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CALL FOR PAPERS
1th Workshop: 'From Wiki to Semantics'
co-located with the 3rd Annual
European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC)
11th - 14th June, 2006
=== Executive Summary ===
SemWiki2006 is the first workshop on Semantic Wikis. It aims to
explore and collect the different ideas and motivations that have
lead to the recent emergence of so-called "Semantic Wiki" systems.
=== Workshop Topics ===
Semantic Wikis try to combine the strengths of Semantic Web
(machine processable, data integration, complex queries) and Wiki
(easy to use and contribute, strongly interconnected,
collaborativeness) technologies. Goals are diverse and include:
o simple annotations of existing Wiki content;
o tools that guide users from informal knowledge contained in
texts to more formal structures;
o full-fledged tools for ontology editing where the text is no
longer in the focus of the system.
In the future, Semantic Wiki systems might play an important role
for "knowledge acquisition", enabling non-technical users to
contribute to the Semantic Web.
=== Important Dates (all dates GMT) ===
o Abstract submission
for papers, poster, demo, position papers: 7 March 2006
o Full submission
for papers, poster, demo, position papers: 28 March 2006
o Notification to authors: 20 April 2006
o Camera-ready version: 30 April 2006
o Workshop in Budva, Montenegro, half-day: 11/12th June 2006
The workshop will be held as a half-day workshop at the European
Semantic Web Conference on the 11th or 12th of June in Budva,
=== Call for Contributions ===
We invite submissions as full and short papers, as well as
posters/demos. Papers should describe original, unpublished
research and must not be under review by another conference,
journal, or workshop. Authors of the highest quality contributions
will be invited to present their work at the workshop (probably 20
minutes). Since Semantic Wikis are a very practical topic, we are
also very interested in poster and demo submissions. Posters and
Demos should describe prototypical implementations of systems
related to the workshop topics. Highest quality submissions will
be presented in a separete poster/demo session. Contributions
should adhere to the following formats:
o Papers 5-15 pages, LNCS
o Posters/Demos 2-5 pages, LNCS
o Short/Position Papers: 2-5 pages, LNCS
In this workshop, we will explore a new form of publication, the
so-called "ABCDE "-format. This format has been proposed recently
by User:Anita de Waard (Elsevier) and allows authors to annotate
their articles directly with semantic markup. This semantic markup
will be used in the electronic workshops proceedings to facilitate
searching and browsing. A specialised Latex template will be
provided by the workshop organisers that allows to easily add
these annotations. You can start using the Springer LNCS template
and later switch to LNCS-ABCDEF (which will be published on this
=== Publication ===
Pre-proceedings will appear at the time of the conference online
and in print.
=== Topics of Interest (include but are not limited to) ===
Topics of Interest (include but are not limited to)
o Semantic Extensions of Wikis
o Text-Based Semantic Authoring
o Acquisition of Formal Knowledge from Structured Text
o Collaborative Authoring of Formal Knowledge
o Continuous and Integrated Knowledge Usage and Refinement
o Creating semantic content from text within
* Semantic Portals,
* Personal Knowledge Management Systems, and
* Ontology Authoring Environments.
o Possible Application Areas of Semantic Wikis
=== Organisation ===
o Sebastian Schaffert, Salzburg Research (AT)
o Max Völkel, Universität Karlsruhe (TH) (DE)
o Stefan Decker, National University of Ireland in Galway (IE)
A planned further outcome is a collaboratively authored "white
paper" on Semantic Wikis.
=== Programme Committee (Preliminary) ===
o Steffen Staab, Universität Koblenz-Landau (DE)
o David Karger, MIT (US)
o Hideaki Takeda, NII, (JP)
o Jean Rohmer, Thales (FR)
o Martin Hepp, DERI Innsbruck (AT)
o Anita De Waard, Elsevier (NL)
o York Sure, AIFB Karlsruhe (DE)
o Flavio De Paoli, Università di Milano (IT)
o Eyal Oren, DERI (IE)
o Paolo Castagna, HP Bristol Labs (UK)
o Malte Kiesel, DFKI (DE)
o Denny Vrandecic, AIFB Karlsruhe (DE)
o Heiko Haller, AIFB Karlsruhe (DE)
o Shishir Garg, France Telecom (US)
o Kim Tighe, HP Galway (IE)
o Björn Decker, Fraunhofer IESE (DE)
o Bertin Klein, DFKI Kaiserslautern (DE)
o Sören Auer, Universität Leipzig (DE)
o David Aumüller, Universität Leipzig (DE)
o Peter Mika, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL)
o Dirk Riehle, Bayave Software GmbH (US)
o Michael Erdmann, Ontoprise (DE)
o Adam Souzis, Liminal Systems
o Ludger van Elst, DFKI (DE)
Complete information, including Programme Committee, instructions
for submission, description of the workshop, etc. are to be found at:
some of you might remember our survey of contributors to Wikipedia last
year. First of all, thanks to everyone who participated in the survey!
