CFP: SWIB23 – 15th Semantic Web in Libraries Conference

The 15th annual Semantic Web in Libraries (SWIB) will take place from September 11-13 in Berlin, Germany. The event will be in person for the first time in three years and “will have more interactive formats in order to get the most out of participants coming together physically in one place.” The conference is an established event “where IT staff, developers, librarians, and researchers from all over the world meet and mingle and learn from each other,” with a focus on Linked Open Data (LOD) in libraries and related organizations.

From the call, organizers appreciate proposals on the following and 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


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

Proposals are due by April 24. Abstracts of 1000-1500 characters should be submitted to the conference system:


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