I want to announce this minitrack, scheduled in the next HICSS 42 Conference.
This year, it focuses also on Open Communities, so it is specially suitable for Wikipedia
and wiki related research papers from many different points of view (semantics,
ontologies, social networks, quantitative analysis, etc.)
If you plan to submit, please note that it is recommendable that you send to Kevin or to
me an abstract summarizing the contents before 1 June.
Full papers deadline: 15 june.
The conference will be held from 5-8 January, 2009.
Topics and research areas include, but are not limited to:
* Issues in distributed software development for FLOSS
* Issues in content development in OC and OComm
* Distributed collaboration in and coordination of FLOSS and OC development teams
* Distributed group development for FLOSS
* Community development and its evolution in OC
* FLOSS teams as communities of practice
* Leadership, management and policies in FLOSS, OC groups and Open Communities
* Creators roles in OC, and OComm and how they evolve over time
* Implementation of FLOSS systems
* Distributed project management and distributed team management
* Knowledge management and learning in OComm, OC and FLOSS development
* Member satisfaction and effectiveness in OComm, OC and FLOSS development
* Analysis and assessment of software development processes for FLOSS
* Motivations and ideologies in OC, OComm and FLOSS
* User involvement and user support in FLOSS development
* FLOSS systems supporting OC projects
* Web 20, Enterprise 20, mashups and their relationships with OC and OComm
* Forecasting the evolution of FLOSS and OC projects, as well as OComm
* Application, implementation and cases of use of OC and FLOSS projects in education,
health care, public administrations and mass media
* Social networks in FLOSS, OC projects and OComm
Felipe Ortega (Primary Contact)
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Tulipán s/n28933 Mostoles, Madrid, Spain
School of Information Studies
348 Hinds HallSyracuse, NY 13244-4100 USA
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