Category Archives: WikiSym 2011

CfP Doctoral Symposium WikiSym 2011

The CfP in the Doctoral Symposium of WikiSym 2011 has been published. You can check the details on the WikiSym 2011 website.

The call is open to doctoral students doing work related to open collaboration, regardless of their academic discipline. Relevant disciplines include (but are not limited to) computer science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, information science, cognitive science, rhetoric, communications, and economics. Applicants should have a clear research direction in their ongoing work to get utmost benefit from this session.

In addition, students with accepted submissions to this session will be eligible to receive some support for travel, accommondation and conference registration, thanks to a generous grant from NSF.

Georg Friedrich Kersting - Der elegante Leser

Creative Commons sponsors WikiSym 2011

We are pleased to announce a new sponsor for WikiSym 2011, the 7th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration.

Creative Commons will join us this year as a WikiSym “Associate” sponsor, focusing on Open Educational Resources and open content, both important topics of interest to our conference.

Creative Commons logo español
CC logo by claudioruiz, in Flickr

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco (California) that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation worldwide. Our partnership will help us disseminate our shared interests to a broader, global audience.

We are also preparing joint initiatives that we hope you will enjoy in our exciting march towards WikiSym 2011, October 3-5. We will announce these initiatives as we move along. Creative commons lends us their network to publish important news about WikiSym.

Make sure to keep an eye on this blog and our Twitter account (@wikisym) to hear about them first!

CosmoCode sponsors WikiSym 2011 website

We are very happy to announce that CosmoCode is sponsoring the upcoming WikiSym 2011 website.

Thanks to this sponsorship, this year our website will run on the champion wiki platform DokuWiki. The CosmoCode wiki team is also working on a brand new design, exclusive for WikiSym.

We would like to thank Andreas Gohr and the CosmoCode wiki team for their great support and effort to make the WikiSym 2011 website an attractive experience for our community.

Wikisym 2011: Call for participation

Hello. This is a formal version of the first call for contributions to WikiSym 2011. It will be also available on the 2011 website, as soon as our new wiki is ready (in short time).

WikiSym 2011 Call for Participation

7th International Conference 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:

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

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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.