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SWIB 2022 : SWIB22 - Semantic Web in Libraries


When Nov 28, 2022 - Dec 2, 2022
Where on the web
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    linked open data   semantic web   libraries   linked data

Call For Papers

SWIB22 – 14th Semantic Web in Libraries Conference
28 November – 02 December 2022, online
Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline: 27 June 2022

SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Libraries) is an annual conference, being held for the 14th time.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we cannot be sure that by November travelling and meeting face-to-face will be possible for everybody in the community. Therefore, we have decided to hold SWIB22 online for the third time. This will offer everybody 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 28 November – 02 December, daily from UTC 14:00 to 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, SWIB22 will be organized by ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz). The conference language is English.

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

Presentations (20 minutes plus 5 q&a)
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
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
applications for open science

Technology (focus on Open Source software)

data transformation/integration/cleansing/enhancement/mapping/interlinking
data flow management
RDF validation
read/write linked data
providing updates & syncing data sources
machine learning for automatic indexing & named entity recognition
integration of symbolic and subsymbolic approaches

Standards & Best Practices

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


collaboration, community building and empowerment
consolidating open source projects
awareness of Western bias, decolonialization

We are looking forward to receiving your proposals for presentations or workshops by 27 June 2022. Please submit an abstract of 1000–1500 characters using our conference system 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 (Frankfurt University Library)
Uldis Bojars (National Library of Latvia)
Nuno Freire (Europeana Foundation, Netherlands)
Anna Kasprzik (ZBW, Germany)
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)

Call for satellite events

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

Hashtag: #swib22
Twitter: @swibcon

Take a look at previous SWIB conferences at

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

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


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

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