Wikidata:WikiCite Satellite Cologne 2020


A WikiCite satellite conference is organized by ZB MED - Information Centre for Life Sciences, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, and Verbundzentrale des GBV. It is going to take place in late 2020 at GESIS in Cologne. Conference language is German and English.

Die WikiCite Satellite Konferenz soll am GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften in Köln Ende 2020 stattfinden. Organisiert wird die Veranstaltung von ZB MED – Informationszentrum Lebenswissenschaften, GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Technische Hochschule Köln und der Verbundzentrale des GBV. Veranstaltungssprache sind Deutsch und Englisch.


Following the international WikiCite conferences in 2016, 2017 and 2018 we invite you to the first WikiCite Satellite conference in Cologne, Germany. The event aims to connect local library institutions and academic researchers with the WikiCite community in their shared interest in an open infrastructure about open citations and linked bibliographic data for research and education. WikiCite is a growing bibliographic knowledge base connected to projects of the Wikimedia Foundation such as Wikipedia and Wikidata.


  • Date: May 6-8, 2020 late 2020
  • Venue: GESIS, Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8, 50667 Köln
  • Organizers: GESIS & ZB MED & TH Köln & VZG
  • Submission deadline for contributions: March 01, 2020 (extended)
  • Notification: Second week of March 2020
  • Registration: starts second week of March 2020 (limited to 100 participants, first come, first serve)
  • Hashtag: #WikiCite20 (also for other WikiCite satellite conferences in 2020)
  • Keywords: WikiCite • Wikidata • Bibliography • Linked Open Data • Knowledge Graph • Open Access • Information Retrieval • Digital Libraries • Bibliometrics

Call for ContributionsEdit

We invite you to propose your contribution to WikiCite Satellite Cologne! The conference will contain different forms of contributions. Please specify the format and how much time you are going to need. We especially welcome topics such as (but not limited to):

  • use of bibliographic data in Wikibase and Wikimedia projects
  • applications and tools to process, analyze and visualize scientific information
  • strategies to enhance the bibliographic information on large scale
  • bibliometric analyses and quantitative science studies
  • ethical and social aspects of data collection and analysis
  • open citations and open bibliographic data

Please suggest your contribution with a short abstract (max. 500 words), contact information, preferred language (German or English) and its type, which has to be one of the following options:

  • hands-on workshops: practical tutorials with up to 30 participants each (up to 150 minutes), e.g. introduction to Wikidata or other Wikimedia projects, introduction to bibliometrics, how-to and best-practice guides around tools
  • talks: traditional presentations (10-30 minutes including questions)
  • discussions: self-organized barcamp-like open discussion with up to 30 participants (up to 60 minutes)
  • demos: interactive demo of a tool or prototype (10-15 minutes)
  • posters: visually appealing and informative description of a topic (0 minutes) to be shown at the conference site. It’s also possible to provide a poster without physically participating, please indicate in your submission

All participants can also give spontaneous lightning talks.


Contributions can be submitted openly in the Wikidata wiki. Both English and German contributions will be accepted. Please create an account (any Wikimedia project such as Wikipedia will do) and submit your contribution via the event page ( The submission form opens a template to publish your submission with full title and additional information. All submissions are listed at Category:WikiCite_Satellite_Cologne_2020_Submission.

Program committee

Submissions will be reviewed and decided on by the program committee.

  • Eva Seidlmayer (ZB MED)
  • Konrad Förstner (ZB MED, TH Köln)
  • Philipp Mayr (GESIS)
  • Jakob Voß (VZG)
  • Claudia Müller-Birn (FU Berlin)
  • Philipp Zumstein (UB Mannheim)
  • Philipp Schaer (TH Köln)



The conference is going to take place in late 2020.


Confirmed keynote speakers are:

  • Daniel Mietchen (University of Virginia)
  • Andrea Scharnhorst (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences)
  • Andra Waagmeester (Gene Wiki)

Contact (organization group)Edit

Interested in joiningEdit