LINCS Connections

LINCS will be sponsoring varioues events — talks, meetings, design jams, hackfests, and conferences, both virtually and at locations across Canada — for exchanges about Linked Open Data for the humanities. Participants from academia, industry, and the general public will be welcome.

Stay tuned for more details!

It’s all about people doing their bit to produce a little bit, and it all connecting. That’s how linked data works.

Tim Berners Lee, “The Next Web”, TED2009

Making Links Conference (Postponed)

Please note that we have decided to defer our launch conference  in Guelph given the extent to which the coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading as of March 2020. Please keep an eye on our Twitter Account (@lincsproject) and our website ( for updates. 

Call for Proposals

The Linked Infrastructure for Networked Cultural Scholarship (LINCS) project will be seeking proposals for presentations, posters/digital demonstrations for an upcoming conference, titled “Making Links: Connections, Culture, Context” at the University of Guelph. The timing of the conference will be determined at a future date.

Making Links will be an opportunity to present and learn about exciting research on a wide variety of topics covering all aspects of linked data in the Canadian context and beyond. We invite proposals for posters, short papers (10 min), and full papers (20 min), on any of the following topics:

  • Linked open usable data (LOUD)
  • Linked data projects and initiatives from Canada and beyond
  • Humanities research on the semantic web (specific projects, ideas, datasets)
  • Linked library metadata applications and challenges
  • Linked data and traditional/indigenous knowledges
  • Linked data in the cultural heritage sector
  • Linked data and intersectional identities
  • Changing knowledge (epistemes, vocabularies, paradigms)
  • Practical strategies, tools and workflows for creating and refining linked data
  • Ontology architecture, ontology mapping, and dynamic ontologies
  • Storage, versioning, and preservation of linked data
  • Dissemination strategies for the humanities: visualization and beyond 
  • Search, browse, serendipitous discovery
  • Artificial intelligence and linked data
  • Ethics, privacy, and access implications of linked data
  • Evidence, provenance, and context in linked open data

All submissions should be prepared in Open Office, MS Word, RTF or TEI XML (not PDF) and submitted to: with the header “Making Links” by [deadline postponed].

Details on proposals

Posters/digital demonstrations: (maximum 250 words) should describe work on any specific topics or methods or present projects and software tools in any stage of development.

Short papers: (maximum 500 words) are intended to report on works-in-progress or for describing a singular tool or project.

Full papers: (maximum 750 words) should deal with substantial completed research, report the development of new methodologies, ontologies, or frameworks; or present rigorous theoretical, speculative, or critical discussions.

Proposals will be put out in an open-access online publication for the wider peer review community.

Program Committee:
Stacy Allison-Cassin
Jon Bath
Susan Brown
Janelle Jenstad
Kim Martin
Deb Stacey