SMWCon Fall 2023
Conference details
Start: December 11, 2023
Finish: December 13, 2023
General Chair: Bernhard Krabina
Local Chair: Tobias Oetterer
Program Chair:

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University of Paderborn,
Warburger Str. 100, 33098 Paderborn, Germany
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SMW Con Fall 2023.png SMWCon Fall 2023 - the 20th Semantic MediaWiki Conference brings together developers, users and organizations from the semantic wiki community around the world.

December 11 - 13, 2023, Paderborn, Germany

Conference audience and mission[edit]

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

This conference aimed to:

  • 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.


Voluntary list of conference participants:

in Paderborn
online only

Call for Contributions[edit]

The program is formed by to community! Please propose a contribution to the conference:


In order to attend in person in Paderborn, you must purchase a ticket via eventbrite!
Sale starts on September 17. Early-bird tickets will be available until October 31st.

Professional Student Member(1)
Early bird (until October 31th) $ 219 $ 109 $ 129
Regular (starting November 1st) $ 249 $ 139 $ 129
Supporting (2) $ 450 $ 150 $ 350
Online (3) Free of charge Free of charge Free of charge
  • (1) How to become an individual Member of the MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group ($ 100 per year) is explained here
  • (2) Supporting tickets are for organizations who can afford to pay more. 450 for a three day conference is still not much for many. We try to keep admission as low as possible but want to give those who can the opportunity to pay higher prizes tickets to support SMWCon and SMW.
  • (3) Online tickets might require you to re-register at the platform that will be used (not decided yet), but it is good for us to know already, so feel free to grab an online ticket.


Logo of XL&Knowledge

Specialists in enterprise architecture, knowledge management, and semantics

Hallo Welt!

Hallo Welt!
The company behind BlueSpice, the open-source enterprise wiki software


MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group

MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group
MediaWiki developers, system administrators, users, consultants, and hosting providers who cooperate towards their mission in order to improve the software and advocate the needs of MediaWiki users outside the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), its projects and the traditional Wikimedia movement.


Element - An instant messaging platform used for SMWCon discussions:


We have a recommendation for three hotels. Two of them, situated in the city proper, offer a special price for conference participants (quota of 20 bookings each). You can reach the conference venue via bus or car within a few minutes. The third is a boarding house directly next to the university.


By train[edit]

Paderborn’s main railway station is served by high-speed, intercity and Euro city services. IC/ICE routes Düsseldorf-Hamm-Kassel-Erfurt-Dresden and Cologne-Munich Good regional connections to the IC/ICE train stations Bielefeld, Dortmund, Hamm, Kassel and Hannover.

By air[edit]

  • Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport (20 km) – there is a good bus service from Paderborn to the airport (Bus lines S60 and S61). It seems that within Germany, there are only flights from Munich to Paderborn.
  • Münster/Osnabrück Airport (80 km)
  • Dortmund Airport (90 km)
  • Hannover Airport (150 km)
  • Düsseldorf Airport (170 km)

Further information[edit]