WikiSym + OpenSym 2013 is the 2013 Joint International Symposium on Open Collaboration, a conference for and by researchers and practitioners of open collaboration, scheduled to take place in Hong Kong on Aug 5-7, 2013.
Open collaboration is collaboration that is egalitarian (everyone can join, no principled or artificial barriers to participation exist), meritocratic (decisions and status are merit-based rather than imposed) and self-organizing (processes adapt to people rather than people adapt to pre-defined processes).
WS+OS 2013 will have multiple research tracks on different open collaboration disciplines, including
open access, open data and open government (call for submissions/papers), free, libre, and open source software (call for submissions/papers), open collaboration (wikis and related social media) (call for submissions/papers), and Wikipedia (and related projects) (call for submissions/papers). WS+OS 2013 will bring these tracks together under one conference umbrella using the concept of open space, a meeting facilitation method used to bring out the synergies between these different open collaboration strands.
We are currently accepting submissions. Learn more about the calls for submissions.
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