Announcing SMWCon Fall 2017

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Announcing SMWCon Fall 2017

Rutledge, Lloyd
Dear users, developers and all people interested in semantic wikis,

We are happy to announce SMWCon Fall 2017 - the 14th Semantic MediaWiki Conference:

     Dates: October 4th to October 6th 2017 (Wednesday to Friday).
     Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
     Conference page:
     Participants: Everybody interested in semantic wikis, especially in Semantic MediaWiki, e.g., users, developers, consultants, business representatives, researchers.

SMWCon Fall 2017 will be supported by ArchiXL B.V. [0], Wikibase Solutions [1], The Open University in the Netherlands [2] and Open Semantic Data Association e. V. [3].

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 their extensions
     Semantic wikis in e-science, e-humanities, e-learning, e-health, e-government
     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 MediaWiki
     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, formulas etc.
     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>.

Hope to see you in Rotterdam!

Remco de Boer, Toine Schijvenaars, Esther Greefhorst, Lloyd Rutledge, Erwin Oord
(The Organizing Committee)


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