The Call for Papers for this year’s Wikimania is up. It will be held August 3-5 in Taipei this year. Probably too long a trip for me, but for any of the readers who may be in Asia that time of year, it’s certainly worth dropping in on. They are looking for presentations of various sorts on the following themes:
* Wikimedia Communities – Interesting projects and particularities within the communities (we explicitly invite you to present your local Wikimedia project’s community!); policy creation within individual projects; conflict resolution and community dynamics; reputation and identity; multilingualism, languages and cultures; social studies.
* Free Content – Open access to information; ways to gather and distribute free knowledge, usage of the Wikimedia projects in education, journalism, research; ways to improve content quality and usability; copyright laws and other legal areas that interfere with Wikimedia projects.
* Technical infrastructure – Issues related to MediaWiki development and extensions; Wikimedia hardware layout; new ideas for development (including usable case studies from other wikis or similar projects).