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SMWCon Fall 2014
The 10th conference on Semantic MediaWiki (SMWCon) brings together developers, users, and organizations from the semantic wiki community around the world.
Conference details
Location Vienna, Austria
Start: October 1, 2014
Finish: October 3, 2014
Calendar: Event schedule
General  Chair: Bernhard Krabina
Local Chair: Bernhard Krabina
Program Chair: Franz Borrmann
Type: SMWCon
Audience: Everyone
Feed: RSS feed, Atom feed
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Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna, Gasometer D, Guglgasse 14, 1110 Vienna, Austria
Vienna, Austria
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We are happy to announce SMWCon Fall 2014 - the 10th Semantic MediaWiki Conference:

October 1 - 3, 2014, Vienna

SMWCon Fall 2014 will be organized by KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research, supported by the Open Semantic Data Association and the Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna in cooperation with Wikimedia Austria and Open Knowledge Foundation Austria.

Following the success of recent SMWCons, we will have one tutorial day and two conference days. As a novelty, the SMWCon in Vienna will have a Create Camp / Hackathon on Saturday at the KDZ premises.

If you have questions you can contact me, Bernhard Krabina (General Chair and Local Chair) or Franz Borrmann (Program Chair) per e-mail.

Hope to see you in Vienna!

Please read the Participants Information

Information auf Deutsch

Slides and Videos

Tutorial day, October 1st

Please see Programme for Tutorial Day

Conference days, October 2nd - 3rd

Keynotes and Regular Talks

Please see Programme for Conference Days

Posters and demos

  • We will show you live demos of semantic::apps ( GmbH & Co. KG)
  • AnnoWiki. SMW based platform for storing, sharing and editing genomic annotations. (Toniher, CRG)
  • Encyclopaedia Herder. SMW-based encyclopaedia of philosophy in Spanish (Toniher, Herder Editorial)
  • Carmatop: Calculate carbon dioxide emissions of trips for Travel Agencies. SMW is used for storage of data, and calculation of emissons. Focus is on a user friendly GUI to enter travel-data. The solution was to develop an external data-entry system that uses API to communicate with SMW.(HZ University of Applied Sciences Flushing - Anton Bil)

Would you like to show a demo system or would you like to present a poster? Please feel free to add the topic

Proposed lightning talks

  • Introduction of plastic.js and how it relates to SMW (Simon Heimler) (presentation)
  • Grazwiki (Martin Brunner)
  • Watch Analytics (James Montalvo)

If you can present your idea, your proposal or your solution in 3 minutes and 5 slides, you're welcome to add your suggestion here

Topic wishlist for community discussions

Propose topics that should find a platform at SMWCon Fall 2014

  • Development needs - what kind of solution/extension would make SMW even better? What are the most wanted features? What are the most annoying bugs?


"Internal" photos (can be speedly deleted if you want): SMWCon Fall 2014/Photo


See the list of attendees on the registration page.

Create Camp, October 4th

The goal of the create camp is to bring togehter people interested in getting things done in one day. This can be programming, fixing bugs, installing, testing, configuring, documenting, marketing Semantic MediaWikis. Please see Programme for the Create Camp

Accommodation and Travel


You are responsible for booking accomodation individually. The following options are suggestions and contingents have been reserved there:

IBIS St. Marx

Motel One Wien Westbahnhof


K+K Hotels Maria Theresia


The conference venue is reachable by subway U3 (orange line), station "Gasometer". This line runs through the city centre (station "Stephansplatz" as well as "Landstraße" where travellers usually arrive from the Vienna Internatioal Airport). By car you take the exit "St. Marx" from the highway A23 and follow the signs to "Gasometer City". Car parking is available for 5 EUR/day. You can find details here:


Vienna Airport is reachable by the more expensive but fast CAT - City Airport Train or the slower but cheaper S-Bahn both arrive at the station "Landstraße" where you can take the U3 to Gasomater (direction "Simmering").
An alternative (reached by some low-cost airlines) is the Bratislava Airport. From there you can take the bus or train.

Public Transport

Austrian Railway
Vienna Subway
There are 24, 48 and 72hour Tickets for getting around in Vienna by public transport.

General Infos and Tipps

Financial Support

International Visitors

If you are a Wikimedia community member, you can ask for participation support at Wikimedia Foundation:

Visitors from Austria

If you are a visitor from Austria, you can ask for a similar support at Wikimedia Austria: - please contact Claudia Garard at verein[at]


Logo of GmbH & Co. KG Empowering Information Workers - Provider of semantic enterprise technology and enterprise data integration.

Logo of XL&Knowledge
an ArchiXL company specialist in enterprise IT architecture, knowledge management and semantic wikis

Logo of Cenarion
Cenarion  Experts for enterprise software and quality systems consulting. One of our core competencies lies in the implementation of enterprise wiki systems as part of the ISO 9001 certification.

Logo of Energypedia
energypedia consult Innovative IT company in the field of development cooperation. Tailor-made IT tools go hand in hand with consultancy on results-based monitoring as well as knowledge and project management.

Logo of Städtebund
Österreichischer Städtebund The Austrian Association of Cities and Towns represents the interests of local government in Austria.
Logo of Vienna Business Agency
Supported by Vienna Business Agency.

Contact Bernhard Krabina if you want to sponsor the event.


Logo of KDZ
KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research
Knowledge Management in Public Administration
Logo of MA 8
Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna
MA 8 - Wiener Stadt- und Landesarchiv
Logo of Wikimedia
Wikimedia Austria
Support of Wikimedia community members.
Logo of OKFN
Open Knowledge Foundation Austria
Organization of the Create Camp on October 4.