CFP: Crowdsourcing Content Production and Online Knowledge Repositories minitrack at HICSS 47

Call for papers for Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 47 mini track on Crowdsourcing Content Production and Online Knowledge Repositories. Minitrack is within the “Digital and Social Media” track. Paper submissions are due June 15, conference held in January 2014. SIG SI’s own Pnina Fichman, Howard Rosenbaum, and Noriko Hara (all of Indiana University) are the minitrack co-chairs. The full CFP follows…

Call for Papers: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 47
Big Island, Hawaii, January 6-9, 2014

Minitrack: Crowdsourcing Content Production and Online Knowledge Repositories
Track: Digital and Social Media

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 communities
  • 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


Important Dates

  • June 15, 2013: Submit full manuscripts
  • Aug 15, 2013: Acceptance Notifications
  • Sept 15, 2013: Submit final (camera-ready) paper
  • Oct 1, 2013: Early Registration fee deadline

Submission guidelines

Follow author instructions on the conference site.

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