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
The deadline for the Semantic Web Journal Special Issue on Wikidata was
extended to 14.02. More information can be found here:
We are looking forward to your contributions! The full call for papers is
Call for papers: Semantic Web Journal Special Issue on
Wikidata: Construction, Evaluation and Applications
Wikidata is an openly available knowledge base, hosted by the Wikimedia
Foundation. It can be accessed and edited by both humans and machines and
acts as a common structured-data repository for several Wikimedia projects,
including Wikipedia, Wiktionary, and Wikisource. It is used in a variety of
semantic web applications by researchers and practitioners alike.
In recent years, we have seen an increase in the number of publications
around Wikidata. While there are several dedicated venues for the broader
Wikidata community to meet, none of them focuses on publishing
comprehensive, peer-reviewed research. This special issue fills this gap -
we hope to provide a forum to build this fledgling scientific community and
promote novel work and resources that support it.
The special issue seeks original contributions and extended conference
papers that address the opportunities and challenges of creating,
contributing to, and using the global, collaborative, open-domain,
multilingual knowledge graph Wikidata.
Topics of submissions include, but are not limited to:
- Data quality and vandalism detection in Wikidata
- Referencing in Wikidata
- Anomaly, bias, or novelty detection in Wikidata
- Algorithms for aligning Wikidata with other structured or
- Representation, Semantic Annotation, Enhancement and Enrichments using
- Semantic Parsing and Question Answering using Wikidata
- The Semantic Web and Wikidata
- Community interaction in Wikidata
- Multilingual data in Wikidata and its reuse
- Data quality in Wikidata: Approaches for problem detection, evaluation
- Tools, bots, and datasets for improving or evaluating Wikidata
- Participation, diversity, and inclusivity aspects in the Wikidata
- Human-bot interaction
- Managing knowledge evolution in Wikidata
- Abstract Wikipedia
- Wikidata in NLP applications
- Submission deadline: 14 February 2023 (extended!). Papers submitted
before the deadline will be reviewed upon receipt.
Submissions shall be made through the Semantic Web journal website at
http://www.semantic-web-journal.net. Prospective authors must take notice
of the submission guidelines posted at
We welcome four main types of submissions: (i) full research papers, (ii)
reports on tools and systems, (iii) dataset descriptions, and (iv) survey
articles. The description of submission types is posted at
http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/authors#types. While there is no upper
limit, paper length must be justified by content.
Note that you need to request an account on the website for submitting a
paper. Please indicate in the cover letter that it is for the "Wikidata"
special issue. All manuscripts will be reviewed based on the SWJ open and
transparent review policy and will be made available online during the
Also note that the Semantic Web journal is open access
Finally please note that submissions must comply with the journal’s Open
Science Data requirements, which are detailed in the corresponding blog post
The guest editors can be reached at wikidata-swj(a)googlegroups.com .
Lucie-Aimée Kaffee, University of Copenhagen, lucie.kaffee(a)gmail.com
Simon Razniewski, Max Planck Institute for Informatics,
Pavlos Vougiouklis, Huawei Technologies, pavlos.vougiouklis(a)huawei.com
Guest editorial board
to be expanded
Fariz Darari, University of Indonesia
Houcemeddine Turki, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Alasdair Gray, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Seyed Amir Hosseini Beghaeiraveri,Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Daniel Garijo, UPM
Nikos Papasarantopoulos, Huawei Technologies
*** Third Call for Papers ***
Uncertain Reasoning (UR)
Special Track at
The 36th International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS-36)
In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence
Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA
May 14-17, 2023
Abstract submission deadline: February 6, 2023
Paper submission deadline: February 13, 2023
Notification: March 13, 2023
All accepted papers will be included in the FLAIRS proceedings published
by Florida Online Journals
Invited papers will be published in a special journal issue
Call For Papers
The Special Track on Uncertain Reasoning (UR) is the oldest track in
FLAIRS conferences, running annually since 1996. The UR Special Track at
the 36th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society
Conference (FLAIRS-36) is the 28th in the series. Like the past tracks,
UR seeks to bring together researchers working on broad issues related
to reasoning under uncertainty.
