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Call for Papers
1st DGI Conference and 62nd Annual Meeting of the DGI

Semantic Web & Linked Data - Constructing Information Infrastructures for the Future

7th to 9th October 2010 during the Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt/Main, Germany

The World Wide Web has enabled everyone: people, companies, public bodies; schools and universities to reproduce in a digital form objects that are familiar to them. Such objects, be they documents, books and songs or even business processes, chemical structures and bio-sequences - in their physical and digital forms - are an essential part of the infrastructure of daily life, both private and professional. The next generation of web technologies focussing on semantics (semantic web) together with a dramatically increased degree of interoperability between information sources (linked data) will enable developers to connect in a meaningful way the very data that constitute these familiar objects. In addition to improving upon old infrastructures, Semantic Web & Linked Data will enable the building of completely new infrastructures. Infrastructures that, built primarily around information, can be used by machines and humans alike.

The impact of Semantic Web & Linked Data developments upon businesses, the public sector as well as the research and education communities promises to open up as yet unimaginable, innovative opportunities for companies, public bodies, institutions, schools as well as individuals. The aim of the DGI Conference 2010, the first of its kind and of the new decade, is to explore this promise and identify the opportunities but - just as important - to also understand the responsibilities that accompany such developments and to do so with both present and future stakeholders. The DGI would like to invite decision makers and specialists, strategists and developers, librarians and documentalists, information scientists and practitioners, students and teachers from the private and public sectors as well as from education and research to submit original papers in either English or German on the following themes:

1. Research
RDF based standards and technologies • Semantically based search engines • Open Research Data • eScience – Virtual Research Environments • Knowledge representation • Mapping languages • Matching and merging of ontologies • International and EU R&D programmes and projects

2. Business
Information as the “new capital” • Business models based on the semantic web • Re-use of public sector information • Mash-ups • „Smart“ devices • Mobility of products and services • Augmented Reality: Future prospects, products and services • Optimising corporate „information assets“

3. Public Sector
Modernisation of the public administration • eGovernance • Records Management • Optimising public sector data holdings • Interoperability of public sector data • Strategic und operational knowledge management in public institutions • Influence of EU legislation • Copyright • Data protection in practice

4. Education
Creating value in curricula through information and knowledge management • End-user behaviour: actual versus perceived • Cultural issues between digital “natives“ and „immigrants“ • Consequences for educational policy • New technologies in libraries • Media literacy • Information literacy • Life-long learning • EUROPEANA The European Digital Library

Contributions from "Young Information Professionals"
The consequences of decisions made today regarding the building of infrastructures for tomorrow will be borne quite literally by future generations. Given that the Semantic Web & Linked Data theme of the DGI Conference 2010 is dedicated to the construction of future information infrastructures - structures that will most likely influence if not actually determine the way the world is perceived - the organizers of this Call for Papers would like in particular to receive contributions from Young Information Professionals. Students and trainees as well as recent graduates and professional newcomers are invited to submit a paper on any of the areas mentioned above. At the end of the conference, a prize will be awarded for the best presented paper from a Young Information Professional. The conditions pertaining to the award will be published at a later date.

Submitting Papers
Proposals for papers in the form of an abstract being no more than 400 words in a word processing format should be sent to Submitted proposals should also include details i.e. full mailing address, telephone and fax numbers as well as an e-mail address, of a contact person for the purpose of notification.

In submitting a proposal for a paper contributors are declaring that should their proposal be accepted by the programme committee, they will submit the full version of the text of the paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings by 2nd August 2010.

Submission of paper proposals:         25th May 2010
Notification of acceptance:                21th June 2010
Submission of the full version:           2nd August 2010

Conference Organiser
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Informationswissenschaft
und Informationspraxis e.V. (DGI)
Hanauer Landstraße 151-153
60313 Frankfurt am Main
Fon +49 (0)69 430313
Fax +49 (0)69 4909096

Programme Committee
Michael Fanning, Karlsruhe
Stefan Gradmann, Berlin
Ulrich Kämper, Köln
Maxi Kindling, Berlin
Felix Sasaki, Potsdam
Jakob Voß, Göttingen