2004

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This is a list of 0 events celebrated and 17 publications published in 2004.

Events



Publications

Title Author(s) Keyword(s) Published in Language Abstract R C
A wiki-wiki way to work ABA Journal English 0 1
Extending the Wiki Paradigm for Use in the Classroom Chien-min Wang
David Turner
Social computing applications wiki
Collaborative educational environments
Social user interfaces
ITCC English 5 4
In praise of tweaking: a wiki-like programming contest Ned Gulley English 0 0
Lexical Authorities in an Encyclopedic Corpus: a Case Study with Wikipedia. Bellomi F.
Bonato R.
Link-mining
Wikipedia
Paper presented at the International Colloquium on ‘Word structure and lexical systems: models and applications’, December 16 - 18, 2004, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy. 0 0
Negotiating access within Wiki: a system to construct and maintain a taxonomy of access rules Andrew L. Burrow HYPERTEXT English A wiki hypertext is typically accessible and editable by all. While this removes impediments to collaboration, it often deters participants who would rather incubate ideas before bringing them to the group. This is especially the case where creative ideas are at stake. Creating additional wikis with restricted access is a costly solution: it requires participants to distinguish between and navigate between wikis; it requires administrators to construct wikis and their access rules; and it does not account for the movement of content from private to public. In this paper, we describe a system that augments the hypertext in order to solve these problems. This system automatically creates and maintains access rules in response to browsing and editing of the wiki hypertext. In doing so, it improves the targeting of documents in the hypertext, and identifies significant collections of documents and participants. 0 1
Open problems wiki Marcus Raitner GD English This project was inspired by the last year’s paper on Selected Open Problems in Graph Drawing by Brandenburg et al. (Proc. 11th GD. Vol. 2919 of LNCS. (2003) 515–539). While being a very good start, a paper is inherently static and will become out-dated. For dynamic content, what open problems (hopefully) are, a web-site is more appropriate. Keeping such a site up-to-date, however, is time consuming and requires good knowledge of recent work. In projects like the free encyclopedia Wikipedia these obstacles are overcome with a collaborative approach: everyone is allowed, and even requested, to contribute his knowledge to the site. The Open Problems Wiki makes use of this paradigm to provide a forum for collecting open problems in graph drawing. 0 0
Scaki - The Scaffolding Wiki Alejandro Fernandez DEXA English Support for documenting and managing work processes is valuable for any distributed software development team. Existing tools for process documentation and enactment are complex and expensive. Scaffolding is a simple approach to describe practices. WikiWikiWeb is a simple and inexpensive collaborative publication tool. This paper proposes extensions to exploit the simplicity of WikiWikiWeb to create and tailor scaffoldings of work processes that can be enacted. 0 0
Studying cooperation and conflict between authors with history flow visualizations Fernanda B. Viégas
Martin Wattenberg
Kushal Dave
Wiki
Revision history
Visualisation
Collaboration
Document
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems English The Internet has fostered an unconventional and powerful style of collaboration: “wiki” web sites, where every visitor has the power to become an editor. In this paper we investigate the dynamics of Wikipedia, a prominent, thriving wiki. We make three contributions. First, we introduce a new exploratory data analysis tool, the history flow visualization, which is effective in revealing patterns within the wiki context and which we believe will be useful in other collaborative situations as well. Second, we discuss several collaboration patterns highlighted by this visualization tool and corroborate them with statistical analysis. Third, we discuss the implications of these patterns for the design and governance of online collaborative social spaces. We focus on the relevance of authorship, the value of community surveillance in ameliorating antisocial behavior, and how authors with competing perspectives negotiate their differences. 3 23
TWiki as a platform for collaborative software development management Radziwill N.M.
Shelton A.L.
Document management
Project management
Software development
Software engineering
Wiki
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering English The software development process in Green Bank is managed in six-week development cycles, where two cycles fall within one quarter. Each cycle, a Plan of Record is devised which outlines the team's commitments, deliverables, technical leads and scientific sponsors. To be productive and efficient, the team must not only be able to track its progress towards meeting commitments, but also to communicate and circulate the information that will help it meet its goals effectively. In the early summer of 2003, the Software Development Division installed a wiki web site using the TWiki product to improve the effectiveness of the team. Wiki sites contain web pages that are maintainable using a web interface by anyone who becomes a registered user of the site. Because the site naturally supports group involvement, the Plan of Record on the wiki now serves as the central dashboard for project tracking each development cycle. As an example of how the wiki improves productivity, software documentation is now tracked as evidence of the software deliverable. Written status reports are thus not required when the Plan of Record and associated wiki pages are kept up to date. The wiki approach has been quite successful in Green Bank for document management as well as software development management, and has rapidly extended beyond the bounds of the software development group for information management. 0 0
