Wiki Workshop [1 <https://wikiworkshop.org/>] 2023 will be the 10th edition
of Wiki Workshop! \o/ In the spirit of research and experimentation, we
have decided to make some changes for this decade edition event. There are
some changes that we know about now, and some that are work in progress.
Below you can learn more about the high level changes we expect to
*Online or in-person?*
Based on the feedback that we have gathered from Wiki Workshop attendees
over the past few years, a survey of authors of the recent Wiki Workshops,
as well as data about the geographical and gender diversity of Wiki
Workshop attendees (disclosed optionally as part of the registration form,
and aggregated), *we have decided to offer Wiki Workshop 2023 as a fully
Through the authors' survey we also learned that some authors who publish
in Wiki Workshop appreciated the in-person presence of the Wiki Workshop
community as part of the Web Conference [2 <https://www2023.thewebconf.org/>]
(formerly WWW). *We are exploring options to bring the Wikimedia
researchers who will attend TheWebConf 2023 in-person together while some
of us will be in Austin*. More details on this in early 2023.
We expect the workshop to take place some time in April-June 2023. We will
announce the exact date no later than the end of February 2023.
*Publishing and proceedings*
When we surveyed Wiki Workshop authors, those who responded were split
50-50 between whether it is important for them to have their workshop
submission as part of a proceedings. This allowed us to start considering
options other than the Companion Proceedings of WWW (the traditional venue
where a subset of Wiki Workshop papers were published in every year).
I'm very excited to share that we have found a new approach for publishing
Wiki Workshop papers that can allow us to experiment with new models and
keep the two groups of authors happy.
For the 2023 edition, *we will continue with the tradition of receiving
paper submissions for Wiki Workshop* (though we may change the submission
format/length for 2023)* and all accepted papers will appear in the
Wiki Workshop website*, similar to last year's. [3
<https://wikiworkshop.org/2022/#papers>] However, instead of accepting a
subset of the papers to appear in Proceedings of WWW, we are working with
the Editor in Chief of ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB) [4
<https://dl.acm.org/journal/tweb>] to create a pathway for a subset of the
Wiki Workshop papers (likely after being extended) to be submitted for
review to *a special edition of ACM TWEB*.
There are a lot of details for us to work on to make the TWEB special
edition happen and that means this year you should expect to receive the
Call for Paper for Wiki Workshop some time in late January to middle of
February 2023 (instead of the usual December time-frame).
I am very excited about the opportunity for the work of the Wikimedia
research and Wiki Workshop community to be published as part of ACM
Transactions on the Web and I'm very grateful to Ryen White,
Editor-in-Chief of ACM TWEB, for being welcoming in exploring this idea and
offering a special edition space (details tbd).
There are some other high level schedule changes that we may make for the
2023 edition. If you like to stay informed about these changes at a
granular level and over time, you're welcome to subscribe to the
Phabricator task where these changes will be tracked:
We hope to be back with more updates for you in early 2023.
Leila, Bob and Emily
p.s. Please note that I didn't run the text of this email with Bob and
Emily (cc-ed). We have coordinated and discussed these changes among
ourselves, and they're welcome to add/update as they see fit.
Head of Research
Pursuant to prior discussions about the need for a research
policy on Wikipedia, WikiProject Research is drafting a
policy regarding the recruitment of Wikipedia users to
participate in studies.
At this time, we have a proposed policy, and an accompanying
group that would facilitate recruitment of subjects in much
the same way that the Bot Approvals Group approves bots.
The policy proposal can be found at:
The Subject Recruitment Approvals Group mentioned in the proposal
is being described at:
Before we move forward with seeking approval from the Wikipedia
community, we would like additional input about the proposal,
and would welcome additional help improving it.
Also, please consider participating in WikiProject Research at:
University of Minnesota
We invite you to nominate one or more scholarly research publications
to be considered for the Wikimedia Foundation Research Award of the
Year. Learn more below.
=Purpose of the award=
Recognize recent research on or about the Wikimedia projects or recent
research that is of importance to the Wikimedia projects. Recognize
the researchers behind the research.
You can learn more about previous winners at
Your nomination must meet the following criteria:
* The research must be on, about, using data from, and/or of
importance to Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikisource, Wikimedia Commons or
other Wikimedia projects.
* The publication must be available in English.
* The research must have been published between January 1, 2022 and
December 31, 2022.
