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SWIB24 – 16th Semantic Web in Libraries Conference

25 – 27 November 2024, online

Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline (extended): 9th June 2024

SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Libraries) is an annual conference, being held for the 16th time. SWIB24 will happen online to ensure inclusion of as many participants as possible while minimizing the ecological footprint of the conference.

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, SWIB24 will be organized by the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz) and ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. The conference language is English.

We are accepting proposals for two formats:

The presentations will be held in the time from 14:00 to 17:00 UTC. Note that we will support three different time slots for workshops to accommodate workshop facilitators and participants from different time zones (East Asia/Australia, Europe/Africa, Americas).

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 26 May 2024 9 June 2024. Please submit an abstract of 1000–1500 characters using our conference system https://www.conftool.org/swib24. 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:

Website: https://swib.org/swib24
Hashtag: #swib24
Mastodon: @swib@openbiblio.social

Take a look at previous SWIB conferences at https://swib.org/swib24/history.html.

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

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


Anna Kasprzik
Tel. +49-(0)40-42834425
E-mail: a.kasprzik(at)zbw-online.eu