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WHEN

June 9-11, 2021

WHERE

Online

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#KnowledgeCommons

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ACCESS RECORDED CONFERENCE MATERIAL:
Until December 31, 2021

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
May 1, 2021

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION:
May 15, 2021

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
June 1, 2021

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Welcome to the

IASC 2021 Knowledge Commons Virtual Conference

Aim & Scope

The virtual conference, a 3-day meeting with pre-recorded and live events, will address problems defined by knowledge systems, including innovation spaces, digital resources like Wikipedia and Stack exchange, open-source software development, the future of science and education, the archival of existing knowledge, cultural commons and citizen science.
What are the opportunities (low costs of sharing and reproduction, collaboration, access) and challenges (privacy, security, freeriding, inequality, incentives, manipulation, artificial intelligence biases, exclusion, trust)? Finally, in the era of the most serious global pandemic in over a century, how can Knowledge Commons help to address the consequences of COVID-19? 

We anticipate four overarching

Themes

Cultural Commons, Commons-Based Peer Production, Open Science, Open Education, online communities, Intellectual Property, genetic information, indigenous knowledge, etc.

trust in information (fake news), privacy, inequality in access to information, etc.

Open Covid Pledge, vaccine development and production, patient groups, data sharing etc.

Types of

Contributions

We welcome different kinds of contributions:

Live webinars are focused on debates and discussions, not presentations, and last one hour.

of 10 minutes, and presenters can indicate whether they want to participate in a webinar with presenters of similar topics. We allow for presentations in Spanish, French or Mandarin, besides English.  The audience will be able to access the videos with subtitles. The discussion forum on the talks will be in English only.

An individual presentation is a pre-recorded video. Participants asynchronously interact with the presenter on the presentation in the comment section.

such as tutorial, interview, short film, …

Online Conference

No hassle, costs, or carbon emissions from traveling. Attend the entire conference safely from home.

Three Days

Three days packed with prerecorded sessions and live events.

Meetup and Network

Interact with your peers during networking events.

Schedule

Important Dates

May 1, 2021

Deadline for abstract submission

May 1, 2021
May 15, 2021

Notification on acceptance/rejection

May 15, 2021
June 1, 2021

Deadline for pre-recorded video submission

June 1, 2021
June 9-11, 2021

Event dates

June 9-11, 2021

ATTENDANCE

Costs

This virtual conference is accessible for small fees to cover the costs of the implementation of the meetings. All presenters will have to be or become IASC members. IASC members pay 10 dollars to attend the virtual conference live. All conference material will be available to IASC members after the conference. If you are not an IASC member, you can easily register here. Non-IASC members can attend the conference for a fee of 50 dollars. Dependent on sponsoring, waivers are available for early-career scholars and practitioners from the global south.

IASC Members
$ 10
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Non-Members
$ 50
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Meet The Team

Co-Chairs

Melanie Dulong de Rosnay

Associate Research Professor, Center for Internet and Society, French National Center for Scientific Research

Marco A. Janssen

Professor in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University, USA, IASC Past-President and Chair of IASC 2021

Charlie Schweik

Professor at the Schools of Public Policy and Earth and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA, IASC Knowledge Commons Coordinator

Steering Committee

Shun-Ling Chen

Associate Research Professor, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica in Taipei

Janice Figueiredo

P2P Foundation

Seth Frey

Assistant Professor Department of Communication, University of California Davis, USA

Michael Madison

Professor at the School of Law, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Jason Potts

Professor of Economics at the Blockchain Innovation Hub, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

Flavia Guerrieri

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Germany

Our

Event Sponsors

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EXPLORE OUR

Live Events Program

All times are in Arizona time (UTC -7). Last program update 6/4/2021.

TIME (UTC-7) WEDNESDAY, June 9 THURSDAY, June 10 FRIDAY, June 11
4:00 a.m.

4:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
Panel 6 – Indigenous Knowledge Commons

Moderator: Shun-Ling Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Panelists: Edgardo Civallero, Charles Darwin Foundation, Ecuador; Petra Benyei, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain; Sohini Chanda, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India; Rebecca Fan, Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Taiwan; Arcelia González, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco, Mexico.