Submit your nominations by February 6, 2023 through
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wmfray2022. We will ask you
to provide the following information in your nomination:
* Title of the manuscript
* A copy of the manuscript you are nominating
* A summary of the research and a clear justification for why the work
merits the award (in 350 words or fewer in English).
Note that self-nominations and nominations of others' work are both welcome.
The winner(s) will be announced in a ceremony as part of Wiki Workshop
If you have any questions, please contact us at
Emily Lescak, on behalf of Benjamin Mako Hill (University of Washington)
and Leila Zia (Wikimedia Foundation)
Emily Lescak (she / her)
Senior Research Community Officer
The Wikimedia Foundation
As part of our efforts to better serve the Wikimedia research community, we
are happy to share that we are collaborating with the Security team at WMF
to help prioritize the release of data that can be useful for your
research. The Security team is working to make more datasets privatized and
public to avoid the need for non-disclosure agreements. You can learn more
Over the next 12 months, the Security team plans to release 5 datasets:
country-language-pageview ongoing (end of 2022)
country-language-pageview historical (March 2023)
geo-aggregated grants data back to 2009 (Feb 2023)
geoeditors monthly (June 2023)
dataset informed by research community priorities identified in this
survey (second half of 2023)
The released datasets need to meet certain privacy requirements:
They can not include any natural language (e.g. specific search queries
or deletion logs) so as to avoid the release of personally identifiable
They need to be sufficiently large (at least thousands of entries,
preferably more) so as to reduce noise;
The data can not be so sensitive that an individual user will be harmed
by disclosure of the data (e.g. IP addresses, content containing personally
We invite you to complete a brief survey
to help us identify and prioritize the types of datasets that you would
find useful for your work. Results of this survey will inform the fifth
dataset, scheduled to be released in late 2023. This survey is conducted
via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For
more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy
The survey will remain open until November 3, 2022. After that time,
members of the Research and Security teams will review the data and report
out about the suggestions that were received and how the work will proceed.
If you prefer to not respond via the Google form, you can email your
feedback to us or set up a time to discuss. You can also leave questions
and comments on the Talk page:
Thanks for your help!
Emily Lescak, WMF Research team
Hal Triedman, WMF Security team
Emily Lescak (she / her)
Senior Research Community Officer
The Wikimedia Foundation
[Apologies for multiple postings.]
Call for Papers: 28th International Conference on Conceptual Structures
September 11th-13rd, 2023, Berlin, Germany
Contact us: contact(a)iccs-conference.org
The International Conferences on Conceptual Structures (ICCS) focus on
the formal analysis and representation of conceptual knowledge at the
crossroads of artificial intelligence, human cognition, computational
linguistics, and related areas of computer science and cognitive
science. The ICCS conferences evolved from seven annual workshops on
conceptual graphs, starting with an informal gathering hosted by John F.
Sowa in 1986. Recently, graph-based knowledge representation and
reasoning (KRR) paradigms have been getting more and more attention.
With the rise of quasi-autonomous AI, graph-based representations
provide a vehicle for making machine cognition explicit to human users.
ICCS 2023 will take place in Berlin, Germany, in September 2023.
Scholars, students and industry participants from different disciplines
will meet for several weeks of conferences, workshops, summer schools,
and public events to engage with the broad topics, issues and challenges
related to knowledge in the 21st century.
Submissions are invited on significant, original, and previously
unpublished research on the formal analysis and representation of
conceptual knowledge in artificial intelligence (AI). All papers will
receive mindful and rigorous reviews that will provide authors with
useful critical feedback. The aim of the ICCS 2023 conference is to
build upon its long-standing expertise in graph-based KRR and focus on
providing modelling, formal and application results of graph-based
systems. In particular, the conference welcomes contributions that
address graph-based representation and reasoning paradigms (e.g.
Bayesian Networks (BNs), Semantic Networks (SNs), RDF(S), Conceptual
Graphs (CGs), Formal Concept Analysis (FCA), CP-Nets, GAI-Nets, Graph
Databases, Diagrams, Knowledge Graphs, Semantic Web, etc.) from a
modelling, theoretical and application viewpoint.
