University of Maryland

Global and Cross Cultural Aspects of Crowdsourced Content Production and Knowledge Repositories (Due Feb 22, 2013)

December 8th, 2012 by

19th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2013)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
15–17 August 2013

Call for Papers for the mini track on Global and Cross Cultural Aspects of Crowdsourced Content Production and Knowledge Repositories

Track: Global, International, and Cross Cultural Issues in IS (SIGCCRIS)

With the advent of Web 2.0, many crowdsourced content production and repository sites, such as Wikipedia, YouTube, and Yahoo! Answers, are flourishing. Wikipedia, for example, became one of the top ten most popular websites. Many scholars have focused attention on information quality and processes of mass knowledge production, as well as the social aspects of these projects. However, significantly less attention has been given to their global nature. Wikipedia, for example, includes articles in 285 languages, Yahoo! Answers International is available in more than 25 languages, and YouTube in more than 60 languages. This global nature of such knowledge creation and content repository projects offers a rich socio-technical environment to examine international and cross cultural issues online. Previous studies are predisposed to primarily investigate the English version of these repositories, yet there is a need for more cross cultural research. The purpose of this minitrack is to showcase research on knowledge production projects that goes beyond their English versions. The minitrack welcomes both empirical and conceptual work and solicits innovative analysis of international and cross cultural aspects of these projects. We invite papers, research in progress, and panels.

Suggested Topics

Appropriate topics for this minitrack include (but are not limited to):

Global, cross cultural and international issues of crowdsourced content production and repository sites, such as:

  • Wikipedia
  • YouTube
  • Yahoo!Answers
  • TripAdvisor
  •  Amazon Recommendations, and others.

With special interest in:

  • International collaboration and conflict
  • Cross cultural interactions
  • Case studies in any non-English language
  • Comparative and cross cultural studies in more than one language, focusing on content, structures, policies, contributions, interactions, processes, motivations, and challenges

Mini-Track Chairs

Pnina Fichman (
Indiana University

Noriko Hara (
Indiana University

Important Dates

  • January 4, 2013: Manuscript submissions for AMCIS 2013 begin
  • February 22, 2013: Paper submission deadline 11:59PM EST
  • April 22, 2013: Paper acceptance notice
  • May 9, 2013: Camera-ready copy of accepted papers due

Instructions for authors and more information is available at: