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We are seeking proposals for presentations, posters and panel discussions that focus on the three main themes of the conference: Academia, GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) and Communities. We welcome communications showcasing ongoing and completed projects using Wikidata (or related projects) in these areas. Being a regional conference, we encourage proposals that reflect on and discuss the reality in countries with close affinities (proximity/language) to Portugal.

Themes & Subthemes

Science & Research

Wikidata and other related projects can be a powerful tool to make open scholarship a reality and advance the goal of free knowledge accessible to everyone. This includes:

  • Open Data
  • Open Access
  • Open Citations
  • Citizen Science
  • Researcher Profiles
  • Bibliometrics
  • Scholarly communication
  • Wikicite
  • Scholia


What benefits can Wikidata bring to GLAM? We will get to know and discuss the Wikimedia strategy for GLAMs and how it aligns with the goals of these institutions, identify opportunities for using Wikidata and showcase ongoing and completed projects.

  • Collections Development
  • Data Curation
  • Bibliographic Data
  • Underrepresented heritage
  • Authority Data
  • Archival and Special Collections Discovery
  • Metadata and Linked Data
  • Data models
  • Ontologies


To foster relationships between the Portuguese community and other Wikimedian communities, mainly from Spain and Africa (neighbour affiliates) and Brazil (language proximity) we want to discuss:

  • Capacity building
  • Recruitment and retention of editors
  • Partnerships
  • Diversity and underrepresented communities
  • Wikimedia strategy
  • Wikidata tools
  • Open Licenses

We are seeking proposals in the following formats:

Lightning Talks
Visually impactful presentations. Tell us a story in a compelling and creative way, within 5 minutes. This format is best for projects and initiatives showcasing.

15-minute sessions about a specific theme or project worth sharing with a wider audience that will be followed by a debate at the end of the presentations.

Posters should highlight projects and initiatives around Wikidata and will be available throughout the conference.

Final submissions should include an abstract and should be delivered in A1 format (59,4 x 84,1 cm or 16,53 x 23,38 in) in PDF or SVG (dates for final submissions to be announced).


All proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by our Program Committee.