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Dear Socnetters,

Quick update on the Wiki Workshop 2016 (full call for contributions below):

- The submission deadline for Wiki Workshop @ WWW papers and extended abstracts that (if accepted) should appear in the WWW proceedings is coming up soon: Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

- For Wiki Workshop @ WWW papers and extended abstracts that should not appear in the proceedings there's some more time, the deadline being Friday, March 11, 2016.

- The event date for the Wiki Workshop @ WWW 2016 has been set: Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

Looking fwd to your submissions!
Bob

Wiki Workshop 2016


@ WWW 2016 (International World Wide Web Conference), Montreal, Canada, April 12, 2016

@ ICWSM 2016 (International Conference on Web and Social Media), Cologne, Germany, May 17, 2016


Workshop webpage:

http://snap.stanford.edu/wikiworkshop2016


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS


Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites on the Web, a main source of knowledge for a large fraction of Internet users, and one of the very few projects that make not only their content but also many activity logs available to the public. Furthermore, other Wikimedia projects, such as Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons, have been created to share other types of knowledge with the world for free. For a variety of reasons (quality and quantity of content, reach in many languages, process of content production, availability of data, etc.) such projects have become important objects of study for researchers across many subfields of the computational and social sciences, such as social network analysis, artificial intelligence, linguistics, natural language processing, social psychology, education, anthropology, political science, human–computer interaction, and cognitive science.


The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers exploring all aspects of Wikimedia websites such as Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Commons. With members of the Wikimedia Foundation's Research team on the organizing committee and with the experience of a successful workshop in 2015, we aim to continue facilitating a direct pathway for exchanging ideas between the organization that operates Wikimedia websites and the researchers interested in studying them.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

  • new technology and initiatives to grow content, quality, diversity, and participation

  • collaborative content creation

  • consensus-finding and conflict resolution on editorial issues

  • content consumption on Wikipedia

  • participation in discussions and their dynamics

  • collaborative task management

  • evolution of hierarchies

  • Wikipedia as a sensor for real-world events, culture, etc.

  • demographics of Wikipedia readers and editors

  • engagement and incentivization of editors

  • uses of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects for AI and NLP applications


Papers should be 1 to 8 pages long and will be published on the workshop webpage and optionally (depending on the authors' choice) in the workshop proceedings. Authors whose papers are accepted to the workshop will have the opportunity to participate in a poster session.


We explicitly encourage the submission of preliminary work in the form of extended abstracts (1 or 2 pages).


KEY DATES


@ WWW 2016:

If authors want paper to appear in proceedings:

  • Submission deadline: January 27, 2016

  • Author feedback: February 1, 2016

  • Camera-ready version due: February 8, 2016

If authors do not want paper to appear in proceedings:

  • Submission deadline: March 11, 2016

  • Author feedback: March 21, 2016

Workshop date: April 12, 2016


@ ICWSM 2016:

If authors want paper to appear in proceedings:

  • Submission deadline: February 27, 2016

  • Author feedback: March 11, 2016

  • Camera-ready version due: March 17, 2016

If authors do not want paper to appear in proceedings:

  • Submission deadline: March 11, 2016

  • Author feedback: March 21, 2016

Workshop date: May 17, 2016


Please see workshop webpage for formatting and submission instructions.


ORGANIZATION


Robert West, Stanford University

Leila Zia, Wikimedia Foundation

Dario Taraborelli, Wikimedia Foundation

Jure Leskovec, Stanford University


CONTACT


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