We are currently looking for input on the question: what licensing
structure we should apply to Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions.
After some initial discussion, the two following question in particular
remain open and would benefit from your input or vote:
1) Should Abstract Content for Abstract Wikipedia be published under CC 0
or CC BY-SA (or is either fine)?
2) Should code in Wikifunctions be published under Apache or the GPL (or is
Your input would be very much welcome!
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
22nd International Conference on Web Engineering
Bari, Italy | July 5-8, 2022
Call for Tutorials
Submission deadline: January 29, 2022
Acceptance notification: March 12, 2022
Camera ready: March 26, 2022
ICWE 2022 invites proposals for tutorials in a broad range of Web Engineering topics. Conference participants include researchers and practitioners who are seeking to gain insight and knowledge of up-to-date strategies, methodologies, technologies, and tools used for developing, maintaining and evolving Web applications. Examples of relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
- Web application modelling and engineering
- Web mining and knowledge extraction
- Web Big Data and Web data analytics
- Mobile Web applications
- Web of Things applications
- Social Web applications
- Web crowdsourcing and human computation
- Semantic Web, Web ontologies, and Linked Open Data applications
- Web composition and mashups
- Web user interfaces
- Quality and accessibility aspects of Web applications
- Web security and privacy
- Web services, computing, and standards
- Microservice architecture for Web applications
- Cloud, fog, and edge computing for Web applications
- Fairness of Web technology
- User Modelling and Recommender Systems based on Web technology
- Explainable Web technology
All proposed tutorials should be half-day (3 hours) or fully-day (6 hours) in length.
The length of tutorial proposals is limited to 4 pages. Proposals must clearly define both the scope and the depth of the tutorial, and they must clearly identify the intended audience, the assumed background knowledge and learning objectives. All tutorial proposals must include the following information:
- Title of the Tutorial
- Contact information of the presenters (name, affiliation, email, mailing address, phone)
- Abstract outlining the goals and content of the tutorial (max 250 words)
- Definition of intended audience and assumed background and knowledge
- Overview of the tutorial structure, list of topics covered, and short description of learning objectives/outcomes
- Biographies of presenter(s), including information regarding their expertise relevant to the tutorial
- Any relevant references to the work of the presenters or other references relevant to the tutorial
- Statement about any previous related tutorial presentations, including information regarding how the ICWE 2022 tutorial would differ
- Sample slides of the tutorial, if available
The tutorial may be cancelled if the number of registrations for them is very small.
Along with a notification of acceptance, presenters will receive further instructions on how to prepare a two-page summary of the tutorial to be included in the conference proceedings, tutorial notes to be made available on the conference website, and a brief biography to be published in the conference program.
Tutorials papers proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file in the EasyChair system as described in the SUBMISSION INFORMATION section.
Alejandro Bellogin (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)
Vito Walter Anelli (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)
All submitted proposal must be formatted in accordance to the information for Springer LNCS authors at https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-gu… and submitted in PDF. Accepted contributions will be included into the ICWE 2022 Springer LNCS proceedings.
Submissions and reviewing are supported by the EasyChair system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icwe2022).
ICWE 2022 will follow the single-blind review process. Consequently, all submissions should include the names and affiliation of all authors, and this information is made visible to the reviewers. Still, the identity of the reviewers will be kept confidential from the authors.
Submitted proposals must not be under review elsewhere while under consideration for ICWE 2022.
Submissions that do not comply with the required submission format or that fall outside the scope of the conference will be desk rejected without reviewing.
All questions about submissions should be emailed to tutorialchair.icwe2022(a)webengineering.org.
Thank you all for your participation and support during the 2021 Months of
African Cinema Contest which ended on 30th November 2021.
Based on our initial statistics, we have been able to get about 3,000
articles created in over 14 languages! A big thank you to everyone who
created articles during the contest for making this happen. We also want to
sincerely thank all organizers who have managed to make the contest happen
in their local communities.
The review of all the submitted articles will commence as soon as possible
and we hope to announce winners in February 2022. If you haven’t already,
please remember to list your articles in both the Users by Articles page
and the article achievement section in order to get your articles
assessed by the international jury.
We wish you all a fulfilled month ahead and look forward to your
participation in future projects!
Community Liaison, Afrocine project