5:00 a.m.

5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
Opening Session – The Role of Knowledge Commons and Knowledge Commoning in Addressing Global Crises

Moderators: Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, CNRS, Center for Internet and Society (CIS), France and Charlie Schweik, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Panelists: Angie Raymond, Indiana University, USA and Balázs Bodó, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
Special Session 5 – Book Launch "Governing Markets as Knowledge Commons"

Moderators: Erwin Dekker, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands and Pavel Kuchar, University of Bristol, UK

Panelists: Yugank Goyal, O.P. Jindal Global University, India; Michelle Albert Vachris, Virginia Wesleyan University, USA; Arjo Klamer, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherland; Terence Kealey, University of Birmingham, UK.

6:00 a.m.

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Special Session 1 – Applying the principles of knowledge commons governance in practical frameworks for community-driven stewardship of digital resources

Moderators: Greg Bloom, Indiana University, USA and Anouk Ruhaak, Mozilla Fellow, Germany

Panelists: Javier Luis Cánovas Izquierdo, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain and Georg Link, Bitergia, USA

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Special Session 4 – Computational Representations of Commons Institutions

Moderators: Divya Siddarth, Microsoft, USA and Seth Frey, University of California Davis, USA

Panelists: Jenny Fan, University of Washington, USA; Joseph Seering, Stanford University, USA; Philipp Zahn, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Panel 7 – Intellectual Property and Biological Knowledge Commons

Moderator: Michael Madison, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Panelists: Camilie Meyer, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Stefanie Sievers-Glotzbach, University of Olderburg, Germany; Paul Dunshirn, University of Vienna, Austria; Janis Geary, Arizona State University, USA; Manuel Chávez-Angeles, Universidad de la Sierra Sur, Mexico; Tyng-Ruey Chuang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

7:00 a.m.

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Webinar Panel 1 – Public data driven decision making and Open Data governance

Moderators: Angie Raymond, Indiana University, USA and Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, CNRS, Center for Internet and Society (CIS), France

Panelists: Isak Nti Asare, Indiana University, USA; Hiller Janine, Virginia Tech, USA; Sébastien Shulz, Paris-Est University, France; Renata Avila, <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms, Guatemala.

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Webinar Panel 5 – Designing data trusts as knowledge commons

Moderator: Justin Sacks, Lancaster University, UK

Panelists: Naomi Jacobs, Lancaster University, UK; Simon Gough, Ravensbourne University, UK; John Willshire, Smithery, UK.

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Special Session 6 – Online communities: Engineering Self-Governing Online Commons

Moderators: Shauna Gordon-McKeon, USA and Seth Frey, University of California Davis, USA

Panelists: Miriam Ashton, Metagov, USA; Shagun Jhaver, University of Washington, USA; Nathan Schneider, University of Colorado Boulder, USA; Joshua Tan, University of Oxford, UK; Amy Zhang, University of Washington, USA.

8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Panel 1 – Data, Governance and Knowledge Commons

Moderator: Marco Janssen, Arizona State University, USA

Panelists: Jef Ausloos, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; Salla Rantala, Finish Environmental Institute, Finland; Cristiana Sappa, Iéseg School of Management, France; Janis Geary, Arizona State University, USA; Greg Bloom, Indiana University, USA; Deborah Thomas, Foundation for Ecological Security, India; Sandra De Iaco, Università del Salento, Italy; Zarinah Agnew, District Commons, USA.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Panel 3 – Community Based Peer Production and Education

Moderator: Marco Janssen, Arizona State University, USA

Panelists: Alekos Pantazis, TalTech, Greece; Antoine Henry, Université de Lille, France; Simon Grant, Belgium; Sarah Hutton, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA; Hazal Baytok, Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, France.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Panel 8 – Knowledge Commons and the Environment

Moderator: Flavia Guerrieri, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Panelists: Anastasia Gotgelf, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany; Anwesha Mohanty, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani - Hyderabad campus, India; Sylvaine Lemeilleur, CIRAD, France; Stephane Fournier, University of Montpellier, France; Ulan Kasymov, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany.

