Call for Papers: OpenSym 2015, the 11th International Symposium on Open Collaboration

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Open­Sym 2015, the 11th Inter­na­tion­al Sym­po­sium on Open Col­lab­o­ra­tion

August 19–21, 2015 | San Fran­cis­co, Cal­i­for­nia, U.S.A.

http://opensym.org/os2015

About the Conference

The 11th Inter­na­tion­al Sym­po­sium on Open Col­lab­o­ra­tion (Open­Sym 2015) is the pre­mier con­fer­ence on open col­lab­o­ra­tion research and prac­tice, includ­ing free/libre/open source soft­ware, open data, IT-driven open inno­va­tion research, wik­is and relat­ed open col­lab­o­ra­tive media, and Wikipedia and relat­ed Wiki­me­dia projects.

Open­Sym brings togeth­er the dif­fer­ent strands of open col­lab­o­ra­tion research and prac­tice, seek­ing to cre­ate syn­ergies and inspire new col­lab­o­ra­tions between com­put­er sci­ence and infor­ma­tion sys­tems researchers, social sci­en­tists, legal schol­ars, and every­one inter­est­ed in under­stand­ing open col­lab­o­ra­tion and how it is chang­ing the world.

Open­Sym 2015 will be held in San Fran­cis­co, Cal­i­for­nia, on August 19–21, 2015.

This is the gen­er­al call for papers and includes the

Open­Sym is held in-cooperation with ACM SIGWEB and ACM SIGSOFT. As in pre­vi­ous years, the con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings will be archived in the ACM dig­i­tal library.

Research Track Call for Submissions

The con­fer­ence pro­vides the fol­low­ing peer-reviewed research tracks. 

  • Free/libre/open source soft­ware research, chaired by Car­los Jensen of Ore­gon State Uni­ver­si­ty and Gre­go­rio Rob­les of Uni­ver­si­dad Rey Juan Car­los. This track seeks papers on all aspects of FLOSS. For detailed top­ics and the research track com­mit­tee please see http://wp.me/Pezfy-IU.
  • IT-driven open inno­va­tion research, chaired by Ann Majchrzak of Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia and Arvind Mal­ho­tra of Uni­ver­si­ty of North Car­oli­na at Chapel Hill. This track is devot­ed to research on the process of expand­ing research and devel­op­ment activ­i­ties beyond the bound­aries of sin­gle com­pa­ny struc­tures. For detailed top­ics and the research track com­mit­tee please see http://wp.me/Pezfy-J3.
  • Open data research, chaired by Carl Lagoze of Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan. This track con­tributes to the increas­ing aware­ness on Open Data in research. For detailed top­ics and the research track com­mit­tee please see http://wp.me/Pezfy-J5.
  • Wik­is and open col­lab­o­ra­tion research, chaired by Kev­in Crow­ston of Syra­cuse Uni­ver­si­ty. This track is ded­i­cat­ed to the sci­ence and appli­ca­tion of wik­is and open col­lab­o­ra­tion tech­nol­o­gy out­side of the con­text of Wikipedia. For detailed top­ics and the research track com­mit­tee please see http://wp.me/Pezfy-J7.
  • Wikipedia and relat­ed projects research, chaired by Clau­dia Müller-Birn of Freie Uni­ver­sität Berlin and Aaron Shaw of North­west­ern Uni­ver­si­ty. This track address­es research specif­i­cal­ly on Wikipedia and asso­ci­at­ed projects. For detailed top­ics and the research track com­mit­tee please see http://wp.me/Pezfy-J9.

Research papers present inte­gra­tive reviews or orig­i­nal reports of sub­stan­tive new work: the­o­ret­i­cal, empir­i­cal, and/or in the design, devel­op­ment and/or deploy­ment of nov­el con­cepts, sys­tems, and mech­a­nisms. Research papers will be reviewed by a research track pro­gram com­mit­tee to meet rig­or­ous aca­d­e­mic stan­dards of pub­li­ca­tion. Papers will be reviewed for rel­e­vance, con­cep­tu­al qual­i­ty, inno­va­tion and clar­i­ty of pre­sen­ta­tion.

