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[CfP] Deadline extended to July 12: SWIB21 online - 13th Semantic Web in Libraries Conference, 29.11. - 3.12.2021

From: Neubert, Joachim <J.Neubert@zbw.eu>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 11:05:17 +0000
To: "'semantic-web@w3.org'" <semantic-web@w3.org>
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Call for Proposals: SWIB21 online conference - 13th Semantic Web in 
Libraries Conference
29 November - 03 December 2021, UTC 14:00-16:30
Submission Deadline: 12 July (extended)

SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Libraries) is an annual conference, 
being held for the 13th time.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we cannot be sure that travelling and 
meeting face-to-face will be possible for everybody in the community by 
November. Therefore, we have decided to hold SWIB21 the second time on 
the web. This will be an opportunity to easily participate from all over 
the world.

Taking into account the different time zones of the participants, we 
plan to carry out the conference during the week of 29 November - 03 
December in the time from  UTC 14:00 until 16:30.

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, SWIB21 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?

For this SWIB rendition we adjusted the formats to the online environment:

- Presentations (15 minutes plus 5 q&a), pre-recorded talks are encouraged
- Practical workshops or tutorials (maximum 150 min, including breaks), 
introductory tutorials are very welcome

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 LOD (from libraries, Wikidata and other sources)
   * presenting & visualizing LOD
   * end-user environments for interaction with LOD (e.g. editing or 
   * 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 
   * RDF validation
   * data flow management
   * read/write linked data
   * linked data & library systems

Standards & Best Practices

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

We are looking forward to receiving your proposals for presentations or 
workshops by **28 June 2021**. Please submit an abstract of 1000-1500 
characters using our conference system at 
https://www.conftool.org/swib21. If you 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:

     * Julia Beck (Frankfurt University Library)
     * Uldis Bojars (National Library of Latvia)
     * Valentine Charles (Europeana Foundation, Netherlands)
     * Huda Khan, (Cornell University Library, USA)
     * 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)
     * Jodi Schneider (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
     * MJ Suhonos (Ryerson University, Canada)
     * Osma Suominen (National Library of Finland)
     * Katherine Thornton (Yale University Library, USA)
     * Jakob Voß (GBV Common Library Network, Germany)

If you are interested in using the online conference infrastructure for 
a satellite event before or after the conference slot, let us know.

Website: http://swib.org/swib21

Hashtag: #swib21
Twitter: @swibcon

Take a look at previous SWIB conferences at http://swib.org/swib21/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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