WikidataCon 2023

WikidataCon, the world's largest Wikidata exchange conference, focuses not only on Wikidata itself but also on the technology that extends beyond Wikidata's platform – e.g. : Wikibase and the Linked Open Data Web, the main focal points extended from our discussions.

The theme of the year, "Collaboration Across Boundaries", highlights the cross-disciplinary data exchange, with a greater emphasis on how local data can be linked to international dialogue. In this year's Call for Proposals, we emphasize the diversity of data and how it has been presented by Wikidata and Wikibase, which then includes, but is not restricted to local languages, cultures, folklore, arts, and knowledge.

Chinese (zh) and English (en) are the primary languages spoken at this conference. We encourage participants to include their mother tongue contents, in either Chinese or English submissions.

We also welcome academic proposals in this round. If any research topic is to be published during WikidataCon, we will arrange a professor of this field to review the submission.

  • Please Note: Academic research sessions are limited to On-site sessions in Taiwan only.

Before you submit:

  • The event is divided into a Taiwan on-site session and an international online session. The Taiwan session will be held between October 28 10:00 - 17:00 - October 29 10:00 - 17:00 (GMT+8), meanwhile, the online session is available between October 28 22:00 - October 29 05:00 , October 29 22:00 - October 30 05:00 (GMT+8).

  • Unless you are able to join the on-site event in Taiwan, your contribution will be an online pre-recorded video. Sessions held on-site in the venue in Taiwan will also be broadcasted online.

  • Please select the time zone that works best for you. Even if you choose your venue location to be in Taiwan, you can still present your talk online.

  • All presentations will be recorded, live-streamed, and made available online, with a CC-BY license after the event. By submitting your talk, you agree to license your content under a CC-BY SA license.

  • WikidataCon 2023 will NOT provide any transport or accommodation scholarships for participants or speakers.

  • All proposals please adhere to Wikimedia Universal Code of Conduct.

Important Dates (Anywhere On Earth)

  • CFP begins: June 15, 2023
  • CFP deadline: July 31, 2023
  • Wikidatacon 2023 Date: Oct 28- Oct 29, 2023

Call for Proposals:

We are offering 3 types of submissions in our Call for Proposals, mainly categorized by the length of the program sessions, which are Sharing, General and Academic Sessions.

  • Sharing Session: 20 minutes
  • General Session: 40 minutes
  • Academic Session: 40 minutes

Session languages :

  • Traditional Chinese (zh)
  • English (en)
  • We accept proposals with multiple language, in other words, you can submit your session in Paiwan but accompany in Chinese, or French accompany in English.
  • There is no restriction on your presentation language, but please send your proposal in one of the event specified languages corresponding to the session. For example, If you are presenting your talk in the Paiwan language, you should prepare your slides in Chinese.

Call for Proposals Topics:

  • Data quality: any Wikidata, Wikibase related data issue
  • Underrepresented languages & culture: The reuse of locally distinctive data (including local language, culture, folklore, art, and knowledge) through Wikidata and Wikibase
  • Data reuse: any application of Wikidata, Wikibase, and linked open data as a whole
  • Wikidata and the Wikimedia Projects: any application where Wikidata is tied to Wikimedia projects or tied to other open-source projects
  • Others e.g. Wikibase/LOD: All other issues related to Wikidata, Wikibase and the Linked Open Data Web