Calling all PhD students who study Wikis and open collaboration! The
deadline for the WikiSym 2012 doctoral symposium is Friday, April 27. As a
prior participant, this is a great venue to get feedback on your research
design, theories, and methods from some outstanding scholars while
networking with other Wiki and open collaboration researchers. Bernie
Institute) will be leading the doctoral symposium this
Details on applying are below.
The WikiSym 2012 Doctoral Symposium is a forum in which Ph.D. students can
meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced
researchers and practitioners. The symposium will be held on August 26 in
Linz, Austria to coincide with Ars Electronica.
Apr 23, 2012 Application materials dueMay 21, 2012Notification of
23, 2012Final versions of abstracts and research overviews dueAugust 23,
We encourage participation from all doctoral students doing work related to
open collaboration, regardless of their academic discipline. Relevant
disciplines include (but are not limited to) computer science, sociology,
psychology, anthropology, information science, cognitive science, rhetoric,
communications, and economics. Applicants should be PhD students with a
clear focus or programme of research. This workshop will help to strengthen
and sharpen the research focus and implementation, rather than generate
specific ideas for research. Preference will be given to students who
already have begun their dissertations and are within two years of
The Symposium committee will select 8-10 participants. Participants will
present their work at the Symposium; each student presentation will be
followed by feedback from a faculty mentor and extensive group discussion.
*How to Apply:* Applicants should submit the following items through
A two-page overview of your doctoral research that describes your research
question, any work in progress, and expected contributions of the
dissertation as well as expectations for this doctoral symposium. This
overview should begin with an abstract of no more than 100 words. Please
submit in the CHI Extended Abstract Format (Word
CHI 2010, please remove copyright notice)
- A half page biographical sketch, and a short paragraph about your
current supervisor including contact information.
*An up-to-date curriculum vita.
*Optionally, one publication as an indicator of your progress in your
All submissions must be submitted by April 23, 2012. Use the same
application system as the original submissions, which will be open after
April 13th for Doctoral Symposium submissions, and include all relevant
material in a single contiguous document.
*Doctoral Symposium Chair*: Bernie Hogan, Oxford Internet Institute,
University of Oxford (bernie.hogan(a)oii.ox.ac.uk)
*Additional Faculty Mentors will be announced within two months of the
event, and students will be notified who is their Symposium mentor. *
Feel free to email the Chair with any questions.
Brian C. Keegan
Ph.D. Student - Media, Technology, & Society
School of Communication, Northwestern University
Science of Networks in Communities, Laboratory for Collaborative Technology