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Tutorials - July 8th

Three tutorials are offered outside the regular conference program. You must register for these separately. Refer to the tutorials page of the website for information about topics and registration.

Conference Sessions

Please revisit our website at a later time for session details

A preliminary schedule appears below.

Note: All sessions are held in Pinnacle I & II unless indicated otherwise.

Thursday, July 8, 2004
4:30 - 5:30 Conference Registration Atrium Foyer
6:00 - 8:00 Welcome Reception (light bites, socializing, and entertainment) 3rd Floor Patio

Friday, July 9, 2004
8:00 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast Pinnacle Foyer (Level 3)
9:00 - 9:15 Opening Session Welcome IWIPS 2004 and P&SI Staff
9:15 - 10:15 Opening Keynote: Enterprises Without Borders Dr. Don DePalma
10:15 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:15 Paper Sessions: Design for Culture
Paper 1: User Centred Design and the Japanese User Oshlyansky, Cairns & Foy
Paper 2: The International and the Personal: Designing Local Interfaces for Global Understanding Webster
Paper 3: Website Design and Culture: An Empirical Investigation Cyr, Ilsever, Bonanni & Bowes
12:15 - 1:45 Lunch Not provided
1:45 - 2:45 Interactive Session 1: Offshore Usability Facilitated By: Elisa del Galdo
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:30 Paper Sessions: Organizational and Retrieval Systems
Paper 4: Challenges for the Evaluation of Multilingual Information Retrieval Systems Mandl & Womser-Hacker
Paper 5: Cultural Determinants of Search Behaviour on Websites Kralisch & Bettina Berendt
Paper 6: Identification and Evaluation of Classification Schemes: A User-Centred Approach Yeo & Loo
6:00 - 9:30 Dinner Cruise: Bus Boarding time from the hotel at 6:00. Vessel Boarding time at 6:30 pm and departure at 7:00.

Saturday, July 10, 2004
8:00 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast Pinnacle Foyer (Level 3)
9:00 - 9:15 Announcements Dianne Cyr
9:15 - 10:15 Keynote Address: Trust Through Humanized Design Dr. Milena Head
10:15 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:15 Paper Sessions: Localization Tools
Paper 7: Formative Evaluation or International User Interfaces Based on Sorting Techniques Dunckley & Jheita
Paper 8: Towards a Strategic Model of Design Support for Localization Gillham
Paper 9: User Insights Tool: A Sharable Database for Global Research Kumar
12:15 - 1:45 Lunch Not provided
1:45 - 2:45 Acting Local - Globally: Opportunities and Challenges for Cross-Cultural Business Michael Kemmann
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:15 Discussion Panel Chair: Dr. Patrick Jordan
4:15 - 4:30 P&SI Annual Members Meeting Everyone
4:30 - 4:45 IWIPS 2005 - Amsterdam Elisa Del Galdo
4:45 - 5:00 Closing Remarks and Sponsor Recognition Dianne Cyr

Additional Program Details

To facilitate networking, and to add to your IWIPS 2004 experience, the following are included in your registration package:

Welcome Reception

An evening reception will be held at the conference hotel (the Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel) on 8 July 2004 from 6 to 8 pm (1800 to 2000 hours).

Dinner Cruise

Join us for an unique Vancouver experience offering unparalleled panoramic views of the city skyline, the surrounding Coastal Mountain range and many of the area's most famous landmarks.

On Friday 9 July 2004, you will cruise Vancouver harbour aboard the vessel Constitution.

Boarding Time: 6:30 pm
Departure Time: 7:00 pm
Return Time 9:30 pm

Buses will leave outside the front door of the hotel beginning at 6:00.

The dinner cruise is provided to all registered conference participants as part of the registration package. Additional dinner cruise tickets may be purchased at a cost of
US $70 per person. Availability is limited, so please book prior to the 2nd of July 2004.

Networking Dinners

To take advantage of time with colleagues, conference participants are invited to a networking dinner on Thursday 8 July following the reception. The restaurant for this event is Aqua Riva by the Vancouver harbour, and a short walk from the conference hotel.

Interested participants must make their own reservations directly with the restaurant
by telephone at (+1 604 883 -5599). Be sure to identify yourself as an IWIPS participant. Important note: You must make your reservation three weeks in advance of the conference (by 17 June 2004). This dinner is not included in the conference registration fee, and is optional.