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WikiSym 2008: Call for Submissions

From: Ademar Aguiar <ademar.aguiar@fe.up.pt>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 14:13:45 +0000
Message-ID: <47D69399.8040707@fe.up.pt>
To: WikiSym 2008 Community <"ademar.aguiar@fe.up.pt"@fe.up.pt>




W i k i S y m    2 0 0 8

The International Symposium on Wikis
Wiki Research and Practice in One Event!


September 8-10, 2008, Porto, Portugal

In-cooperation with ACM SIGWEB * ACM-DL Archived


The International Symposium on Wikis (WikiSym) is the only conference
dedicated to all wiki research and practice -- lightweight, open,

systems for recording and refining ideas and information.

WikiSym 2008 aims to explore and extend the thriving wiki community,
again bringing together researchers, practitioners, writers and scholars
to gather,

discuss and share knowledge and experience on all areas related to wikis
and wiki philosophy, ranging from social to technical, and from
theoretical to

experience studies.

The Symposium combines a rigorously reviewed research paper track, with
plenty of space for practitioner reports, discussion of work in progress,

demonstrations, tutorials, and lively informal last minute sessions
within OpenSpace and WikiFest sessions.

This year, WikiSym will be held in Porto, Portugal, one of Europe's most
ancient cities. Porto's airport is well served by discount air carriers,
making it

readily and economically accessible. Famous for its wine, its medieval
quarters, and its storied history, Porto will provide a superb backdrop for

innovation, discussion and wiki festivities.

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     * May 3rd: submissions deadline for research papers, practitioner
                  workshops, panels, and tutorials
     * May 17th: notifications for workshop submissions
     * June 11th: submissions deadline for posters, demos, and
DoctoralSpace proposals
     * June 25th: notifications for research papers, practitioner
reports, panels,
                  tutorials, DoctoralSpace proposals, posters, and demos
     * July 19th: final revised pdf's are due
     * Sept 8th-10th: WikiSym 2008 days

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WikiSym welcomes submissions of research papers (long and short),
practitioner reports, workshops, panels, tutorials, posters,
demonstrations, and

DoctoralSpace proposals.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of wiki and related systems, WikiSym
invites contributions in a wide range of fields:

     * computer science, human-computer interaction
     * communications and media studies
     * information and library science
     * history, political science, geography
     * linguistics, discourse analysis, language studies
     * business, marketing, law
     * natural sciences, medicine

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

     * lightweight social software for collaboration and work group
     * wiki user experiences, usability, and discourse analysis
     * reputation systems, quality assurance processes
     * scalability - social and technical
     * wiki technologies and implementations
     * translation and multilingual wiki content
     * wiki for non-textual media (images, video, audio)
     * content dynamics and wiki evolution
     * wiki journalism
     * wiki archiving and versioning
     * wiki administration: dealing with abuse and resolving conflict
     * wiki and the semantic web, knowledge management, tacit knowledge
     * nobitic wikis for specific domains (education, genomics,
politics, etc.)
     * wiki for small audiences (departmental and family wikis)
     * legal issues (copyright, licensing)
     * visualization of wiki structure
     * wiki fiction

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Research papers present integrative reviews or original reports of
substantive new work: theoretical, empirical, or in the development or
deployment of

novel systems. We encourage emphasizing lessons learned and providing a
clear concise message to the audience about the relevance of the work.
The paper

must place your work in context within the field, citing related work
and indicating clearly what aspects of the work are new.

Research papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee to meet
rigorous academic standards of publication. They should be written in
English and will

normally not exceed 10 pages (for full papers) or 5 pages (for short
papers), although long papers may extend to 15 pages if necessary.
Papers will be

reviewed both with respect to conceptual quality and clarity of
presentation. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the
conference in order to

present the paper.

Accepted submissions will be provided as part of the conference
proceedings. They will be published in the ACM Digital Library and can
be referenced as

papers that appeared in the "Proceedings of the 2008 International
Symposium on Wikis (WikiSym 2008)".

Submitted papers should use the ACM SIG Proceedings Format, see:


Workshop and Panels submissions will be reviewed and selected for their
interest to the community.

Panels provide an interactive forum for bringing together people with
interesting points of view to discuss compelling wiki issues. Panels

participation from both the panellists and audience members in lively
discussion.  Workshops provide an opportunity for groups to discuss
learn about

topics that require extended engagement such as new systems, research
methods, standards and formats.

Proposals for panels and workshops should consist of approximately two
pages describing what you intend to do and how your session will meet
the criteria

described above. It should include a concise abstract and one-paragraph
biographies of all people relevant to the submission. Workshops will be
allocated a

half-day or a full-day and a room. Panels will be given a 90-minute time


OpenSpace is the energy of a good coffee break, with the flexible
structure of wiki, where last minute, new creative ideas that otherwise
wouldn't be on

the WikiSym program to be worked on by all types of wiki enthusiasts, in
a format that allows deeper consideration of an issue than can be
achieved with a

20 minute presentation.  As a point of reference, many unconferences are
organized with OpenSpace or a variant.


WikiFest is a conference session devoted to helping you start and grow a
successful wiki.

