CFP: HICSS Track: Crowdsourcing Content Production and Online Knowledge Repositories

CFP: HICSS Track: Crowdsourcing Content Production and Online Knowledge Repositories
Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 12:00am


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



Pnina Fichman, Indiana University Bloomington ( [Primary Contact]

Noriko Hara, Indiana University Bloomington (

Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University Bloomington (


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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