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Panel 2 – Knowledge Commons Puzzles and Theoretical Challenges

Moderator: Charlie Schweik, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Panelists: Brian Frye, University of Kentucky, USA; Alek Tarkowski, Open Future Foundation, Poland; Vasilis Niaros, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain; Balázs Bodó, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; Shauna Gordon-McKeon, USA.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Break

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Webinar Panel 8 – Open Integrated Modeling of Human-Natural Systems

Moderators: Marco Janssen, Arizona State University, USA and Michael Barton, Arizona State University, USA

Panelists: Yolanda Gil, University of Southern California, USA; Jerad Bales, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc., USA; Alex Ruane, NASA, USA; Leslie Hsu, US Geological Survey, USA; Natalie Meyers, University of Notre Dame, USA.

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Webinar Panel 2 – Designing a Knowledge Commons - Before, During, and After a Pandemic

Moderator: Nate Wade, Arizona State University, USA

Panelists: Mara Aspinall, Arizona State University, USA; Jonathan Quick, The Rockefeller Foundation, USA; Genya Dana, World Economic Forum, USA.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Networking Event

Meet with other participants on our Wonder.me space

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Break
11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Special Session 2 – Investigating Self-Governing Online Commons

Moderators: Jenny Fan, Harvard University, USA and Seth Frey, University of California Davis, USA

Panelists: Benjamin Mako Hill, University of Washington, USA; Divya Siddarth, Microsoft Office, USA; Brian Keegan, Colorado University Boulder, USA; Jeremy Foote, Purdue University, USA.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Webinar Panel 6 – The Open COVID Pledge: Lessons for the Next Public Health Crisis

Moderator: Jorge Contreras, University of Utah, USA

Panelists: Diane Peters, Kickstarter, USA; Isabella Fu, Microsoft, USA; Alexander James Phillips, Center of Complex Interventions, USA.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Special Session 7 – OSS Incubators

Moderator: Brenda Bushouse, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Panelists: Vladimir Filkov, University of California Davis, USA; Seth Frey, University of California Davis, USA; Charlie Schweik, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA; Curtis Atkisson, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA; Likang Yin, University of California Davis, USA; Mahasweta Chakraborti, University of California Davis, USA; Anamika Sen, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA.

12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Webinar Panel 3 – Building on the GKC Framework: Goals and Strategies

Moderator: Michael Madison, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Panelists: Brett Frischmann, Villanova University, USA; Katherine Strandburg, New York University, USA; Madelyn Sanfilippo, University of Illinois, USA.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Webinar Panel 7 – Book Launch Discussion of "Governing Privacy in Knowledge Commons"

Moderator: Madelyn Sanfilippo, University of Illinois, USA

Panelists: Katherine Strandburg, New York University, USA; Brett Frischmann, Villanova University, USA; Michael Madison, University of Pittsburgh, USA.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closing Session

Moderator: Marco Janssen, Arizona State University, USA

Panelists: Seth Frey, University of California Davis, USA; Flavia Guerrier, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; Jason Potts, RMIT University, Australia.

1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Networking Event

Meet with other participants on our Wonder.me space








1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Break
2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Special Session 3 – Are Blockchain Commons Actually a Commons?

Moderators: Seth Frey, University of California Davis, USA and Jeff Emmett, Commons Stack, Canada

Panelists: Michael Zargham, BlockScience, USA; Kelsie Nabben, RMIT, Australia; Felix Fritsch, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy; Primavera de Filippi, CNRS, France.

3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Break
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11:00 p.m.

11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Networking Event

Meet with other participants on our Wonder.me space

11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Panel 4 – Peer production and organization

Moderator: Jason Potts, RMIT University, Australia

Panelists: Pascal Carpentier, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands; Alex Pazaitis, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; Tabrez Ebrahim, California Western School of Law, USA; Paul Matthews, University of the West of England, UK; Anna Cigarini, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain; Shuyang Yu, Tsinghua University, China.