Topics to be covered:
     * Choose the right wiki software for your needs,
     * Run a pilot to start use on a small scale and establish a core
group of users
     * 11 Steps to a successful wiki pilot
     * Get it widely used throughout your organization, project, or group..
     * Avoid the potential obstacles to wiki success: What are they, and
how can you avoid or fix them?

You'll learn the ins and outs of making the most of this enduring
collaboration tool.

WikiFest session proposals should showcase a wiki adoption strategy or
example, with emphasis on how others can apply your strategy to their
own wiki.

Presentations will be 6 minute, Pecha Kucha style, and should include
brief information on how your wiki is used, what got you started with
wikis, the type

of tool you use (free web-based, hosted, locally installed, public,
private, etc.), and the general size of your wiki (# of people, # of
pages, etc.)


WikiWalk will take OpenSpace out into the quarters of Porto city.


Poster presentations enable researchers to present late-breaking
results, significant work in progress, or work that is best communicated
in conversation.

WikiSym's lively poster sessions let conference attendees exchange ideas
one-on-one with authors, and let authors discuss their work in detail
with those

attendees most deeply interested in the topic.

Poster proposals may describe original research, engineering, or
experience reports. Submissions should consist of two page extended
abstract outlining the

content of the poster. Successful applicants will be invited to display
a poster, 1x2m in size, at a special plenary session of the Symposium.


Wikis are intended for use, and no format is better for demonstrating
the utility of new wiki features than to see and use them.
Demonstrations will be

reviewed based on their relevance to the community. A submission should
be one page in length, with a title, a short description of the demo, as
well as a

description of any special technical requirements.


The DoctoralSpace is an interactive forum for doctoral students to
provide guidance on their doctoral work. Students who are at least one
year away from

dissertation completion are invited to submit to the DoctoralSpace.
Students beginning their research are especially invited to attend.

To submit a proposal send a 2-3 pages description of your dissertation
research, including:

     * a description of your work
     * the goals -- What contributions will your research generate?
     * the approach -- What is being performed to achieve the goals? How
will results be validated?

Additionally, your advisor must send a brief statement of your
dissertation progress to date and a statement of recommendation to the
DoctoralSpace chairs.

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Please submit your papers or proposals in PDF format through our
submission system at the WikiSym website.


Questions regarding research papers and practitioner reports may be
directed to papers@wikisym.org.  Other inquiries may be directed to

workshopsandpanels@wikisym.org or demosandposters@wikisym.org

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The 2008 International Symposium on Wikis will be held at the Faculty of
Engineering of University of Porto, in Porto, Portugal, September 8-10,

Information about the city of Porto, namely getting there, getting
around, where to stay, what to see, etc, is being collected and made
available on the

conference web site.

If you are not finding the information you are looking for, please don't
hesitate to contact us.

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Conference: Ademar Aguiar, INESC Porto, University of Porto, Portugal
Program: Mark Bernstein, Eastgate Systems, USA
Honorary: Ward Cunningham, About Us, USA
Workshops & Panels: Andrea Forte, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
OpenSpace: Ted Ernst, About Us, USA
WikiFest: Stewart Mader, WikiPatterns.org, Atlassian, Australia; Uri
Dekel, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Tutorials: Marc Laporte, TikiWiki.org, Canada
Posters and Demos: Martin Cleaver, Blended Perspectives, Canada
Treasurer and Sponsorships: Dirk Riehle, SAP Research, SAP Labs LLC, USA
Publicity: Alain Désilets, National Research Council of Canada; Marissa
Hoftiezer, Carleton University, Canada
Web: Nuno Flores, University of Porto, Portugal


Mark Bernstein, Eastgate Systems, USA (Chair)

Phoebe Ayers, University of California at Davis, USA
Robert Biddle, Carleton University, Canada
Dan Bricklin, Software Garden, USA
Amy Bruckman, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Thomas Burg, Socialware, Austria
Ward Cunningham, About Us, USA
Chris Dent, Peermore, Ltd., United Kingdom
Alain Désilets, National Research Council of Canada
Lilia Efimova, Telematica Instituut, The Netherlands
Ted Ernst, About Us, USA
Andrea Forte, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Frank Fuchs-Kittowski, Fraunhofer-Institut für Software und
Systemtechnik, Germany
Susan Herring, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Samuel J. Klein, One Laptop Per Child, USA
George Landow, Brown University, USA
Helmut Leitner, WikiService, Austria
Stewart Mader, Atlassian, Australia/USA
Sky Marsen, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Cathy Marshall, Microsoft Research, USA
J. Nathan Matias, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
Paulo Merson, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Adrian Miles, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
David Millard, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Stuart Moulthrop, University of Baltimore, USA
James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Dirk Riehle, SAP Research, SAP Labs LLC, USA
Scott Rosenberg, cofounder, Salon, USA
Jeremy Ruston, BT, United Kingdom
Christoph Sauer, Hochschule Heilbronn, Germany
Frank Shipman, Texas A&M, USA

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Please visit our website at http://www.wikisym.org/ws2008/ for more
information or contact the chairs, Ademar Aguiar and Mark Bernstein at


Best Regards,

Mark Bernstein		Ademar Aguiar
Eastgate Systems	University of Porto
Program Chair		Conference Chair

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