Wikimania lies at the intersection of many different circles of people — academics, legal scholars, subject experts, community leaders, software hackers and entrepreneurs. During the day, the conference rooms of the Haus der Jugend were dedicated to presentations, workshops, and group discussions. Below is the programme of these events. There were a few other spontaneous events as the conference developed; long lunches and breaks in the afternoon were reserved for people to make their own plans.
Not all presentations were in English; a few were in German. The language of each presentation is made clear in the presentation abstracts linked to below. Times given are local to Frankfurt (UTC +2 at the time of the convention). Many of the presenters wrote papers associated with their presentation; some people submitted excellent papers but were unable to come in person. A full list of accepted papers, presentations and workshops is being drafted as a Wikibook: Proceedings of Wikimania 2005 to be finalized and published this fall. Translations may be available for some of the papers. Posters were on display thoughtout the event, and their creators were available during afternoon breaks each day to answer questions about them. Recordings (audio and video) were be made of speakers in the Großer Saal (pronounced "Grosser", Big Hall) and Kleiner Saal (Small Hall). Photos and other media of the Wikimania events may be found in the galleries on WikiCommons; please add yours there as well.
During the conference, you could listen to presentations in the Großer Saal and Kleiner Saal on the Internet via Freematrix Radio; the sound files will be available soon for podcasting.
|Thursday, 4th of August
||ARRIVALS AND CHECK-IN
|Kleiner Saal: Informal discussions with visiting developers : Christophe Ducamp (Craowiki), Sven Dowideit (Twiki), Eugene Kim (PurpleWiki), Brion Vibber (MediaWiki), Ward Cunningham (c2 wiki), and much, much more.
|Friday, 5th of August
||Series: Semantic web
John Breslin: An ontology for describing and exchanging articles²
Markus Krötzsch, et al.: Wikipedia and the Semantic Web
Daniel Kinzler, Mining the Wiki
Jakob Voss: Metadata with Personendaten and beyond
|Erik Zachte: Timeline of Human History
Samuel Klein: History of the Reference Work
|Cormac Lawler: (Wikipedia as a learning community)
Andreas Brand: (Comparing WP with other open source projects)
|Deng Chieh: Chinese conversion the wiki way
Michael Anobile (Translation and localization)
||KEYNOTE: Jimmy Wales: Opening remarks
||Series: Wikimedia in the Developing World:
Florence Devouard, How to get Wikimedia into the developing world
Achal Prabhala: Access to learning materials in Southern Africa
Kasper Souren: Thoughts on the Bambara Wikipedia²
|Domas Mituzas (HyperWiki)
Brion Vibber (Embedding MediaWiki into Applications)
Janne Jalkanen (DavWiki – the next step of WikiRPC-Interfaces?)
|Boudewijn: (NPOV and meme evolution)
Tsila Hassine (NPOV dispute dynamics)²
Revo Arko Soekatno: (The Indonesian language Wikipedia)
|Workshop: Jean-Baptiste Soufron and Enrique Chaparro, (Copyright lessons)
||Break with poster sessions and lightning talks
||The Politics of Wikimedia panel
Jean-Baptiste Soufron: Politics of Wikimedia
Isaac Mao: We-create-pedia in China
Ascander Suarez & Juan David Ruiz: The Spanish Fork of Wikipedia
Jimmy Wales: Raising political dialogue to a higher level
|Salvor Gissurardottir: (Education with wikis)²
Roland Burger: (Long-term sustainable development)
|Workshop: Andre Engels: Pywikipedia Wikipediabot framework
||Workshop: Gerard Meijssen: Recording sound/pronunciations
||Frédéric Philipp Thiele*: (Wiki Trifft Pixel)² |
Workshop: Thomas Gries: (Interwiki)
||Trivia contest (in the Terrasensaal)
Key: Presentations marked with a "²" are 10-15 minutes long. Others are usually 30 minutes. Presentations marked with a "*" are given in a language other than English.
- The exhibition Places & Spaces: Cartography of the Physical and the Abstract (see Website) with examples of fine cartography that will be shown during the conference.
- Tables will be set up with demonstrations of online mapping tools (thanks to Arnulf Christi) and recent integration of Wikipedia into Apple widgets (thanks to Apple representatives).
- Other tables will be set up with poster presentations of rcbirds (auralization of Wikipedia's RecentChanges) and recent university projects studying Wikipedia.
There would have been a number of special trips on Monday—including guided trips to the local library, a tour of the city, and some partying on Saturday night. (see Social events for more information).