Semantic interoperability – where meaning meets metadata, main theme of the conference, also covering:
-ISO/IEC 11179 Metadata Registries
-ISO 704 Terminology work – Principles and methods
-ISO 12620 Computer applications in terminology – Data categories
-International Standards on language resource management covering for instance feature structure representation, morphosyntactic annotation framework, linguistic Annotation Framework, lexical markup framework, etc.
-Other types of metadata registries such as XML registries, business object registries, etc.
-Extensions to metadata registries to enable registration of complex semantic structures such as ontologies
-Use of metadata registries as semantic resources for semantics-based computing
-Provision of semantic services for data grids and the semantic web, and
-Questions of the granularity and composition of metadata into core components /elements (and their possible de-composition)