Wednesday, January 26, 2011

CFP: WikiSym 2011 (Mountain View, CA)

CFP: WikiSym 2011 (Mountain View, CA)


Wikisym is the International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration, the premier conference on open collaboration and related technologies for researchers, industry, entrepreneurs and practitioners worldwide.

WikiSym 2011 celebrates its 7th year of scholarly, technical and community innovation on October 3-5, 2011 at the Microsoft Research Campus in Silicon Valley (Mountain View, California). Established on October 4, 1999, the Silicon Valley Campus (SVC) has become Microsoft's largest and most interdisciplinary center in USA outside Redmond, with more than 1,300 employees. Silicon Valley continues to be the leading hub for high-tech innovation and development, still being considered as one of the top research and development centers in the world. According to the 2010 Q1 MoneyTree report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Silicon Valley accounts for 1/3 of the total venture capital investment in the United States.

WikiSym 2011 will feature a packed research track, including peer-reviewed papers, workshops, panels, a doctoral consortium and invited speakers. We will also have important presence from a number of sponsors, companies and non-profit organizations presenting avant-garde work around open collaboration technologies and culture. We believe this balance between academia and industry is a powerful way to foster innovation, to create disruptive contributions as well as to confront the exciting challenges in this field.

Call for Contributions

Submissions are invited for the following categories:
* Research Papers, Panels, Workshop: April 1, 2011
* Posters, Demos: May 13, 2011
* Notification of Acceptance: June 17, 2011

Topics appropriate for research submissions include all aspects of the people, tools, contexts, and content that comprise open collaboration systems. Please check the WikiSym 2011 - Call for Participation page for additional details: