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

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

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

Program Outline and Late-Breaking Submissions

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

Event Dates: May 21st to 23rd 2014 (Wednesday to Friday)
Location: Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
Conference wiki page:
Conference poster:
Participants: Everybody interested in semantic wikis, especially in Semantic MediaWiki, e.g. users, arts and community groups, developers, consultants, business representatives and researchers.

Organizing Committee

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


Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Concordia University, Montréal,


Registration is open at EventBrite [2].

We hope to see you in vibrant Montreal next week!