Topics of Interest
Papers on all aspects of uncertain reasoning are invited. Papers of
particular interest include, but are not limited to:
*Uncertain reasoning formalisms, calculi and methodologies
*Reasoning with probability, possibility, fuzzy logic, belief function,
vagueness, granularity, rough sets, and probability logics
*Modeling and reasoning using imprecise and indeterminate information,
such as: Choquet capacities, comparative orderings, convex sets of
measures, and interval-valued probabilities
*Exact, approximate and qualitative uncertain reasoning
*Probabilistic graphical models of uncertainty such as: Bayesian
networks, Markov random field, probabilistic circuits
*Multi-agent uncertain reasoning and decision-making
*Decision-theoretic planning and Markov decision process
*Temporal reasoning and uncertainty
*Belief change and merging
*Ontologies and description logics
*Construction of models from elicitation, data mining and knowledge
*Uncertain reasoning in information retrieval, filtering, fusion,
diagnosis, prediction, situation assessment
*Uncertain reasoning in data management
*Practical applications of uncertain reasoning
*Learning probabilistic models
*Applications in computer vision and animation
=== Paper Submission and Publication ===
Submitted papers must be original, and not submitted concurrently to a
journal or another conference while under review.
Interested authors should format their papers according to FLAIRS-36
conference formatting guidelines. Papers should not exceed 6 pages (4
pages for a poster) and are due by February 13, 2023. The reviewing is a
double blind process. Author names and affiliations must be omitted on
submitted papers. Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair
conference system, which can be accessed through the main conference web
site (http://www.flairs-36.info/). Authors should indicate the Uncertain
Reasoning special track for submissions. All accepted papers will be
included in the proceedings of FLAIRS, which will be published by the
Florida Online Journals. FLAIRS requires that there be at least one full
author registration per paper.
Instructions on the submission procedure are available at the UR website:
We anticipate there will be a special issue devoted to extended versions
of selected papers at the track.
=== Important Dates ===
Abstract submission due: Feb. 6, 2023
Paper submission due: Feb. 13, 2023
Author Notification: Mar. 13, 2023
=== Program Committee ===
[ Track Chairs ]
Kai Sauerwald University of Hagen, Germany
Choh Man Teng Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA
[ PC Members ]
Mohand Said Allili (Université du Québec en Outaouais)
Alessandro Antonucci (IDSIA, Switzerland)
Ofer Arieli (The Academic College of Tel-Aviv, Israel)
Christoph Beierle (FernUniversität in Hagen, Israel)
Salem Benferhat (University of Artois, France)
Stefano Bistarelli (University of Perugia, Italy)
Nizar Bouguila (Concordia University, Canada)
Martine Ceberio (University of Texas at El Paso, US)
Lluís Godo (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Christophe Gonzales (LIS, France)
Gabriele Kern-Isberner (University of Technology Dortmund, Germany)
Vladik Kreinovich (University of Texas at El Paso, US)
Philippe Leray (University of Nantes, France)
Nicholas Mattei (Tulane University, US)
Ralf Möller (University of Lübeck, Germany)
Arthur Paul Pedersen (The City College of New York, US)
Rafael Peñaloza Nyssen (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
Eugene Santos (Dartmouth College, US)
Dilip Sarkar (University of Miami, US)
Kari Sentz (Los Alamos National Laboratory, US)
Karima Sedki (University of Paris 13, France)
Karim Tabia (University of Artois, France)
Carlo Taticchi (University of Perugia, Italy)
=== Travel Information ===
Additional information on the conference locale and travel planning can
be found at http://www.flairs-36.info.
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/conferences/?conf=sem23
= 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
For details please go to: https://2023-eu.semantics.cc/
We are looking forward to your contribution!
Maribel Acosta & Silvio Peroni
Research and Innovation Track Chairs
* Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this call *
Call for Papers
September 2-4, 2023
* Deadlines: 2 June & 9 June 2023*
The 21st International Workshop on Nonmonotonic Reasoning (NMR)
September 2-4, 2023, Rhodes, Greece
NMR 2023 is part of the 20th International Conference on Principles of
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR2023), https://kr.org/KR2023/.
