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Looking for a keynote speaker: ontology specialist?

Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

Hello all,

We plan to have two keynote sessions during the WikidataCon, and we're currently looking for more ideas.

A lot of people mentioned that they would like to have someone who's specialist in ontologies, that could give us an overview on how to model high-level ontologies and and an external point of view on this topic.

Do you have any name coming to your mind? Feel free to share names (explaining a bit why this person would be relevant) and we will contact them quickly.


Multichill (talkcontribs)
Ls1g (talkcontribs)

Giancarlo Guizzardi could potentially be a match ( - the website is outdated, he is in Italy now).

(Conflict of interest warning: he is a colleague of mine)

Gamaliel (talkcontribs)
Tpt (talkcontribs)

You could maybe ask Jamie Taylor who is giving a keynote at ISWC in Vienna a few days before. He is the head of the Knowledge Graph Schema Team at Google and was the schema person of Freebase.

An other possible person is Fabian Suchaneck who does a lot of research around schemas.

GerardM (talkcontribs)

Consider Barend Mons. He is the guy behind Wikiproteins, his paper describes the development and notions of a Wiki for biomedical purposes and it is what made OmegaWiki possible. He does have an article and an item.

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