Summary: Wiki Workshop 2022  will take place virtually as part of
The Web Conference 2022 . Call for papers is now open:
https://wikiworkshop.org/2022/#call . Deadline to submit for paper to
appear in the proceedings of the conference is Feb 3, for all other
submissions March 10. The workshop will take place on April 25, 2022.
We are delighted to announce that Wiki Workshop 2022  will be held
virtually April 25, 2022 and as part of the Web Conference 2022 .
In the past years, Wiki Workshop has traveled to Oxford, Montreal,
Cologne, Perth, Lyon, and San Francisco, and (virtually) to Taipei and
Last year, we had more than 150 participants in the workshop along
with 22 accepted paper presentations, keynote, panel, music and more.
The workshop is now a vibrant event for Wikimedia researchers and
those interested in this space to get together on an annual basis.
We encourage contributions by all researchers who study the Wikimedia
projects. We specifically encourage 1-2 page submissions of
preliminary research. You will have the option to publish your work as
part of the proceedings of The Web Conference 2022.
You can read more about the call for papers and the workshop at
http://wikiworkshop.org/2022/#call. Please note that the deadline for
the submissions to be considered for proceedings is February 3. All
other submissions should be received by March 10.
If you have questions about the workshop, please let us know on this
list or at wikiworkshop(a)googlegroups.com.
Looking forward to seeing many of you in this year's edition.
Srijan Kumar, Georgia Tech
Emily Lesack, Wikimedia Foundation
Miriam Redi, Wikimedia Foundation
Bob West, EPFL
Leila Zia, Wikimedia Foundation
The next Wikimedia Research Showcase will be held Wednesday, December 15 at
17:30 UTC (9:30 PT / 12:30 ET / 18:30 CET).
You can view the livestream here: https://youtu.be/HKODaHgmQWw
The Showcase will feature the following talks:
*Latin American Youth and their Information Ecosystem: Finding, Evaluation,
Creating, and Sharing Content Online*
The increased importance the Internet plays as a core source of information
in youth's lives, now underscored by the pandemic, gives new urgency to the
need to better understand young people’s information habits and attitudes.
Answers to questions like where young people go to look for information,
what information they decide to trust and how they share the information
they find, hold important implications for the knowledge they obtain, the
beliefs they form and the actions they take in areas ranging from personal
health, professional employment or their educational training.
In this research showcase, we will be summarizing insights from focus group
interviews in Latin America that offer a window into the experiences of
young people themselves. Taken together, these perspectives might help us
to develop a more comprehensive understanding of how young people in Latin
America use the Internet in general and interact with information from
online sources in particular.
Speakers: Lionel Brossi and Ana María Castillo. Artificial Intelligence and
Society Hub at University of Chile.
Characterizing the Online Learning Landscape: What and How People Learn
Hundreds of millions of people learn something new online every day.
Simultaneously, the study of online education has blossomed with new
systems, experiments, and observations creating and exploring previously
undiscovered online learning environments. In this talk I will discuss our
study, in which we endeavor to characterize this entire landscape of online
learning experiences using a national survey of 2260 US adults who are
balanced to match the demographics of the U.S. We examine the online
learning resources that they consult, and we analyze the subjects that they
pursue using those resources. Furthermore, we compare both formal and
informal online learning experiences on a larger scale than has ever been
done before, to our knowledge, to better understand which subjects people
are seeking for intensive study. We find that there is a core set of online
learning experiences that are central to other experiences and these are
shared among the majority of people who learn online.
Speaker: Sean Kross, University of California San Diego
Janna Layton (she/her)
Administrative Associate - Product & Technology
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation  for their monthly
Office hours this Wednesday, 2021-12-08 at 00:00-1:00 UTC (16:00 PT 12-07 /
19:00 ET 12-07 / 1:00 CET 12-08). Find your local date and time here
<https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1638921637>. Please note the time change!
We are experimenting with our Office hours schedules to make our sessions
more globally welcoming.
To participate, join the video-call via this link . There is no set
agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics in the etherpad
. You are welcome to add questions / items to the etherpad in advance,
or when you arrive at the session. Even if you are unable to attend, you
can leave a question that we can address asynchronously. If you do not have
a specific agenda item, you are welcome to hang out and enjoy the
conversation. More detailed information (e.g. about how to attend) can be
found here .
Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves more available to
answer research related questions that you as Wikimedia volunteer editors,
organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in your projects and
initiatives. Here are some example cases we hope to be able to support you
You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
in my wiki?
You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your Wikimedia
contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use machines to
improve your workflows. These types of conversations can sometimes be
harder to find an answer for during an office hour. However, discussing
them can help us understand your challenges better and we may find ways to
work with each other to support you in addressing it in the future.
You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
institutions in your country, we would love to talk with you and learn
more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
of you interested more closely in this space.
You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs .
This is also a good opportunity to learn more about the Research Fund !
Hope to see many of you,
Emily on behalf of the WMF Research Team
Emily Lescak (she / her)
Senior Research Community Officer
The Wikimedia Foundation