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Wiki Workshop 2018

Held at *The Web Conference 2018* (a.k.a. WWW 2018) in Lyon, France, on April
24, 2018

Workshop webpage: 


If authors want paper to appear in proceedings:

   - Submission deadline: *January 28, 2018*
   - Author feedback: February 14, 2018
   - Camera-ready version due: March 4, 2018

If authors *do not* want paper to appear in proceedings:

   - Submission deadline: *March 11, 2018*
   - Author feedback: March 25, 2018

Please see workshop webpage < > for
formatting and submission instructions.


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 projects 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
< >, 2016 < >, and
2017 < >, we aim to continue facilitating a
direct pathway for exchanging ideas between the organization that
coordinates Wikimedia projects and the researchers interested in studying

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
   - detection of low-quality, promotional, or fake content, as well as
   fake accounts (e.g., sock puppets)
   - questions related to community health (e.g., sentiment analysis,
   harassment detection)
   - 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
   - privacy
   - collaborative content creation (unstructured, semi-structured, or
   - innovative uses of Wikimedia projects' content and consumption
   patterns as sensors for real-world events, culture, etc.
   - open-source research code, datasets, and tools to support research on
   Wikimedia contents and communities

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).


Robert West, EPFL
Leila Zia, Wikimedia Foundation
Dario Taraborelli, Wikimedia Foundation
Jure Leskovec, Stanford University


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