[Air-L] Final CFP> HICSS 2014 Minitrack: Crowdsourcing content production and online knowledge repositories

Fichman, Pnina fichman at indiana.edu
Mon Jun 10 09:18:13 PDT 2013

Apologies for cross-posting

HICSS 2014 Minitrack: Crowdsourcing content production and online
knowledge repositories
January 6-9, 2014 Big Island, Hawaii, USA

Track: Digital and social media

We are pleased to invite you to submit a paper to the Crowdsourcing
mini-track for HICSS 2014 taking place at the Hilton Waikoloa on the Big
Island of Hawaii from Jan. 6-9th, 2014.

In line with the track emphasis on promoting digital and
social-media-related research, this minitrack aims to expand the scope
of research in HICSS and bring to the conference researchers interested
in cutting edge topics involving socio-technical issues of mass
knowledge production and crowdsourcing online knowledge repositories. As
various forms of collaboration are enabled (and constrained) by the
affordances available in social media, researchers are investigating a
range of issues including:

1) the diverse ways in which people collaborate to create, manage,
curate and manipulate online content and how these activities affect
digital repositories;
2) how those who manage these repositories are responding to the
dynamics of online co-creation of content;
3) the dynamics of crowdsourced online collaborations and online
communities of practice; and
4) the ways in which we can best describe the socio-technical
interaction networks that facilitate and inhibit mass knowledge production.

In this mini track we are interested in empirical and theoretical work
that addresses these and related socio-technical issues. Papers of
interest will examine communities of online knowledge repositories such
as YouTube, Yahoo!Answers, Wikipedia, and others and may address in this
context topics such as:

. The socio-technical dynamics of crowdsourcing and mass knowledge
production sites
. Vandalism and trolling in online mass knowledge production sites
. Conflict and cooperation in content production sites
. Issues of gender in collaborative content production sites
. Global, cross-cultural and international aspects of content production
and online intercultural collaborations in online content creation
. Managing ethics in online mass knowledge production communities
. Building, maintaining and ending social relationships on online
repositories sites
. Social question answering and collaborative information seeking behaviors
. Challenges and opportunities of digital curation
. Standards and quality of digital content online

Detailed information about the conference can be found here


Information for potential authors can be found here


Due date for submission of full papers is: June 15, 2013

Minitrack organizers

Pnina Fichman
fichman at indina.edu<mailto:fichman at indina.edu>

Noriko Hara
nhara at indiana.edu

Howard Rosenbaum
hrosenba at indiana.edu
Pnina Fichman, Ph.D.
Director, Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics
Associate Professor, School of Informatics and Computing
Affiliated Associate Professor, School of Global and International Studies
901 E. 10th St. Informatics West #301
Indiana University, Bloomington IN 47408
Office: (812) 856-1587 Cell: (812) 322-0219
Web: http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~fichman/

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