Topics include but are not limited to:
Existential and Conceptual Graphs
Graph-based models for human reasoning
Social network analysis
Formal Concept Analysis
Conceptual knowledge acquisition
Data and Text mining
Human and machine reasoning under inconsistency
Human and machine knowledge representation and uncertainty
Knowledge architecture and management
Semantic Web, Web of Data, Web 2.0, Linked (Open) Data
Conceptual structures in natural language processing and linguistics
Metaphoric, cultural or semiotic considerations
Resource allocation and agreement technologies
Philosophical, neural, and didactic investigations of conceptual,
- Abstract registration deadline: March 19th, 2023
- Submission deadline: March 26th, 2023
- Paper Reviews Sent to Authors: May 14th, 2023
- Rebuttals Due: May 21th, 2023
- Notification to authors: May 31th, 2023
- Camera-ready papers due: June 14th, 2023
We invite scientific papers of up to fourteen pages, short contributions
of up to eight pages, and extended poster abstracts of up to three
pages. Papers and poster abstracts must be formatted according to
Springer’s LNCS style guidelines and not exceed the page limit. Papers
will be subject to double-blind peer review, in which the reviewers do
not know the author's identity. We recommend using services like
https://anonymous.4open.science/ to anonymously share code or data.
Anonymized works that are available as preprints (e.g., on arXiv or
SSRN) may be submitted without citing them. Submission should be made
via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iccs2023. All
paper submissions will be refereed, and authors will have the
opportunity to respond to reviewers’ comments during the rebuttal phase.
Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings,
published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series. Poster submissions will
also be refereed and selected poster abstracts might be included in the
conference proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper or
poster must register for the conference and present the paper or poster
there. Proceedings will be indexed by DBLP.
Robert Jäschke, Information Processing and Analytics, Humboldt
University of Berlin, Germany
Manuel Ojeda Aciego, Dept. Applied Mathematics, University of Málaga, Spain
Kai Sauerwald, Artificial Intelligence Group, FernUniversität in Hagen,
Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals
16th Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics
- CICM 2023 -
September 4-8, 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom
The CICM conference brings together the many separate communities that
have developed theoretical and practical solutions for mathematical
CICM will be held as a hybrid event (in person and online) and will
provide associated events with appropriate infrastructure for
supporting both kinds of participants.
* all aspects of mathematics such as formalization, computation,
deduction, mathematical databases, and mathematical documents,
* all kinds of tool support such as theorem provers, computer algebra
systems, knowledge management tools, and user interfaces
* the whole spectrum from theoretical foundations to practical tools
and from challenge problems to case studies.
Workshops typically feature presentations of ongoing research that is
not ready yet for formal publication, and tutorials present extended
demos of a particular software.
However, the CICM organizers strongly encourage a broad interpretation
of these concepts and welcome proposals for any kind of event that
benefits the CICM community.
A proposal should include the following information:
* title of the event
* names and affiliations of the organizers
* brief description of the event (e.g., 1-2 paragraphs)
* proposed workshop duration (typically half a day up to two days)
* style (online-only, in person-only, hybrid)
* previous instances of the event (if any)
* preferred or excluded dates within the CICM dates (if any)
CICM will take care of publishing and distributing informal
proceedings of the workshop/tutorial events (if the respective
organizers so wish) via open access online proceedings with
Proposal submission: January 13, 2023
Notication: January 20, 2023
Conference: September 4-8, 2023
Earlier submissions are encouraged and will receive notifications on a
All proposals should be submitted via
More details on the conference are available from
First Call for Papers
formal papers - doctoral programme
16th Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics
- CICM 2023 -
4���8 September 2023
Emmanuel College, Cambridge, UK (hybrid event)
Digital and computational solutions are becoming the prevalent means
for the generation, communication, processing, storage and curation of
CICM brings together the many separate communities that have developed
theoretical and practical solutions for mathematical applications such
as computation, deduction, knowledge management, and user interfaces.
It offers a venue for discussing problems and solutions in each of
these areas and their integration.
