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Wednesday 26 August 2020
12:00 Opening Day 1
12:15 Session 1: Open Research
13:00 Session 2: Writing Wikipedia
14:00 Break
15:00 Session 3: Open Source
15:45 Break
16:00 Session 4: Keynote by Rishab A. Ghosh
17:00 Social Event
18:00 End

Thursday 27 August 2020
12:00 Opening Day 2: Lounge & Chat
12:15 Session 5: Editing Wikipedia
13:00 Session 6: Open Organizations
14:00 Break
15:00 Session 7: Diversity and Bias
15:45 Closing & Outlook to OpenSym 2021
16:00 Session 8: Doctoral Consortium
17:00 End

The program may be subject to change.

Session 1: Open Research

Session Chair: Dirk Riehle

  • KDAP: An Open Source Toolkit to Accelerate Knowledge Building Research. Authors: Amit Arjun Verma, S. R. S. Iyengar, Simran Setia and Neeru Dubey (India)
  • Sharing your Coding Schemas: Developing a Platform to fit within the Qualitative Research Workflow. Authors: Julian Hocker (Germany), Taryn Bipat, Mark Zachry and David McDonald (US)
  • Roundtable

Session 2: Writing Wikipedia

Session Chair: Nicolas Jullien

  • Who Writes Wikipedia?: An Investigation from the Perspective of Ortega and Newton Hypotheses. Authors: Anamika Chhabra and S. R. S. Iyengar (India)
  • You Shall Not Publish: Edit Filters on English Wikipedia. Authors: Lyudmila Vaseva and Claudia Müller-Birn (Germany)
  • Classifying Wikipedia Article Quality With Revision History Networks. Authors: Narun Raman, Nathaniel Sauerberg, Jonah Fisher and Sneha Narayan (US, Minnesota)
  • Roundtable

Session 3: Open Source

Session Chair: Valentina Lenarduzzi

  • Participation Inequality and the 90-9-1 Principle in Open Source. Authors: Mattia Gasparini, Robert Clarisó, Marco Brambilla and Jordi Cabot (Europe)
  • Recommending Tasks to Newcomers in OSS Projects: How Do Mentors Handle It? Authors: Sogol Balali, Umayal Annamalai, Susmita Padala, Bianca Trinkenreich, Marco Gerosa, Igor Steinmacher and Anita Sarma (U.S., Oregon)
  • Roundtable

Session 4: Keynote by Rishab A. Ghosh

Session Chair: Jan-Klaas Stol

Rishab A. Ghosh is a journalist, computer scientist, Open-source software advocate and software entrepreneur. He was a founder of Topsy, a social search and analytics company that was acquired by Apple Inc in December 2013 (More information at

Session 5: Editing Wikipedia

Session Chair: Xiaofeng Wang

  • Dynamics of Edit War Sequences in Wikipedia. Authors: Anamika Chhabra and Rishemjit Kaur (India)
  • QWiki: Need for QnA & Wiki to Co-exist. Authors: Simran Setia, S.R.S. Iyengar and Amit Arjun Verma (India)
  • Roundtable

Session 6: Open Organizations

Session Chair: Michael Felderer

  • Public Sector Platforms going Open: Creating and Growing an Ecosystem with Open Collaborative Development. Authors: Johan Linåker and Per Runeson (Sweden)
  • An overview of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations on the blockchain. Authors: Youssef El Faqir, Javier Arroyo and Samer Hassan (Spain)
  • Towards a Maturity Model for Assessment of Organization Readiness in Implementing and Deploying an Open Innovation Platform. Authors: Pablo Cruz and Hernan Astudillo (Chile)
  • Roundtable

Session 7: Diversity and Bias

Session Chair: Davide Taibi

  • The Wikipedia Diversity Observatory: A Project to Identify and Bridge Content Gaps in Wikipedia. Authors: Marc Miquel Ribé and David Laniado (Spain)
  • Exploring Systematic Bias through Article Deletions on Wikipedia from a Behavioral Perspective. Authors: Zena Worku, Taryn Bipat, David McDonald and Mark Zachry (U.S., Washington)
  • Roundtable

Session 8: Doctoral Consortium