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SWIB23 – 15th Semantic Web in Libraries Conference

11 – 13 September 2023, Berlin

Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline (extended): 1024 April 2023

SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Libraries) is an annual conference, being held for the 15th time. After three years of convening online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are happy to gather in-person once again – and for the first time in Berlin.

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, SWIB23 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 will have more interactive formats in order to get the most out of participants coming together physically in one place. As usual, we will also have presentations and workshops/tutorials.

We appreciate proposals on the following or related topics:

Projects & Applications

Technology & Tools (focus on Open Source software)

Standards & Best Practices


We are looking forward to receiving your proposals for presentations or workshops by 24 April 2023. Please submit an abstract of 1000–1500 characters using our conference system https://www.conftool.org/swib23 (available now). 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:

Call for satellite events

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

Website: https://swib.org/swib23
Hashtag: #swib23
Mastodon: [@swib@openbiblio.social](https://openbiblio.social/@swib)

Take a look at previous SWIB conferences at https://swib.org/swib23/history.

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

Anna Kasprzik
Tel. +49-(0)40-42834425
E-mail: swib.anna.kasprzik(at)mailbox.org


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