Taking both the German and the international surveys together, we have a
total sample of N=525 contributors, which would have been impossible without
support from so many people. Thank you!
Although I'm still knee-deep in analyzing the data, we already have a good
idea what keeps people motivated once they are involved in the project.
We also see a characteristic pattern in the reasons to join the project, but
we could make an even stronger point if we had a suitable reference group to
compare contributors and non-contributors.
The best reference group I can think of would be Wikipedia users. Ideally,
the best and cleanest way to get that sample is to publish the link on
Wikipedia itself (e.g. on every 10'000th page or so). Do you see any chance
to make that happen?
Of course, we can also include additional questions in the survey that might
be useful for the project.
Thanks a lot in advance for your ideas, and best wishes from Würzburg,
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
2006 International Symposium on Wikis (WikiSym 2006)
August 21-23, 2006, Odense, Denmark
Co-located with ACM Hypertext 2006
Sponsored by ACM SIGWEB
Research paper submission deadline: April 15, 2006
The 2006 International Symposium on Wikis brings
together wiki researchers, practitioners, and
users. The goal of the symposium is to explore
and extend our growing community. The symposium
has a rigorously reviewed research paper track as
well as plenty of space for practitioner reports,
demonstrations, and discussions. Anyone who is
involved in using, researching, or developing
wikis is invited to WikiSym 2006! To learn more
about the Wiki Symposium, feel free to browse
last year's program
its wiki (http://ws2005.wikisym.org). Information
about the 2006 program will be available at http://www.wikisym.org/ws2006.
We are seeking submissions for
* research papers
* practitioner reports
Research paper and practitioner report
submissions as well as workshop proposals are due
* April 15, 2006
Panel and demonstration submissions are due
* May 1, 2006
Topics of interest to the symposium include, but are not limited to:
* wikis as social software
* wiki user behavior, user dynamics
* wiki user experiences, usability
* information dynamics in wikis
* work group processes, wiki-based collaboration
* reputation systems, quality assurance processes
* wiki implementation experiences and technology
* wiki administration, processes, dealing with abuse
* wiki scalability, social and technical
* wikis and the semantic web/ontologies, semantic wikis
* domain-specific/special-purpose wikis
* wikis in education
Research papers will be reviewed by the committee
to meet rigorous academic standards of
publication. Research papers are expected to
advance the state of the art by describing
substantiated new research or novel technical
results or by reporting on significant experience
or experimentation. They are reviewed both with
respect to conceptual quality and clarity of presentation.
Accepted research papers will be provided as part
of the conference proceedings. They will be put
into the ACM Digital Library and can be
referenced as papers that appeared in the
Proceedings of the 2006 International Symposium
on Wikis. At the symposium, the presenter will be
given a 25min + 5min Q&A presentation slot.
Research papers should not be longer than 10000
words and 20 pages and should meet the ACM SIG
Proceedings Format, see http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html.
Practitioner reports will be reviewed for
suitability of presentation to the community. The
primary evaluation criterion is the interest to
the community. Practitioner reports will be
provided as part of the conference proceedings
handed out at the symposium and can be referenced
as papers that appeared in the Proceedings of the
2006 International Symposium on Wikis as well.
Practitioner reports should not be longer than
6000 words and 12 pages and should meet the ACM SIG Proceedings Format.
Demonstration, workshop, and panel submissions
will be reviewed for their interest to the
community. A submission should consist of two
pages describing what you intend to do and how
you meet this criterion. It should include a
100-word abstract and one-paragraph bios of all
people relevant to the submission. Demonstrations
will be presented in a joint demonstration
session, workshops will get a half-day or a
full-day and a room of their own (depending on
your request), and panels will get a 90min slot at the symposium.
Please submit your papers or proposals in PDF
format by the respective deadline through our
submission system, which will be available
through the WikiSym website. Questions should be
directed respectively at papers(a)wikisym.org
(research papers and practitioner reports),
panels(a)wikisym.org (panels), or demos(a)wikisym.org (demonstrations).
The 2006 International Symposium on Wikis will be
held at the Radisson SAS H.C. Andersen Hotel in
Odense, Denmark, August 21-23, 2006. A special
(reduced) hotel rate has been negotiated. WikiSym
2006 will be co-located with the ACM Hypertext
2006 conference (back-to-back), and participants
may register for the symposium alone, or may
jointly register for WikiSym and Hypertext 2006.
Registration is handled through the ACM Hypertext website.
If you have any questions, please contact Dirk
Riehle through chair(a)wikisym.org.
Dirk Riehle, Bayave Software GmbH, Germany (Symposium Chair)
Ward Cunningham, Eclipse Foundation, U.S.A.
Kouichirou Eto, AIST, Japan (Publicity Co-Chair)
Richard P. Gabriel, Sun Microsystems, U.S.A.
