SMWCon Spring 2014

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SMWCon Spring 2014
The 9th conference brings together developers, users, and organizations from the Semantic MediaWiki community around the world.
Conference details
Location Montréal, Canada
Start: 2014/05/21
Finish: 2014/05/23
Calendar:
General  Chair: René Witte
Local Chair: Bahar Sateli
Program Chair: David Mason
Type: SMWCon
Audience: Everyone
Feed: RSS feed, Atom feed
Address
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Concordia John Molson School of Business, 1450 Guy St, Montreal, QC H3H 0A1
Montréal, Canada
Table of Contents

The Spring 2014 SMWCon was held May 21-23 in Montréal, Canada. SMWCon is a twice-yearly event for users and developers of Semantic MediaWiki. You can read the conference announcement and download the official poster and help us distribute it.

Location

The Spring 2014 SMWCon was held at Concordia University in Montréal. Montréal is the second-largest city in Canada and the metropolis of the province of Quebec. Rich in culture and history, Montréal has earned itself a reputation as one of the liveliest cities in North America for its festivals during summer time.

For more information about the conference series, see SMWCon. For general discussions or questions about this conference, please use the user mailing list.

Program

Community and tutorial Day - Wed, May 21
8:30 AM
Coffee break
Doors open - Registration (Ground floor, MB building)
9:00 AM Opening talks
10:30 AM
Coffee break
Coffee break
11:00 AM Morning Session 1
12:30 PM
Lunch
Lunch provided onsite
1:30 PM Afternoon Session 1
3:00 PM
Coffee break
Coffee break
3:30 PM Afternoon Session 2
5:00 PM End of Tutorial Day
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Welcome Reception (EV 11th floor)
Welcome Reception (EV 11th floor) Snacks and drinks
Conference Day 1 – Thu, May 22
9:00 AM Morning Session 1 (bring your coffee)
10:30 AM
Coffee break
Coffee break
11:00 AM Morning Session 2
12:30 PM
Lunch
Lunch with suggestions for nearby lunch spots
2:00 PM Afternoon Session 1
3:30 PM
Coffee break
Coffee break
4:00 PM Afternoon Session 2
5:30 PM End of Conference Day
6:30 PM
Social event
Social event - food and drinks at a local brasserie (free for all paying attendees)
Conference Day 2 – Fri, May 23
9:15 AM Morning session 1 (bring your coffee)
10:30 AM
Coffee break
Coffee break
11:00 AM Morning Session 2
12:30 PM
Lunch
Lunch with suggestions for nearby lunch spots
2:00 PM Afternoon Session 1
3:30 PM
Coffee break
Coffee break
4:00 PM Afternoon Session 2
5:15 PM End of Conference, suggestions on where to go in Montreal for those staying on.

Lightning talks

If you want to give a lightning talk (5 minutes) at the end of any day, add your name and the title of your talk here:

Proposed talks

You can add the name of your talk and the link to its description here and it will be added to the program. (You can use the Talk form to create pages for talks.)

Topics for community discussions

The discussion is one of the most important part of the conference. Please add issues you want to discuss.

Sponsors

Informal attendee list

If you are planning to attend, feel free to add your name below; though please make sure to also register.

  1. René Witte
  2. Bahar Sateli
  3. James Montalvo
  4. Daren Welsh
  5. Peter J. Woudsma
  6. Chris Koerner
  7. David Mason
  8. Guillaume Coulombe
  9. Liliane Fallon
  10. Yoann Ochietti
  11. Jimmy St-Germain
  12. Yves Otis
  13. Emmanuel Décarie
  14. Bernadette Clemente
  15. Cindy Cicalese
  16. Jason Ji
  17. Nancy Krautmann
  18. Alain Désilets
  19. Joel Sachs
  20. Yolanda Gil
  21. Isaac Farley
  22. Andrew Geary
  23. Louis-Philippe Durocher
  24. Pierre Deschênes
  25. Matt Hall
  26. Markus Krötzsch
  27. Emna Mezghani
  28. Frank Taylor
  29. Marcus Gilliam
  30. Jamal Rahal
  31. Joel Natividad
  32. Yaron Koren
  33. Nicolas NALLET
  34. Nele Noppe
  35. Ali King
  36. Régis Barondeau
  37. Barry Grenon

Registration

Registration is now open through EventBrite. The early Bird registration deadline ended April 30th, EDT.

CONCORDIA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS: We offer 5 scholarships for eligible Concordia students to cover the registration fees. For competition details, please visit http://www.semanticsoftware.info/smwcon2014-scholarships Application deadline is Monday, May 12th.

Visa Letters

If you need an invitation letter for acquiring a Canadian visa, please contact Bahar Sateli.

Venue Information

Please check out the Local Information page for more information on the venue, travel and accommodation options.