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Special issue on open collaboration and wiki research

Andrea Forte
Hi all, Cliff Lampe and I have been working with Barry Wellman to
create a special issue of American Behavioral Scientist on Open
Collaboration and Wiki Research.

Here's the CfP!
- Andrea


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Special Issue on Open Collaboration and Wiki Research
American Behavioral Scientist

Editors: Andrea Forte, Cliff Lampe, Barry Wellman

In the past decade, the popularization of open collaboration tools
have led to innovation and disruption of established processes in
nearly every dimension of social life. Phenomena like transparency in
governance, citizen journalism, open source, open content production,
crowdsourcing and distributed innovation have captured the attention
of scholars from diverse fields. Although Wikipedia made it a
household term, in popular press, the term “wiki” has come to
represent a much broader range of ideas than an editable web page.

We invite paper submissions that examine diverse aspects of open
collaboration. By open collaboration we mean the development of novel
social structures supported by technologies including wikis and other
content management systems that allow people to share and build
content. The intent of this special issue is to showcase cutting edge
research on how open collaboration is organized and how systems that
support it are designed, implemented and used in a variety of task
contexts. We encourage submissions from diverse disciplines that study
social systems, culture and technology.

Suggestions for submission topics include but are not limited to:

 * Social structure and organization of open collaborations
 * Motivation and incentive to participate
 * Technical features of systems that support collaboration
 * The use of reputation and rating in open collaboration systems
 * The impact of open collaboration on
       - education and learning
       - scientific collaboration
       - journalism
       - government
       - business
       - knowledge management

American Behavioral Scientist (ABS) is a monthly, peer-reviewed
journal that provides in-depth perspectives on contemporary topics
throughout the social and behavioral sciences. Each issue offers
comprehensive analysis of a single topic, examining
inter-disciplinary, important, and diverse arenas.

Abstracts Due: Dec 15, 2011
Invitations to Submit: Jan 5
Papers Due: Mar 31
Notification: May 1

****Please email abstract submissions to [hidden email], subject: ABS
Wiki Research***

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