Beat Doebeli Honegger, UAS Northwestern Switzerland (Workshop Chair)
Matthias L. Jugel, Fraunhofer FIRST, Germany (Panel Chair)
Samuel J. Klein, Harvard University, U.S.A.
Helmut Leitner, HLS Software, Austria (Publicity Co-Chair)
James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (Program Chair)
Sebastien Paquet, Socialtext, U.S.A. (Demonstrations Chair)
Sunir Shah, University of Toronto, Canada (Publicity Co-Chair)
James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (Program Chair)
Ademar Aguiar, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Robert Biddle, Carleton University, Canada
Amy Bruckman, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Alain Désilet, NRC, CNRC, Canada
Ann Majchrzak, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
Frank Fuchs-Kittowski, Fraunhofer ISST, Germany
Mark Guzdial, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Dirk Riehle, Bayave Software GmbH, Germany
Robert Tolksdorf, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Are you refering exclusively to WikiMedia
Foundation sites and hence information contents and dynamics research?
Since you are asking about wikis in general, we
had the first research conference on wikis in
October 2005, see www.wikisym.org for proceedings
and annotated conference paper sessions. The
proceedings gives you a glimpse at what people
are doing. The 2006 CfP should be out in a week or so.
Beat Doebeli Honegger has a bibliography online,
but contents is as diverse as the ways you can do
research about wikis. If mostly you are
interested in information dynamics etc. like
Wikipedia contents, you'll probably have to go to the various research groups.
I'd also search Wikipedia itself :-)
Dirk Riehle, ph: +49 172 184 8755, web: http://www.riehle.org
Interested in wiki research? Please see http://www.wikisym.org!
At 10.01.2006, phoebe ayers wrote:
>Researchers, I have a meta-research question :)
> does anyone know if a list of techniques for
>researching wikis (both qualitatively and
>quantitatively) has been collected anywhere? I'm
>envisioning an annotated bibliography format of
>research techniques and the various studies that
>have used them to date, though other formats
>would be possible. I haven't seen such a
>compilation anywhere and was thinking of putting
>one together (realizing that it's an ambitious
>project!) Have any of you done such a thing
>already, know if it's been done already, or have
>thoughts about such a project? cheers, phoebe
>Wiki-research-l mailing list
I have a meta-research question :) … does anyone know if a list of
techniques for researching wikis (both qualitatively and
quantitatively) has been collected anywhere? I'm envisioning an
annotated bibliography format of research techniques and the various
studies that have used them to date, though other formats would be
possible. I haven't seen such a compilation anywhere and was thinking
of putting one together (realizing that it's an ambitious project!)
Have any of you done such a thing already, know if it's been done
already, or have thoughts about such a project?
Possible publication opportunity for someone.... Here is the list of
topics that they are considering:
http://www.2100books.com/Enc_Topics.htm (see esp. "networks as
communities"). I'd be willing to work with others to write an article
but the deadline is soon.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Maria Manuela Cunha <mcunha(a)ipca.pt>
Date: Jan 1, 2006 1:36 PM
Subject: [Asis-l] Deadline reminder *** Encyclopedia of Networked and
Virtual Organizations *** Call for Contributions ***
Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations
(to be published by Idea Group Reference - http://www.idea-group-ref.com)
CALL FOR ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES
Submission of proposals for encyclopedia entries: January 15, 2006
Editors: Goran D. Putnik and Maria Manuela Cunha
We are pleased to invite you and your research colleagues to contribute to
the "Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations", within your field
of expertise related with the encyclopedia topics.
This represents a unique opportunity to present your results and
interpretations to the widest public, and the unique opportunity for readers
to find in one place all proposals, approaches and solutions, including
yours, in order to creatively and competitively apply them to improve.
You are invited to submit a one-page proposal on or before January 15, 2006,
for each one of the encyclopedia entries you are willing to submit, which
will be under the format of (1) short articles explaining concepts,
definitions, models, applications (2,500 to 4,000 words), (2) short articles
about research/ development/ implementation projects (2,500 to 4,000 words),
(3) short write-ups or descriptions of applications and software (800 to
1,000 words), (4) in-depth description of key terms and concepts related to
networked and virtual organizations and (5) information on knowledge and
practice resources such as web resources, organizations, associations,
publications and other.
Please visit the project Webpage at http://www.2100books.com, where you can
find detailed information about this project, namely a detailed Call for
This encyclopedia is scheduled for publishing by Idea Group Reference
(http://www.idea-group-ref.com), an imprint of Idea Group Inc., on the first
half of 2007.
For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the editors
Best wishes for 2006.
Goran D. Putnik and Maria Manuela Cunha
Goran D. Putnik (putnikgd(a)dps.uminho.pt )
University of Minho
Department of Production and Systems Engineering
Maria Manuela Cunha (mcunha(a)ipca.pt)
Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave
Higher School of Technology
Urbanização Quinta da Formiga
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"out of the clubs and into the libraries" since 2001