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7th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration
Event in series WIKISYM
Dates 2011/10/03 (iCal) - 2011/10/05
Location: Mountain View, California, USA
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Important dates
Submissions: 2011/04/04
General chairs: Felipe Ortega, Dirk Riehle
PC chairs: Andrea Forte
Keynote speaker: Cathy Casserly, Jeffrey Heer, Ed Chi
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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, and is considered 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.

WikiViz 2011: Visualizing the impact of Wikipedia This year Wikipedia turned 10. Since its birth we have witnessed an amazing growth in its content, quality, diversity and readership. To celebrate this landmark event in the history of the project, the International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym) and the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) are jointly launching WikiViz 2011 – a competition calling on data/information visualization experts, computational journalists, data artists and data scientists to create the most insightful visualization of Wikipedia’s impact. What is WikiViz 2011

Wikipedia WikiViz 2011 is about visualizing the impact of Wikipedia. We want to see the most effective, compelling and creative data-driven visualizations of how Wikipedia impacted the world with its content, culture and open collaboration model. Potential topics include: the imprint of Wikipedia on knowledge sharing and access to information; its impact on literacy and education, journalism and research; on the functioning of scientific and cultural organizations and businesses, as well as the daily life of individuals around the world. In the same way, we want to see visualizations of areas of knowledge, geographical regions, organizations and people Wikipedia has not been able to reach or has impacted less than one would have expected. In summary, the main goal of this competition is to improve our understanding of how Wikipedia is affecting the world beyond the scope of its own community.

This conference belongs additionally to the series Event in series: WikiViz 2011