The SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Bibliotheken) is an annual conference focusing on Semantic Web and Linked Open Data (LOD) in libraries and related organisations, which this year will be held in Hamburg from 23-25 November 2015. The call for proposals invites talks and workshops on the topics of opening data, linking data and creating tools and software for LOD production scenarios.  The deadline for proposals is 17th May 2015.

Is there an interesting service, research topic or project that you would like to present at the conference? Would you like to offer a pre-conference tutorial or workshop on the afternoon of 23 November? Proposals are invited on the following or related topics:
Projects & Applications
* integration of LOD into productive library applications
* authorities and knowledge organization systems (thesauri, classifications, ontologies)
* re-use of published linked library data & mash-ups (using data from different sources)
* presenting and visualizing LOD
* end-user environments for interaction with LOD (e.g. annotation)
* crowdsourcing/gamification approaches involving LOD sources
* linking research data
Technology (focus on Open Source software)
* semantically enhanced data publication
* data transformation/integration/enhancement/mapping/interlinking
* searching/information retrieval
* read/write linked data
* linked data and 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

The deadline for proposals for presentations or workshops is 17.05.2015
Abstracts should be submited via the website at
Proposals will be reviewed by the SWIB programme committee:
– Uldis Bojars (National Library of Latvia)
– Valentine Charles (Europeana Foundation, Netherlands)
– Karen Coyle (Consultant, USA)
– Sarah Hartmann (German National Library)
– Anja Jentzsch (HPI, Germany)
– Niklas Lindström (National Library of Sweden)
– 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)
There is space for satellite events in the morning of 23 November. Contact the organizers if you want to seize the opportunity to get together in the context of SWIB15.
Joachim Neubert
Tel. +49-(0)40-42834462
E-mail: j.neubert(at)
Adrian Pohl
Tel. +49-(0)221-40075235
E-mail: swib(at)

Hashtag: #swib15
Twitter: @swibcon