[Foundation-l] [Wikimania-l] Call for Participation - Wikimania 2012

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On 18 January 2012 17:07, Tiffany Smith <tiffany.lmb.smith at gmail.com> wrote:

> Call for Participation - Wikimania 2012
> To submit a proposal, visit:
> http://wikimania2012.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions
> Important Dates
> Deadline for submitting proposals: 18 March 2012
> Notification of acceptance: 8 April 2012
> Overview
> Wikimania conferences provide unique opportunities for the wiki
> community and its sister projects (including Wikipedia, Wikibooks,
> Wikinews, Wiktionary, Wikispecies, Wikimedia Commons, and Wikimedia)
> to come together, share their common goals, and develop better ways to
> work together on an international level. The Wikimania 2012 program
> structure is designed to create multiple opportunities for conference
> participants to actively engage with the subject matter, the
> environment, and, most importantly, each other. Washington, D.C, can
> play an important role in Wikimania 2012 as a locale that gathers
> interest in government, culture, media, and academia around the
> general goals of the Wikimania conference series.
> In accordance with these goals and themes, the program will include
> traditional conference offerings such as paper presentations,
> tutorials, panels, and poster sessions; provide lounge space and
> breaks throughout for participants to gather; and innovate with an
> unconference day for attendees to design their own schedule and
> participation around common interests. Submissions will be reviewed
> and selected in advance by the program committee. Attendees are
> welcome to present in the open space track of the conference,
> regardless of whether their submitted presentations were accepted.
> The eigth annual Wikimania will be held between 12th and 14th July,
> 2012 in Washington D.C. For more information, please visit the main
> site.
> Presentation length
> Due to the extensive amount of program submissions received in the
> previous years, we request your presentation be a maximum of 25
> minutes, including time for questions. You may request more time,
> though shorter individual presentations are more likely to be
> accepted.
> This does not apply for keynote speakers, panels, or workshops. 70
> minute presentations must be submitted either as panel presentations
> to include at least three presenters or as workshops with a clear
> lesson plan.
> Tracks
> Tracks are used by Wikimania to organize submissions and diversify
> audiences so that presentations of competing interest do not have time
> conflicts. Five tracks are proposed:
> Wikis and the Public Sector
> The Washington, DC, location for Wikimania 2012 provides a special
> opportunity for those working in the social good, policy, government,
> nonprofit, and disaster response arenas to share their experience with
> collaboration on a local, national, or international level. Wikis and
> complementary technologies are proving to be critical in times of
> crisis and in ongoing work with citizen participation in government,
> as well as in long-term goals for education, public policy, social
> entrepreneurship, and development in the global south and throughout
> the world. This track will explore the ways that Wikimedia projects
> and related activities can be used to support citizens worldwide.
> GLAM: Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums
> This track aims to support current outreach to Galleries, Libraries,
> Archives, and Museums and build enthusiasm for continued work in this
> area. Presentations and panels will demonstrate effective outreach
> techniques and results from ongoing activities as well as envision the
> future path for these efforts. Topics of particular interest to this
> track may include: wiki technology as a tool for cultural
> preservation; use of wikis by museums and libraries for information
> management for the public good; legal and copyright issues; use of
> content in GLAM projects, education, journalism and research;
> conflicts between different laws that apply to the same wiki system
> simultaneously. This track may also incorporate “field trips” before,
> after, or during the evenings of the conference to visit Washington,
> D.C., organizations.
> WikiCulture and Community
> Why do people contribute to Wikimedia projects? How might the
> community grow and expand while retaining its inherent cultural ethos?
> This track will explore the sociology of wiki culture and community
> and provide a forum for practitioners and researchers to share
> insights and best practices for community management, engagement,
> participation, and conflict resolution. The assessment of different
> wiki cultures and demonstration of clashes and effects of those
> interactions between wiki communities and chapters is relevant to this
> track. A special focus will be a discussion of gaps between different
> community groups, most notably related to gender and age; within this
> context, submissions related to female and teenage participation,
> representative roles within the community, and the use of wikis as a
> tool for different gender and age group dialogues, are strongly
> encouraged.
> Research, Analysis, and Education
> The scope of research and analysis on wikis has grown significantly in
> recent years, and wikis are rapidly being introduced to educational
> institutions in the course of teaching and more formally through the
> Campus Ambassador Program. The scholarly atmosphere of the selected
> venue creates a special opportunity for researchers working in this
> area to present papers and panels to a well-informed audience.
> Subjects associated with the research component of this track can
> include a diverse range of topics including: technical development,
> philosophy and the humanities, communications, community management
> and collaboration, information science, and a broad range of other
> areas. The practitioner side of this track can include: expert
> participation and inviting expert contributions; Wikiversity and other
> higher education wikis; wiki sources deployed and implemented in
> academia and research practice; approaches to the improvement of
> collaboration in research institutions and universities; and
> contribution to content quality, among other areas.
> Technology and Infrastructure
> Technology and infrastructure play essential roles in the success of
> Wikimedia projects and other uses of wiki technology. This track will
> incorporate research and practice to showcase technology applications
> and theories, demonstrate new uses of existing and evolving
> technologies, and focus on applying technologies to meet user needs
> and improve the overall user experience. Issues and areas particularly
> of note in this track include: OTRS, MediaWiki development, semantic
> wikis, wiki-based Augmented Reality (AR), the use of QR codes,
> Wikipedia on mobile devices, Wikipedia offline, User Interface Design,
> WikiLove, Liquid Thread and related technical focus points.
> Lounge Space Presentations
> All proposals and presentations will be welcome in the Lounge space of
> the conference, whether or not they are accepted in this initial
> process.
> If you have any questions, please contact:
> Tiffany Smith
> Program Committee Chair, Wikimania 2012
> tiffany.lmb.smith at gmail.com
> Thank you very much for your consideration, and we look forward to
> seeing you at Wikimania 2012 in Washington, DC.
> http://wikimania2012.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions
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