Alain Désilets is a researcher at the National Research of Canada. His wiki research focuses on usability of wikis, and on tools for collaborative translation of wiki sites:
Translation the wiki way:
Are wikis usable?
Wiki as a Tool for Web-based Collaborative Story Telling in Primary School: a Case Study
Alain is also conference chair for WikiSym2007, which will be held in Montreal in October 2007:
At WikiMania 2007, he will present a paper that analyzes the usefulness of Wikipedia and Wiktionnary for translators, based on data collected in an ethongraphic observation of translators doing their work.