SWIB24 – Semantic Web in Libraries

CfP: SWIB24 Home

SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Libraries) is an annual conference, being held for the 16th time. SWIB24 will happen online to ensure inclusion of as many participants as possible while minimizing the ecological footprint of the conference.

SWIB focuses 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 all 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 usual, SWIB24 will be organized by ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz). The conference language is English.

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SWIB24 – 16th Semantic Web in Libraries conference

25–27 November 2024, online

Call for Proposals

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 26th, 2024

The SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Libraries) is an annual conference, being held for the 16th time. SWIB24 will happen online to ensure inclusion of as many participants as possible while minimizing the ecological footprint of the conference.

SWIB focuses 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 all 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 usual, SWIB24 will be organized by the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz) and ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. The conference language is English.

We are accepting proposals for two formats:

  • Presentations (20 minutes plus 5 Q&A)
  • Practical workshops or tutorials (maximum 4h, including breaks), introductory tutorials are very welcome

The presentations will be held in the time from 14:00 to 17:00 UTC. Note that we will support three different time slots for workshops to accommodate workshop facilitators and participants from different time zones (East Asia/Australia, Europe/Africa, Americas).

We appreciate proposals on the following or related topics:

Projects & Applications

  • integration of LOD into productive library applications
  • re-use of LOD (from libraries, Wikidata and other sources)
  • presenting & visualizing LOD
  • graphical user interfaces for interaction with LOD (e.g. editing or annotation)
  • (other) applications in the context of open science

Technology & Tools (focus on Open Source software)

  • data transformation/integration/cleansing/enhancement/mapping/interlinking/validation
  • data flow management, read/write linked data, providing updates & syncing data sources
  • machine learning applications in/for libraries
  • integration of symbolic and subsymbolic approaches

Standards & Best Practices

  • implementation of FAIR data principles, interoperability
  • open web standards relevant for libraries, data models, usable APIs
  • application profiles & provenance information
  • working with controlled vocabularies & knowledge organization systems
  • preservation, maintenance & sustainability

Culture

  • decentralization, federated structures
  • consolidating open source projects
  • collaboration, crowdsourcing, community building and empowerment
  • diversity sensitivity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility

We are looking forward to receiving your proposals for presentations or workshops by 26 May 2024. Please submit an abstract of 1000–1500 characters using our conference system SWIB24 - ConfTool Pro - Login. If you intend to present a specific software solution, please include links to the source code repository and make sure it is openly licensed.

SWIB programme committee

Proposals will be reviewed by the programme committee:

  • Julia Beck (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • Uldis Bojars (National Library of Latvia)
  • Nuno Freire (Europeana Foundation, Netherlands)
  • Anna Kasprzik (ZBW, Germany – Chair)
  • Huda Khan (Stanford University, USA)
  • Niklas Lindström (National Library of Sweden)
  • Devika Madalli (Indian Statistical Institute)
  • Adrian Pohl (hbz, Germany – Chair)
  • Dorothea Salo (UW-Madison, USA)
  • Jodi Schneider (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • MJ Suhonos (Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada)
  • Osma Suominen (National Library of Finland)
  • Katherine Thornton (Yale University Library, USA)
  • Jakob Voß (GBV Common Library Network, Germany)

Website: SWIB24 Home

Hashtag: swib24

Mastodon: @swib@openbiblio.social

Take a look at previous SWIB conferences at SWIB24 History.

Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions:

Adrian Pohl (@acka47)
hbz
Tel. +49-(0)221-40075235
E-mail: swib(at)hbz-nrw.de

or

Anna Kasprzik (@Anna_Kasprzik)
ZBW
Tel. +49-(0)40-42834425
E-mail: a.kasprzik(at)zbw-online.eu

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