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Wikimania accepting papers
Thursday February 17th 2005, 8:30 am
Filed under: international

Wikimania is now accepting submissions of papers on a variety of subjects.

Everyone within and outside of Wikipedia are invited to suggest panel
discussions they would like to see, submit abstracts for lectures and
workshops, and submit abstracts for brief papers or posters they would
like to present. The audience will consist primarily of active
Wikimedia users from all over the world.

Topics should contribute to Wikimedia’s projects and its goals.
Original research is not needed but welcome.  Wikimania is meant
to be a social event as well as an academic conference, so be bold in
your submissions.  Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

Wiki culture

* Research into wiki culture (philosophy & sociology)

* Criticism of the efficacy of wiki collaboration and communities

Wiki projects and tools

* Succesful subprojects on your favorite Wikipedia

* Existing or proposed wiki projects, and their parallels in the non-wiki world

* Ways to enhance or integrate existing projects and their communities

* New wiki software and interfaces

* Corporate wikis,

Free culture

* Free knowledge, free licensing, and its applications

* Universal access, automatic conversion between formats, fonts, and languages

* Preservation and distribution of knowledge and cultural information


* Collaborative writing and research

* Collective intelligence, “excellence from mediocrity”

* Tools for better-nuanced / more immediate collaborative feedback


* Multilingual interaction, related translation issues

* Integration of international perspectives; similar global projects

* Linguistic projects; uses of our multilingual corpus

* Preservation of minority languages

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