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SMWCon Fall 2017
The 14th conference on Semantic MediaWiki (SMWCon) brings together developers, users and organizations from the semantic wiki community around the world.
Conference details
Location Rotterdam Zoo (Blijdorp), The Shark Room, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Start: October 4, 2017
Finish: October 6, 2017
General Chair: Remco de Boer, Karsten Hoffmeyer
Local Chair: Toine Schijvenaars, Esther Greefhorst
Program Chair: Lloyd Rutledge
Financial Chair: Erwin Oord
Sponsorship Chair: Ad Strack van Schijndel
Type: SMWCon
Audience: Everyone
Feed: RSS feed, Atom feed
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Blijdorplaan 8, 3041 JG Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Rotterdam Zoo (Blijdorp), The Shark Room, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
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SMWCon Fall 2017 - the 14th Semantic MediaWiki Conference:

October 4 - 6, 2017, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • Location: Rotterdam Zoo (Blijdorp) in the Shark Room
  • Participants: Everybody interested in semantic wikis, wikis and open knowledge, especially in Semantic MediaWiki, e.g., users, developers, consultants, business or government representatives, researchers.
Program proposals
Attendees and Registration


Please, feel free to add your proposals below and sign it with your username. We will contact you soon!

Quick list of program contributions

Tutorial day - Wednesday, October 4th

On the Tutorial Day our experts will teach and introduce various topics related to semantic wikis, e.g. usage, conception etc. Just click on the button to see what will be prepared for you.

Full program schedule → Tutorial day button.png

Conference days - Thursday and Friday, October 5th and 6th

The Conference Days gather people from business, academia, government and non-profit organizations giving talks about applying semantic wikis as well as about newest developments in the field.

Full program schedule → Conference day button.png

Attendees and Registration

You can register for SMWCon 2017 via Eventbrite.

Student * Professional VIP
Admission Early bird Regular Early bird Regular
Tutorial day only (4 Oct) € 39,- € 49,- € 59,- € 69,- -
Conference days only (5, 6 Oct) € 69,- € 79,- € 159,- € 169,- -
Tutorial + Conference (4, 5, 6 Oct) € 99,- € 109,- € 189,- € 199,- € 349,-

*To be eligible for the reduced fee, students must be able to present proof of student status upon request
Early registrations are eligible for a reduced, early bird fee. Early bird registration ends September 6.
As a VIP, by acquiring a VIP-ticket you provide extra support for the SMWCon conference.

In case you also want to make your attendance visible, just add your name to the list below:


  1. Lloyd Rutledge
  2. Remco de Boer
  3. Erwin Oord
  4. Toine Schijvenaars
  5. Ad Strack van Schijndel (Wikibase Solutions)
  6. Alexander Gesinn ( GmbH & Co. KG)
  7. Felix Ashu Aba ( GmbH & Co. KG)
  8. Lia Veja (DIPF)
  9. Joris Dirks
  10. Karsten Hoffmeyer (
  11. Dennis Groenewegen
  12. Matthias Frank (FZI)
  13. Ton van der Zwet
  14. User:Lex
  15. Stephan Gambke
  16. Julian Hocker (DIPF)
  17. Richard Heigl (Hallo Welt! GmbH)
  18. Sabine Melnicki (WikiAhoi)
  19. Tobias Weller
  20. Viktor Schelling
  21. Robert Vogel (Hallo Welt! GmbH)
  22. Martin Gruner (University Library of Würzburg)
  23. Wolfgang Fahl / ProfiWiki/BITPlan GmbH
  24. Bernhard Krabina
  25. Cindy Cicalese (WMF)
  26. Johannes A. Löcker-Herschkowitz (University of Vienna)
  27. Robert Heine (energypedia consult
  28. Wouter Rademaker (ScoutWiki Network)
  29. Thomas Wolf (Bavarian State Library, Munich)
  30. Tina Tenbergen


Wikimedia Nederland
Wikimedia Nederland
Are you a Member of WikiMedia NL? Register here and then ask for full reimbursement of the admission fee here.


Logo of XL&Knowledge
ArchiXL specialist in enterprise IT architecture, knowledge management and semantic wikis
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Wikibase Solutions
Specialist in business solutions with MediaWiki
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Additional information and links


To help you find suitable accomodation, we have made arrangements with two hotels. These hotels provide a discount for SMWCon attendees:

Van der Valk Rotterdam-Blijdorp
Next to the conference venue / zoo. Superior single room including breakfast at € 105,- per night. To apply for the discount, reservations should be made to the hotel by phone (+31-10-2988777) or via e-mail ( using the reservation code BLI-GF13363
For a discount code of 10% on the Orange Club Rate, use the voucher code SMWCON (valid for Twin, Standard and Business rooms). All reservations have to be prepaid, reservations can be made via the hotel website ( You can enter the code at the last page of the booking process.
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