Schedule/Saturday

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Talks and workshops on Saturday

Saturday: 09:00 – 11:00

Chapters: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Session Chair: User:Coren

Bib Title Presenter (first author) Track Summary Type Confirmed
P5 Allow, Invite, Encourage: Growing Wikimedia in the World Achal Prabhala, Erik Möller, Delphine Ménard, Lodewijk Gelauff, Phoebe Ayers, Arne Klempert, Milos Rancic PaC This session is about the future of chapters and affiliation. We will analyse where things stand, and discuss concrete plans for growing Wikimedia projects by contributions from around the world. Panel, 1h x Fri/Sat
P8 Conflicts between local Wikimedia chapters and their respective editor communities Harel PaC This panel will let you understand the conflicts between your local chapter and your editor community, or avoid them if you're planning to start a chapter. Panel, 1h x Sat/Sun

Wikipedia Offline e.g. Books

Session Chair: Beatriz Busaniche

Bib Title Presenter (first author) Track Summary Type Confirmed
107 Wikipedia Books: How Offline Improves Online Gaëtan Landry KaC Wikipedia Books are a new way to visualize Wikipedia content. I will explore the several ways the production of offline content affects the quality of the online content. lp x
W30 Strategies to select and assess content for offline versions like published books or offline readers (Split/Merge of W28,W19) Shiju Alex, Martin Walker, Heiko Hees KaC/Inf This workshop examines the selection process' necessary for Creating Offline versions of wiki content. The tools and technology used for meeting the challenges at each stage will be discussed. Workshop, 1,5h x

Scripting, Testing, Extension Management

Session Chair: Markus Glaser

Bib Title Presenter (first author) Track Summary Type Confirmed
31 MediaWiki Extension Management Jeroen De Dauw KaC/Inf Reinventing MediaWiki administration – This presentation goes over the goals of a 2010 Google Summer of Code project with as goal the creation of a set user friendly administration interfaces for configuration and extension management. sp x
70 Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Revision Metadata and the STiki Anti-Vandalism Tool Andrew G. West PaC STiki is a tool applying machine-learning over spatio-temporal features of revision metadata to detect likely instances of vandalism. A real-valued “vandalism score” determines presentation order to a crowd-sourced user-base. sp x Fri/Sat
P15 Template scripting Victor Vasiliev Inf Presentation of a programming language which may be embeddable to MediaWiki templates. Review of other possible solutions to the problem of growing template complexity. sp x Sat/Sun
W5 A Selenium testing framework for MediaWiki Markus Glaser Inf Learn how to write and execute user interface tests for core and extensions using the MediaWiki selenium framework. We will also talk about the further evolution of the framework in order to suit your needs. Workshop, 1h x Sat/Sun

Wiki-based Scientific Writing

Session Chair:

Bib Title Presenter (first author) Track Summary Type Confirmed
112 Submissions/Wikipedia is not the sum of all human knowledge: do we need a wiki for open data? Finn Årup Nielsen KaC Scientific knowledge we want to collect in wikis is not always suitable for Wikipedia. I will give examples on specialized data that is entered and utilized in neuroscience wikis, showing the limitations of our present conception of Wikipedia. sp x
W27 power to the writing process Henning Klein, Matthias Wernicke, Frederic Matthe KaC/Inf Short overviews a.) of didactical approaches dealing with MediaWiki-based scientific writing using reference management and/or b.) of necessary technical solutions to support writing processes (reference management, card index, outlining). Following by discussions about didactical requirements on the use of Wikis in this way and/or possibilities of connecting additional tools/softwares to MediaWiki. Workshop, 90 x

Saturday: 11:30 – 13:00

Wiki Community Best Practices

Session Chair: Brianna Laugher

Bib Title Presenter (first author) Track Summary Type Confirmed
40 From Russia with love and squalor: an overview of Russian Wikipedia Vicki Doronina PaC Look inside one of the biggest Wikipedia chapters community usually separated by the language barrier. Learn from the past and present of the Russian Wikipedia. lp x
W24 Wiki community best practices.Why are less people contributing? Kim Bruning PaC Explanation of wiki best practices and why more people don't use them, followed by discussion on how to improve the situation. Workshop, 60 x

Getting Video on Wikipedia #1

Session Chair: Arno Bakker

Bib Title Presenter (first author) Track Summary Type Confirmed
W29 Joint Video Workshop (Merge of W9,W11,19,52) Arno Bakker, Richard Knipel, Ben Moskowitz, Michael Dale, Jan Gerber, Victor Grishchenko, Riccardo Petrocco, Johan Pouwelse, Diego Rabaioli, David Evan Harris KaC/Inf In this workshop we present and discuss all aspects of getting video on Wikipedia, from content creation to scalable hosting. Workshop, 3h x

Semantic MediaWiki #1

Session Chair: Daniel Kinzler (WMDE)

Bib Title Presenter (first author) Track Summary Type Confirmed
36 Five Years of Structured Wiki Data with SMW: Experiences and Directions Markus Krötzsch KaC A simple introduction to SMW (a.k.a. Semantic MediaWiki), the popular data management extension to MediaWiki. The talk includes some lessons learnt about using SMW effectively in practice (and avoiding common pitfalls), and gives an outlook on the future of SMW. lp x
W20 Semantic Result Formats: Automatically transforming structured data into useful output formats Hans-Jörg Happel, Frank Dengler KaC SRF can visualize or export structured query results in Semantic MediaWiki. We describe existing result formats and explain the implementation of query result processing in order to enable users to improve existing and develop novel result formats. Tutorial, 60min x Fri/Sat/Sun-Mor (58!)

