WikiCite 2017

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WikiCite 2017 is a 3-day conference, summit and hack day to be hosted in Vienna, Austria, on May 23-25, 2017. It expands efforts started last year with WikiCite 2016 to design a central bibliographic repository, as well as tools and strategies to improve information quality and verifiability in Wikimedia projects. Our goal is to bring together Wikimedia contributors, data modelers, information and library science experts, software engineers, designers and academic researchers who have experience working with Wikipedia's citations and bibliographic data.


(Check out the complete program)

22 May 2017
Travel day, attendees arrive in Vienna
23 May 2017
Day 1. (Conference) – present progress on existing work and initiatives for citations and bibliographic data across Wikimedia projects
24 May 2017
Day 2. (Summit) – discuss technical, social, outreach and policy directions
25 May 2017
Day 3. (Hack) – get together to build, based on new ideas and applications
26 May 2017
Travel day, attendees leave


This is the final list of participants, as of May 1, 2017 (see also this list of Twitter handles)

  1. Marcel R. Ackermann
  2. Vladimir Alexiev
  3. Henrique Andrade
  4. Thomas Arrow
  5. Phoebe Ayers
  6. Raphael Berchie
  7. Geoffrey Bilder
  8. Greg Boustead
  9. Terry Catapano
  10. Victoria Coleman
  11. Sjoerd de Bruin
  12. Antonin Delpeuch
  13. Fereshteh Didegah
  14. Eamon Duede
  15. Jonathan Dugan
  16. Muhammad Elhossary
  17. Asura Enkhbayar
  18. Rachel Farrand
  19. Robert Fernandez
  20. Besnik Fetahu
  21. Katie Filbert
  22. Heather Ford
  23. James Forrester
  24. Konrad Förstner
  25. Andrea Forte
  26. Marco Fossati
  27. Mauricio Genta
  28. Guilherme Gonçalves
  29. Mark Graham
  30. Aaron Halfaker
  31. James Hare
  32. Mahmoud Hashemi
  33. Lucie-Aimée Kaffee
  34. Avner Kantor
  35. Stefan Kasberger
  36. Jiro Kikkawa
  37. Meen Chul Kim
  38. Samuel Klein
  39. Peter Kraker
  40. Jonas Kress
  41. Léa Lacroix
  42. Rachael Lammey
  43. Stephen LaPorte
  44. Maxime Lathuilière
  45. Mairelys Lemus-Rojas
  46. Andrew Lih
  47. Lorenzo Losa
  48. Andy Mabbett
  49. Lauren Maggio
  50. Luca Martinelli
  51. Michele Mauri
  52. Raffaele Messuti
  53. Daniel Mietchen
  54. Katie Mika
  55. Eric Miller
  56. Pru Mitchell
  57. Jonathan Morgan
  58. Cameron Neylon
  59. Finn Nielsen
  60. Kaltrina Nuredini
  61. Jake Orlowitz
  62. Mathieu Orban
  63. Roderic Page
  64. Silvio Peroni
  65. Lydia Pintscher
  66. Merrilee Proffitt
  67. Florian Reitz
  68. Sian Roderick
  69. User:Sahehco
  70. Mohses Salek
  71. Jodi Schneider
  72. Elizabeth Seiver
  73. Adam Shorland
  74. David Shotton
  75. Arthur Smith
  76. Chiara Storti
  77. Carly Strasser
  78. Studio Calibro
  79. Dario Taraborelli
  80. Katherine Thornton
  81. Gergő Tisza
  82. User:Tpt
  83. Jesús Tramullas
  84. Jure Triglav
  85. User:TweetsFactsAndQueries
  86. Giorgio Uboldi
  87. Sahar Vahdati
  88. Andra Waagmeester
  89. Joe Wass
  90. User:WikiAnika
  91. Sam Wilson
  92. Olga Zagovora
  93. Andrea Zanni
  94. Philipp Zumstein


The list of organizations and projects WikiCite 2017 participants are affiliated with includes:

