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Deadline extended: Webcentives workshop at WWW'09

From: Katharina Siorpaes <katharina.siorpaes@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 18:22:19 +0100
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1st Call for Papers WEBCENTIVES'09

1st International Workshop on Motivation and Incentives on the Web

Located at the 18th Int. World Wide Web Conference WWW2009

April 20 - 24, 2009, Madrid, Spain

http://webcentives09.sti-innsbruck.at/

Deadline for submission extended: March 8th, 2009 (12.00 AM, GMT)

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Content
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The Web 2.0 movement has brought a new generation of usability and
socio-technical change to the Web. At the same time, several so-called Web
2.0 applications had enormous success: Wikipedia, del.icio.us, Flickr,
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Geni – to name just a few. Having differing
objectives, they all have something in common: huge amounts of enthusiastic
users contributing and creating a plethora of content. The high acceptance
of these applications with Web users from all over the world prove that they
are usable and – more importantly – provide some kind of benefit. Each of
the applications has incentive structure well in place, triggering user
interest and involvement.
The aim of the workshop is to address the following questions around
incentives and motivation of Web applications: what is the motivation for a
user to (install and) use a tool? Which incentive structures can be applied
to the Web, which cannot? Moreover, incentives are a crucial topic for
future Web generations: Web paradigms, like the Semantic Web or the 3D Web,
that are novel and unfamiliar to end users, aim to involve wide user bases.
WEBCENTIVES will attract contributions analyzing, applying, and designing
incentive structures for Web applications. We want to emphasize that the
workshop also aims at failures, i.e. cases where incentives failed, in order
to understand why they failed and to disseminate the lessons learned.
Format

WEBCENTIVES will provide a mix of invited talks, paper presentations
selected from submitted papers by a programme committee, demo sessions, and
enough time for discussions.
The workshop will be open to all interested parties and aims at bringing
together

    * researchers investigating content authoring, from collaborative
knowledge construction, metadata annotation, social Web,     Web 2.0
phenomena, incentives, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation,
    * practitioner groups, and
    * industry parties that make use of social applications in enterprise
environments.

The eventual schedule will be fixed after the selection of the papers and
demos.
Objectives

The objective of WEBCENTIVES is to foster the thinking process around
incentives, motivations, and benefits of Web applications. We aim at
submissions that

    * Analyse incentives of existing Web applications,
    * Apply incentives to Web applications, and
    * Propose and create new incentive structures for Web applications.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

    * Motivations and incentives of Web 2.0 applications
    * Cost – benefit analyses
    * Suggestions how those motivations can be applied in Web applications
    * Incentive structures both within enterprise intranets and the open Web
    * Games for generating content
    * Tools exploiting collective intelligence and the “Wisdom of Crowds”
    * Community-driven applications
    * Monetary and non-monetary rewards
    * Social applications in general
    * Empirical studies on the usage of Web 2.0 or social Semantic Web
applications
    * Social rewards
    * Monetary incentives and rewards
    * Understanding and creating social reward mechanisms
    * Reputation systems and Identity and Social networks for reputation

Review process
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We aim at three different kinds of submission: (1) research papers of the
length of 8 pages (ACM style) presenting mature work, early prototypes and
methodologies, (2) position papers of the length of 4 pages presenting early
work and elaborated ideas, and (3) demo outlines of the length of 2 pages.
The submitted papers will be reviewed by 3 reviewers each in a semi-blind
review process. We will use the Easychair submission system for that
purpose.

Incentives for attending and submitting to the workshop
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All accepted papers will published with the conference. We will also
invite a selection of the accepted papers to be published at a special
issue of the International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data
Mining (IJKEDM).
Furthermore we plan to invite a proliferate speaker to present as an
invited speaker to the workshop to provide an excellent forum for the
discussion of this important topic.
It has also to be noted that the workshop's location is Madrid, which is
famous for its beautiful parks and museums. April is a wonderful time to
enjoy Spain.


Program Committee
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    * Sofia Angeletou, Open University, UK
    * Anupriya Ankolekar, HP, US
    * Sinuhe Arroyo , University of Alcala, Spain
    * Sören Auer, University of Leipzig, DE
    * Phoebe Ayers, University of California, USA
    * Jie Bao, RPI, USA
    * Chris Bizer, FU Berlin, DE
    * Kurt Bollacker, Metaweb, US
    * Danah Boyd, University of California in Berkeley, US
    * Dan Brickley, The FOAF Project, UK
    * Tom Heath, Talis, UK
    * Andreas Hotho, University of Kassel, DE
    * David Huynh, Metaweb, US
    * Nick Kings, British Telecom, UK
    * Andrew Lih, University of Hong Kong, China
    * Eyal Oren, VU Amsterdam, NL
    * Valentina Presutti, CNR, IT
    * Mathias Schindler, Wikimedia, DE
    * Andreas Schmidt, FZI, DE
    * Hideaki Takeda, University of Tokyo, NII, JP
    * David Weinberger, Harvard, US


Organizers
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    * Elena Simperl - STI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria
    * Katharina Siorpaes - STI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria
    * Denny Vrandecic - AIFB, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
    * Tim Bartel - Wikia Inc., Country Manager Germany

Target audience
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The workshop will be open to all interested parties and aims at bringing
together

    * researchers investigating content authoring, from collaborative
knowledge construction, metadata annotation, social Web,     Web 2.0
phenomena, incentives, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation,
    * practitioner groups, and
    * industry parties that make use of social applications in enterprise
environments.

Important Dates
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    * Deadline for submissions: Deadline extended: March 8th, 2009
    * Notification of acceptance: April 1st, 2009
    * Camera-ready versions: April 10th, 2009
    * WWW'09 Conference: April 20th-24th, 2009
    * Workshop Day: April 20th or 21st, 2009 (TBD)

Contact
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Katharina Siorpaes
STI Innsbruck, Austria
Email: katharina (dot) siorpaes (at) sti2 (dot) at
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