*** CICM 2023 Invited Speakers ***
*** CICM 2023 Programme committee (TBC) ***
Jes��s Aransay (Universidad de La Rioja, Spain)
Mauricio Ayala-Rincon (Universidade de Brasil��a, Brazil)
Haniel Barbosa (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Jasmin Blanchette (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Kevin Buzzard (Imperial College, UK)
Isabela Dr��mnesc (West University of Timi��oara, Romania)
Catherine Dubois (ENSIIE, Evry-Courcouronnes, France) [Co-Chair]
M��d��lina Era��cu (West University of Timi��oara, Romania)
William Farmer (McMaster University, Canada)
John Harrison (Amazon Web Services)
Tetsuo Ida (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Moa Johansson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
Fairouz Kamareddine (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
Daniela Kaufmann (TU Wien, Austria)
Manfred Kerber (University of Birmingham, UK) [Co-Chair]
Peter Koepke (University of Bonn, Germany)
Michael Kohlhase (FAU Erlangen-N��rnberg, Germany)
Angeliki Koutsoukou-Argyraki (University of Cambridge, UK)
Temur Kutsia (RISC, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
Micaela Mayero (Institut Galil��e, Universit�� Paris Nord, France)
Bruce R. Miller (NIST, USA)
Adam Naumowicz (University of Bia��ystok, Poland)
Claudio Sacerdoti-Cohen (University of Bologna, Italy)
Sofi��ne Tahar (Concordia University, Canada)
Olaf Teschke (FIZ Karlsruhe, Germany)
Josef Urban (Czech Technical University, Czech Republic)
Stephen M. Watt (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Freek Wiedijk (Radboud University, The Netherlands)
Wolfgang Windsteiger (RISC, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
Abdou Youssef (The George Washington University, USA)
(see also https://www.cicm-conference.org/2023/cicm.php?event=&menu=pc)
*** SUBMISSIONS ***
CICM 2023 invites submissions in all topics relating to intelligent
computer mathematics, in particular but not limited to
* theorem proving and computer algebra
* mathematical knowledge management
* digital mathematical libraries
CICM appreciates the varying nature of the relevant research in this
area and invites submissions of different forms.
Formal submissions will be reviewed rigorously and accepted papers
will be published in a formal way:
* regular papers (up to 15 pages including references) present
novel research results
* project and survey papers (up to 15 pages + bibliography)
summarize existing results
* system and dataset descriptions (up to 5 pages including
references) present digital artifacts
* system entry (1 page according to the given LaTeX template)
provides metadata and a quick overview of a new tool or a new
release of an existing tool
Participants of CICM benefit a lot from the exchange with colleagues.
In order to foster this we will provide at the conference an
opportunity to make informal presentations (using posters or laptops)
of work-in-progress, project announcements, position statements, and
system demonstrations. Authors of system and dataset descriptions and
system entries are strongly encouraged to take up this opportunity and
give interested colleagues an in depth impression of their work.
*** Doctoral Programme ***
PhD students are invited to participate in the doctoral programme,
which provides them with a forum to present early results and receive
constructive feedback and mentoring. To attend, submit a two-page
abstract of the thesis describing the research questions, research
plans, completed and remaining research, evaluation plans and
publication plans; a two-page CV that includes background information
(name, university, supervisor), education (degree sought, year/status
of degree, previous degrees), employments, relevant research
experience (publications, presentations, attended conferences or
*** Participation / Hybrid Event ***
CICM 2023 will be held as an hybrid event, participation is possible
online or on-site. Authors of accepted papers can choose to present
online or on-site, but at least one author needs to register for the
*** Important Dates ***
- Abstract deadline: 27 March 2023
- Full paper deadline: 3 April 2023
- Reviews sent to authors: 2 May 2023
- Rebuttals due: 6 May 2023
- Notification of acceptance: 13 May 2023
- Camera-ready copies due: 5 June 2023
- Conference: 4���8 September 2023
Submissions to the doctoral programme
- Submission deadline: 30 June 2023
- Notification of acceptance: 14 July 2023
All submissions should be made via EasyChair at
CICM 2023 will have proceedings in form of a volume in the Springer
LNAI series, using the LNCS style.
For the LNCS style files, see:
The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed next Wednesday, December
14. Find your local time here <https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1671039024>.
The title of the Showcase is, 'A year in review from the WMF Research team:
Tying our work to the research community.'
The Wikimedia Research community is key to tackling the many strategic
challenges of the Wikimedia movement. As we are ending the year, the
Research team will reflect on why working with the community is important
to us. We will share the initiatives, tools, and resources developed
throughout 2022 to bring the community together, facilitate researchers’
contributions to the Wikimedia projects, and encourage a diversity of
YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0ss9ckUlvQ
You can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research. You can also
watch our past Showcases here:
Emily Lescak (she / her)
Senior Research Community Officer
The Wikimedia Foundation
SEMANTiCS - 19th International Conference on Semantic Systems
September 20 - 22, 2023
The Research and Innovation track at SEMANTiCS 2023 EU welcomes papers
on novel scientific research and/or innovations relevant to the topics
of the conference. Submissions must be original and must not have been
submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers must follow the guidelines
given in the author instructions, including references and optional
appendices. Each submission will be reviewed by several PC members who
will assess it based on its innovativeness, technical merits, and
effectiveness at solving real problems.
SEMANTiCS 2023 especially invites contributions that target the
following main topics, sub-topics in the context of semantic-based
research and systems as well as applicative domains.