Authors can sub­mit full papers (5–10 pages), short papers (2–4 pages), and research posters (1–2 pages). For more details on paper types please see http://wp.me/Pezfy-Je.

Sub­mis­sion dead­line for all research con­tri­bu­tions is March 29th, 2015.

Authors sub­mit through Easy­Chair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=opensym2015. Sub­mis­sions and final con­tri­bu­tions must fol­low the ACM SIG Pro­ceed­ings tem­plate found at http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates.

Open­Sym seeks to accom­mo­date the needs of the dif­fer­ent research dis­ci­plines it draws on. Authors whose sub­mis­sions have been accept­ed for pre­sen­ta­tion at the con­fer­ence have a choice of hav­ing

  • their paper become part of the offi­cial pro­ceed­ings, archived in the ACM Dig­i­tal Library, or hav­ing
  • only a short abstract includ­ed in the pro­ceed­ings (rather than the full sub­mit­ted paper) in order to pre­serve future pub­li­ca­tion pos­si­bil­i­ties.

Doctoral Symposium Call for Submissions

Open­Sym seeks to explore the syn­ergies between all strands of open col­lab­o­ra­tion research. Thus, we will have a doc­tor­al sym­po­sium, in which Ph.D. stu­dents from dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines can present their work and receive feed­back from senior fac­ul­ty and their peers.

Sub­mis­sion dead­line for doc­tor­al sym­po­sium posi­tion papers is May 3rd, 2015.

Authors sub­mit through Easy­Chair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=opensym2015. Sub­mis­sions and final con­tri­bu­tions must fol­low the ACM SIG Pro­ceed­ings tem­plate found at http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates.

More infor­ma­tion is avail­able at http://wp.me/Pezfy-Jh.

Industry and Community Track Call for Submissions

Open­Sym is also seek­ing sub­mis­sions for expe­ri­ence reports (full and short), tuto­ri­als, work­shops, pan­els, non-research posters, and demos. Such work accept­ed for pre­sen­ta­tion or per­for­mance at the con­fer­ence is con­sid­ered part of the indus­try and com­mu­ni­ty track. It will be put into the pro­ceed­ings in an indus­try and com­mu­ni­ty track sec­tion; authors can opt-out of the pub­li­ca­tion, as with research papers, but will still have to provide an abstract (less than one page) for the pro­ceed­ings.

Sub­mis­sion dead­line for indus­try and com­mu­ni­ty track papers is April 19, 2015.

Authors sub­mit through Easy­Chair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=opensym2015. Sub­mis­sions and final con­tri­bu­tions must fol­low the ACM SIG Pro­ceed­ings tem­plate found at http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates.

More infor­ma­tion is avail­able at http://wp.me/Pezfy-Jh.

The OpenSym Conference Experience

Open­Sym 2015 will be held in San Fran­cis­co, Cal­i­for­nia, on August 19–21, 2015. Research, indus­try, and com­mu­ni­ty pre­sen­ta­tions and per­for­mances will be accom­pa­nied by keynotes, invit­ed speak­ers, and a social pro­gram in one of the most vibrant cities on this plan­et.

The open space track is a key ingre­di­ent of the event that dis­tin­guish­es Open­Sym from oth­er con­fer­ences. It is an inte­gral part of the pro­gram that makes it easy to talk to oth­er researchers and prac­ti­tion­ers and to stretch your imag­i­na­tion and con­ver­sa­tions beyond the lim­its of your own sub-discipline, expos­ing you to the full breadth of open col­lab­o­ra­tion research. The open space track is entire­ly participant-organized, is open for every­one, and requires no sub­mis­sion or review. 

The gen­er­al chair of the con­fer­ence is Dirk Riehle of Friedrich-Alexander Uni­ver­si­ty Erlangen-Nürnberg. Feel free to con­tact us with any ques­tions you might have at info@opensym.org.

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