Call for Papers: Open Collaboration (Wikis, Social Media, etc.) Research Track
WikiSym, the 9th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration
OpenSym, the 2013 International Symposium on Open Collaboration
August 5-7, 2013 | Hong Kong, China
Research paper submission deadline: April 2, 2013 (
March 17, 2013).
The 2013 Joint International Symposium on Open Collaboration (WikiSym + OpenSym 2013) is the premier conference on open collaboration research, including wikis and social media, Wikipedia, free, libre, and open source software, open access, open data and open government research. WikiSym is in its 9th year and will be complemented by OpenSym, a new conference on open collaboration research and an adjunct to the successful WikiSym conference series. WikiSym + OpenSym 2013 is the first conference to bring together the different strands of open collaboration research, seeking to create synergies and inspire new research between computer scientists, social scientists, legal scholars, and everyone interested in understanding open collaboration and how it is changing the world. Read more about the conference at wikisym.org/2013.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: OPEN COLLABORATION (WIKIS, SOCIAL MEDIA, ETC.) RESEARCH TRACK
Defined as "collaboration that is egalitarian (everyone can join, no principled or artificial barriers to participation exist), meritocratic (decisions and status are merit-based rather than imposed) and self-organizing (processes adapt to people rather than people adapt to pre-defined processes)", we are seeking research submissions that best exemplify this definition of open collaboration.
We are looking for research papers that represent new and innovative research on wikis, social media and other applications that best exemplify open collaboration. We seek submissions that will bring together the different strands of open collaboration research, create synergies and inspire new research between computer scientists, social scientists, legal scholars, and everyone interested in understanding open collaboration and how it is changing the world. Some of the topics that would be appropriate for submission to the "open collaboration" track are:
- Innovative development and/or implementation of wiki applications
- Building open systems and tools
- Social and cultural aspects of open collaboration
- Open collaboration beyond text: images, video, sound, etc.
- Communities and workgroups
- Open knowledge and information production
- Uses and impact of wikis and other open resources, tools, and practices in fields and application areas, for example:
- Open source software development and use
- Education and Open Educational Resources
- E-government, open government, and public policy
- Law/Intellectual Property (including Creative Commons)
- Journalism (including participatory journalism)
- Art and Entertainment (including collaborative and audience-involved art)
- Science (including collaboratories)
- Publishing (including open access and open review models)
- Business (including open and collaborative management styles)
SUBMISSION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
The following types of submissions are invited:
- Long research papers (5 to 10 pages)
- Short research papers (1 to 4 pages)
- Research posters (1 to 2 pages)
- Research presentations (1 to 10 pages)
Research papers present integrative reviews or original reports of substantive new theoretical or empirical work. Research papers will be reviewed by the research track program committee to meet rigorous academic standards of publication. Papers will be reviewed for relevance, conceptual quality, innovation and clarity of presentation. They must be written in English. At least one author of accepted papers is required to attend the conference in order to present the paper.
Research presentations present integrative reviews or original reports of substantive new theoretical or empirical work. This is a new format is specifically aimed at the requirements of social science researchers enabling those researchers to use WikiSym + OpenSym 2013 (WS+OS) as a pre-publication venue before journal publication. Only the abstracts of these papers will be published as part of the proceedings thus leaving open the opportunity for journal publication at a later date. Research presentations will be reviewed by the research track program committee to meet rigorous academic standards just like research papers.
Research posters enable researchers to present late-breaking research results, significant research work in progress, or research work that is best communicated in conversation. WS+OS's lively poster sessions let conference attendees exchange ideas one-on-one with authors, and let authors discuss their work in detail with those attendees most deeply interested in the topic. Successful applicants will display their posters, up to 1x2m in size, at a special session during the event.
Submissions for experience reports (long and short), tutorials, workshops, panels, non-research posters, and demos are also sought but are handled through the community track, please see the community track call for submissions. Submissions to WS+OS's Doctoral Symposium are also sought but are handled separately, please see the doctoral symposium call for submissions.
Submissions should follow the standard ACM SIG proceedings format. For advice and templates, please see http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates. All papers must conform at time of submission to the formatting instructions and must not exceed the page limits, including all text, references, appendices and figures. All submissions must in PDF format.
All papers and posters should be submitted electronically through EasyChair using the following URL: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=wikisym2013.
SUBMISSION AND NOTIFICATION DEADLINES
- Submission: March 17, 2013
- Notification to authors: May 17, 2013
- Camera-ready: June 2, 2013
As long as it is March 17 somewhere on earth, your submission will be accepted.
RESEARCH TRACK PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Jude Yew, National University of Singapore (chair of research track)
Program committee members to-be-announced.