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
I'm very excited to share with you the upcoming event that we are
organizing: *Data Reuse Days
series of online sessions that will take place from March 14th to 24th.
During this event, we would like to highlight some great *projects and
applications that are powered by Wikidata's data*, and discuss with their
creators about the workflows they use, but also the challenges they may
have encountered on the way, how they interact with the Wikidata editors,
and how we could find ways to give back to the project and improve the data
We also want to present various *tools that allow people to retrieve,
query, analyze and display data from Wikidata*, and we want to use this
event as an opportunity to get more people onboard with using Wikidata's
data, inside or outside the Wikimedia projects.
Building on the previous events we tried with this format (30 Lexic-o-days
and Data Quality Days), this event is taking place online, with a very
flexible program, where speakers and facilitators can schedule a session at
any time during the ten days of the event. The sessions can be
presentations, workshops, lightning talks, discussions, live-coding,
editathons, and most of them will take place on the open videocall platform
The schedule is still under construction, and will evolve until a few days
before the start of the event: you can already check the scheduled sessions
on this page
<https://diff.wikimedia.org/event/wikidata-data-reuse-days-2022/>, and we
will add more on the way. If you are interested in presenting something
during the Data Reuse Days, you can make a proposal directly on the talk
or reach out to me directly, so we can discuss the details together. We are
especially looking for proposals presenting tools and workflows to build an
application using Wikidata's data, examples of use of Wikidata's data on
other Wikimedia projects, as well as discussions about data reuse or data
If you have any questions or suggestions for the event, or if you would
like to help, feel free to reach out to me. I will certainly give you
updates closer to the event when the schedule will be populated.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.
I started using WikiData for Private Information Retrieval. This allows
answering certain questions while maintaining a high degree of secrecy.
Suppose you wanted to know when Einstein was born, but for some reason you
must keep the fact that you want to know this a secret. In this case, we
assume a threat model with perfect knowledge about the computer in use, not
just that someone managed to log the Wikidata requests.
One solution would be to request a table of every human who ever won the
Nobel Prize (this requires the common knowledge of Einstein being a winner
of said) with the kind of Nobel Prize, date awarded, date of birth, date of
death unless living, nationality etc. If we let this table scroll across
the screen and read the required entry, there would be - as far as I can
tell - no way to learn which entry (and how many of them) is of our
I have written a simple PHP script that allows one to enter a SPARQL
request and have it displayed as a scrolling table. Please be advised that
this is in a very informal alpha state, and I am no professional Web
Developer. It's a mere proof-of-concept, but feel free to try it out if the
API quota lets you.
My question is, whether anyone of you might be interested in working with
me on discussing practical implications of this method (how should requests
be written to allow for the desired privacy?) or even making a better
implementation of a tool that allows viewing the scrolling table of
printing it out.
Feel free to reply to this mailing list entry or contact me privately with
the postal or telecommunication data provided in the footer in case you
don't want to discuss it in public.
Tel +49 7022 5064970
Fax +49 7022 5064971
Vox +49 7022 5064998 (2 min)
All up-to-date contact data:
Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation  for their monthly
Office hours this Wednesday, 2022-02-02 at 00:00-1:00 UTC (16:00 PT 02-01 /
19:00 ET 02-01 / 1:00 CET 02-02). Find your local date and time here
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
. 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 .
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
a colleague has put data on FactGrid on a group of people travelling though early 18th-century Europe. I wonder how I could connect the geographic coordinates in their chronological order.
This is the table that has the order
could somone show me how I connect the dots?
Dr. Olaf Simons
Forschungszentrum Gotha der Universität Erfurt
Am Schlossberg 2
Privat: Hauptmarkt 17b/ 99867 Gotha