I'm not able to attend, but if anyone else is interested in doing so,
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From: Mark Bernstein <bernstein(a)eastgate.com>
Subject: About WikiSym '08
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 16:06:25 -0400
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I'm the Program Chair for WikiSym '08, the Fourth International ACM
Symposium on Wikis.
I'd very much like you to consider writing a paper, a short paper, or
proposing a panel discussion for this year's WikiSym. There's still
plenty of time before the May 3 deadline! And don't overlook the
opportunity for demos — a superb way to introduce new ideas and new
techniques to the best wiki minds and the most active wiki
developers. Posters and demos can be submitted as late as June 11th.
Submissions will be carefully reviewed — I'm very proud of this year's
distinguished program committee -- and I'm looking forward to an
exceptionally strong and exciting program.
call for papers
Porto is a delightful place, ideal for a working conference like
WikiSym: modern, comfortable, interesting, and refreshing. It has
excellent connections with a range of discount air carriers, and it's
a short and easy flight from the East coast of the US and Canada.
We're even planning to take this year's OpenSpace program out into the
city as a WikiWalk, in addition to the exciting new WikiFest event for
starting and cultivating new wikis.
I am especially interested in strengthening ties between wiki
scholarship and practice, and between theoretical work in WIki culture
and business Wiki work. I do hope you and your colleagues will
consider submitting to the program, and I'd be happy to answer any
questions that might arise, or to lend and advice I can.
Finally, if your organization would benefit from building a stronger
and more active wiki community, helping to sponsor scholarly
conferences like ACM WikiSym can give you exceptional leverage. Even
prestigious and selective conferences like WikiSym — sponsored by ACM,
in cooperation with SIGWeb — are run on a shoestring, and sponsorships
of only a few hundred dollars or euros can make a very real
difference, and evoke very real gratitude from the community. Again,
feel free to let me know if you'd like to explore this.
program chair, WikiSym '08
Mark Bernstein bernstein@eastgate,com (617) 924-9044
Eastgate Systems, Inc. http://www.eastgate.com
134 Main St. http://tekka.net/
Watertown MA 02472 USA http://markBernstein.org
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