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Wiki Workshop 2017
Held at WWW 2017 (International World Wide Web Conference), Perth, Australia, April 3 or 4, 2017 (exact date TBD)
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers exploring all aspects of Wikimedia websites such as Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Commons. With members of the Wikimedia Foundation's Research team on the organizing committee and with the experience of successful workshops in 2015 and 2016, 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
- new technologies and initiatives to grow content, quality, diversity, and participation across Wikimedia projects
- use of bots, algorithms, and crowdsourcing strategies to curate, source, or verify content and structured data
- bias in content and gaps of knowledge
- diversity of Wikimedia editors and users
- understanding editor motivations, engagement models, and incentives
- Wikimedia consumer motivations and their needs: readers, researchers, tool/API developers
- innovative uses of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects for AI and NLP applications
- consensus-finding and conflict resolution on editorial issues
- participation in discussions and their dynamics
- dynamics of content reuse across projects and the impact of policies and community norms on reuse
- collaborative content creation (unstructured, semi-structured, or structured)
- collaborative task management
- innovative uses of Wikimedia projects' content and consumption patterns as sensors for real-world events, culture, etc.
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).
If authors want paper to appear in proceedings:
- Submission deadline: January 24, 2017
- Author feedback: February 7, 2017
- Camera-ready version due: February 14, 2017
If authors do not want paper to appear in proceedings:
- Submission deadline: February 26, 2017
- Author feedback: March 7, 2017
Please see workshop webpage for formatting and submission instructions.
Robert West, EPFL
Leila Zia, Wikimedia Foundation
Dario Taraborelli, Wikimedia Foundation
Jure Leskovec, Stanford University
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