**News: The early bird deadline (6 sept.) is approaching fast!**
Dear users, developers and all people interested in semantic wikis,
We are happy to announce SMWCon Fall 2017 - the 14th Semantic MediaWiki
Dates: October 4th to October 6th 2017 (Wednesday to Friday).
Location: Rotterdam Zoo (Blijdorp), Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Participants: Everybody interested in semantic wikis, especially in
Semantic MediaWiki, e.g., users, developers, consultants, business
SMWCon Fall 2017 will be supported by ArchiXL B.V. , Wikibase
Solutions , The Open University in the Netherlands  and Open
Semantic Data Association e. V. .
Following the success of this format the SMWCon will have one tutorial
and workshop day preceding two conference days.
Participating in the conference: To help us planning, you can already
informally register on the conference page, although a formal
registration will later be needed.
Contributing to the conference: If you want to present your work in the
conference please go to the conference page and add your talk there. To
create an attractive program for the conference, we will later ask you
to give further information about your proposals.
Among others, we encourage contributions on the following topics:
Applications of semantic wikis:
Semantic wikis for enterprise workflows and business intelligence
Semantic wikis for corporate or personal knowledge management
Exchange on business models with semantic wikis
Lessons learned (best/worst practices) from using semantic wikis or
Semantic wikis in e-science, e-humanities, e-learning, e-health,
Semantic wikis for finding a common vocabulary among a group of people
Semantic wikis for teaching students about the Semantic Web
Offering incentives for users of semantic wikis
Challenges and obstacles for semantic wikis in business environments
Development of semantic wikis:
Semantic wikis as knowledge base backends / data integration platforms
Comparisons of semantic wiki concepts and technologies
Community building, feature wishlists, roadmapping of Semantic
Improving user experience in a semantic wiki
Speeding up semantic wikis
Integrations and interoperability of semantic wikis with other
applications and mashups
Modeling of complex domains in semantic wikis, using rules,
Access control and security aspects in semantic wikis
Multilingual semantic wikis
For questions about sponsorship opportunities, please do not hesitate to
contact Ad Strack van Schijndel <ad at wikibase.nl>.
Hope to see you in Rotterdam!
Remco de Boer, Toine Schijvenaars, Esther Greefhorst, Lloyd Rutledge,
Erwin Oord, Ad Strack van Schijndel
(The Organizing Committee)