WikiSym 2005

2005 International Symposium on Wikis
Oct 16-18, 2005, San Diego, California, U.S.A.

Co-located with ACM OOPSLA 2005
In cooperation with ACM SIGWEB


Archival • Peer Reviewed • ACM Sponsored


Thanks to everyone who helped and who participated!


The 2005 International Symposium on Wikis brings together wiki researchers, implementers, and users for the first time. The goal of the symposium is to find a voice for the community. The symposium has a rigorously reviewed research paper track as well as plenty of space for practitioner reports, demonstrations, and discussions. We are honored to announce that Ward Cunningham, the inventor and host of the original WikiWikiWeb, will present the opening keynote talk at WikiSym 2005. He will be followed by Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, speaking on Wikipedia in the free culture revolution. Anyone who is involved in using, researching, or developing wikis is invited to WikiSym 2005!


Participation in WikiSym gives you access to the whole WikiSym program from Sunday to Tuesday, including the OOPSLA keynote on Tuesday morning by Robert Hass, former U.S. Poet Laureate and current Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, on creativity. It also gives you access to all workshops on Sunday and Tuesday. (Some workshops may require invitation by the organizers, see the workshop description.) For tutorials, you have to register separately, see registration below. Included in the price are coffee breaks as well as the evening reception on Monday night.

Time/Date Track 1 Track 2
Sunday (Oct 16)
1:30pm - 5pm
Monday (Oct 17)
Early morning slot
8:30am - 10am
Ward Cunningham, WikiSym keynote
Late morning slot
10:30am - noon
Paper presentations, Session 1 Panel
Early afternoon slot
1:30pm - 3pm
Paper presentations, Session 2 Panel
Late afternoon slot
3:30pm - 5pm
Paper presentations, Session 3 Demos
5pm - 7pm
WikiSym Reception
  • Mingle with your peers!
Late evening
BOFs, social events
Tuesday (Oct 18)
Early morning slot Robert Hass, OOPSLA keynote
Late morning slot Jimmy Wales, WikiSym/OOPSLA invited talk
Afternoon Tutorials Workshops

The WikiSym program is also available from the OOPSLA website at

The call for papers is still available.


WikiSym is co-located with ACM OOPSLA and uses its facilities. To register for WikiSym, please use the OOPSLA registration process at:

Registration for WikiSym gives you access to the full WikiSym program, including workshops. (Some workshops may require invitation by the organizers, see the workshop description.) If you want to attend a WikiSym (or OOPSLA) tutorial, you will need to register separately for the tutorial through the OOPSLA website.

Cost for WikiSym participation is $80 (ACM student), $80 (student), $315 (ACM member), $375 (non-ACM member) before September 8, and $80, $80, $375, $450 after September 8. You can also register for the whole of OOPSLA + WikiSym.

Coffee breaks and the Monday evening reception are included in the price.

You can also use the OOPSLA information to book your hotel, if you like, to take advantage of the ACM hotel rates and reservations.


The 2005 International Symposium on Wikis will be held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, California, Oct 16-18, 2005. WikiSym 2005 will be co-located with the ACM OOPSLA 2005 conference, and participants may register for the symposium alone, or may jointly register for OOPSLA 2005.

If you have any questions, please contact Dirk Riehle through


Dirk Riehle, Bayave Software (chair)

Ward Cunningham, Microsoft
Mark Guzdial, Georgia Institute of Technology
Matthias Jugel, Fraunhofer FIRST
Helmut Leitner, HLS Software
James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington
David Ornstein, Microsoft
Sebastien Paquet, National Research Council of Canada
Stephan Schmidt, Fraunhofer FIRST
Sunir Shah, University of Toronto