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About Felipe

Researcher on virtual communities (Wikipedia, FLOSS) at Libresoft, URJC (Madrid, Spain). General Chair of WikiSym 2011.

WikiSym 2011 at MSR Silicon Valley

Hello all!

We are very pleased to share with you some exciting details about the next WikiSym.

Image from Wikimedia Commons

WikiSym 2011 will take place at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, (Mountain View, CA), on October 3-5, 2011. Microsoft itself has become our first premium sponsor for the next year.

WikiSym annually brings together  researchers, companies, entrepeneurs and practitioners working on open collaboration. We believe this balance between academia and industry is a powerful way to foster innovation and confront the exciting challenges in this field.

(c) Microsoft 2010

Open collaboration and its associated technologies have had a significant impact on our society at large: OER, social media, mass-media, business strategies, entertainment, personal and professional relationships, etc. For this reason, we are committed to gathering support from different sponsors, reflecting the growing interest on these topics from distinct angles. We intend to host interesting sessions for our industry audience that will also involve scholars and students.

Likewise, we plan to once again host a high quality academic program. We call for contributions covering  many different perspectives of open collaboration. The first Call for Papers will be circulated soon. All submissions will undergo a rigorous reviewing process led by our PC Chair Andrea Forte (Drexel University, Philadelphia). Accepted works will be presented at the conference and published in the ACM Digital Library, thanks to our agreement with ACM SIGWEB.

The deadline for full papers, panels and workshops is April 1, 2011. Submission due for posters and demos is May 13, 2011. The deadline for Doctoral Symposium submissions will be announced later on. Plan your submissions in advance!

We will publish further news and details very soon.

Stay tuned!

Felipe Ortega.
WikiSym 2011 General Chair.

WikiSym 2010 Proceedings Available

As you may know, at the same time WikiSym 2010 was taking place in the beautiful city of Gdańsk (Poland), last July, the WikiSym 2010 Proceedings were made available in the ACM Digital Library.

We want to encourage open access to research information, so like in prior years we have uploaded all papers and submissions presented at WikiSym 2010 to the WikiSym 2010 wiki. They are accessible on the Proceedings page, as a ZIP file with the whole collection. Alternatively, you can find and download any individual submission from the list.

We hope this effort will help to disseminate the valuable research contributions presented at WikiSym. At the same time,  we aim to leverage global awareness about the need to support the widespread circulation of research works and findings in Computer Science.