Call for papers

Wikipedia, a Social Pedia: Research Challenges and Opportunities
(Workshop co-located with ICWSM 2015)

May 26, 2015
Oxford, UK

Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites on the Web, a main source of knowledge for a large fraction of Internet users, and, in the light of its collaborative nature, an inherently social medium. Therefore, and since not only all content but also many activity logs are available to the public, Wikipedia has become an important object of study for researchers across many subfields of the computational and social sciences, such as social-network analysis, social psychology, education, anthropology, political science, human–computer interaction, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and natural-language processing.

This workshop is a venue for all researchers exploring social aspects of Wikipedia. The workshop will feature high-profile speakers from academia and the Wikimedia Foundation and aims to create a forum where participants can connect both among each other and with researchers at the Wikimedia Foundation.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Papers should be 2 to 8 pages long and will be published on the workshop webpage and in a AAAI technical report. (The tech report is non-archival, so the authors are free to submit their work to other venues; inclusion in the tech report is optional). Also, authors whose papers are accepted to the workshop will have the opportunity to participate in a poster session.

We especially encourage the submission of preliminary work in the form of extended abstracts.

Paper submission

Papers should be formatted according to AAAI formatting guidelines.

Please submit your paper on the EasyChair submission site by Tue, March 24, 2015 Tue, March 31, 2015, 23:59 AoE.

Key dates

Paper submission - Tue, March 24, 2015 Extended till Tue, March 31, 2015 (end of day anywhere on Earth)

Author notification - Tue, March 31, 2015 Sat, April 4, 2015

Workshop - Tue, May 26, 2015