Wiki Workshop 2024

A forum bringing together researchers exploring all aspects of Wikimedia projects. Held virtually as a standalone event, June 20, 2024

Register for Wiki Workshop!
  • : Extended abstract PDFs, keynote slides PDF, and video recordings are now available.
  • : The workshop schedule is published.
  • : Registration for Wiki Workshop 2024 is now open. Register on Pretix!
  • : Call for proposals for Wiki Workshop Hall published.
  • : Keynote speaker is announced!
  • : OpenReview link and submission template are published.
  • : Key dates, call for contributions and submission instructions are published.
  • : Wiki Workshop 2024 webpage online.
  • : Wiki Workshop 2024 will be fully remote.

The times in the table below are in UTC. 12:00 UTC is 5:00 in San Francisco, 8:00 in New York City, 15:00 in Nairobi, and 20:00 in Beijing.

- Welcome and Orientation
- Getting to Know Each Other
- Research track (parallel sessions)
- Break
- Live Music
- Wikimedia Foundation Research Award of the Year ceremony
- Wiki Workshop Hall (parallel sessions)
- Break
- Research track (parallel sessions)
- Break
- Keynote Presentation
- Break
- Live Music
- Wiki Workshop Hall (parallel sessions)
- Town hall and open conversation
- Closing

Brent Hecht (Microsoft)

