Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Call for papers

HICSS 2014 Minitrack: Crowdsourcing content production and online knowledge repositories January 6-9, 2014 Big Island, Hawaii, USA

 Track: Digital and social media

We are pleased to invite you to submit a paper to the Crowdsourcing mini-track for HICSS 2014 taking place at the Hilton Waikoloa on the Big Island of Hawaii from Jan. 6-9th, 2014.

 In line with the track emphasis on promoting digital and social-media-related research, this minitrack aims to expand the scope of research in HICSS and bring to the conference researchers interested in cutting edge topics involving socio-technical issues of mass knowledge production and crowdsourcing online knowledge repositories. As various forms of collaboration are enabled (and constrained) by the affordances available in social media, researchers are investigating a range of issues including:

1) the diverse ways in which people collaborate to create, manage, curate and manipulate online content and how these activities affect digital repositories;

2) how those who manage these repositories are responding to the dynamics of online co-creation of content;

3) the dynamics of crowdsourced online collaborations and online communities of practice; and

4) the ways in which we can best describe the socio-technical interaction networks that facilitate and inhibit mass knowledge production.

In this mini track we are interested in empirical and theoretical work that addresses these and related socio-technical issues. Papers of interest will examine communities of online knowledge repositories such as YouTube, Yahoo!Answers, Wikipedia, and others and may address in this context topics such as:

. The socio-technical dynamics of crowdsourcing and mass knowledge production sites . Vandalism and trolling in online mass knowledge production sites . Conflict and cooperation in content production sites . Issues of gender in collaborative content production sites . Global, cross-cultural and international aspects of content production and online intercultural collaborations in online content creation communities . Managing ethics in online mass knowledge production communities . Building, maintaining and ending social relationships on online repositories sites . Social question answering and collaborative information seeking behaviors . Challenges and opportunities of digital curation . Standards and quality of digital content online

Detailed information about the conference can be found here

Information for potential authors can be found here


Due date for submission of full papers is: June 15, 2013

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