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.
|12:00 - 12:30||Welcome and icebreaking (Video)|
|12:30 - 13:20||Paper Session I (Video)|
|13:20 - 13:25||Break|
|13:25 - 13:35||Music Break: Ugnė Danielė Reikalaitė|
|13:35 - 14:30||Paper Session II (Video)|
|14:30 - 14:40||Break|
|14:40 - 15:40||Poster Session|
|15:40 - 15:55||Break and Live Music|
|15:55 - 16:50||Panel discussion moderated by Erik Moeller, featuring Tiffiniy Cheng, Mishi Choudhary, and Cory Doctorow - "10 Years After the SOPA/PIPA Blackout: The Past and Future of Online Protest" (Video)|
|16:50 - 17:00||Music Break: Ugnė Danielė Reikalaitė|
|17:00 - 17:15||Wikimedia Foundation Research Award of the Year (Video)|
|17:15 - 17:20||Break|
|17:20 - 18:20||Keynote by Lawrence Lessig - "How can the Internet be so bad and so good: The lessons we must draw and that Wiki must teach" (Video)|
|18:20 - 18:30||Closing (Video)|
Photo by Jessica Scranton
Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. Prior to returning to Harvard, he taught at Stanford Law School, where he founded the Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and for Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Lessig is the founder of Equal Citizens and a founding board member of Creative Commons, and serves on the Scientific Board of AXA Research Fund. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, he has received numerous awards including a Webby, the Free Software Foundation's Freedom Award, Scientific American 50 Award, and Fastcase 50 Award. Cited by The New Yorker as “the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era,” Lessig has turned his focus from law and technology to “institutional corruption”—relationships which, while legal, weaken public trust in an institution—especially as that affects democracy. His books are: They Don't Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy (2019), Fidelity & Constraint: How the Supreme Court Has Read the American Constitution (2019), America, Compromised (2018), Republic, Lost v2 (2015), The USA is Lesterland (2014), One Way Forward (2012), Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It (2011), Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy (2008), Code v2 (2006), Free Culture (2004), The Future of Ideas (2001), and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace (1999). Lessig holds a BA in economics and a BS in management from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge University, and a JD from Yale.
Erik is VP of Engineering at Freedom of the Press Foundation. He was
Deputy Director of the Wikimedia Foundation from January 2008 to April
2015. In that role, he organized the technical implementation of the
SOPA/PIPA blackout of Wikipedia in 2012.
At Freedom of the Press Foundation, Erik manages the development of the SecureDrop software, which is used by 70+ news organizations to communicate with anonymous whistleblowers.
Erik has also worked as a journalist and author, project manager, public speaker, and software engineer.
Tiffiniy Cheng is co-founder and board member of Fight for the Future (FFTF), an organization known for its mass campaigns that have changed Internet history. FFTF created the campaigns behind the 2016 efforts to block backdoors into encryption and the iPhone, the landmark 2015 net neutrality decision, and the largest and most visible online protest in history known as the Internet Blackout when 24 million people took action. Tiffiniy’s work focuses on upending the arbitrary powers and laws that seek to limit openness, privacy, and freedom of expression. She has spent over 15 years building software applications and internet strategies to this end––she created some of the earliest viral online protests; started Bitcoin Black Friday; built Open Congress, the most popular government transparency site; and initiated post-2008 national protests against too-big-to-fail. She is currently running political and internet strategy for A-teams, an effort to build small tech activism teams like FFTF that can use the Internet to capture the debate and win policy change for the public interest. She was a Shuttleworth and Ashoka fellow for her work fighting for privacy and an open society.
Photo by By Ot (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Mishi Choudhary is a technology lawyer and an online civil liberties activist with law practice in New York and New Delhi. The Open magazine calls her an emerging legal guardian of the free and open internet. She is the Legal Director of the New York based Software Freedom Law Center and Partner at Moglen & Associates. At SFLC, Mishi has served as the primary legal representative of many of the world's most significant free software developers and non-profit distributors, including Debian, the Apache Software Foundation, and OpenSSL. She advises technology startups and established businesses around the world on intellectual property matters in particular on open source software licensing and strategy, export control compliance, diversity and inclusion, data protection and content moderation.
Photo by Jonathan Worth (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist and journalist. He is the author of many books, most recently RADICALIZED and WALKAWAY, science fiction for adults; HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM, nonfiction about monopoly and conspiracy; IN REAL LIFE, a graphic novel; and the picture book POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER. His latest book is ATTACK SURFACE, a standalone adult sequel to LITTLE BROTHER; his next nonfiction book is CHOKEPOINT CAPITALISM, with Rebecca Giblin, about monopoly and fairness in the creative arts labor market, (Beacon Press, 2022). In 2020, he was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. (Learn more)
Workshop date: April 25, 2022. This year’s workshop will be a virtual event.
If authors want paper to appear in proceedings:
If authors do not want paper to appear in proceedings:
We invite contributions to Wiki Workshop 2022 which will take place virtually as part of The Web Conference 2022. Wiki Workshop, now in its 9th edition, is an annual research event aimed at bringing together researchers who explore all aspects of the Wikimedia projects including Wikipedia (in more than 160 actively edited languages), Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource, Wiktionary, and beyond. With members of the Wikimedia Foundation's Research team on the organizing committee and the experience of successful workshops in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, we aim to continue facilitating a direct pathway for exchanging ideas between the organization that serves Wikimedia projects and the researchers interested in studying them.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to
Papers should be 1 to 12 pages long (maximum 8 pages for the main paper content + maximum 2 pages for appendixes + maximum 2 pages for references). We explicitly encourage the submission of preliminary work in the form of extended abstracts (1 or 2 pages). The review process will be single-blind (as opposed to double-blind), i.e., authors should include their names and affiliations in their submissions.
Papers will be published on the workshop webpage and optionally (depending on the authors' choice) in the proceedings of the Web Conference 2022. Authors whose papers are accepted to the workshop will have the opportunity to present their work in an oral presentation and/or poster session.
Please direct your questions to wikiworkshopgooglegroupscom.