Teaching and learning online with wikis Augur
Naomi
Ruth Raitman
Wanlei Zhou
Wiki
Teaching
21st Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Perth, Australia: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE). (5th-8th Dec 2004). 95-104. Wikis are fully editable websites; any user can read or add content to a wiki site. This functionality means that wikis are an excellent tool for collaboration in an online environment. This paper presents wikis as a useful tool for facilitating online education. Basic wiki functionality is outlined and different wikis are reviewed to highlight the features that make them a valuable technology for teaching and learning online. Finally, the paper discuses a wiki project underway at Deakin University. This project uses a wiki to host an icebreaker exercise which aims to facilitate ongoing interaction between members of online learning groups. Wiki projects undertaken in America are outlined and future wiki research plans are also discussed. These wiki projects illustrate how e-learning practitioners can and are moving beyond their comfort zone by using wikis to enhance the process of teaching and learning online. 0 4
Towards Emancipatory Use of a Medium: The Wiki. Anja Ebersbach
Markus Glaser
9
Natural language
User Interfaces
Hypertext
Hypermedia
Theory and models; Computer-supported cooperative work; Asynchronous interaction; Web-based interaction
International Journal of Information Ethics, 11 The paper discusses it as one of the main examples. Despite not mentioning Wikipedia in title or abstract With the rapid growth of the Internet in the 1990ies due to the WWW, many people’s hopes were raised that the spirit of egality, the emancipatory power of the medium then, would be brought to the masses. With the increasing commercialization, the net became and is becoming more and more a one-way medium for advertising. Against this development, a new form of web pages has emerged and is becoming increasingly popular: the Wiki. Its distinctive feature is that any web page can be edited by anyone. Participants attribute the success to this openness and to the resulting collective production of content. In his 1970 article “Constituents of a theory of the media”, Enzensberger developed a list of seven criteria that qualify, in his opinion, the use of a medium as emancipatory. These are used to investigate the question: Can wikis be thought of as a new form of emancipatory use of the medium? 0 0
Visual query interfaces for wiki's and blogs Troy Gardner SIGGRAPH English 0 0
Wide Open Spaces: Wikis, Ready or Not Brian Lamb Educause English 0 3
Wiki: A Technology for Conversational Knowledge Management and Group Collaboration. Christian Wagner 16
Wiki
Knowledge management
Conversational knowledgemanagement
Weblog
Groupware
Group decision support system
Communications of the Association of Information Systems March 2004 The paper discusses it as one of the main examples. Despite not mentioning Wikipedia in title or abstract Wikis (from wikiwiki, meaning “fast” in Hawaiian) are a promising new technology that supports “conversational” knowledge creation and sharing. A Wiki is a collaboratively created and iteratively improved set of web pages, together with the software that manages the web pages. Because of their unique way of creating and managing knowledge, Wikis combine the best elements of earlier conversational knowledge management technologies, while avoiding many of their disadvantages. This article introduces Wiki technology, the behavioral and organizational implications of Wiki use, and Wiki applicability as groupware and help system software. The article concludes that organizations willing to embrace the “Wiki way” with collaborative, conversational knowledge management systems, may enjoy better than linear knowledge growth while being able to satisfy ad-hoc, distributed knowledge needs. 0 0
Wikipedia as Participatory Journalism: Reliable Sources? Metrics for evaluating collaborative media as a news resource Andrew Lih Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Online Journalism English Wikipedia is an Internet-based, user contributed encyclopedia that is collaboratively edited, and utilizes the wiki concept – the idea that any user on the Internet can change any page within the Web site, even anonymously. Paradoxically, this seemingly chaotic process has created a highly regarded reference on the Internet. Wikipedia has emerged as the largest example of participatory journalism to date – facilitating many-to-many communication among users editing articles, all working towards maintaining a neutral point of view — Wikipedia’s mantra. This study examines the growth of Wikipedia and analyzes the crucial technologies and community policies that have enabled the project to prosper. It also analyzes Wikipedia’s articles that have been cited in the news media, and establishes a set of metrics based on established encyclopedia taxonomies and analyzes the trends in Wikipedia being used as a source. 1 18
Wikipedia: it's wicked: here's an example of the Internet as it should be: a font of constantly updated knowledge--available for free Jeremy Wagstaff Far Eastern Economic Review Discusses online encyclopedia, probably the largest ever collatorative effort on the Internet, available at www.wikipedia.org; comparison with other online encyclopedias. 0 0
Wikipédia - Une encyclopédie libre, gratuite et écrite coopérativement Alain Caraco Bulletin des bibliothèques de France French Collection encyclopédique elle-même, la bibliothèque publique est depuis toujours un lieu de consultation des encyclopédies. Wikipédia est une encyclopédie libre, gratuite et écrite coopérativement. À première vue, ce projet paraît nettement utopiste, voire critiquable. Pourtant, international et multilingue, il fonctionne et connaît une croissance rapide. Il utilise la technologie Wiki et est publié sous licence de documentation libre. D'ici quelques années, voire quelques mois, Wikipédia pourrait avoir une place importante dans les bibliothèques. Les bibliothécaires francophones pourraient l'améliorer en y contribuant. 0 3