Dear all,

I am happy to announce that applications to attend WikiCite ‘17 officially open
today <>.

About the event

WikiCite 2017 <> is a 3-day
conference, summit and hack day to be hosted in Vienna, Austria, on May
23-25, 2017. It expands on efforts started last year at 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.

WikiCite 2017 will be a venue to:


   Day 1. (Conference) – present progress on existing work and initiatives
   for citations and bibliographic data across Wikimedia projects

   Day 2. (Summit) – discuss technical, social, outreach and policy

   Day 3. (Hack) – get together to build, based on new ideas and

More information on the event can be found here

How to apply

Participation for this year's event is limited to 100 individuals. In order
to be considered for participation, please fill out the following form
<> and provide us with some
information about yourself, your interests, and expected contribution.
be reviewed and the organizing committee will extend an invitation by March
10, 2017. This application form is to determine the best mix of attendees.
Not everyone who applies will receive an invitation, but there will be a

Important dates


   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

Travel support

Like last year, limited funding to cover travel costs of prospective
participants will be available. Requests for travel support should be
submitted via the application form <>.
We will confirm by March 10, if we can provide you with travel support.


For any question, you can contact the organizing committee via:

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna!

The WikiCite 2017 organizing committee

Dario Taraborelli

Jonathan Dugan

Lydia Pintscher

Daniel Mietchen

Cameron Neylon

*Dario Taraborelli  *Director, Head of Research, Wikimedia Foundation • • @readermeter
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