OpenSym 2014 features a program comprised of multiple traditional research tracks and a community program geared towards industry and practitioner interests. Research and community presentations and performances will be accompanied by keynotes, invited speakers, and a social program in one of the most vibrant cities on this planet. This year, we will have four exciting keynotes/invited talks!
- Stef van Grieken (Google) on “Let’s build the road network of civic tech”
- Laura Hilliger and Michelle Thorne (both of the Mozilla Foundation) on “How you run a meeting says a lot about your values: Participatory Practices for Open Communities”
- Daniel Kinzler and Lydia Pintscher (both of Wikimedia Deutschland) on “Wikidata: How we brought structured data to Wikipedia”
- Klaas-Jan Stol (Lero) on “Inner Source: Coming to a Company Near You Soon!”
You can also sample the abstracts by track from our blog:
- FLOSS research track papers
- Open Data research track papers
- Open Educational Resources track papers
- IT-driven Open Innovation research track papers
- Wikis and Open Collaboration research track papers
- Wikipedia research track papers
Please note that we are experimenting with the format. For example, the first day will be single-track only to foster discussion on the various constituent aspects of open collaboration, be it open source or open innovation, open educational resources or Wikipedia, open data or wikis!
OpenSym features an open space track, which is a key ingredient of the event that distinguishes OpenSym from other conferences. Open Space makes it easy to talk to other researchers and practitioners and to stretch your imagination and conversations beyond the limits of your own sub-discipline, exposing you to the full breadth of open collaboration research. The open space track is entirely participant-organized, is open for everyone, and requires no submission or review.