SMWCon Spring 2014/Final call

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Semantic MediaWiki Conference (SMWCon) Spring 2014: Call for Participation and final call for contributions

The Semantic MediaWiki Conference (SMWCon) Spring 2014 in Montreal [1] is less than a week away (May 21-23). We have an interesting lineup of talks and tutorials, with major themes around the use of wikis in science and hospitals, using Semantic Forms, and developing elements of the Semantic Mediawiki universe, including two sessions on Wikidata. We even have a session on Cirque du Soleil's wiki!

About SMWCon[edit]

SMWCon is a twice-yearly conference that brings together researchers, users, developers and enthusiasts of Semantic MediaWiki and related projects, such as Wikidata. Semantic MediaWiki is a family of extensions to the open-source wiki software MediaWiki (best known for powering Wikipedia) that allow a wiki to store structured data in addition to textual content, thereby, turning a wiki into a flexible, collaborative knowledge repository.

Keynote Speaker[edit]

Markus Krötzsch is our keynote speaker, with the provocative talk "Wikidata and what it means for SMW."

Program Outline and Late-Breaking Submissions[edit]

This year, unlike at previous SMWCons, we will have both regular talks and tutorials on the first day, starting Wednesday morning with sessions on wikis and science and tutorials Wednesday afternoon. So please review the preliminary schedule [1] and we hope you can be here for all three days. If you're already signed up for a talk, please let us know if you need a different time slot.

We still have room for a few more talks, and will enable lightning talks. You can also bring a poster or demo. For any questions, please contact the program chair at vid at

Important Facts[edit]

Organizing Committee[edit]

  • René Witte [General Chair]
  • David Mason [Program Chair]
  • Bahar Sateli [Local Chair]



Registration is open at EventBrite [2].

We hope to see you in vibrant Montreal next week!