[OpenGLAM] [CfP] SWIB17 - Semantic Web in Libraries Conference, Hamburg, 4-6 December

Adrian Pohl pohl at hbz-nrw.de
Tue Apr 18 09:02:28 UTC 2017

Call for Proposals: SWIB17 - Semantic Web in Libraries Conference
4.12. - 6.12.2017, Hamburg, Germany

Submission Deadline: 14 May 2017

SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Libraries) is an annual conference 
focusing on Linked Open Data (LOD) in libraries and related 
organizations. It is well established as an event where IT staff, 
developers, librarians, and researchers from over the world meet and 
mingle and learn from each other. 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.

As in prior years, SWIB17 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.

Would you like to share your experiences working on an interesting 
service, research topic or project – not just what you did, but also how 
you did it? Would you like to offer a hands-on pre-conference tutorial 
or workshop on the afternoon of December 4?

We appreciate proposals on the following or related topics:

Projects & Applications

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

Technology (focus on Open Source software)

     * semantically enhanced data publication
     * machine learning for automatic indexing & named entity recognition
     * data 
     * data flow management
     * read/write linked data
     * linked data & 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 *14 May 2017*. Please submit an abstract of 1000-1500 
characters using our conference system at 
https://www.conftool.net/swib17. If your intend to present a specific 
software solution please include links to the source code repository and 
make sure it is openly licensed (https://opensource.org/licenses).

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)
     * Devika Madalli (Indian Statistical Institute)
     * 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 December 
4. Contact us if you want to seize the opportunity to get together in 
the context of SWIB17.

Website: http://swib.org/swib17
Hashtag: #swib17
Twitter: @swibcon

Take a look at previous SWIB conferences at http://swib.org/swib17/history.

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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