CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
2005 International Symposium on Wikis
Oct 17-18, 2005, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
Co-located with ACM OOPSLA 2005
The 2005 International Symposium on Wikis brings together wiki
researchers, implementers, and users for the first time. The goal of the
symposium is to find a voice for the community. The symposium has a
rigorously reviewed research paper track as well as plenty of space for
practitioner reports, demonstrations, and discussions. We are honored to
announce that Ward Cunningham, the inventor and host of the original
WikiWikiWeb, will present the opening keynote talk at WikiSym 2005.
Anyone who is involved in using, researching, or developing wikis is
invited to WikiSym 2005!
We are seeking submissions for
* research papers
* practitioner reports
Research paper and practitioner report submissions are due
April 29, 2005
Workshop, and panel submissions are due
April 8, 2005
Demonstration submissions are due
July 1, 2005
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
* wiki implementation experiences and technology
* wiki administration, processes, dealing with abuse
* wiki scalability, social and technical
* domain-specific/special-purpose wikis
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 2005
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 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
companion to the conference proceedings handed out at the symposium and
can be referenced as papers that appeared in the /Companion to the
Proceedings of the 2005 International Symposium on Wikis./ Practitioner
reports should not be longer than 6000 words and should meet the ACM SIG
Demonstration, workshop, and panel submissions will be reviewed for
their interest to the community. Submit two pages of description of what
you intend to do and how you meet this criterion. Please include a
100-word abstract and one-paragraph bios of all people relevant to the
submission. Demonstrations will get 45min slots in a booth of their own,
workshops will get a half-day and a room of their own, and panels will
get a 90min slot at the symposium.
Please submit your papers or proposals in PDF format (or postscript, if
you must) by the respective deadline to submissions(a)wikisym.org.
The 2005 International Symposium on Wikis will be held at the Town and
Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, California, on Oct 17 and
18, 2005. WikiSym 2005 will be co-located with the ACM OOPSLA 2005
conference, and participants may register for the symposium alone, or
may jointly register for OOPSLA 2005.
If you have any questions, please contact Dirk Riehle through
Dirk Riehle, Independent (chair)
Ward Cunningham, Microsoft
Mark Guzdial, Georgia Institute of Technology
Matthias Jugel, Fraunhofer FIRST
Helmut Leitner, HLS Software
James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington
David Ornstein, Microsoft
Sebastien Paquet, National Research Council of Canada
Stephan Schmidt, Fraunhofer FIRST
Sunir Shah, University of Toronto
Numbers have been updated and corrected.
On Day 4 (Monday 21 February eastern US timezone since PayPal data are not
available in UTC) we made $6,287.52 (USD equivalent) through PayPal (no updates
available for other sources at this time). This is a decrease of -20.23% from
Day 3 but still does represent 18.15% of total funds collected so far
($34,648.06 ; only counting full days) and 8.38% of our goal ($75,000).
Remarkably, the rate of donations were not too adversely affected by the
downtime on Monday. Since the donation forms were not available during a large
part of the downtime, I can only guess that people remembered our PayPal
Donations did significantly increase soon after a Slashdot story about the
downtime was released (9:28PM, EST on Monday), forcing us to move the backup
donation page once the Slashdot Effect brought down the website hosting it
(http://wikisearch.org ; Sorry about that Angela).
