SMWCon Fall 2019

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SMWCon Fall 2019
The 16th conference on Semantic MediaWiki (SMWCon) brings together developers, users and organizations from the semantic wiki community around the world.
Conference details
Location International Union of Railways next to the Eiffel Tower in central Paris
Start: 2019-09-25
Finish: 2019-09-27
General Chair: Airy Magnien
Local Chair: Clément Flipo
Program Chair: Lex Sulzer




Type: SMWCon
Audience: Everyone
Feed: RSS feed, Atom feed
Wikidata-ID: Q63323597
Address
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16 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France
International Union of Railways
Table of Contents

SMWCon Fall 2019 - the 16th Semantic MediaWiki Conference:

September 25 - 27, 2019, Paris, France

Conference audience and mission[edit]

This conference is addressing everybody interested in wikis and open knowledge, especially in Semantic MediaWiki, e.g. users, developers, consultants, business or government representatives, and researchers.

This conference shall:

  • inspire/onboard new users,
  • inform on where and how MediaWiki is used,
  • convey and consolidate best practices,
  • initiate/foster/integrate application and development and
  • strengthen the community of stakeholders and its service portfolio.
Learn how to "do" MediaWiki in order to assume your responsibilities regarding your organization's knowledge management.

Program[edit]

  • 25 September – 26 September: Conference days
  • 27 September: Workshop day

There will be a small pre-conference program on 24 September.

MediaWiki Aspects Map

The MediaWiki Aspects Map helps in structuring:

  • conference contributions, i.e. (lightning) talks, tutorials, workshops, create camps and poster presentations as well as
  • participants' skill sets provided and looked for.

Add your ideas and wishes!

Please use

for suggesting a (lightning) talk, tutorial, workshop, create camp or poster presentation that you want to contribute or that you would like to have addressed by someone else.

In any case you may always contact us at smwcon‐at‐mwstake.org.

Contributions[edit]

Aspect Code Contribution
COM-3 COMMUNITY Certification

Suggested MWStake induced extension certification (MWS Certification) (Talk): Learn about how to find or submit MediaWiki extensions that are secure and working well by Interested in doing this Talk? Then please add yourself as an author. Thanks!

COM-0 COMMUNITY Community

Suggested SMW Social Media Activities (LightningTalk): The SMW social media channels (twitter, facebook, youtube) could need some more love and strategy. This is something where non-developers can help out. Join a discussion about what social media channels should be offered, how they should be managed. Help out to spread the word about SMW! by Bernhard Krabina

COM-2 COMMUNITY Consulting

Accepted MediaWiki Community Cooperation (Talk): Learn about how to contribute and engage with MWStake — MediaWiki's 3rd party user group by Markus Glaser

COM-1 COMMUNITY Documentation

Accepted Yearly Semantic MediaWiki overview (Talk): An overview of what happened in Semantic MediaWiki land during the last year, including the upcoming 3.1 release by Karsten Hoffmeyer | Jeroen De Dauw

CONF-2 CONFIGURE Backends
CONF-1 CONFIGURE Extensions

Suggested Exployting and empowering semantic data with 2 new semantic extension: Sparql Result Format and Semantic Auth/Profiling (Talk): Knowledge Management is a cross domain discipline and we (Imola Informatica) apply it on many different areas: EKM, Document Management, Enterprise Architecture, IT Service Management and Governance, IT Security, Normative Compliance etc.... All starts from an formal ontology model that we build up and share with the customer (starting from base ontologies already developed) and then semi automatially we generate a specialized SMW. To do that we have developed a complete suite of tools that we call Semantic Knowledge Management Platform. Today we want to present 2 specific extensions that we developed and published (and currently using for our custmers) that exploit semantic mediawiki fuctionalities for different scopes:

