OpenSym 2018

OpenSym 2018, the 14th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, will take place in Paris (46 Rue Barrault, 75013), France on

August 22-24, 2018

The program chair for this year is Matt Germonprez, Mutual of Omaha Associate Professor
Information Systems College of Information Science & Technology, University of Nebraska Omaha.

All the submissions are done via the EasyChair platform, here:

We will be pleased to welcome, as keynote speakers,

  • Kevin Crowston, Distinguished Professor of Information Science and Associate Dean for Research, Syracuse University School of Information Studies,
  • Ludovic Dubost, founder and CEO of XWiki, recognized in the list of 100 notable French developers by Tariq Krim, in his report regarding the French software developer talents to The (former) French Minister in charge of the digital society, Fleur Pellerin,
  • Taha Yasseri (Oxford Internet Institute), and Aaron Halfaker (Wikipedia Foundation) and Stuart Geiger (UC Berkeley), for a debate regarding the role of the bots in the regulation and improvement of Wikipedia.

We are looking for research submissions as well as industry and community submissions on topics relevant to

  • IT-driven open innovation,
  • open data,
  • open education,
  • open access and open science,
  • collaborative “citizen” science,
  • open law,

In addition to:

  • free/libre/open source software and inner source,
  • wikis and open collaboration, and Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects.

The research paper submission deadline is:

March 15th, 2018

All the submissions are done via the EasyChair platform, here:

PhD students, don’t forget that there is, before the symposium, a doctorial consortium on August, 21st. The OpenSym Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to present and develop their research in an interdisciplinary workshop, facilitated by a panel of senior researchers and peers.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Paris!