[OpenGLAM] CfP SWIB15 - Semantic Web in Libraries Conference, Hamburg, 23-25 Nov 2015

Adrian Pohl pohl at hbz-nrw.de
Mon Apr 20 13:23:02 UTC 2015

Call for Proposals: SWIB15 - Semantic Web in Libraries Conference
23.11. - 25.11.2015, Hamburg, Germany

The SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Libraries, German: "Semantic Web in 
Bibliotheken") is an annual conference focusing on Semantic Web and 
Linked Open Data (LOD) in libraries and related organisations. It is 
held in Germany, by turns in the Cologne region and Hamburg. The topics 
of talks and workshops at SWIB revolve around opening data, linking data 
and creating tools and software for LOD production scenarios. These 
areas of focus are supplemented by presentations of research projects in 
applied sciences, industry applications, and LOD activities in other 
areas. SWIB mainly targets IT staff, developers, librarians and researchers.

As in prior years, SWIB15 will be organized by the ZBW - German National 
Library of Economics / Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and the 
North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz). The conference 
language is English.

Is there an interesting service, research topic or project that you 
would like to present at the conference? Would you like to offer a 
pre-conference tutorial or workshop on the afternoon of 23 November? We 
appreciate proposals on the following or related topics:

Projects & Applications

* integration of LOD into productive library applications
* authorities and knowledge organization systems (thesauri, 
classifications, ontologies)
* re-use of published linked library data & mash-ups (using data from 
different sources)
* presenting and visualizing LOD
* end-user environments for interaction with LOD (e.g. annotation)
* crowdsourcing/gamification approaches involving LOD sources
* linking research data

Technology (focus on Open Source software)

* semantically enhanced data publication
* data transformation/integration/enhancement/mapping/interlinking
* searching/information retrieval
* read/write linked data
* linked data and library systems

Standards & Best Practices

* open web standards relevant for libraries
* application profiles & provenance information
* providing updates & syncing data sources
* preservation & sustainability
* open data licensing

We are looking forward to receiving your proposals for presentations and 
workshops by *17.05.2015*.
Please submit an abstract of 1000-1500 characters using our website at 

Proposals will be reviewed by the SWIB programme committee:

- Uldis Bojars (National Library of Latvia)
- Valentine Charles (Europeana Foundation, Netherlands)
- Karen Coyle (Consultant, USA)
- Sarah Hartmann (German National Library)
- Anja Jentzsch (HPI, Germany)
- Niklas Lindström (National Library of Sweden)
- Joachim Neubert (ZBW, Germany - Chair)
- Adrian Pohl (hbz, Germany - Chair)
- Dorothea Salo (UW-Madison, USA)
- MJ Suhonos (Ryerson University, Canada)
- Osma Suominen (National Library of Finland)
- Jakob Voß (GBV Common Library Network, Germany)

We also have space left for satellite events in the morning of 23 
November. Contact us if you want to seize the opportunity to get 
together in the context of SWIB15.

Website: http://swib.org/swib15
Hashtag: #swib15
Twitter: @swibcon

If you want to look at previous SWIB conferences: 

Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions:

Joachim Neubert
Tel. +49-(0)40-42834462
E-mail: j.neubert(at)zbw.eu


Adrian Pohl
Tel. +49-(0)221-40075235
E-mail: swib(at)hbz-nrw.de

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