[ecoop-info] First Call for Papers WikiSym 2011

Robert Biuk-Aghai Robert.Biuk-Aghai at acm.org
Fri Jan 28 10:21:36 CET 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS - WikiSym 2011 - 7th International Symposium on
Wikis and Open Collaboration
October 3-5, 2011 | Mountain View, California


The International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym) is 
the premier conference on open collaboration and related technologies. 
In 2011, WikiSym celebrates its 7th year of scholarly, technical and 
community innovation in Mountain View, California at the Microsoft 
Research Campus in Silicon Valley.

Submissions are invited for the following categories, further details
are available on the conference website:


* Research Papers, Panels, Workshop: April 1
* Posters, Demos: May 13
* Notification of Acceptance: June 17

The conference program will include a peer-reviewed research track, as 
well as workshops, a doctoral consortium, invited keynotes and panel 
speakers. Evening social events will follow, because wiki folks know the 
value of a good party for sparking conversation and collaboration. As 
always, Open Space, a participant-organized track will also run 
throughout the conference. Many of the most innovative technology 
companies in the world have a presence in Mountain View, which makes it 
an ideal venue for hatching new ideas and thoughtful debate about 
collaborative computing among technologists, researchers, educators, and 

Topics appropriate for research submissions include all aspects of the 
people, tools, contexts, and content that comprise open collaboration 
systems. For example:

* Collaboration tools and processes
* Social and cultural aspects of collaboration
* Collaboration beyond text: images, video, sound, etc.
* Communities and workgroups
* Knowledge and information production
* New media literacies
* Uses and impact of wikis and open resources in specific fields, such
    - Education/Open Educational Resources
    - Law/Intellectual Property
    - Journalism
    - Art
    - Science
    - Publishing
    - Business
    - Entertainment

In addition to research and development topics, WikiSym also invites
innovative proposals for wiki-style art and performance.

Felipe Ortega, Conference Chair
University Rey Juan Carlos

Andrea Forte, Program Chair
Drexel University

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