NOTE: Pending transactions are also included in the below numbers (some of them
will likely turn out to be canceled)
Day 4 Day 3 comparison
PayPal USD equiv USD equiv %change
AUD 29.68 $23.46 $330.90 -92.91%
CAD 750.35 $608.01 $238.93 154.48%
EUR 1410.77 $1,844.16 $2,755.66 -33.08%
GBP 315.19 $598.17 $696.89 -14.17%
JPY 8082 $76.61 $198.96 -61.50%
USD 3137.11 $3,137.11 $3,596.33 -12.77%
PayPal total: $6,287.52 $7,817.66 -19.57%
no data $64.00 -100.00%
TOTAL $6,287.52 $7,881.66 -20.23%
Grand totals so far (only counting complete days)
PayPal USD equiv %GrandTotal
AUD 1154.78 $912.85 2.63%
CAD 1685.27 $1,365.57 3.94%
EUR 9390.42 $12,275.16 35.43%
GBP 1637.47 $3,107.59 8.97%
JPY 90304 $855.99 2.47%
USD 15704.20 $15,704.20 45.32%
PayPal total: $34,221.37
GRAND TOTAL $34,648.06 100.00%
% toward goal 46.20%
For the most recent grand total and other details visit
Some selected comments from Day 4:
"I use Wiki - I have to pay for it !" by Immo Wetzel
"You have aided me countless times in my academic pursuits in math, science,
and the humanities. I can't thank you guys enough." by Laura Napolitano
"Wiki is the future!" by Christoph Burschka
"Wikipedia is in my opinion one of the most noble collective human endeavours
underway in the world today. Thank you so much for contributing to society with
your wonderful website. I love it and abide" by Matthew Barba
"Wikimedia Rocks!" by Jasmeet Singh
"I have always had a thirst for knowledge, and this project does more than
quench it. I am happy to donate." by Matthew Gluesenkamp
"Cheaper than cable" by Anonymous
Some of my favorites:
"Spread your Squids around the world. And use cached pages for logged in users
as well. Fix those and I'll be happy as a [[clam]]. Good job so far!!!" by Rami
"A small price to pay for a project like this. But get a move on with all those
ambitious plans for paper versions. Most of the world doesn't have computers."
"The Wikimedia Foundations is an acheivement of great proportions spreading the
one firm truth that information is truly free. Thank you." by Siddharth
"Help preserve the sum total of human knowledge for less than the price of two
Caramel Frappuccinos. Wikipedia is not only fat-free and carbohydrate-free, it
will never go straight to your hips!" by Jonet Greene
"Give Wiki a boost!!" by Kiminori Noma
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Thanks by James Day I updated following two pages of the WMF site
Both page contains now a brief report of recent downtime . I think it
is one of news visitors expect the site. I hope it would be updated as
soon as possible. For Japanese pages Tietew promised me to translate
them sonn (tech things are not my field ...) I hope other languages
would be synched. Both pages refer to the latest fund drive too.
WMF Site translation platform is:
You can find update status of the site here:
Your collaboration will be appliciated very much.
email: Aphaia @ gmail (dot) com
Our first quarter 2005 fund drive officially started at midnight UTC Friday
On Day 0 (Thursday eastern US timezone since PayPal data are not available in
UTC) we made $1,023.19 (USD) through PayPal (other sources unknown). As of
right now we have generated a total of $7,043.80 in the fund drive (PayPal
only; other sources unknown), so Day 1 looks like it will be big.
Some choice comments from Day 0:
"Amazing. I've spent many many hours here over the last couple months learning
about our world. Please keep it up!" by Sean Vaughan
"I wanted to be the first" by Daniel Wool (hi Danny!)
"I have learned so much from this site. I used to be frustrated because I
couldn't read about things on sites like Encarta, but now I can and it's all
here." by Anonymous
"I absolutely love Wikipedia, I have never donated to anything before but I
gladly do to this!" by Anonymous
"WikiPeida rocks!" by David Ouziel
And my personal favorite:
"May the fleas of a thousand camels infest the underpants of your enemies"
by Christopher J Hutten Czaps
PS - there still is much translating work to do at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Translation_requests/WMF/Fundraising_pages
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> > That is a route you do not want to go. The fr:wikinews is controversial,
> > there has been a lot of agro about it being started in the first place.
> > The Wikinews project as a whole is not beta anymore so consequently the
> > French wikinews is not BETA either.
So when chinese wikinews opens, it won't be beta either, he...
I for one favor the beta-per-language discrimination - because you can *never* know the level of activity.
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