<div dir="ltr"><span id="gmail-docs-internal-guid-b0fd3ee4-c99e-7329-edea-618adf54d49d"><p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">Hello CITAMS!</font></span></p><p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font></span></p><p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">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.</font></span></p><p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font></span></p><p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">all the best,</font></span></p><p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">Aaron</font></span></p><p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font></span></p><p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font></span></p><p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">OpenSym 2017 General Call for Papers</font></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">====================================</font></span></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">OpenSym 2017, the 13th International Symposium on Open Collaboration</font></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">August 23-25, 2017 | Galway, Ireland</font></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Conference Website: </span><a href="http://os2017.opensym.org" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">http://os2017.opensym.org</span></a></font></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">Call for Papers: <a href="http://opensym.lero.ie/cfp/">http://opensym.lero.ie/cfp/</a></font></span></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">About the Conference</font></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">--------------------</font></span></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">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.</font></span></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">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 world.</font></span></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">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.</font></span></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">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.</font></span></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">The research paper submission deadline is April 07, 2017.</font></span></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:4pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">Submission Information and Instructions</font></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:4pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">---------------------------------------</font></span></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">Topics: The conference provides peer-reviewed research tracks on subjects related to open collaboration including:</font></span></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">- Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS)</font></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">- Open Data and Open Science</font></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">- Open Education</font></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">- IT-Driven Open Innovation</font></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">- Open Collaboration Research, esp. Wikis and Social Media</font></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">- Open Policy/Open Government</font></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">- Wikipedia and Wikimedia Research</font></span></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">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.</font></span></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">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.</font></span></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">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</span><a href="http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform/sigchi-paper-format-2016/view" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">ACM SIGCHI paper format</span></a><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">. Reviewing is not double-blind so manuscripts do not need to be anonymized.</span></font></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">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</span><a href="http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform/sigchi-extended-abstracts-format-2016/view" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">ACM SIGCHI templates for extended abstracts</span></a><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">. An example of a poster abstract can be found here. Reviewing is not double-blind so abstracts do not need to be anonymized.</span></font></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Paper Proceedings: OpenSym is held in-cooperation with</span><a href="http://sigweb.org/" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">ACM SIGWEB</span></a><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> and</span><a href="http://sigsoft.org/" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">ACM SIGSOFT</span></a><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> and the conference proceedings will be archived in the</span><a href="http://dl.acm.org/dl.cfm" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">ACM digital library</span></a><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> like all prior editions.</span></font></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">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.</font></span></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">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.</font></span></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">Important Dates</font></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">---------------</font></span></p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">- Submission deadline: April 07, 2017</font></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">- Reviews sent to authors: June 02, 2017</font></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transpar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