Dr. Brent Hecht is Director of Applied Science at Microsoft, where he is helping lead the company-wide efforts to introduce generative AI into Microsoft’s products and to adapt Microsoft’s products to a hybrid work world. Dr. Hecht has an additional appointment as an Associate Professor at Northwestern University and leads Northwestern’s People, Space, and Algorithms (PSA) Research Group. Dr. Brent Hecht has been doing award-winning human-centered artificial intelligence (AI) research for over 10 years. His early work was central in identifying what we now call ‘algorithmic bias’. More recently, he did some of the first research on ways for content producers to have a say in how their content is used in AI models like LLMs, defining what we now call ‘data labor’ and ‘data leverage’. He is the recipient of a CAREER award from the U.S. National Science Foundation and his work has received Best Paper recognition at top-tier publication venues in human-centered AI (e.g. ACM SIGCHI, ACM KDD, ACM CSCW, ACM Mobile HCI, AAAI ICWSM). Dr. Hecht’s research has been featured by The New York Times, the Washington Post, Wired, MIT Tech Review, the Atlantic, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, and other outlets. He was on the founding executive committee of ACM FAccT, the premiere publication venue for responsible AI research, he played a key role in catalyzing the rapidly growing movement for AI researchers (e.g. NeurIPS authors) to more deeply engage with the societal impacts of their work, and is a founding member of the Responsible AI Licenses Initiative, which defined the release license for Stable Diffusion and Hugging Face’s LLMs.
  • Personal or Policy? How Policy is Wielded in Mental Health Discussions [PDF] [Video]
    Leah Ajmani, Ava Bartolome, Loren Terveen, and Stevie Chancellor
  • The Role of Wikipedia in Youtube Shorts [PDF] [Video]
    Marta Alet and Diego Sáez-Trumper
  • Orphan Articles: The Dark Matter of Wikipedia [PDF] [Video]
    Akhil Arora, Robert West, and Martin Gerlach
  • A Crisis in the Making: Wikipedia Documents the Opioid Epidemic (2001-2023) [PDF] [Video]
    Omer Benjakob, Tal Rauchwerger, and Rona Aviram
  • Do LOD Conventions Impede the Representation of Diversity? The Case of Disabled Actors in DBpedia and Wikidata? [PDF] [Video]
    Bettina Berendt and Jan Kabus
  • Social memory about people from a country. The case of notable Chileans in Wikipedia [PDF] [Video]
    Pablo Beytía, Camila Rojas, and Carlos Cruz
  • Visual Entity Linking for Wikimedia Commons [PDF] [Video]
    Philipp Bielefeld, Jasmin Geppert, Necdet Güven, Melna Treesa John, Adrian Ziupka, Lucie-Aimée Kaffee, Russa Biswas, and Gerard de Melo
  • WiSCoM: Wikipedia Source Controversiality Metrics [PDF] [Video]
    Jacopo D'Ignazi, Andreas Kaltenbrunner, Yelena Mejova, Michele Tizzani, Kyriaki Kalimeri, Mariano G. Beiró, and Pablo Aragón
  • WikiTransfer: Knowledge transfer from High-Resource to Low-Resource Language in Multilingual Wikipedia [PDF] [Video]
    Paramita Das, Amartya Roy, and Animesh Mukherjee
  • Google2Wiki: A Public Dataset for Mapping the Relevance of Wikipedia from Search, across Topics and Time [PDF] [Video]
    Bhargav Srinivasa Desikan, Tiziano Piccardi, Martin Gerlach, and Robert West
  • The Head and Tail of Wikipedia: the Value of the Long Tail of the Information Warehouse [PDF] [Video]
    Bhargav Srinivasa Desikan, Akhil Arora, Martin Gerlach, and Robert West
  • Navigating Bias: Gender and Intersectional Insights into Wikipedia’s Front Page through Gatekeeping and Agenda-setting Frameworks [PDF] [Video]
    Laura Fernández and Núria Ferran-Ferrer
  • Cover Women: A Multilingual Wikipedia Main Page Comparative Proposal of Gender and Intersectionalities on Content, NewsRoom Guidelines, and Insights from the Community of Volunteers [PDF] [Video]
    Núria Ferran-Ferrer, Laura Fernández, and Miquel Centelles
  • Bridging the Gap Between Wikipedians and Scientists with Terminology-Aware Translation: A Case Study in Turkish [PDF] [Video]
    Ali Gebeşçe, Gürkan Soykan, and Gözde Gül Şahin
  • Assessing the Neutrality of Edits on Wikipedia [PDF] [Video]
    Louis Guerin, Christos Porios, and Bruce Schneier
  • A Content Analysis of Discussions About Neurodivergent Wikimedian Experiences [PDF] [Video]
    Dorothy R. Howard, Lane Rasberry, and Steve Silberman
  • Gender Gap in Wikipedia: Are Notable Women Vanishing Soon? [PDF] [Video]
    Khandaker Tasnim Huq and Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia
  • Changing Wikipedia Policy: Skills and Roles in a Multilingual Environment [PDF] [Video]
    Steve Jankowski, Claudio Celis Bueno, Jakko Kemper, and Ouejdane Sabbah
  • Temporal Clustering of Wikipedia Outlinks as Collective Memory Processes [PDF] [Video]
    H. Laurie Jones and Brian Keegan
  • Aspect-Driven Structuring of Historical Dutch Newspaper Archives using Wikimedia Data [PDF] [Video]
    Hermann Kroll, Christin Katharina Kreutz, Mirjam Cuper, Bill Matthias Thang, and Wolf-Tilo Balke
  • Comparative Analysis of Knowledge Graphs Constructed from Fake News and Legitimate News Sources [PDF] [Video]
    Shivam Kumar and Dwaipayan Roy
  • Supporting Community-Driven Data Curation for AI Evaluation on Wikipedia through Wikibench [PDF] [Video]
    Tzu-Sheng Kuo, Aaron Halfaker, Zirui Cheng, Jiwoo Kim, Meng-Hsin Wu, Tongshuang Wu, Ken Holstein, and Haiyi Zhu
  • Wikipedia in Wartime: Experiences of Wikipedians Maintaining Articles About the Russia-Ukraine War [Video]
    Laura Kurek, Ceren Budak, and Eric Gilbert
  • ORES-Inspect: A technology probe for machine learning audits on enwiki [PDF] [Video]
    Zachary Levonian, Aaron Halfaker, Loren Terveen
  • Collaborative Reading and Writing on English Wikipedia as New Fashion for Gen Z: A Case Study in Taiwan [PDF] [Video]
    Yen-Ting Lin
  • Structural Evolution of Co-Creation in Wikipedia [Video]
    Negin Maddah and Babak Heydari
