SMWCon Fall 2017

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
Start: October 4, 2017
Finish: October 6, 2017
Calendar: Event schedule
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

Feed: RSS feed, Atom feed
Wikidata-ID: Q42406451
DOI: not yet provided
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Rotterdam Zoo (Blijdorp), The Shark Room, Rotterdam, the Netherlands,
Blijdorplaan, 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.
  • Social Media: The hashtag on Semantic MediaWiki on Twitter Twitter is #SMWCon.


You can download the convenient,printable SMWCon Fall 2017 Rotterdam navigator (pdf, 709kB) which provides you with a detailed map of all conference related locations and how to get there (by foot).


Quick list of program contributions

Tutorial day - Wednesday, October 4th[edit]

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[edit]

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.

The conference area also has space to hang posters for display and discussion. We invite attendees to bring posters to hang in the poster area.

Full program schedule → Conference day button.png

Attendees and Registration[edit]

Registration for SMWCon Fall 2017 has closed.

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:



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

Specialists in enterprise architecture, knowledge management, and semantics

Logo of Wikibase Solutions

Wikibase Solutions
Specialist in business solutions with MediaWiki

Logo of OU

Open University in the Netherlands
Open higher education

Additional information and links[edit]


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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Grants for Wikimedians[edit]

Travel & Participation Support funds Wikimedians to actively represent Wikimedia at events around the world. Learn about the Travel & Participation Support program

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Things to do in the Netherlands[edit]