Internationalization

Session Chair: User:Millosh

Bib Title Presenter (first author) Track Summary Type Confirmed
P16 Mediawiki internationalization and community feedback (tentative) Siebrand Mazeland, Kizu Naoko PaC/Inf A panel discussion with interaction with the attendees about the current state of Wikimedia and MediaWiki globalisation efforts that are coordinated from Wikimedia Meta and translatewiki.net, and brainstorming on possible process improvements. Panel, 50min x
50 Interlanguage links in Wikipedia: current problems and future development Innocenti V. Maresin
Kalan and/or Amir E. Aharoni
Inf/KaC Current standing of interlanguage links in WP. Problems: lack of attention, technical and conceptual flaws. Traditional approach and proposed alternatives. Ways of extension: redirects as target, sections as source. Integration with categories. sp x
62 Pushing MediaWiki Internationalization: Insights into MediaWiki i18n at a large multi-language service provider Tim 'Avatar' Bartel KaC/Inf Using the cooperation between Wikia and translatewiki.net as case study, we will focus on internationalization issues facing online communities, highlighting both benefits and challenges in a corporate and volunteer collaborative endeavor. sp x

Saturday: 14:30 – 16:00

Ortega & Möller

Session Chair: Daniel Kinzler (WMDE)

Bib Title Presenter (first author) Track Summary Type Confirmed
37 Flagged revisions study results Felipe Ortega Inf Relevant results and lessons learned from the study of impact of flagged revisions on the German Wikipedia, sponsored by Wikimedia Deutschland. Accessible level (even if you don't like stats). 30min + 15min Q&A x Sut/Sun (P4!)
78 Beyond the Encyclopedia: The Frontiers of Free Knowledge Erik Möller KaC The Wikimedia community has successfully built the most comprehensive encyclopedia in human history. Will free culture succeed in other domains – like news, dictionaries, textbooks, maps, or 3D objects? 30min + 15min Q&A x

Getting Video on Wikipedia #2

Session Chair: Arno Bakker

Bib Title Presenter (first author) Track Summary Type Confirmed
W29 Joint Video Workshop (Merge of W9,W11,19,52) Arno Bakker, Richard Knipel, Ben Moskowitz, Michael Dale, Jan Gerber, Victor Grishchenko, Riccardo Petrocco, Johan Pouwelse, Diego Rabaioli, David Evan Harris KaC/Inf In this workshop we present and discuss all aspects of getting video on Wikipedia, from content creation to scalable hosting. Workshop, 3h x

Semantic MediaWiki #2

Session Chair: Frank Dengler

Bib Title Presenter (first author) Track Summary Type Confirmed
17 AskTheWiki – A User Interface for Structured Questions and Answers Daniel Herzig Inf In this presentation, AskTheWiki, a system, which allows to pose questions using keywords to a semantic MediaWiki will be presented. lp x Fri/Sat/Sun-Mor
65 Reclaiming the Public Metadata Commons, Starting With Video Kurt Bollacker, Richard Martin KaC Corporations often control our tags and comments on web content. This is a presentation of a new project to extract and create a public metadata commons from proprietarily hosted media. sp x
69 Semantic Search on Heterogeneous Wiki Systems Fabrizio Orlandi KaC We propose a system to enable searching and browsing capabilities across different wikis in a unified way just using Semantic Web technologies, W3C recommendations and Linked Data principles. sp x

Translation

Session Chair: Tim Moritz Hector

Bib Title Presenter (first author) Track Summary Type Confirmed
44 Google translation Michael Galvez PaC We will present Google's Wikipedia translation projects, including motivations, methodology, data, and tools. We also want to hear from Wikipedians to see how Google can help grow Wikipedia content around the world. lp x Fri/Sat
10 A Review of Google Translation project in Tamil Wikipedia: Role of voluntarism, free and organically evolved community in ensuring quality of Wikipedia A. Ravishankar PaC Google is translating English Wikipedia articles and uploading them in Tamil Wikipedia. This talk will cover the operational, translational and philosophial issues in this project. lp will not attend[1]
64 Reciprocal Enrichment between Wikipedia and Machine Translators Mikel Iturbe, Unai Fdz. de Betoño, Galder Gonzalez, Arkaitz Zubiaga, Iñaki Alegria, Gorka Labaka, Kepa Sarasola KaC We will present the details of the Machine Translation OpenMT-2 project, showing the positive aspects of a collaborative work among Wikipedia and universities, with the aim of increasing available resources for information treatment and generation. lp x

Saturday: 16:30 – 18:00

Exodus: Is Wikipedia Dying or Maturing?

