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WikiSym 2012 : 8th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration


When Aug 27, 2012 - Aug 29, 2012
Where Linz, Austria
Submission Deadline Apr 13, 2012
Notification Due May 30, 2012
Categories    wikis   collaboration   open source

Call For Papers

The International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration ( is the premier conference on open collaboration and related technologies. In 2012, WikiSym celebrates its 8th year of scholarly, technical and community innovation in Linz, Austria. We are excited this year to be collocated with Ars Electronica (, the premier digital art and science meeting that attracts over 35,000 attendees per year.

Submissions are invited for the following categories:

April 13, 2012 [1] Research Papers, Panels, Workshops and Experience Reports
April 27, 2012 [1] Doctoral Symposium
May 30, 2012 Notification of Acceptance for Research Papers, Panels, Workshops and Experience reports
June 8, 2012 Posters and Demos due
June 22, 2012 Posters and Demos announced

[1] As determined at the International Date Line. In other words, as long as it’s still April 13th or April 27 somewhere on Earth, the system will accept your submissions.

The conference program will include a peer-reviewed research track, experience reports, workshops, posters, demos, a doctoral consortium, invited keynotes and panel speakers. As always, the participant-organized Open Space track will run throughout the conference. Evening social events will follow, because wiki folks know the value of a good party for sparking conversation and collaboration. Finally, WikiSym co-occurs with Ars Electronica, and we are arranging experiences where conference attendees can enjoy this innovative and unusual event.

Topics appropriate for submissions include all aspects of the people, tools, contexts, and content that comprise open collaboration systems. For example:

* Collaboration tools and processes
* Social and cultural aspects of collaboration
* Collaboration beyond text: images, video, sound, etc.
* Communities and workgroups
* Knowledge and information production
* New media literacies
* Uses and impact of wikis and other open resources, tools, and practices in fields and application areas, for example:
o Open source software development and use
o Education and Open Educational Resources
o E-government, open government, and public policy
o Law/Intellectual Property (including Creative Commons)
o Journalism (including participatory journalism)
o Art and Entertainment (including collaborative and audience-involved art)
o Science (including collaboratories)
o Publishing (including open access and open review models)
o Business (including open and collaborative management styles)

In addition to research and development topics, WikiSym also invites innovative proposals for open, collaborative art and performance. These proposals should be made directly to the conference chairs.

For more information, see

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