= Topics of Interest =
* Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Web Semantics & Linked (Open) Data
* Enterprise Knowledge Graphs, Graph Data Management
* Machine Learning Techniques for/using Knowledge Graphs (e.g.
reinforcement learning, deep learning, data mining and knowledge discovery)
* Knowledge Management (e.g. acquisition, capture, extraction,
authoring, integration, publication)
* Terminology, Thesaurus & Ontology Management
* Reasoning, Rules, and Policies
* Natural Language Processing for/using Knowledge Graphs (e.g. entity
linking and resolution using target knowledge such as Wikidata and
DBpedia, foundation models)
* Crowdsourcing for/using Knowledge Graphs
* Data Quality Management and Assurance
* Mathematical Foundation of Knowledge-aware AI
* Multimodal Knowledge Graphs
* Semantics in Data Science
* Semantics in Blockchain environments
* Trust, Data Privacy, and Security with Semantic Technologies
* Economics of Data, Data Services, and Data Ecosystems
* IoT and Stream Processing
* Conversational AI and Dialogue Systems
* Provenance and Data Change Tracking
* Semantic Interoperability (via mapping, crosswalks, standards, etc.)
* Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
* LegalTech, AI Safety, Explainable and Interoperable AI
* Decentralized and/or Federated Knowledge Graphs
Application of Semantically Enriched and AI-Based Approaches:
* Knowledge Graphs in Bioinformatics and Medical AI
* Clinical Use Case of AI-based Approaches
* AI for Environmental Challenges
* Semantics in Scholarly Communication and Open Research Knowledge Graphs
* AI and LOD within GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums)
= Important Dates =
* Abstract Submission Deadline: May 09, 2023 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
* Paper Submission Deadline: May 16, 2023 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
* Notification of Acceptance: June 20, 2023 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
* Camera-Ready Paper: July 04, 2023 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
Submission via Easychair on https://easychair.org/
= Author Guidelines and Submission =
* The Research and Innovation Track welcomes long and short papers. Long
papers should have 12-15 pages of content (excluding references) and
short papers of a maximum length of 6 pages of content (excluding
references). Since references are excluded from page counting, it is
fine to have one or more additional pages for references if they are
relevant to the study submitted.
* Submissions should follow the guidelines of IOS Press. Details are
available at https://www.iospress.com/book-article-instructions.
* Abstract submission for all papers is a strict requirement. To
facilitate bidding, we strongly suggest the authors submit structured
* All papers and abstracts have to be submitted electronically via
* Submissions must be in English.
* Submissions must be anonymous; the reviewing process is double-blind,
but reviewers will be able to disclose their identities if they wish, by
signing their reviews.
* Accepted papers will be published in open access proceedings by IOS
Press, and the text of all the reviews (excluding the scores) of all the
accepted papers will be posted on the conference website and will be
archived on Zenodo as publicly available material.
* At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the
conference and present the paper.
* All authors are strongly suggested to provide optional links to code,
materials, and datasets during the submission process - we will have
specific optional fields in the EasyChair submission form - the review
process will take these into account when provided. To anonymise
resources for the reviewing process, authors can use services like
Anonymous GitHub or figshare/Zenodo as described here.
* The Research and Innovation Track will not accept papers that, at the
time of submission, are under review or have already been published in
or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference.
* All authors will have the opportunity to provide an ORKG comparison in
the Open Research Knowledge Graph (https://orkg.org) during the
submission process - we will have a specific optional field in the
EasyChair submission form.
= Review and Evaluation Criteria =
Each submission will be reviewed by several Programme Committee members.
The reviewing process is double-blind. However, reviewers can disclose
their identity by signing their reviews and/or adding one of their
persistent identifiers (e.g. their ORCID).
The text of all the reviews (excluding the scores) of all the accepted
papers will be posted on the conference website with the basic
bibliographic metadata of the reviewed submission (i.e. title and
authors), and it will be archived on Zenodo as publicly available
material. All the signed reviews of the accepted papers will be licensed
using a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY, the copyright
holder will be the reviewer), except the anonymous ones that will be
released in CC0.
Papers submitted to this track will be evaluated according to the
* Originality, novelty, and innovativeness
* Impact of results
* Soundness of the evaluation
* Proper comparison to related work
* Clarity and quality of writing
* Reproducibility of results and resources
We are looking forward to your contribution!
Maribel Acosta & Silvio Peroni
Research and Innovation Track Chairs