Call for Participation SWIB12 PhD Workshop

In conjunction with the Semantic Web in Libraries Conference, 26 - 28 November 2012, Cologne, Germany, the PhD workshop at SWIB12 provides an excellent opportunity both for the beginner as well as the senior PhD student to present his or her ideas and receive feedback by experienced researchers and other PhD students working in research areas related to Linked Data based infrastructures and applications in libraries.

The Linked Open Data approach provides a framework for the generation, publishing and sharing of information by means of semantic technologies. It plays a vital role in the realization of the Semantic Web at a global scale by publishing and interlinking diverse data sources on the Web. The access to a huge amount of Linked Data presents exciting opportunities for the next generation of Web-based applications, especially with regard to data hosted and provided by libraries. Facing use cases as depicted by the Library Linked Data Incubator Group, however there is still a need of Linked Data applications and best practice examples.

For this PhD workshop, we would like to discuss the initial ideas about issues in Linked Open Data that have proven to be both promising and challenging in the context of library use cases and applications. Topics of interest include but are certainly not limited to:

For other relevant topics, please have a look at the conference announcement at The workshop welcomes submissions by PhD candidates working on these topics, with a background in libraries and related institutions.


The workshop is open to all PhD students. PhD students at the beginning of their work are particularly welcome when they have a well-defined problem statement and some ideas about the solution that they want to discuss.

Submission Guidelines:

The submissions should consist of up to one page. It must be structured according to the following criteria:

Please submit your work using our website at

Selection Process:

All submissions will be reviewed by experienced researchers. Each submission will receive detailed feedback and will be schedule to be presented in the workshop.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 16th September 2012.
Acceptance / Rejection Notification: 5th October 2012.


Prof. Klaus Tochtermann, ZBW - Germany
Prof. York Sure-Vetter, GESIS - Germany
Prof. Michael Granitzer, Uni Passau - Germany
Dr. Timo Borst, ZBW - Germany
Dr. Atif Latif, ZBW - Germany

organized by:


Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
Dreikönigenstr. 23
50678 Cologne


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

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

Twitter: #swib12