Wiki Workshop 2023

A forum bringing together researchers exploring all aspects of Wikimedia projects. Held virtually as a standalone event, May 11, 2023.

  • Feb. 24, 2023: Submission template and EasyChair link are published.
  • Feb. 16, 2023: Key dates, call for contributions and submission instructions are published.
  • Feb. 8, 2023: Wiki Workshop 2023 will be fully remote.
  • Feb. 8, 2023: Wiki Workshop 2023 webpage online.

Coming soon!

  • Submission deadline: March 23, 2023 23:59 AOE
  • Author notification: April 17, 2023
  • Final version due: May 1, 2023 23:59 AOE
  • Workshop date: May 11, 2023 (tentatively scheduled from 12:00-19:00 UTC)

We invite contributions to the 10th edition (!) of Wiki Workshop, which will take place virtually on May 11, 2023 (tentatively 12:00-19:00 UTC). Wiki Workshop is the largest Wikimedia research event of the year, aimed at bringing together researchers who study all aspects of Wikimedia projects (including, but not limited to, Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource, and Wiktionary) as well as Wikimedia developers, affiliate organizations, and volunteer editors. Co-organized by the Wikimedia Foundation’s Research team and members of the Wikimedia research community, the workshop facilitates a direct pathway for exchanging ideas between the organizations that serve Wikimedia projects and the researchers actively studying them. New this year: Building on the successful experiences of organizing Wiki Workshop in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 and based on feedback from authors and participants over the years, we are introducing a few updates to the research track of the workshop for 2023:

  • This 10th edition will take place as a standalone event (rather than in co-location with a conference, as in previous years).
  • We have changed the format of submissions and will only accept 2-page extended abstracts (following the successful IC2S2 model).
  • Submissions are non-archival, so we welcome ongoing, completed, and already published work.
  • We are excited to share that the authors of Wiki Workshop 2023 will have the opportunity to receive feedback, improve their work, and submit the extended version of their research paper to a special issue of the ACM Transactions on the Web, which will have a dedicated open call for papers later in 2023.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • new technologies and initiatives to grow content, quality, equity, 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 on Wikimedia projects
  • relation between Wikimedia projects and the broader (open) knowledge ecosystem
  • exploration of what constitutes a source and how/if the incorporation of other kinds of sources are possible (e.g., oral histories, video)
  • detection of low-quality, promotional, or fake content (misinformation or disinformation), as well as fake accounts (e.g., sock puppets)
  • questions related to community health (e.g., sentiment analysis, harassment detection, tools that could increase harmony)
  • motivations, engagement models, incentives, and needs of editors, readers, and/or developers of Wikimedia projects
  • innovative uses of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects for AI and NLP applications and vice versa
  • consensus-finding and conflict resolution on editorial issues
  • dynamics of content reuse across projects and the impact of policies and community norms on reuse privacy, security, and trust
  • collaborative content creation
  • 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
  • connections between Wikimedia projects and the Semantic Web
  • strategies for how to incorporate Wikimedia projects into media literacy interventions

This year’s Wiki Workshop solicits extended abstracts (PDF format, maximum 2 pages, including references). Submissions that exceed the 2-page limit will be automatically rejected. Authors may include 1 additional page with figures and/or tables (including captions) only. Initial submissions require names and affiliations of authors, 5 keywords, a title, abstract, and a main text outlining the contribution, methods, findings, and impact of the work, whichever is relevant. Submissions will be non-archival and as a result may have already been published, under review, or ongoing research. All submissions will be reviewed by multiple members of the Wiki Workshop Program Committee. The names of the authors will be revealed to the reviewers, whereas reviewers will remain anonymous to authors. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present their research in a pre-recorded oral presentation with dedicated time for live Q&A on May 11, 2023. Accepted abstracts may be shared on the website prior to the event. The template for abstracts can be found here. Please review our Privacy Statement before submitting your abstract on EasyChair.

Pablo Aragon (Wikimedia Foundation)
Martin Gerlach (Wikimedia Foundation)
Evelin Heidel (Wikimedistas de Uruguay)
Emily Lescak (Wikimedia Foundation)
Francesca Tripodi (University of North Carolina)
Robert West (EPFL)
Leila Zia (Wikimedia Foundation)

Please direct your questions to wikiworkshopgooglegroupscom.