  • Machine Learning for Quality Evaluation of Wikipedia Student Writings [PDF] [Video]
    Hector Gabriel Corrale de Matos, Alexandre Alberto Pascotto Montilha, Thais Catalani Morata, Ana Paula Berberian, and Lilian Cássia Bornia Jacob
  • Wikipedia’s ordinary readers [PDF] [Video]
    Laurent Mell, Nicolas Jullien, and Léo Joubert
  • SPARQL for LIS Analytics: Exploring Gender Representation amongst PCC Wikidata Pilot Participant [PDF] [Video]
    Darnelle Melvin
  • Enhancing Discoverability, Searchability and Citability through Re-Archiving Odia-language Texts [PDF] [Video]
    Subhashish Panigrahi
  • From Erasure to Documentation: Authority Control Data for Indian Artists and Artisans [PDF] [Video]
    Subhashish Panigrahi
  • Estimating Gender Completeness in Wikipedia [PDF] [Video]
    Hrishikesh Patel, Tianwa Chen, Ivano Bongiovanni, and Gianluca Demartini
  • I’m polite(r) because I think you are. Elucidating the impact of contextual information on the expression of emotions by users of Wikipedia [PDF] [Video]
    Sasha Piccione and Nicolas Jullien
  • The Long Life of Wikipedia: Affordances and Trust [PDF] [Video]
    Costanza Sartoris, Sasha Piccione, and Caterina Cruciani
  • The Use and Operationalization of “Misinformation” and “Disinformation” by Wikipedia Editors [PDF] [Video]
    Joseph S. Schafer and Mark Zachry
  • The Role of Face-To-Face Ties in Voting Behaviour in Requests for Adminship [PDF] [Video]
    Nicole Schwitter
  • Do People Perceive Differences in the Readability of Wikipedia Articles? [PDF] [Video]
    Indira Sen, Mareike Wieland, Katrin Weller, and Martin Gerlach
  • Wikidata Vandalism Detection with Graph-Linguistic Fusion [PDF] [Video]
    Mykola Trokhymovych and Diego Sáez Trumper
  • Using Wikibase to Leverage Community Sourced Data Initiatives [PDF] [Video]
    Hollis C. Wittman, Kara Long, James Tuttle, and Erin Yunes
  • Investigating Social Interaction Factors for Newcomer Retention in Wikipedia Teahouse [PDF] [Video]
    Moyan Zhou, Ruixuan Sun, and Loren Terveen
  • Bringing Talk Pages to The Front: An Interface Design [PDF] [Video]
    Moyan Zhou, Leah Hope Ajmani, Stevie Chancellor, and Loren Terveen
  • Architectural styles of curiosity in global Wikipedia mobile app readership [PDF] [Video]
    Dale Zhou, Shubhankar P. Patankar, David M. Lydon-Staley, Perry Zurn, Martin Gerlach, and Danielle Bassett
  • Between Open Knowledge and GenAI: a decade-long academic journey with Wikimedia
    Shani Evenstein Sigalov
  • Wikimedia Spain: Building Governance & Facing Knowledge Gaps
    Rubén Ojeda, Pilar de la Prieta
  • Repurposing Public Archival Multimedia to Build Foundational Speech Data
    Subhashish Panigrahi
  • Wikidata Quality Toolkit: Entity Schema Generator Demonstration
    Odinaldo Rodrigues, Jongmo Kim, Bohui Zhang, Kholoud Alghamdi, Yiwen Xing
  • Global Digital Compact: organizing a global advocacy campaign
    Costanza Sciubba Caniglia
  • Building the Wikimedia/Wikipedia Dataset: Challenges and Future Enhancements
    Albert Villanova del Moral
  • Crunching the new HTML page dumps
    Adam Wight
  • Leah Ajmani (University of Minnesota)
  • Tanja Anđić (Wikimedia Foundation)
  • Pablo Aragón (Wikimedia Foundation)
  • Akhil Arora (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  • Wenceslao Arroyo-Machado (Arizona State University)
  • Aitolkyn Baigutanova (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Hannah Brueckner (NYU Abu Dhabi)
  • Ana María Castillo (University of Chile)
  • Kaylea Champion (University of Washington)
  • Giovanni Colavizza (University of Bologna)
  • Gianluca Demartini (University of Queensland)
  • Djellel Difallah (NYU Abu Dhabi)
  • Carla Toro Fernández (Wikimedia Chile)
  • Sebastián Ferrada (Universidad de Chile)
  • Patrick Gildersleve (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Giovanni De Gregorio (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)
  • Sohyeon Hwang (Northwestern University)
  • Steve Jankowski (University of Amsterdam)
  • Isaac Johnson (Wikimedia Foundation)
  • Lucie-Aimée Kaffee (Hugging Face)
  • Kiriaki Kalimeri (ISI Foundation)
  • Andreas Kaltenbrunner (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  • Brian Keegan (University of Colorado Boulder)
  • Os Keyes (University of Washington)
  • Isabelle Langrock (Sciences Po)
  • Amanda Lawrence (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)
  • Zachary J. McDowell (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • Florian Meier (Aalborg University)
  • Daniele Metilli (University College London)
  • Finn Nielsen (Technical University of Denmark)
  • Miriam Redi (Wikimedia Foundation)
  • Diego Sáez-Trumper (Wikimedia Foundation)
  • Marija Šakota (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  • Bruno Scarone (Northeastern University)
  • Nicole Schwitter (University Mannheim)
  • Indira Sen (University of Konstanz)
  • Claudia Șerbănuță (Făgăraș Research Institute)
  • Aaron Shaw (Northwestern University)
  • Ivan Smirnov (University of Technology Sydney)
  • Andreas Spitz (University of Konstanz)
  • Krishna Srinivasan (Google)
  • Nathan TeBlunthuis (University of Michigan)
  • Michele Tizzani (ISI Foundation)
  • Mykola Trokhymovych (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  • Veniamin Veselovsky (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  • Matthew A. Vetter (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
  • Morten Warncke-Wang (Wikimedia Foundation)
  • Jheng-Hong Yang (University of Waterloo)
  • Jisung Yoon (Northwestern University)
  • Dale Zhou (UC Irvine)
  • Kai Zhu (Bocconi University)
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  • Kinneret Gordon (Wikimedia Foundation)
  • Leila Zia (Wikimedia Foundation)
  • Martin Gerlach (Wikimedia Foundation)
  • Pablo Aragon (Wikimedia Foundation)
  • Pablo Beytía (Catholic University of Chile)
  • Robert West (EPFL)
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