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Wikimedia Conference Japan 2009 is a conference to be hold in Nov at The University of Tokyo by a group of volunteers involving the development of Wikimedia projects, in cooperation with the Center of Knowledge Structuring at The University of Tokyo. Please refer to this website for updated information.

Nov, 22nd, 2009 - 10:00 - 18:00
University of Tokyo - Hongo Campus (Tokyo - Bunkyoku) Faculty of Engineering Bldg.2
A group of Wikimedians
Center of Knowledge Structuring at The University of Tokyo
(The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence) Semantic web and ontology research group


Registration is required for attending Wikimedia Conference Japan 2009. The registration period is between Sep, 1st - Nov, 11th. Registration fees are as follows:

Early Registration On site registration
Non Student JP\2,000 JP\2,500
Students JP\1,000 JP\1,500

Student discount is applied to all students up to graduate students. Students are required to present their student ID to the Conference reception staff.

Further Funding of the conference could be donated here.


The programme for Wikimedia Conference Japan 2009 is as follows. The time table reflects the most recent schedule, and it is subject to change with no prior notification. Please always check for the most recent version.

Time Hall
09:30 Opening Ceremony
10:00 - 11:00
Keynote Talk 1: (Talk title to be announced later)
Jay Walsh (Wikimedia Foundation, Head of Communications)
Theme of the talk will be about the activities of Wikimedia Foundation, and cooperation with the foundation chapters.
11:00 - 12:00
Keynote Talk2: (What is dictionary and encyclopedia? correctness, systematic, and generality) (Temporary title, the lecture is conducted in Japanese)
NAGAO Makoto (Director of the National Diet Library in Japan)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
Time Hall A: Humanities and Education B: Technical C: Wikimedia D: Bird of Feather E: Posters, Demonstrations, Break
13:00 - 14:00
The hall of key note talks will be used as public discussion space, and for conducting the Lightning talks and workshops (To be determined after publishing the talk schedule). Call for Presentation.
Cultural Science session
To be announced later
Talk in the field of humanities and cultural science. Call for Presentation.
Knowledge Structuring session (Technical session)
Parallel to 21st semantic web and ontology research meeting (2nd Wikipedia workshop). For more information please refer to the research group homepage.
Wikimedia session
To be announced later
Talk about Wikimedia related topic.
BoF (Bird of Feather)
Open Discussion about a topic of interest. Call for Presentation.
Demonstration, Posters, Break
Plans for setting up a gallery of Commons images, and Wikimedia related images. In addition to pPublic participation in poster session is planned. Call for Presentation.
14:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:15 Break
17:15 - 17:45
Closing Ceremony

Sessions` details is to be announced later.


Access Map to Hongo Campus (In Japanese)
  • Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, 10 min walk from Tōdai-mae Station.
  • Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, 10 min walk from Nezu Station.
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line/Toei Subway Ōedo Line, 15 min walk from Hongo-sanchome Station.
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line/Toei Subway Ōedo Line, 15 min walk from Hongo-sanchome Station.
  • By Toei Bus 茶51 from Ochanomizu Station (JR Chuo Line, JR Sobu Line), or South Exit of Komagome Station, or 東43 for Arakawa-dote-soshajo and get off at Todai (Akamon-mae, Seimon-mae, Nogakubu-mae).
  • By Toei Bus 学07 from Ochanomizu Station for Tokyo Univ. and get off at Todai (Tatsuokamon, Byoin-mae, Konai Bus Stop)
  • By Bus from Ueno Station(JR Yamanote Line, etc.) take Toei Bus 学01 for Todai-konai and get off at Todai (Tatsuokamon, Byoin-mae Konai Bus Stop)

Directions to Faculty of Engineering Bldg.2 will be announced later.

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