I study open collaboration systems, particularly in data-intensive science, large-scale collaboration, and social computing contexts. My research has investigated the sociotechnical arrangements enabling citizen science and the social dynamics of open source software development.
My research is intended for both my own research community and for citizen science practitioners, so my work is published in venues that span multiple disciplines. In keeping with the ethos of the communities I study, I am also committed to making my work as openly available as possible. To ensure persistent access, several publications are (also) available in the Digital Repository for the University of Maryland and the Digital Commons of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Please feel free to contact me for copies of papers not linked here or to notify me of broken/paywalled links via the email address on my CV, which includes full details of additional publications and presentations.
Please note that review requests sent to my former syr.edu email address will go unanswered.
REFEREED JOURNAL PAPERS
Kosmala, M., Wiggins, A., Swanson, A., & Simmons, B. (In Press). Assessing Data Quality in Citizen Science. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. DOI: 10.1101/074104 (preprint).
Sullivan, B., Phillips, T., Dayer, A., Wood, C., Farnsworth, A., Rodewald, A., Iliff, M., Davies, I., Wiggins, A., Rosenberg, K., Fink, D., Hochachka, W., Bonney, R., & Kelling, S. (In Press). Using open access observational data for conservation action: A case study for birds. Biological Conservation. In press.
Bowser, A. & Wiggins, A. (2015). Privacy in Participatory Research: Advancing Policy to support Human Computation. Human Computation, (2)1. DOI: 10.15346/hc.v2i1.3.
Wiggins, A. & Crowston, K. (2015). Surveying the citizen science landscape. First Monday, 20(1). DOI: 10.5210/fm.v20i1.5520.
McKinley, D., Miller-Rushing, A., Ballard, H., Bonney, R., Brown, H., Evans, D., French, R., Parrish, J., Phillips, T., Ryan, S., Shanley, L., Shirk, J.,Stepenuck, K., Weltzin, J., Wiggins, A., Boyle, O., Briggs, R., Chapin, S., Hewitt, D., Preuss, P., & Soukup, M. (2015). Investing in Citizen Science Can Improve Natural Resource Management and Environmental Protection. Issues in Ecology, (19).
Kelling, S., Johnston, A., Hochachka, W., Iliff, M., Fink, D., Gerbracht, J., Lagoze, C., La Sorte, F., Moore, T., Wiggins, A., Wong, W.-K., Wood, C., & Yu, J. (2015). Can Observation Skills of Citizen Scientists Be Estimated Using Species Accumulation Curves?. PLoS one, 10(10), e0139600. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139600.
Bonney, Shirk, J., Phillips, T., Wiggins, A., Ballard, H., Miller-Rushing, A., & Parrish, J. (March 2014). Next Steps for Citizen Science. Science. 343(6178):1436–1437. DOI: 10.1126/science.1251554.
Sullivan, Aycrigg, Barry, Bonney, Bruns, Cooper, Dhondt, Dietrich, Farnsworth, Fink, Gerbracht, Gomes, Hochachka, Iliff, Lagoze, La Sorte, Merrifield, Phillips, Reynolds, Rodewald, Rosenberg, Trautmann, Wiggins, Winkler, Wong, Wood, Yu, & Kelling. (2014). The eBird enterprise: an integrated approach to the development and application of citizen science. Biological Conservation. 169(1):31-40. Editor’s Choice, January 2014.
Newman, G., Wiggins, A., Crall, A., Graham, E., Newman, S., & Crowston, K. (August 2012). Citizen Science Futures: Emerging Technologies and Shifting Paradigms. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 10(6):298-307.
Shirk, J., Ballard, H., Wilderman, C., Phillips, T., Wiggins, A., Jordan, R., McCallie, E., Minarchek, M., Lewenstein, B., Krasny, M., & Bonney, R. (2012). Public Participation in Scientific Research: A Framework for Deliberate Design. Ecology & Society, 17(2):29.
Wiggins, A. & Sawyer, S. (2012). Intellectual Diversity and the Faculty Composition of iSchools. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 63(1), 8–21.
Crowston, K., Wei, K., Howison, J., & Wiggins, A. (2012). Free/Libre Open Source Software Development: What we know and what we do not know. ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), 44(2).
Howison, J., Wiggins, A., & Crowston, K. (2011). Validity Issues in the Use of Social Network Analysis for the Study of Online Communities. Journal of the Association for Information Systems. 12(12), article 2.
Wiggins, A. & Crowston, K. (2010). Developing a Conceptual Model of Virtual Organisations for Citizen Science. International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering, 1(1/2), 148–162.
SELECTED REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS
Law, E., Gajos, K., Wiggins, A., Gray, M., & Williams, A. (2017). Crowdsourcing as a Tool for Research: Implications of Uncertainty. In Proceedings of the ACM International conference on Computer-supported cooperative work and social computing. Portland, OR, 25 February–1 March, 2017. DOI: 10.1145/2998181.2998197. preprint
Wiggins, A. & He, Y. (2016). Community-Based Data Validation Practices in Citizen Science. In Proceedings of the ACM International conference on Computer-supported cooperative work and social computing. San Francisco, CA, 28 February – 3 March, 2016. DOI: 10.1145/2818048.2820063. Honorable Mention.
Sheppard, S.A., Wiggins, A. & Terveen, L. (2014). Capturing quality: Retaining provenance for curated volunteer monitoring data. In Proceedings of the ACM International conference on computer-supported cooperative work and social computing. Baltimore, MD, 15–19 February, 2014.
Wiggins, A. (2013). Free as in puppies: compensating for ICT constraints in citizen science. In Proceedings of the ACM International conference on computer-supported cooperative work and social computing. San Antonio, TX, 23–27 February, 2013.
Wiggins, A. & Crowston, K. (2012). Goals and Tasks: Two Typologies of Citizen Science Projects. In Proceedings of the 45th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. Wailea, HI, 4–7 January, 2012.
Wiggins, A. & Crowston, K. (2011). From Conservation to Crowdsourcing: A Typology of Citizen Science. In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Koloa, HI, 4–7 January, 2011.
Wiggins, A. & Crowston, K. (2010). Reclassifying Success and Tragedy in FLOSS Projects. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Open Source Systems. Notre Dame, IN, 30 May–2 June, 2010.
Wiggins, A., Howison, J. & Crowston, K. (2009). Heartbeat: Measuring Active User Base and Potential User Interest in FLOSS Projects. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Open Source Systems. Skövde, Sweden, 3–6 June, 2009.
Wiggins, A., Howison, J. & Crowston, K. (2008). Social dynamics of FLOSS team communication across channels. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Open Source Systems. Milan, Italy, 7–10 September, 2008.
Wiggins, A. (2007). Data Driven Design: Using Web Analytics to Improve Information Architectures. In Proceedings of the ASIST Information Architecture Summit. Las Vegas, NV, 22–26 March, 2007.
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS
Bowser, A., Wiggins, A., Shanley, L., Preece, J., & Henderson, S. (2014). Sharing Data While Protecting Privacy in Citizen Science. ACM interactions. January-February 2014, 70–73.
Bowser, A., Wiggins, A. & Stevenson, R. (2013). Data Policies for Public Participation in Scientific Research: A Primer. DataONE: Albuquerque, NM.
Wiggins, A., Bonney, R., Graham, E., Henderson, S., Kelling, S., Littauer, R., LeBuhn, G., Lotts, K., Michener, W., Newman, G., Russell, E., Stevenson, R. & Weltzin, J. (2013). Data Management Guide for Public Participation in Scientific Research. DataONE: Albuquerque, NM.