SMWCon Fall 2013/Call for Contributions

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Dear semantic wiki users and developers,

We are very happy to announce that early bird registration to the 8th Semantic MediaWiki Conference is now open!

Important facts reminder:

  • Dates: October 28th to October 30th 2013 (Monday to Wednesday)
  • Location: A&O Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Lehrter Str. 12, 10557 Berlin, Germany
  • Conference wiki page:
  • Participants: Everybody interested in semantic wikis, especially in Semantic MediaWiki, e.g. users, developers, consultants, business representatives and researchers.

We welcome new contributions from you:

  • We encourage contributions about applications and development of semantic wikis; for a list of topics, see [1]
  • Please propose regular talks, posters or super-short lightning talks on the conference website. We will provide feedback to you and do our best to consider your proposal in the conference program
  • Tutorials and presentations will be video and audio recorded and made available for others after the conference.
  • If you've already announced your talk it's now time to expand its description

News on participation, tutorials and keynote

  • You can now officially register for the conference [2] and benefit from early bird fees until September 14, 2013
  • The tutorial program has been announced and available [3]. This year we have two tutorial tracks:
    • The beginner's tutorials are focused on business applications of semantic wikis
    • The developer's tutorials will help you to become Semantic MediaWiki programmer: contributing to core and and writing extensions for your specific needs
  • Professor Yolanda Gil from the University of Southern California [4] will give a keynote on scientific data curation

Organizers and sponsors

  • Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. [5] has become the official organiser of SMWCon Fall 2013
  • Thanks to our sponsors WikiVote [6] (platinum) and ArchiXL [7] (gold) fees for this SMWCon remain low

If you have questions you can contact Yury Katkov (Program Chair), Benedikt Kämpgen (General Chair) or Karsten Hoffmeyer (Local Chair) per e-mail (Cc).

We will be happy to see you in Berlin!

Yury Katkov, Program Chair

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