[OpenGLAM] SWIB16 (Semantic Web in Libraries): Deadline extended to May 22

Adrian Pohl pohl at hbz-nrw.de
Wed May 4 15:10:58 UTC 2016

The submission deadline for the 8th conference "Semantic Web in
Libraries" (SWIB),  November 28 - 30 in Bonn, has been extended to
May 22, 2016.

Call for Proposals: SWIB16 - Semantic Web in Libraries Conference
28.11. - 30.11.2016, Bonn, Germany

The SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Libraries) is an annual conference 
focusing on Linked Open Data (LOD) in libraries and related 
organizations. 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, SWIB16 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 28 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
     * named entity recognition
     * data 
     * data flow management
     * 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 or 
workshops by *8 May 2016*.
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)
     * Christina Harlow (Cornell University Library, USA)
     * Jana Hentschke (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 28 
November. Contact us if you want to seize the opportunity to get 
together in the context of SWIB16.

Website: http://swib.org/swib16
Hashtag: #swib16
Twitter: @swibcon

Take a look at previous SWIB conferences at http://swib.org/swib16/history.

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

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


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


SWIB Organizing Team
E-mail: swib(at)hbz-nrw.de

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