The 6th Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF 2012)
2nd Call for Papers
Smart City & Library Service

July 17th~19th, 2012
Organisation: Shanghai Library
Venue: No. 1555 Huaihai (M) Rd., Shanghai, 200031, China

Second Call for Papers and Participation
The biennial Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF) will hold its sixth gathering from July 17th to 19th, 2012 in Shanghai.

Devised to maximize libraries’ functions of distributing knowledge, underpinning social and economic development and promoting human civilization, the SILF offers an opportunity for scholarly communication and professional cooperation among libraries and information institutions in the world.

Every two years hundreds of librarians, information scientists and other stakeholders from around the world meet together to propose new ideas and recount success stories.

The SILF 2012 will take place in conjunction with the celebration of the 60th birthday of the Shanghai Library.

Mrs.Ingrid Parent, the IFLA President, will address the conference as a keynoter.


Theme & Topics
The theme of SILF 2012 is “Smart City & Library Service”. This forum, centering on the latest progress, practical experience and future trends related to the theme, will cover keynote speeches, plenary sessions and individual symposia.

The forum encourages dialogues in the following contexts:

  • Library as an Infrastructure for Research and Learning
  • Coming of the New Integrated Library System: Supporting Cloud Computing and Mobile Services
  • Enabling Librarians to Proliferate Digital Reading and Preserve Digital Memories  
  • Management and Performance Evaluation of a Hybrid Library
  • Library Technical Service with Semantic Technologies
  • The Core Values and Competitiveness of the Physical Library in an Omni-media Age

 Submission Guidelines
Papers to be submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and shall never be published or included in any other proceedings.
All papers will be peer-reviewed by the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings available for the forum.

*Abstracts of papers offered for presentation at SILF 2012 will also be considered by the Editors of Libri: international journal of libraries and information services, and authors of papers on suitable topics will be invited to submit their papers or a revised version for consideration for publication in the journal.

Please refer to details of the submission format.

Important Dates

  • February 15th, 2012: deadline for submission of abstract
  • April 20th, 2012: deadline for submission of full paper

Mr. CHEN Xuyan (International Cooperation Division, Shanghai Library)
Ms. REN Xiapei (Library and Information Sciences Research Institute, Shanghai Library)
Tel: +86 21 6445 4500
Fax: +86 21 6445 5006