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Call for Participation

Workshop at COOP 2010 - 9th International Conference on the Design of 
Cooperative Systems

Full day workshop on May, 18, 2010, COOP 2010 conference in 
Aix-en-Provence, France

*Incentives and Motivation for Web-Based Collaboration (Webcentives)*

Social Web and Semantic Web applications are based on large-scale user 
participation. Open Source Software projects (OSS), gaming and other 
online communities are constituted by voluntary engagement of 
contributors, almost self-organized and self-managed. Also large-scale 
intranet applications of business companies and non-governmental 
organizations are increasingly relying on Social/Semantic Web 
technologies and community-building.

The workshop focuses on motivation structures of users to participate in 
(online) communities and to contribute to collaborative content 
creation: What kind of motivation mechanisms, incentives or rewards are 
appropriate to increase the (extrinsic) motivation of users to 
contribute to online communities? What kind of community-support tools 
are successfully designed for fun or motivation for participation?

Contributions to this workshop can include (but are not limited to):

    *  psychological and/or economical studies on motivation and
      incentives for web-based collaboration
    *  ethnographic case studies on participation in online communities
    *  incentives and reward mechanisms in online communities
    *  studies on web-based community-building
    *  theoretical approaches related to motivation and participation
      in online communities
    *  sociability (design) requirements for community tools and
    *  design studies of community platforms
    *  prototypes, demonstrators, show cases of community-support or
      web-based collaboration tools
    *  asf.

/Workshop Design/

Full day workshop on May, 18, 2010 in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Workshop participants will be given the opportunity to present a 
position paper (max. 10 minutes presentation). Main focus of the 
workshop will be discussion of approaches, projects, studies etc. on 
incentives or motivation mechanisms in online communities and for 
web-based collaboration.

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Each workshop participant should prepare a position paper (3-5 pages) 
and send this position paper to the workshop organizers (mailto: 
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April, 15.

It is planned to publish a selection of the best position papers (as 
extended versions) in a workshop report as a Special Issue of the 
International Report on Socio-Informatics (IRSI, see:


Dr. Elena Simperl, Innsbruck University, Austria

Elena Simperl works as a senior researcher at the Semantic Technology 
Institute (STI) Innsbruck at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. She 
holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Free University of Berlin and a 
Diploma in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich. She 
held positions as a research assistant at the Technical University of 
Munich (2002-2003) and the Free University of Berlin (2003-2007) before 
joining STI Innsbruck early 2007. Elena contributed to several European 
and national projects in the field of semantic technologies. She was 
scientific coordinator of the TripCom project, and project manager of 
the NoE Knowledge Web; currently she is acting as coordinator of the 
projects Service Web 3.0 and INSEMTIVES, and as activity leader in the 
project SOA4All. Starting from January, 2010 Elena joined the Institute 
AIFB, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Dr. Roberta Cuel, Trento University, Italy

Roberta Cuel holds a Ph.D. in Organization and Management (University of 
Udine) and is currently Assistant Professor of Organization Studies at 
the Faculty of Economics, University of Trento. Her research interests 
are aimed at discovering the interdependencies between technology and 
organizations, such as the impacts of innovative technologies on teams, 
communities, and organizational models, the study of distributed tools 
and processes that allow organizational learning and knowledge 
management, and knowledge representation systems (such as ontologies, 
classifications, taxonomies) as mechanisms for knowledge reification 
processes. She has written a number of chapters in books, articles in 
international journals, and has served as the PC member for various 
interdisciplinary conferences.

Dr. Markus Rohde, Siegen University, Germany

Markus Rohde studied psychology and sociology at the University of Bonn. 
He got his Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from Roskilde University, 
Denmark. He is working as project manager for the International 
Institute for Socio-Informatics (IISI), Bonn and as research manager for 
community informatics at the Institute for Information Systems and New 
Media at the University of Siegen. Moreover he is editor of the 
political science journal "Forschungsjournal Neue Soziale Bewegungen" 
(New Social Movements). >From 1997 until 2001 he worked as CEO of AGENDA 
CONSULT GmbH and as a consultant for medium-sized enterprises and for 
nonprofit-organizations. His main research interests are community 
computing, computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), human-computer 
interaction, virtual organizations, non-governmental organizations and 
(new) social movements.


Dr. Markus Rohde, Information Systems and New Media, University of 
Siegen, Hoelderlinstr.3, 57068 Siegen, Germany, 
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