[CITAMS] CFP: International Symposium on Open Collaboration (Aug 23-25, 2017)

aaron shaw aaronshaw at northwestern.edu
Mon Mar 13 17:45:25 EDT 2017


Please circulate the CFP below and note that the symposium offers multiple
options for accepted work including archival publication in the conference
proceedings and a "presentation only" option for those wishing to publish
their work elsewhere.

all the best,


OpenSym 2017 General Call for Papers


OpenSym 2017, the 13th International Symposium on Open Collaboration

August 23-25, 2017 | Galway, Ireland

Conference Website: http://os2017.opensym.org

Call for Papers: http://opensym.lero.ie/cfp/

About the Conference


The 13th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym 2017) is
the premier conference on open collaboration research and practice,
including open source, open data, open science, open education, wikis and
related social media, Wikipedia, and IT-driven open innovation research.

OpenSym is the first conference series to bring together the different
strands of open collaboration research and practice, seeking to create
synergies and inspire new collaborations between people from computer
science, information science, social science, humanities, and everyone
interested in understanding open collaboration and how it is changing the

This year’s conference will be held in Galway, Ireland, on August 23-25,
2017. A Doctoral Symposium will take place on August 22, 2017.

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.

The research paper submission deadline is April 07, 2017.

Submission Information and Instructions


Topics: The conference provides peer-reviewed research tracks on subjects
related to open collaboration including:

- Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS)

- Open Data and Open Science

- Open Education

- IT-Driven Open Innovation

- Open Collaboration Research, esp. Wikis and Social Media

- Open Policy/Open Government

- Wikipedia and Wikimedia Research

Paper Presentation: OpenSym 2017 will be organized as a one track
conference in order to emphasize the interdisciplinary character of this
conference and to encourage discussion.

Submission Deadline: The research paper submission deadline is April 7th
2017. Submitted papers should 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 to meet rigorous academic
standards of publication. Papers will be reviewed for relevance, conceptual
quality, innovation and clarity of presentation.

Paper Length: There is no minimum or maximum length for submitted papers.
Rather, reviewers will be instructed to weigh the contribution of a paper
relative to its length. Papers should report research thoroughly but
succinctly: brevity is a virtue. A typical length of a “long research
paper” is 10 pages (formerly the maximum length limit and the limit on
OpenSym tracks), but may be shorter if the contribution can be described
and supported in fewer pages— shorter, more focused papers (called “short
research papers” previously) are encouraged and will be reviewed like any
other paper. While we will review papers longer than 10 pages, the
contribution must warrant the extra length. Reviewers will be instructed to
reject papers whose length is incommensurate with the size of their
contribution. Papers should be formatted in ACM SIGCHI paper format
Reviewing is not double-blind so manuscripts do not need to be anonymized.

Posters: As in previous years, OpenSym will also be hosting a poster
session at the conference. To propose a poster, authors should submit an
extended abstract (not more than 4 pages) describing the content of the
poster which will be published in a non-archival companion proceedings to
the conference. Posters should use the ACM SIGCHI templates for extended
An example of a poster abstract can be found here. Reviewing is not
double-blind so abstracts do not need to be anonymized.

Paper Proceedings: OpenSym is held in-cooperation with ACM SIGWEB
<http://sigweb.org/> and ACM SIGSOFT <http://sigsoft.org/> and the
conference proceedings will be archived in the ACM digital library
<http://dl.acm.org/dl.cfm> like all prior editions.

OpenSym seeks to accommodate the needs of the different research
disciplines it draws on including disciplines with archival conference
proceedings and disciplines where authors usually present at conferences
and publish later. Authors, whose submitted papers have been accepted for
presentation at the conference have a choice of (1) having their paper
become part of the official proceedings, archived in the ACM Digital
Library, or (2) having no publication record at all but only the
presentation at the conference.

Response from authors: For the first time at OpenSym, authors will be given
the opportunity to write a response to their reviews before final decisions
are made. This should be treated as an opportunity to correct any mistakes
or misconceptions in the reviews as well as to propose minor changes that
the authors can make during the two weeks between notification and the
camera-ready deadline.

Important Dates


- Submission deadline: April 07, 2017

- Reviews sent to authors: June 02, 2017

- Response to reviews from authors due: June 30, 2017

- Decision notification: July 07, 2017

- Camera-ready papers due: July 21, 2017

Conference Organization


The general chair of the conference is Lorraine Morgan, Lero (the Irish
Software Research Centre) and Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway. Feel free to
contact us with any questions you might have at info at opensym.org.

The program co-chairs are Claudia Müller-Birn (Freie Universität Berlin)
and Benjamin Mako Hill (University of Washington).
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