Martin Cleaver Toronto, Canada
Well, the deadline for posters has just passed, and for sure we have some interesting titles!
I won’t tell you who submitted what because until we’ve read them and made commitments I can’t promise they will materialize. But, I will go so far as to whet your appetite!
- Wiki intranets, Open Assessment, Maturity Models, Innovation Processes, Social Semantics, Analyzing large wikis
- Specifics for the Heath Sector
Notable, was that in addition to research contributed by our university crowd, are the companies submitting works to WikiSym Demos and Posters. These include: BT Group, Bosch, Microsoft, Vodaphone, and Sun – their offerings are certainly testament that cutting-edge firms are breaking ground with wikis.
However, I must say I’m surprised. So far I’ve not seen any demo and poster submissions for Workflow Mashup, Knowledge Processes, Dashboard display for Strategy and Governance, Human resources, or page-consistency mechanisms. I haven’t noticed any submissions relating to hosted consumer services such as WetPaint, WikiSpaces, etc. nor specifics for other industry verticals such as Oil & Gas, Accounting & Legal, Business Process Re-engineering.
Mind you, I’m not privy to everything, and I am told there are more than 50 paper submissions and several WikiFest / keynote submissions (none of which I can see!). I do hope that many of those submitting papers will also consider a demo or poster so they can talk through their work with small audiences, after all it’s at the few-person discussion level that the real blending of perspectives occurs, for this seeds feedback that influences direction.
Deadline extension: 30th June
While the poster submissions rolled in I was away at Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston (indeed quite a few wiki vendors were there). Among the submissions I received by email were deadline enquiries such as this one:
Just to clarify, the deadline for submitting a poster proposal is June 30th? This is the date I find here: http://www.wikisym.org/ws2008/index.php/Submissions/Posters
But, on the MainPage, I read the deadline as June 11th.
— Ian Pye, University of Santa Cruz, California
This discrepancy was my fault but the Symposium Committee concluded that we both should and do have time to honour the June 30th Deadline (demos are quite lightweight so won’t massively affect the print cycle).
So come on you wiki aficionados. The beautiful city of Porto awaits your demonstrations of wiki-love.