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Call for Papers

7th Annual International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems (IWIPS 2005)

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Important dates:

Workshop proposal submission deadline: 15 March
Notify authors: 22 March
Camera ready copies of papers: 12 April

This 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:

Word file

Submission Topics

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • The influence of culture on user requirements and behaviour
  • Networked communities: Culture and Computer Mediated Communication
  • Addressing local issues: Can technology overcome cultural boundaries?
  • 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.
Review Criteria

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, 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 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 elisa@delgaldo.co.uk or conference chair Vanessa Evers at v.evers@uva.nl.