12:00 a.m.

12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m., June 10
Webinar Panel 4 – Resisting platformised education through data rights

Moderator: Alexandra Giannopoulou, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Panelists: Jake Goldenfein, University of Melbourne, Australia; Jef Ausloos, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rossana Ducato, University of Aberdeen, Scottland.

12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m., June 11
Panel 5 – Open source platforms and open access publishing

Moderator: Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, CNRS, France

Panelists: Adam Hyde, Coko, New Zealand; Judith Fathallah, Lancaster University, UK; Christoph Schimmel, University of Innsbruck, Austria; Suh-Hyun Park, Jeju National University, South Korea; Balázs Bodó, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rob Johnson, Research Consulting, UK.

Interact Via

Slack

When the conference content becomes available, we will provide a link to join the conference’s Slack workspace. Joining will allow you to communicate directly with other conference participants, coordinate meetups, share information, etc.

Interact with other participants in our

Meeting Room

During the conference, you will be able to mingle with other participants in our Wonder Room (from https://wonder.me). The video below gives a simple introduction on how to use the platform. Once you log into the conference website you’ll find information about the location of the Wonder Room.

Listen and COntribute to our

Spotify playlist

We are creating a conference theme-based Spotify playlist available to all participants. During the conference, you will be able to add songs to the list.

Our recommendations

Tips and Tricks for the conference

You can contact us at iasc@asu.edu for the following issues

“I lost my conference key”
“I need a certificate of conference participation”

How to get the most out of the IASC 2021 Knowledge Commons Virtual Conference

Welcome to IASC 2021 Knowledge Commons Virtual Conference! We are excited to have you on board! Whether this is your first time attending a virtual conference, or if this is one of many that you have experienced, we would like to give you some tips to increase your focus and make the most of your time during this event.

Block off your calendar

When we attend an in-person conference, part of what makes it special is being away from home, office, and our usual daily routine. We suggest that you do the same for this virtual conference. Let your employers, students, colleagues, and family know that you are immersing yourself in this 3-day conference. We are offering real-time panel discussions and networking events. Get the real-time events that you want to attend onto your calendar first. Then schedule time for yourself to enjoy the pre-recorded presentations.

Using Slack

During this conference, we will be communicating in real-time through a Slack workspace with a variety of Slack channels. If you are not familiar with Slack, check out this tutorial.

Interact with other participants

Encourage friends and colleagues to attend the conference with you. Utilize the comment sections on the pre-recorded presentations to ask questions and create dialogues about various points of view. Schedule 1-on-1 virtual meet-ups with people you meet during our various events. Throughout the conference, a virtual meeting place will be available for you to interact with other attendees at any time. We will be using the wonder.me platform.

Let this event have a lasting impact

After the conference, the presentations will still be available to you. Live events will be recorded and posted for you to watch again. Stay connected to the participants you met while networking. If you are not an IASC member, consider joining and participating in future events.

Create a gravatar for your comments

We recommend that you create a gravatar to display your picture next to your comments. 

How to create a gravatar

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2.  Click on the “Create Your Own Gravatar” button.

3.  Sign up for Gravatar with a WordPress.com account. Or click Already have a WordPress.com account? to sign in. 

4.  Click on the link in the confirmation email. Check your spam folder if you don’t see an email from WordPress.com.

5.  Go back to Gravatar and login if necessary.

6.  Click the “Add a new image” button.

7.  Click the “Upload new” button.

8.  Click “Choose File” and pick a profile picture from your computer. Then click “Next”.

9.  Crop your image by moving the box that is overlaid on the image you choose. Then click on “Crop Image” below.

10.  Choose an image rating that reflects the content of your avatar. Then click the “Set Rating” button below.

Be aware that the use of an image that is X-rated will automatically prevent you from using it on a number of websites.

11.  Start using it. When you create accounts on other websites with the same email address and that site uses Gravatar, your profile image should automatically be set to your currently selected profile picture from your Gravatar account. If you change your Gravatar image for your email account in Gravatar, it should update your profile picture on other sites automatically.