Session Chair: Liam Wyatt

Bib Title Presenter (first author) Track Summary Type Confirmed
92 Trends in Wikipedia Communities Ronald Beelaard PaC Numerical analysis of database dumps shows a definite shrink of Wikipedia on certain key parameters, mainly related to changes in community demographics. This applies to the largest as well as smaller projects. lp x Cancelled
39 Why do Editors Leave Wikipedia? A Survey of Casual Contributors Howie Fung PaC Why do editors leave Wikipedia? What can we do as a community to encourage promising newbies to stay? This presentation will review the findings of a survey of 1,200 casual contributors to the English Wikipedia who left during 2009. The survey was aimed at getting a better understanding of why editors leave Wikipedia and how factors such as community, complexity, and personal circumstances affect their decision to stay or leave. sp x
29 Edit & Revert Trends Erik Zachte PaC I will present a per project visualization of revert trends similar to earlier presented edit trends, but with more detail. sp x
76 The Wiki as an Organism (with examples from Wikipedia) Maysara Omar PaC IF a wiki, any wiki, was a living organism that is always dependent on others to live; what the "environment" in which this living organism grows and prospers would be like? And what possible elements and factors in that environment would cause it to diminish and decay, and how to handle them? sp x

Wikipedias Are NOT Equal

Session Chair: Gomà

Bib Title Presenter (first author) Track Summary Type Confirmed
5 Having Wikipedias compete on equal footing Gerard Meijssen KaC/Inf Languages representing hundreds of millions of people are not able to be written in the way we expect for languages like English, Dutch, and German. Once the technical issues are solved, we can expect languages like Hindi, Bengali, Arabic to do much better. sp x
95 Why not all Wikipedias are equal: My experiences on English and Telugu Wikipedias User:Gurubrahma PaC In comparing the largest Wikipedia with a smaller one (the 48th largest in article count), I build on my personal experiences and try to explore why contributions to Wikipedias differ. sp x
P13 Minority Languages and Wikipedia Arto Lanamäki KaC This panel will discuss what is the current status of minority languages in Wikipedia. What is the right path for future development? Panel, 50min x Fri/Sat

Maps and Geo-information & SMW-based Language Wikis

Session Chair: Fabrizio Orlandi

Bib Title Presenter (first author) Track Summary Type Confirmed
43 Geodatas in Wikimedia projects Kolossos KaC Starting with the WikiProject Geographical coordinates the presentation will show the usage of wikipedia content on a map. Also geocoding on Commons will be a topic. Finally the possible future of Wikipedia-geocoding by referencing to OpenStreetMap objects will shown. lp x
54 Maps and Semantic Maps Jeroen De Dauw Inf Mapping on MediaWiki – A introduction to the capabilities of the Maps and Semantic Maps extensions and how you can use them to enrich your wiki. lp x
74 The Language Commons Wiki Ed Bice, Steven Bird, Kurt Bollacker, Gary Simons, Laura Welcher KaC Building a structured wiki of open data for all of the world's languages sp x
58 Open Linked Language Data: Building a Collaborative Database for Hanzi and Kanji Christoph Burgmer, Hans-Jörg Happel, Jens Wissmann KaC Working with CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) languages requires good quality data on characters. We present CharacterDb, a Semantic Wiki for editing and querying character data which can be consumed by external tools. sp x

For Developers: Free Software, Batch Uploading

Session Chair:

Bib Title Presenter (first author) Track Summary Type Confirmed
W2 Free Software for Users Francisco Treviño Inf Is about freedom, and human rights too!, computer systems are just a great tool to trigger all this energy, its connections and possibilities. We'll explore the power of free software hands-on. Workshop, 40min x
102 Wikimedia Germany's Software and Infrastructure Projects Daniel Kinzler Inf This session will provide an overview of Wikimedia Germany's software development and hardware infrastructure activities. There will be some insight into onloing projects, the medium and long term strategy, and discussion of challanges. lp x

Saturday: 18:30 – 20:00

Libraries, Governments, and Enterprises

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Bib Title Presenter (first author) Track Summary Type Confirmed
119 Libraries and Wikipedia John Dove KaC How can publishers, aggregators, and others with a commercial interest in libraries, and even libraries themselves work with Wikipedian editors in such a way as to strengthen Wikipedia entries and content while also serving libraries? lp x
27 Diplopedia: The Evolution of a Wiki Tiffany Smith Liccardi , Linda G. Green KaC Learn about the dramatic growth and evolution of the United States Department of State’s internal wiki of foreign affairs information, Diplopedia, as well as plans for its future. sp x
97 Wiki Platforms in High Assurance Environments: Beyond Intellipedia Nathan Singleton, Peter Gehres, John Hale Inf This session will cover concerns and issues related to sharing information in a collaborative Wiki type environment between organizations requiring integrity and confidentiality of data, and briefly provide potential solutions. sp x
18 Blue note – MediaWiki for enterprises Markus Glaser Inf The talk will cover enterprise wiki use cases and their differences to wiki use out in the wild internet. Blue note, which is designed to account for enterprise demands, will be presented. sp x Sat/Sun