata for
Catalogue Systems

Chair: Ralf Kramer, Forschungszentrum
Informatik (FZI)
Panelists: to be announced

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm Closing Remarks


A Review of EOSDIS QA Meta-data: Support for EOS Quality
Assessment (QA) and QA Meta-data Update Tools
Sushma Singhal (Raytheon ITSS) and Bob Lutz (Raytheon ITSS)

Meta-data and the Academic Library Community: An Update
Dr. Brad Eden, NHMCCD

MG-Tree: An Efficient Index for Fast Execution of Conjunctive Queries
Yuping Yang, Mukesh Singhal, CIS Department, The Ohio State University

Profiling the FGDC Geospatial Metadata Content Standard to Link
with the Biological Sciences,
Anne Frondorf (USGS, Reston, VA), Matt Jones (NCEAS, Santa Barbara,
CA), Maury Nyquist and Susan Stitt (USGS, Denver, C0)

Interoperable Geospatial Objects
Jonathan Doughty, Steve Hirsch, Jim Nolan, Patrick Jones
The MITRE Corporation

CEN/ISSS Meta-data Framework Demonstration
Dr Stewart Granger, Vasari Enterprises

Meta-data Resolution for Document Retrieval
S. Coulondre, D. Genest and L. Spery, LIRMM

Meta-data and Biological Sequence Annotation
T. Libourel, I. Mougenot, J. Sallantin and L. Spery, LIRMM

Meta-data for a Content-based Search Prototype
Cris Koutsougeras, Bill P. Buckles, and Saud Amernd, Tulane University

GenThes: A General Thesaurus Browser for Web-based Catalogue Systems
Ralf Nikolai, Ralf Kramer, Marc Steinhaus, Bruno Felluga, Paolo Plini
Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI)

Meta Messages in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
C. Huemer & A M. Tjoa Institute of Applied Computer Science,
University of Vienna

Advancements in the Integrated Management of Site Meta-data for
Multi-agency Weather/Climate Data Networks, Anne Viront-Lazar
USDOC/NOAA/NESDIS/National Climatic Data Center

A Meta-Data Based Development Strategy for Evolutionary
Information Systems, Ralf-Detlef Kutsche
Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering, ISST, Berlin

Using XML-Structured Metadata to Automate Quality Assurance Processing
for Ecological Data, Matthew B. Jones, Rudolf Nottrott,
Mark Schildhauer
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Validator - A Commercial Meta-data Standards Setting and
Enforcement Tool
Richard J. Orli, Kismet Analytic Corp.

An Information System for Global Climatic Change Research
Using MARC/FGDC Metadata Standards (An Interinstitutional Project in
Enedina Ortega, Jose Torres, Sergio Arregumn, Luis Ruiz-Suarez,
Ivan Delgado, Huberto Batiz, Alejandro Palacios, Salvador Montufar

Lodging information is available at the conference Web site.

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.

This program is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests
for sign interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Keisha
Sanders at 301-713-1266 (voice or Relay) or 301-713-0982 (TDD only).

Detailed location and transportation information is at the conference Web site

www: http://www.llnl.gov/liv_comp/metadata/md99/md99.html

Proceedings will be published electronically, as were the proceedings of the
Second IEEE Meta-Data Conference at

There will be low cost hardcopy proceedings available for conference


Robert Coyne IBM - Chair
Merritt Jones MITRE
Ben Kobler NASA


Nabil Adam Rutgers University/ NASA
Al Aho Columbia University
Owen Ambur Fish & Wildlife Service
Anne O'Donnell Ball NOAA
Gerald Barton NOAA
Barbara Bicking Environmental Sys. Research Institute
Terence Critchlow Lawrence Livermore National Labs
Sara Graves U. of Alabama, Huntsville
Dave Johnson Earthware Systems, Australia
Hermann Maurer Technical University Graz, Austria
Chris Miller NOAA - chair
Matt Morgenstern Xerox
Ron Musick Lawrence Livermore National Labs - vice chair
Doug Nebert United States Geological Survey
Len Seligman MITRE
Sushma Singhal Raytheon ITSS
Kshitij Shah SoftPlus
Terry Smith UCSB
Mark Whiting Pacific Northwest Lab
Matthias Zingler European Space Agency, Italy

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Ron Musick Christopher Miller
Program Vice Chair Program Chair
Lawrence Livermore National Lab NOAA/Environmental Info. Services
P.O. Box 808, L-561 1315 East-West Highway, Room 15531
Livermore, CA 94551 Silver Spring, MD 20910
rmusick@llnl.gov miller@esdim.noaa.gov
Phone: 925-424-5015 Phone: 301-713-1264
Fax: 925-423-2993 Fax: 301-713-1249

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IEEE Meta-Data
6 - 7 April 1999

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