NMR is the premier forum for results in the area of nonmonotonic
reasoning. Its aim is to bring together active researchers in this broad
field within knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR), including
belief revision, uncertain reasoning, reasoning about actions, planning,
logic programming, preferences, deontic reasoning, argumentation,
causality, and many other related topics including systems and
applications (see NMR page, https://nmr.cs.tu-dortmund.de/).
NMR has a long history - it started in 1984 and has been held every two
years until 2020 and then every year. Recent previous NMR workshops were
held in Haifa (2022), Hanoi (virtual, 2021), in Rhodes (virtual, 2020),
Tempe (2018) and Cape Town (2016). Since 2020 NMR is being held
annually. NMR workshops are usually co-located with the KR conferences
As in previous editions, NMR 2023 aims to foster connections between the
different subareas of nonmonotonic reasoning and provide a forum for
emerging topics. We especially invite papers on systems and
applications, as well as position papers and papers addressing benchmark
issues. The workshop will be structured by topical sessions fitting to
the scopes of accepted papers.
The workshop will be held in Rhodes, Greece, in September 2-4, 2023.
Workshop activities will include invited talks and presentations of
-- Submission Information --
There are two types of submissions:
Full papers. Full papers should be at most 10 pages including
references, figures and appendices, if any. Papers already published or
accepted for publication at other conferences are also welcome, provided
that the original publication is mentioned in a footnote on the first
page and the submission at NMR falls within the authors’ rights. In the
same vein, papers under review for other conferences can be submitted
with a similar indication on their front page.
Extended Abstracts. Extended abstracts should be at most 3 pages.
The abstracts should introduce work that has recently been published or
is under review, or ongoing research at an advanced stage. We highly
encourage to attach to the submission a preprint/postprint or a
technical report. Such extra material will be read at the discretion of
the reviewers. Submitting already published material may require a
permission by the copyright holder.
All submissions should be formatted in CEUR style (2-column style)
without enabled header and footer. The author kit can be found at
http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-XXX/CEURART.zip. Papers must be submitted in PDF
only. Submission will be through the EasyChair conference system. Please
submit via Easychair to: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=nmr2023
-- Workshop Proceedings --
The accepted papers will be made available electronically in the CEUR
Workshop Proceedings series (http://ceur-ws.org/). The copyright of
papers remains with the authors.
-- Important Dates --
All dates are 'Anywhere on Earth', namely 23:59 UTC-12.
- Paper registration deadline: 2 June 2023
- Paper submission deadline: 9 June 2023
- Notification to authors: 17 July 2023
- Camera-ready version: 4 August 2023
- Workshop dates: 2-4 September 2023
-- Workshop Co-Chairs --
- Kai Sauerwald, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
- Matthias Thimm, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
-- Further Information --
Please visit the workshop website (http://nmr.krportal.org/2023/) for
further information and regular updates.
NMR 2023 will follow the same contingency plans as KR 2023 with regard
to the effects of the global pandemic on international travel. See the
KR 2023 website (https://kr.org/KR2023/) for the latest news.
Hi wiki-research-l folks,
Can the list point me in the right direction about how researchers should
solicit off-wiki interviews? I'm seeking to interview editors of English
Wikipedia who have provided information about scientific and technical
topics. I'm struggling to find up-to-date documentation about expectations
Currently the focus is COVID-19; in future years the focus will shift to
climate change; and AI and labor. Overall the project seeks to understand
how knowledge brokers (including Wikipedia editors) assess the quality of
technical and scientific information. This is part of my 3-year, US-based,
IRB-approved research study:
My inclination (in the absence of specific best practice directions) would
be to post a message the Talk pages of the most obvious WikiProjects, with
information about the project and how to reach me:
WikiProject Medicine / Pulmonology
WikiProject Disaster management
Is that appropriate? I'd welcome a pointer to specific requirements or best
practices. Offline advice also welcome!