International Wikipedia Scientific Conference

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The International Wikipedia Science Conference is an annual scientific conference created by the Wiki Education Brazil user group.

About the event[edit]

The knowledge, their accumulation, recording and reuse are the vectors of culture, the striking characteristic and differential of the human species, in addition to their biological characteristics. Today’s society is identified, both in academy and in the imagination of the ordinary citizen, as the knowledge society, because of the central role of this as a catalyst of the production system, generator of wealth and promoter of citizenship and welfare in society today. Wikipedia is the modern version of the Enlightenment ideal of reason, of education and knowledge as mechanisms to achieve a fairer society. Contemporary heir of the ideals of “encyclopedia” of Diderot and d’Alembert, is an unprecedented experience, of generation, organization, evaluation, promotion, dissemination and sharing of knowledge, openly and for a community wide, disseminated by many countries and in different languages.

The goals of the I IWSC are to approach the Brazilian academic community and international level of Wikipedia, promoting its use as reliable source of knowledge, educational tool and object of scholarly research, increase the presence of content in English and encourage the exchange of ideas and experience about it with the international academic community.

The I IWSC will accept works that have Wikipedia as topic, source and means of dissemination of scientific knowledge and teaching tool. The texts should be in english, spanish or portuguese and will be evaluated by two members of the Scientific Committee.

The submission period runs from 20 June to 31 August 2017. The authors will be notified of acceptance or not of its papers until 30 September 2017.

Target audience[edit]

Teachers, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as others interested in areas of knowledge that produce theoretical-practical reflections on issues related to the universe of Wikipedia and / or the wiki culture.


Recognize Wikipedia as an object of research and development of theoretical-practical applications. Disseminate other Wikimedia projects in the Brazilian academic community. Promote the meeting between researchers, students and professionals working with production and diffusion of free knowledge based on Wikimedia projects. Establish collaborative networks; local, regional, national or even international working groups focused on the production of free knowledge.

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History of the Conferences[edit]

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