Semantic Wikis: WikiSym 2006 CfP and Speaker Update

Please note: We are explicitly looking for 
semantic wiki papers as well as papers relating 
semantic web technology with wikis.


For WikiSym 2006, we are proud to announce the following speakers:

- ANGELA BEESLEY: How and Why Wikipedia Works

- DOUG ENGELBART: Wikis and Dynamic Knowledge Repositories
   (live webcast, incl. Q&A)

- MARK BERNSTEIN: Intimate Information: organic hypertext structure
   and incremental formalization for everyone's everyday tasks

- WARD CUNNINGHAM: Design Principles of Wiki: How can so little do so much?

Also, WikiSym's conference series code in the ACM Digital Library has
been determined to be ISW. You can look up last year's proceedings here:



2006 International Symposium on Wikis (WikiSym 2006)

August 21-23, 2006, Odense, Denmark
Co-located with ACM Hypertext 2006
Sponsored by ACM SIGWEB


Research paper submission deadline: April 15, 2006


The 2006 International Symposium on Wikis brings 
together wiki researchers, practitioners, and 
users. The goal of the symposium is to explore 
and extend our growing community. The symposium 
has a rigorously reviewed research paper track as 
well as plenty of space for practitioner reports, 
demonstrations, and discussions. Anyone who is 
involved in using, researching, or developing 
wikis is invited to WikiSym 2006! To learn more 
about the Wiki Symposium, feel free to browse 
last year's program 
(, the 
(, and 
its wiki ( For 
additional 2006 program information, including 
confirmed speakers Angela Beesley, Doug 
Engelbart, Mark Bernstein, and Ward Cunningham 
please see the main page (

We are seeking submissions for

* research papers
* practitioner reports
* demonstrations
* workshops
* panels

Research paper and practitioner report 
submissions as well as workshop proposals are due

* April 15, 2006

Panel and demonstration submissions are due

* May 1, 2006

Topics of interest to the symposium include, but are not limited to:

* wikis as social software
* wiki user behavior, user dynamics
* wiki user experiences, usability
* information dynamics in wikis
* work group processes, wiki-based collaboration
* reputation systems, quality assurance processes
* wiki implementation experiences and technology
* wiki administration, processes, dealing with abuse
* wiki scalability, social and technical
* wikis and the semantic web/ontologies, semantic wikis
* domain-specific/special-purpose wikis
* wikis in education


Research papers will be reviewed by the committee 
to meet rigorous academic standards of 
publication. Research papers are expected to 
advance the state of the art by describing 
substantiated new research or novel technical 
results or by reporting on significant experience 
or experimentation. They are reviewed both with 
respect to conceptual quality and clarity of presentation.

Accepted research papers will be provided as part 
of the conference proceedings. They will be put 
into the ACM Digital Library and can be 
referenced as papers that appeared in the 
Proceedings of the 2006 International Symposium 
on Wikis. At the symposium, the presenter will be 
given a 25min + 5min Q&A presentation slot. 
Research papers should not be longer than 10000 
words and 20 pages and should meet the ACM SIG 
Proceedings Format, see

Practitioner reports will be reviewed for 
suitability of presentation to the community. The 
primary evaluation criterion is the interest to 
the community. Practitioner reports will be 
provided as part of the conference proceedings 
handed out at the symposium and can be referenced 
as papers that appeared in the Proceedings of the 
2006 International Symposium on Wikis as well. 
Practitioner reports should not be longer than 
6000 words and 12 pages and should meet the ACM SIG Proceedings Format.

Demonstration, workshop, and panel submissions 
will be reviewed for their interest to the 
community. A submission should consist of two 
pages describing what you intend to do and how 
you meet this criterion. It should include a 
100-word abstract and one-paragraph bios of all 
people relevant to the submission. Demonstrations 
will be presented in a joint demonstration 
session, workshops will get a half-day or a 
full-day and a room of their own (depending on 
your request), and panels will get a 90min slot at the symposium.

Please submit your papers or proposals in PDF 
format by the respective deadline through our 
submission system, which will be available 
through the WikiSym website. Questions should be 
directed respectively at 
(research papers and practitioner reports), (workshops), (panels), or (demonstrations).


The 2006 International Symposium on Wikis will be 
held at the Radisson SAS H.C. Andersen Hotel in 
Odense, Denmark, August 21-23, 2006. A special 
(reduced) hotel rate has been negotiated. WikiSym 
2006 will be co-located with the ACM Hypertext 
2006 conference (back-to-back), and participants 
may register for the symposium alone, or may 
jointly register for WikiSym and Hypertext 2006. 
Registration is handled through the ACM Hypertext website.

If you have any questions, please contact Dirk 
Riehle through


Dirk Riehle, Bayave Software GmbH, Germany (Symposium Chair)

Ward Cunningham, Eclipse Foundation, U.S.A.
Kouichirou Eto, AIST, Japan (Publicity Co-Chair)
Richard P. Gabriel, Sun Microsystems, U.S.A.
Beat Doebeli Honegger, UAS Northwestern Switzerland (Workshop Chair)
Matthias L. Jugel, Fraunhofer FIRST, Germany (Panel Chair)
Samuel J. Klein, Harvard University, U.S.A.
Helmut Leitner, HLS Software, Austria (Publicity Co-Chair)
James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (Program Chair)
Sebastien Paquet, Socialtext, U.S.A. (Demonstrations Chair)
Sunir Shah, University of Toronto, Canada (Publicity Co-Chair)


James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (Program Chair)

Ademar Aguiar, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Robert Biddle, Carleton University, Canada
Amy Bruckman, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Alain Désilet, NRC, CNRC, Canada
Ann Majchrzak, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
Frank Fuchs-Kittowski, Fraunhofer ISST, Germany
Mark Guzdial, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Dirk Riehle, Bayave Software GmbH, Germany
Robert Tolksdorf, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Received on Sunday, 12 March 2006 04:18:33 UTC