  1. SparqlResultFormat - Its'a graphical data visualization and tabular reporting for BI and analytics purpose (i.e Istogram, Navigable graph/treemaps, pie chart, bubble chart, tables, CSV export etc...). All data are rendered from a Sparql query on an arbitrary sparql endpoint. Special focuswill be on the component for navigating partial RDF graph from Sparql store. In this case a live demo could be performed.
  2. Semantic Auth/Profiling - Finally we got it! A powerfull and easy configurable user Profiling and Authorization system based on Categories and Properties of the model imported in the wiki (for example using RDFIO but actually we are still using our self made tool SEMI that generete templete, form, categories and properties from OWL ontologies and that import RDF triples as wiki pages). An example of usage are "We want to profile all user that are part of group Project Manager: only a Project Manger can Create/Edit new Projects pages. They can also view Suppliers and Budgeting pages but not edit them." But also we could assign single page administration based on a specific semantic property: i.e "Each Customer has his Customer Account (semantic property) that is also the Customer page Admin (can edit page)." by User:Busa78 | Gabriele Cornacchia
CONF-0 CONFIGURE Permissions
DE-0 DEVELOP Core
DE-1 DEVELOP Extensions

Suggested How to create extensions using BoilerPlate and Example (Workshop): Learn about how to create a MediaWiki extension from scratch incorporating current best practices for various functions (magic words, parser function, jobs, etc.) by Interested in doing this Workshop? Then please add yourself as an author. Thanks!

DE-2 DEVELOP Skins
IN-0 INTEGRATE External Data

Suggested Enable extended RDF support by Semantic MediaWiki (Workshop): Learn how to use MediaWiki's UI power while integrating other semantic data stores by Interested in doing this Workshop? Then please add yourself as an author. Thanks!

IN-1 INTEGRATE MediaWiki API
MA-2 MAINTAIN Scale
MA-0 MAINTAIN Secure (Backup/Clone)

Accepted Fundamental MW security/safety considerations for 3rd party users (Talk): SSL, Permissions, Authentication, Extensions, API, External Data, Common.js by Markus Glaser | Robert Vogel

MA-1 MAINTAIN Upgrade
MO-1 MONITOR Business Relevance
MO-0 MONITOR Data Quality Assurance
PR-1 PROMOTE Usage Examples

Accepted Business Process Management (BPM) with MediaWiki (Talk): Learn about a planned dedicated extension supporting BPM with MediaWiki by Yaron Koren

Suggested FINA Wiki - SMW supporting numismatic research (Talk): The FINA Wiki brings together evidence primarily about numismatic correspondence that was exchanged before 1800. In a project for the Austrian Academy of Sciences a SMW powered wiki shows how manuscript sources can be managed to support numismatic research. by Bernhard Krabina

Suggested semantic::isms - The Smart ISMS-Wiki (Talk): How to use Semantic MediaWiki for the regulatory compliant operation of a management system for information security. by Alexander Gesinn

PR-0 PROMOTE Use Cases
SE-2 SETUP Backends
SE-1 SETUP Managers

Suggested Easy MediaWiki setup/installation management with Meza (Talk): Learn about Meza — a MediaWiki administration program which enables the easy install and maintenance of MediaWiki by Interested in doing this Talk? Then please add yourself as an author. Thanks!

SE-0 SETUP Platforms
US-1 USE Ontologies

Suggested How to store and structure knowledge on a SMW – here's the framework (Workshop): Learn how to manage a basic knowledge management framework that can be extended and configured in accordance with your domain requirements by Lex Sulzer

Suggested Keep your careful structure of templates, forms, properties, etc. under transparent version control (Talk): Learn how to maintain clarity when developing your terminological ontology for accommodating knowledge (e.g. templates and forms) by Lex Sulzer

US-0 USE Usability

Accepted Design/configure templates for optimal use with VisualEditor (Talk): Learn about how to use TemplateData in order to facilitate using your templates through Visual Editor by Markus Glaser | Robert Vogel

Suggested Linking inside and into your wiki (Talk): People use many mental ways to find knowledge — support them by rich linking within and into your MediaWiki by Interested in doing this Talk? Then please add yourself as an author. Thanks!

