Call for Papers

Information Technology Section

User interaction built on library linked data (UILLD)

Workshop on User interaction built on library linked data (UILLD) - Pre-conference to the 79th World Library and Information Conference, Jurong East Regional Library, Singapore

Sponsor: IFLA Information Technology Section

The quantity of Linked Data published by libraries is increasing dramatically: Following the lead of the National Library of Sweden (2008), several libraries and library networks have begun to publish authority files and bibliographic information as linked (open) data. However, applications that consume this data are not yet widespread. Particularly, there is a lack of methods for integration of Linked Data from multiple sources and its presentation in appropriate end user interfaces. Existing services tend to build on one or two well integrated datasets – often from the same data supplier – and do not actively use the links provided to other datasets within or outside of the library or cultural heritage sector to provide a better user experience.

The main objective

The main objective of this workshop/pre-conference is to provide a platform for discussion of deployed services, concepts, and approaches for consuming Linked Data from libraries and other cultural heritage institutions. Special attention will be given to papers presenting working end user interfaces using Linked Data from both cultural heritage institutions (including libraries) and other datasets.
For further information about the workshop, please contact the workshops chairs at

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: February 28, 2013
Acceptance notification: May 15, 2013
Camera-ready versions of accepted papers: June 30, 2013
Workshop date: August 16, 2013


We seek project reports, case studies, and novel technical research papers in the context of user interaction based on Library Linked Data with a length of up to 12-15 pages (approximately 6,000 words). Please submit your paper via EasyChair at UILLD. Submissions will be peer reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Accepted papers have to be presented at the workshop by at least one author. Proceedings will be published online and it is the intention to publish a monograph from the accepted papers.

Organizing Committee

Lars G. Svensson, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Germany
Daniel Vila-Suero, Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Alenka Kavčič-Čolić, Narodna in univerzitetna knjižnica, Slovenia

Local Committee

Haliza Jailani, National Library of Singapore, Singapore

Programme Committee

Mathieu d’Aquin, Open University
Emmanuelle Bermes, Centre Pompidou
Christoph Böhme, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Gordon Dunsire, Independent Consultant
Kevin Ford, Library of Congress
Markus Geipel, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Julia Hauser, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Ivan Herman, W3C
Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University
Nina Hyvönen, National Library of Finland
Antoine Isaac, Europeana & VU University Amsterdam
Unni Knutsen, Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus
Eetu Mäkele, Aalto University
Anke Meyer, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Michael Panzer, OCLC
Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Jodi Schneider, DERI, NUIG
Myriam Traub Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica
Mirna Willer Sveučilište u Zadru (University of Zadar)
Marcia Zeng Kent University

More information

See the Conference website for additional details at:


All proposals must be in before 28 February 2013.

Please note

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

Congress Attendance Grants

The Singapore National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.

Last update: 19 December 2012