Wiki Workshop 2024 ― Research Track Papers

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

We invite contributions to the Research Track of the 11th edition of Wiki Workshop, which will take place virtually on June 20, 2024 (tentatively 12:00-19:00 UTC) as a standalone event.

The 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 provides a direct pathway for exchanging ideas between the organizations that serve Wikimedia projects and the researchers actively studying them.

Building on the successful experiences of organizing Wiki Workshop in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and based on feedback from authors and participants over the years, this year’s Research Track is organized as follows:

  • Submissions are non-archival, meaning we welcome ongoing, completed, and already published work.
  • We accept submissions in the form of 2-page extended abstracts.
  • 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 June 20, 2024.
  • Accepted abstracts will be shared on the website prior to the event.

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.

Following the success of last year’s updated submission format, 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, an 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 the authors.

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  • Submission deadline:
  • Author notification:
  • Final version due:
  • Workshop date:

For questions, send an email to wikiworkshop@googlegroups.com with a [Research Track] tag in the subject line.

PC-chairs,
Pablo Beytía and Martin Gerlach