  • Aarhus University
  • American Physical Society
  • American University
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library
  • Bruno Kessler Foundation
  • Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University
  • Columbia University Libraries
  • Collaborative Knowledge Foundation
  • ContentMine
  • Crossref
  • Dissemin
  • Drexel University
  • eLife Sciences
  • Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)
  • German National Library of Economics (ZBW)
  • Genewiki
  • Google
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Haifa University
  • Harvard University
  • Hatnote
  • Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis University Library
  • Internet Archive
  • Knowledge Lab, University of Chicago
  • Leeds University
  • L3S Research Center, Leibniz University Hannover
  • Mannheim University Library
  • Micelio
  • MIT Libraries
  • OCLC
  • Ontotext Corp
  • Open Foundation West Africa
  • Open Knowledge Austria
  • Open Knowledge Maps
  • OpenCitations
  • Plazi
  • Politecnico di Milano (DensityDesign Lab.)
  • Public libraries network of Romagna (Rete Bibliotecaria di Romagna e San Marino)
  • Schloss Dagstuhl LZI, dblp computer science bibliography
  • Simons Foundation
  • Studio Calibro
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • The Library.Link Network
  • University of Bologna
  • University of Bonn
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Tsukuba
  • University of Würzburg
  • University of Zaragoza
  • Wikimedia Argentina
  • Wikimedia Australia
  • Wikimedia Deutschland
  • Wikimedia District of Columbia
  • Wikimedia España
  • Wikimedia Foundation
  • Wikimedia Italia
  • Wikisource Community User Group
  • Yale University Library

Attending the event[edit]

So you're interested in participating but are unsure if your profile fits with the scope of the event?

WikiCite is a hands-on event. These are examples of skills we're looking for:

  • I am a regular Wikipedia contributor
  • I have contributed data, data models, or new property proposals to Wikidata
  • I am a regular contributor to other Wikimedia projects
  • I write code and web applications
  • I have experience with SPARQL
  • I have experience writing bots / automated agents
  • I have experience writing text and markup parsers
  • I have worked with tools and applications for citations
  • I have written tools to extract or analyze citations
  • I have translated technical documentation
  • I have experience visualizing data
  • I have experience with bibliographic / citation standards and data models
  • I work for an organization that will directly benefit from these efforts

These are examples of contributions we expect from participants:

  • defining a technical roadmap / strategic directions for efforts focused on citations and source metadata
  • mapping Wikimedia source metadata and Wikidata properties to existing bibliographic data models
  • designing, product managing or developing tools/software
  • conducting research and data analysis on citation and bibliographic data in Wikimedia projects
  • performing user testing and/or writing documentation
  • review existing quality control mechanisms
  • organizing community outreach and engagement within Wikimedia communities

How to apply[edit]

Applications for the event are closed, and so is the waitlist.

Important dates[edit]

  • February 9, 2017: applications open
  • February 27, 2017: applications close, waitlist opens
  • March 10, 2017: all final notifications of acceptance are issued, waitlist processing begins
  • March 31, 2017: attendee list is finalized


Vienna doesn’t have a central bus station; your arrival destination will depend on which company you’re travelling with. Flixbus & Eurolines Eurolines on Wikidata have main terminals at Erdberg metro station Erdberg metro station on Wikidata, only a few stops from the venue.

Note that due to licensing reasons, Google Maps is not including the extensive public transport (metro, bus, tramway) options of the City owned Wiener Linien. Either refer to their website or to their iOS/Android app “qando“ for fast and reliable inner-city transport schedules.

From Erdberg metro station Erdberg metro station on Wikidata to the venue/hotel:

U3 underground line U3 metro line on Wikidata (direction Simmering) to Enkplatz station Enkplatz station on Wikidata take exit "Grillgasse" 5 mins walk from Enkplatz station to JUFA Wien City JUFA Wien City on Wikidata Purchase your public transport ticket at the ticket machine at the entrance to the underground (U-Bahn). Costs for a one way ticket are 2,2€, 24 hours are 7,60€. You can buy other (72 h, weekly) passes online, but if you plan to stay at the venue most of the weekend, single tickets will probably the best deal. Wiener Linien also has an online app for Android and Apple.


WikiCite '17 will be held at JUFA Wien City Hotel in Vienna, Austria.

JUFA Wien City Hotel Gnome-globe.svg on OpenStreetMap
Mautner-Markhof-Gasse 50, 1100 Wien
Nearest underground station: Enkplatz Enkplatz underground station on Wikidata of line U3

People attending the Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 – held at the same location on May 19-21 – are encouraged to apply and extend their stay.

Travel support[edit]

Like last year, limited funding to cover travel costs of prospective participants will be available. Based on the travel support requests we received, we have informed applicants as to whether we can provide them with travel support. As of the end of April, these arrangements have been finalized.


WikiCite '17 is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation and logistically supported by Wikimedia Austria. The event is generously supported by:

These restricted gifts to cover the cost of the event, and related development and outreach activities, have been approved by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.

Organizing committee[edit]

  • Dario Taraborelli
  • Jonathan Dugan
  • Lydia Pintscher
  • Daniel Mietchen
  • Cameron Neylon
  • Elizabeth Seiver
  • (onsite logistics help) Rachel Farrand

You can contact the organizers via


Mailing lists[edit]