Suggested Smart iconography on your wiki (Talk): Learn how to enhance your links with automatic icons from a variety of catalogues by Cindy Cicalese

Suggested Working with geographical information (Talk): An overview of what you can do with the Maps extension by Jeroen De Dauw

Talks[edit]

Accepted Business Process Management (BPM) with MediaWiki (Talk): Learn about a planned dedicated extension supporting BPM with MediaWiki by Yaron Koren

Accepted Design/configure templates for optimal use with VisualEditor (Talk): Learn about how to use TemplateData in order to facilitate using your templates through Visual Editor by Markus Glaser | Robert Vogel

Suggested Easy MediaWiki setup/installation management with Meza (Talk): Learn about Meza — a MediaWiki administration program which enables the easy install and maintenance of MediaWiki by Interested in doing this Talk? Then please add yourself as an author. Thanks!

Suggested Exployting and empowering semantic data with 2 new semantic extension: Sparql Result Format and Semantic Auth/Profiling (Talk): Knowledge Management is a cross domain discipline and we (Imola Informatica) apply it on many different areas: EKM, Document Management, Enterprise Architecture, IT Service Management and Governance, IT Security, Normative Compliance etc.... All starts from an formal ontology model that we build up and share with the customer (starting from base ontologies already developed) and then semi automatially we generate a specialized SMW. To do that we have developed a complete suite of tools that we call Semantic Knowledge Management Platform. Today we want to present 2 specific extensions that we developed and published (and currently using for our custmers) that exploit semantic mediawiki fuctionalities for different scopes:

  1. SparqlResultFormat - Its'a graphical data visualization and tabular reporting for BI and analytics purpose (i.e Istogram, Navigable graph/treemaps, pie chart, bubble chart, tables, CSV export etc...). All data are rendered from a Sparql query on an arbitrary sparql endpoint. Special focuswill be on the component for navigating partial RDF graph from Sparql store. In this case a live demo could be performed.
  2. Semantic Auth/Profiling - Finally we got it! A powerfull and easy configurable user Profiling and Authorization system based on Categories and Properties of the model imported in the wiki (for example using RDFIO but actually we are still using our self made tool SEMI that generete templete, form, categories and properties from OWL ontologies and that import RDF triples as wiki pages). An example of usage are "We want to profile all user that are part of group Project Manager: only a Project Manger can Create/Edit new Projects pages. They can also view Suppliers and Budgeting pages but not edit them." But also we could assign single page administration based on a specific semantic property: i.e "Each Customer has his Customer Account (semantic property) that is also the Customer page Admin (can edit page)." by User:Busa78 | Gabriele Cornacchia

Suggested FINA Wiki - SMW supporting numismatic research (Talk): The FINA Wiki brings together evidence primarily about numismatic correspondence that was exchanged before 1800. In a project for the Austrian Academy of Sciences a SMW powered wiki shows how manuscript sources can be managed to support numismatic research. by Bernhard Krabina

Accepted Fundamental MW security/safety considerations for 3rd party users (Talk): SSL, Permissions, Authentication, Extensions, API, External Data, Common.js by Markus Glaser | Robert Vogel

Suggested Keep your careful structure of templates, forms, properties, etc. under transparent version control (Talk): Learn how to maintain clarity when developing your terminological ontology for accommodating knowledge (e.g. templates and forms) by Lex Sulzer

Suggested Linking inside and into your wiki (Talk): People use many mental ways to find knowledge — support them by rich linking within and into your MediaWiki by Interested in doing this Talk? Then please add yourself as an author. Thanks!

Suggested MWStake induced extension certification (MWS Certification) (Talk): Learn about how to find or submit MediaWiki extensions that are secure and working well by Interested in doing this Talk? Then please add yourself as an author. Thanks!

