Wikipedia Academy: Research and Free Knowledge.
June 29 - July 1 2012, Berlin.
Topics of Interest
Research on Users of and Contributors to Wikipedia
- Diversity among users of and contributors to Wikipedia (e.g. the gender gap)
- Influencing participation by adapting user interfaces in open collaborative settings
- Using information visualisation as information instrument to users and contributors
- Relations and Differences between different Wikipedia language versions
- Differences between and critique of free/open knowledge ideologies
- Regional studies of Wikipedia and free knowledge with global lessons
Sharing Cultures and Practices
- Sharing culture(s) in Wikipedia and other projects of commons-based peer production
- Incentives, innovation and community dynamics in open collaborative peer production
- Wiki theory and wiki practices
Economic and Regulatory Aspects of Free Knowledge
- Economic, regulatory and societal implications of (increased) access to free knowledge
- Different Modes of Governance: Emergence of Order and Coordination in Wikipedia
- The role of licensing decisions for Wikipedia and other collaborative forms of knowledge production
- Wikis and Wikipedia as a research tool
- Analysing Wikipedia as a source of "Big Data"
- Assessing and measuring the quality of Wikipedia articles