Wikisym doctoral research consortium

In this project, funded in part by a National Science Foundation award, UMSI Associate Professor of Information Cliff Lampe served as the chair of the 2012 Wikisym, a gathering for students and faculty interested in discussing how to use technologies like Wikis to support, develop, and change collaboration and collective action.

Start date: 6/1/2012
End date: 5/31/2013

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Wikisym is a leading conference in understanding how individuals, groups, organizations and society can use information and communication technology to enable novel and meaningful collaboration and collective action.  Researchers and practitioners from all over the world have gathered together in these meetings to discuss and display their insights into this important area of inquiry.

Lampe served as the chair for the 2012 conference held in Linz, Austria. The doctoral symposium participants, chosen from a wide range of disciplines, presented papers and posters related to open collaboration and received feedback from their peers and a panel of experienced researchers and practitioners. The experience was designed to strengthen and sharpen the research focus of the candidates and provide growth opportunities for graduate students. 

For more information about the Wikisym conferences and future symposiums, please visit the organization’s site here.


Workshop: Wikisym 2012 Doctoral Research Consortium, National Science Foundation: $16,005


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