7th Annual International Workshop on
Internationalisation of Products and Systems (IWIPS 2005)
The paper call has now been closed
Workshop proposal submission deadline: 15 March
Notify authors: 22 March
Camera ready copies of papers: 12 April
year's IWIPS theme is: Bridging Cultural Differences. The objective of
the 2005 theme is to focus on the possibilities for technological
products to facilitate solutions to problems encountered as a result of
cultural diversity. The emphasis of this year's conference in on
practical issues and solutions in international product development, as
well as on knowledge sharing of cutting edge research in this area.
The Author guidelines are also downloadable as:
Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) the
- The influence of culture on user requirements and behaviour
- Networked communities: Culture and Computer Mediated
- Addressing local issues: Can technology overcome cultural
- Mobile devices: Issues concerning international and local use
- Adaptive interfaces: Adapting for culture
- Methodologies and best practices in international product
development beyond translation
- Cross-cultural user research: Findings and innovative methods
- Theory, methods, and assessment techniques for international product
and system evaluation.
All submissions will enter a blind peer-review
process, and will be 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,
- 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 according
to the format guidelines as well as 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.
If you have any further questions please visit the
www.iwips.org website or email the paper reviews chair Elisa del Galdo at
conference chair Vanessa Evers at email@example.com