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6th Annual International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems (IWIPS 2004)

We seek paper submissions on topics of localisation and globalisation, with an emphasis on this year's theme: Culture, Trust and Design Innovation. This theme signals attention to the important role of design in building trust in online environments across cultures. The emphasis of this year's conference is on practical issues and solutions in this area, as well as on knowledge sharing of leading edge research.

Submission Topics

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Culture and Web design
  • Trust development in online environments
  • Research methods in localisation and internationalisation
  • Frameworks and methodologies for international product development
  • User interface and Web internationalisation
  • Technical communication for a global audience
  • Culture and mobile devices
  • Policies, strategies and trends in globalisation and design
  • Design and emotions in a global marketplace
  • Skills and support tools for globalisation development
  • Theory, methods, and assessment techniques for product and system evaluation

Submission Deadline

Note: Paper acceptance is now closed.
Full papers should be sent as an attachment (in rich text format) by email to Elisa del Galdo at: elisa.delgaldo@virgin.net (Please include "IWIPS 2004 Submission" in the subject line.) Only full papers (not merely abstracts) will be accepted.

Author Guidelines

Please follow the author guidelines referenced below, with special emphasis on length limits: a minimum of 1000 words, but not in excess of 10 pages in proceedings format.

Author guidelines are downloadable as:

Word file


The Word version may be saved as a document template, making it easy for authors to insert their content customized to the format for the proceedings.

Review Criteria

All submissions will be blind reviewed, by at least two qualified referees. Papers will be assessed according to the following criteria:
  • Contribution to the field. The paper must make a clear contribution to the audience addressed. Papers with one significant contribution are more likely to be accepted than papers with numerous, lesser contributions.
  • Validity of results. The results presented in the paper must be provided with clear evidence, including the study's methodology, in a way that the reader can understand with confidence.
  • Originality of the work. Previously published work on which the paper is built must be cited. The paper must make a clear presentation of prior research, and describe in which way, where and why the submitted paper exceeds earlier efforts.
  • Clarity of presentation. The paper must be written clearly and concisely, with an appropriate use of graphical aids. (Colour illustrations are discouraged, as are screenshots of Web pages.) Authors should keep in mind that English will not be the first language of some readers. Simplicity and the use of a limited, basic vocabulary is recommended.
Please note: Acceptance of papers will not be final until at least one author has registered for the conference. Registration will be required at the time final revisions are submitted.

Call for Referees

If you are interested serving as a referee for IWIPS 2004, please e-mail Elisa del Galdo at: elisa.delgaldo@virgin.net, providing your contact information and areas of expertise.

The review process will take place in February. As a referee, you will be asked to conduct initial reviews of two papers, with follow-up reviews of authors' changes to the same papers. Unless you request otherwise, your contribution as a referee will be acknowledged both on the IWIPS 2004 website and in the proceedings (without revealing which papers you critiqued.)