[CfP] SWIB19 (Semantic Web in Libraries): Deadline extended to May 26

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Call for Proposals: SWIB19 - 11th Semantic Web in Libraries Conference
25.11. - 27.11.2019, Hamburg, Germany

Submission Deadline (extended): 26 May 2019

SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Libraries) is an annual conference,
being held for the 11th time, 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 usual, SWIB19 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 November 25?

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
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
transformation/integration/cleansing/enhancement/mapping/interlinking
* 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 *12 May 2019*. Please submit an abstract of 1000-1500
characters using our conference system at
https://www.conftool.org/swib19. 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:

* Uldis Bojars (National Library of Latvia)
* Valentine Charles (Europeana Foundation, Netherlands)
* Christina Harlow (Temple University, USA)
* Jana Hentschke (German National Library)
* 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 November
25. Contact us if you want to seize the opportunity to get together in
the context of SWIB19.

Website: http://swib.org/swib19
Hashtag: #swib19
Twitter: @swibcon

Take a look at previous SWIB conferences at http://swib.org/swib19/history.

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

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

or

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

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