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CFP: Crowdsourcing Content Production and Online Knowledge Repositories minitrack at 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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