Accepted MediaWiki Community Cooperation (Talk): Learn about how to contribute and engage with MWStake — MediaWiki's 3rd party user group by Markus Glaser

Suggested Smart iconography on your wiki (Talk): Learn how to enhance your links with automatic icons from a variety of catalogues by Cindy Cicalese

Suggested Working with geographical information (Talk): An overview of what you can do with the Maps extension by Jeroen De Dauw

Accepted Yearly Semantic MediaWiki overview (Talk): An overview of what happened in Semantic MediaWiki land during the last year, including the upcoming 3.1 release by Karsten Hoffmeyer | Jeroen De Dauw

Suggested semantic::isms - The Smart ISMS-Wiki (Talk): How to use Semantic MediaWiki for the regulatory compliant operation of a management system for information security. by Alexander Gesinn


Lightning Talks[edit]

Suggested SMW Social Media Activities (LightningTalk): The SMW social media channels (twitter, facebook, youtube) could need some more love and strategy. This is something where non-developers can help out. Join a discussion about what social media channels should be offered, how they should be managed. Help out to spread the word about SMW! by Bernhard Krabina


Workshops[edit]

Suggested Enable extended RDF support by Semantic MediaWiki (Workshop): Learn how to use MediaWiki's UI power while integrating other semantic data stores by Interested in doing this Workshop? Then please add yourself as an author. Thanks!

Suggested How to create extensions using BoilerPlate and Example (Workshop): Learn about how to create a MediaWiki extension from scratch incorporating current best practices for various functions (magic words, parser function, jobs, etc.) by Interested in doing this Workshop? Then please add yourself as an author. Thanks!

Suggested How to store and structure knowledge on a SMW – here's the framework (Workshop): Learn how to manage a basic knowledge management framework that can be extended and configured in accordance with your domain requirements by Lex Sulzer


Create Camps[edit]

Tutorial[edit]

Poster Presentations[edit]

This facet is pending and will be added upon finishing author assignments.

This facet is pending and will be added in the last 2 weeks prior to the conference.


Conference Day 1 – Wednesday, September 25th 2019

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Conference Day 2 – Thursday, September 26th 2019

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Workshop Day – Friday, September 27th 2019

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Behind the curtain[edit]

Wishlist[edit]

The following is a collection of aspects that people are interested in and which could be addressed at the conference.
  • The main areas I am interested in at the moment is using SMW in a Enterprise Architecture environment. Importing BiZZdesign models into the Wiki and vice versa. We have attempted to import XML files that BiZZdesign produce, but so far it has not worked. I'm currently also looking at ways to archive the Wiki using Heritrix. I have so far used Httrack to convert the Wiki into HTML, but would prefer something like Heritix that just does it and makes it available for users to view the Wiki at certain points in time. As a added part, I am also looking at converting the HTML files, or even the Wiki into a PDF book. I have been having issues with the latter getting the dependencies working.
    by Gary Foster, ICT Architecture Support, Publication of Policy/Strategies and Web Development

Registration[edit]

The following prices include VAT.


To be eligible for the reduced fee, students must be able to present proof of student status upon request.

Sponsors[edit]

Sponsors are currently being contacted and will be revealed soon.

Participants[edit]

To let others know that you will be attending, please add your name below:

  1. Lex Sulzer
  2. Karsten Hoffmeyer
  3. Clément Flipo
  4. Stephan Gambke
  5. Nicolas NALLET
  6. Cindy Cicalese
  7. Bernhard Krabina
  8. Wolfgang Fahl
  9. Lia Veja
  10. Airy Magnien
  11. Richard Heigl
  12. Yaron Koren
  13. Sabine Melnicki
  14. Ad Strack van Schijndel
  15. Jeroen De Dauw
  16. Matteo Busanelli
  17. Alexander Gesinn (gesinn.it GmbH & Co. KG)
  18. Philippos Papadopoulos (Open Risk)

Hotels/accommodation and Getting There and Around[edit]

Getting There[edit]

Air Travel[edit]

There are many options to go from the Airports to Paris' city center.

  • From Orly Airport to Paris: Read this
  • From Charles de Gaules Airport (AkA Roissy) to Paris: Read this

RER B (+ Orlyval) is the cheapest and fastest option. Except during off-peak hours when taxis can be faster.

Train[edit]

Thalys fast train e.g. Cologne-Paris from 70 EUR return

Getting Around[edit]

  • Métro line 6 : station Bir-Hakeim
  • RER C : station Champ de Mars / Tour Eiffel

Lines are bidirectional. On the panels, the name of the last station tells the direction.

