OpenSym (WikiSym) 2014: 10th Intl Symp on Open Collaboration (August 2014, Berlin Germany)

Dates: 27-29 August 2014
Location: Berlin, Germany
Deadline for submissions: 20 April 2014

The 10th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym 2014) is the premier conference on open collaboration research, including wiki and social media, Wikipedia, free, libre, and open source software, open data, open access, and IT-driven open innovation research.  OpenSym is the first conference series to bring together the different strands of open collaboration research, seeking to create synergies and inspire new research between computer scientists, social scientists, legal scholars, and everyone interested in understanding open collaboration and how it is changing the world.

OpenSym is held in-cooperation with ACM SIGWEB and ACM SIGSOFT and the conference proceedings will be archived in the ACM digital library like all prior editions.

Research Track Call for Submissions

The conference provides peer-reviewed research tracks on

* Free, libre, and open source software research, chaired jointly by Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona and Gregorio Robles of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

For the call for papers please see

* Open data research, chaired by Ina Schieferdecker of Fraunhofer FOKUS and Free University of Berlin.

For the call for papers please see

* IT-driven open innovation research, chaired by Kathrin Möslein of Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

For the call for papers please see

* Wikipedia research, chaired by Nicolas Jullien of Telecom Bretagne (University).

For the call for papers please see

* Wikis and open collaboration research, chaired by Brent Hecht of University of Minnesota.

For the call for papers please see

Research papers present integrative reviews or original reports of substantive new work: theoretical, empirical, and/or in the design, development and/or deployment of novel concepts, systems, and mechanisms. Research papers will be reviewed by a research track program committee to meet rigorous academic standards of publication. Papers will be reviewed for relevance, conceptual quality, innovation and clarity of presentation.

Each track has its own submission site, which you can find at Please select the appropriate track. Submission deadline is April 20th, 2014.

Authors, whose submitted papers have been accepted for presentation at the conference have a choice of having their paper become part of the official proceedings, archived in the ACM Digital Library, having no publication record at all but only the presentation at the conference. For more information, please see

OpenSym seeks to accommodate the needs of the different research disciplines it draws on.

Doctoral Symposium Call for Submissions

OpenSym seeks to explore the synergies between all strands of open collaboration research. Thus, we will have a doctoral symposium, in which Ph.D. students from different disciplines can present their work and receive feedback from senior faculty and their peers.

The Doctoral Symposium has its own submission site, which you can find at Please select the Doctoral Symposium track. Submission deadline is June 1st, 2014.

Community Track Call for Submissions

OpenSym is also seeking submissions for experience reports (long and short), tutorials, workshops, panels, non-research posters, and demos. Such work accepted for presentation or performance at the conference is considered part of the community track. It will be put into the proceedings in a community track section; authors can opt-out of the publication, as with research papers.

The community track its own submission site, which you can find at Please select the Community track. The first submission deadline is May 7th, 2014. A second submission deadline for late-comers (at the risk of not getting a seat) is June 15th, 2014.

The OpenSym Conference Experience

OpenSym 2014 will be held in Berlin on August 27-29, 2013. Research and community presentations and performances will be accompanied by keynotes, invited speakers, and a social program in one of the most vibrant cities on this planet.

The open space track is a key ingredient of the event that distinguishes OpenSym from other conferences. It is an integral part of the program that makes it easy to talk to other researchers and practitioners and to stretch your imagination and conversations beyond the limits of your own subdiscipline, exposing you to the full breadth of open collaboration research. The open space track is entirely participant-organized, is open for everyone, and requires no submission or review.

The general chair of the conference is Dirk Riehle of Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Feel free to contact us at with any questions you might have.


About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

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