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CfP: Wikipedia Academy

14 February 2012

Call for Papers: Wikipedia Academy 2012 – Research and Free Knowledge, 29th of June until 1st of July in Berlin

In cooperation with the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and the Freie Universität Berlin, Wikimedia Germany is organising the “Wikipedia Academy 2012: Research and Free Knowledge” in Berlin.

Papers focusing on the topics “Wikipedia Analytics”, “Wikipedia Global”, “Sharing Cultures and Practices”, “Research on Users of and Contributors to Wikipedia” and “Economic and Regulatory Aspects of Free Knowledge” can be handed in until the 31st of March.

The academy is open to all scientists working on Wikipedia related topics or interested in open knowledge. Papers from PhD students and young scientists are especially welcomed. Official language is English, in special cases papers in German can be accepted.

Find further information here.

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Martin Pleiss

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