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Wiki Workshop 2016

@ WWW 2016 (International World Wide Web Conference), Montreal, Canada, April 11 or 12, 2016 (exact date TBD)

@ ICWSM 2016 (International Conference on Web and Social Media), Cologne, Germany, May 17, 2016

Workshop webpage:


Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites on the Web, a main source of knowledge for a large fraction of Internet users, and one of the very few projects that make not only their content but also many activity logs available to the public. Furthermore, other Wikimedia projects, such as Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons, have been created to share other types of knowledge with the world for free. For a variety of reasons (quality and quantity of content, reach in many languages, process of content production, availability of data, etc.) such projects have become important objects of study for researchers across many subfields of the computational and social sciences, such as social network analysis, artificial intelligence, linguistics, natural language processing, social psychology, education, anthropology, political science, human–computer interaction, and cognitive science.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers exploring all aspects of Wikimedia websites such as Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Commons. With a member of the Wikimedia Foundation's Research team in the organizing committee and with the experience of a successful workshop in 2015, we aim to continue facilitating a direct pathway for exchanging ideas between the organization that operates Wikimedia websites and the researchers interested in studying them.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

Papers should be 1 to 8 pages long and will be published on the workshop webpage and optionally (depending on the authors' choice) in the workshop proceedings. Authors whose papers are accepted to the workshop will have the opportunity to participate in a poster session.

We explicitly encourage the submission of preliminary work in the form of extended abstracts (1 or 2 pages).


@ WWW 2016:

If authors want paper to appear in proceedings:

If authors do not want paper to appear in proceedings:

Workshop date: April 11 or 12, 2016 (exact date TBD)

@ ICWSM 2016:

If authors want paper to appear in proceedings:

If authors do not want paper to appear in proceedings:

Workshop date: May 17, 2016

Please see workshop webpage for formatting and submission instructions.


Robert West, Stanford University

Leila Zia, Wikimedia Foundation

Jure Leskovec, Stanford University


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