The best way to get around Paris is on the Metro and the Paris Visite travel pass provides unlimited travel. Instead of buying tickets every time you ride the Metro, you have a transportation card in your pocket that allows you to hop on the Metro, the RER, city buses, tramways, even the Montmartre funicular — whenever you want, wherever you are.

The Paris Visite travel pass also allows you to use airport connections.

  • Number of journeys: unlimited
  • Availability: between 1 to 5 days
  • Cost: between 12,00€ to 38,35 €

For more information, check this page.

Hotels[edit]

First bookings have been made by participants at this hotel:

YOOMA Urban Lodge

  • 51 Quai de Grenelle, 75015 Paris
  • 0,9 kilometer away - 11 minutes walk
  • ~ 120€/night

Further options that are not too far from the conference site:

Hotel Villa Nicolo

  • 3 Rue Nicolo, 75116 Paris
  • 1,1 kilometer away - 18 minutes walk
  • ~ 145€/night

Hôtel de l'Avre

  • 21 Rue de l'Avre, 75015 Paris
  • 1,4 kilometer away - 18 minutes walk
  • ~ 120€/night

Le Hameau de Passy

  • 48 Rue de Passy, 75016 Paris
  • 1,2 kilometer away - 17 minutes walk
  • ~ 90€/night

Floride-Etoile

  • 14 Rue Saint-Didier, 75116 Paris
  • 1,7 kilometer away - 22 minutes walk
  • ~ 155€/night

Hôtel Palais De Chaillot

  • 35 Avenue Raymond Poincaré, 75116 Paris
  • 1,7 kilometer away - 22 minutes walk
  • ~ 160€/night

Paris Hôtel Gavarni

  • 5 Rue Gavarni, 75116 Paris
  • 1,0 kilometer away - 14 minutes walk
  • ~ 160€/night

Beaugrenelle St-Charles Tour Eiffel

  • 82 Rue Saint-Charles, 75015 Paris
  • 1,2 kilometer away - 16 minutes walk
  • ~ 90€/night

Prices may vary depending on season and availability.

As you probably know, room availability and prices changes very quickly, so you might want to look by yourself for the accommodation that best suit you on Booking.com and/or Airbnb.com.

A few tips when you consider booking a room in Paris:

  • Check the customers feedback! Try to get a place with high (and many) ratings.
  • Check which floor the apartment is on and if there is an elevator.
  • If you like a quiet place, try to avoid busy streets (Boulevard or Avenue) and try to check that there is no bar nearby.
  • It's ok to stay in an area that is not close to the venue since the metro (subway) system is one of the best in the world. Considering that, try to get a hotel on the same Metro line than the one next to the venue (Bir Hakeim, Champ de mars, Tour Eiffel or Ecole Militaire). Indeed, avoiding changing metro lines will save you lots of time.

Coworking spaces[edit]

Coffee shops have become more and more popular over the last three years in Paris. Most of them are located in the 10th Arrondissement of Paris, but you can probably find one near your place of residence.

Here are our advices:

Anticafé is a popular chain and has one location near the venue.

  • Address: Anticafé Louvres - 10 Rue de Richelieu
  • Cost: 5€ an hour / 24€ per day
  • Offer: Wifi + unlimited hot and cold beverages, salty and sweet snacks

A little further from the conference venue, there are many coworking places that also charge by the hour. Most of them are located around the Jacques Bonsergent Metro Station. Here are a few places that we recommend:

  • Café Craft - 24 Rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris
  • HUBSY République - 9bis Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris
  • Närmare coworking café - 34-36 Rue du Château d'Eau, 75010 Paris
  • Coworkshop - 32 Rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris
  • Onzième Lieu - 91 bis Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris

Last, the following place is located next to Chevaleret Metro station (a station on the same line than Bir Hakeim, the closest station from the venue). That makes it a good option.

  • Anticafé Station F - 55 Boulevard Vincent Auriol 75013 Paris