[Air-L] Call for Proposals -- 2008 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC 2008) in Montreal, Canada

Kirk St.Amant kirk.stamant at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 06:57:10 PDT 2007

Call for Panel and Paper Proposals: IEEE International Professional
Communication Conference 2008 (IPCC 2008)

Conference Theme: Opening the Information Economy

Conference Location: Concordia University, Montréal, Canada

Conference Dates: July 13-16, 2008

The information economy is based on the collection and the exchange of data
and ideas.  We all either contribute to or use materials from the
information economy in most aspects of our everyday lives.  As a result, the
information economy exists as an environment in which we are all
contributors and consumers. Within this system, effective communication is
essential to success, allowing individuals to contribute ideas and
information effectively and to make efficient use of the goods and services.
Few of us, however, understand all of the nuances of the information economy
or the communication factors that affect its operations.

This conference seeks to examine or to "open" this economic model by
examining the connections between communication practices and the products,
practices, and services that constitute the information economy.  The
objective of such an examination will be to help attendees better understand
and participate in the information economy as both contributors and

The conference will take place on the campus of Concordia University in
Montréal, Canada and will consist of paper presentations and panel
discussions that focus on various communication, design, social, and
cultural aspects of the information economy.


Suggested topic areas include but are not limited to the following:

 • Establishing and assessing the value of knowledge work and knowledge

 • Information design, usability, and accessibility

 • Virtual teams, online collaboration, and distributed models of work

 • Cross-cultural communication, globalization, outsourcing, translation,
and localization

 • Legal policies and social issues related to the information economy

 • Media selection and multimodality

 • The role of and perspectives on teaching and training within the
information economy

 • Content management, open source software, single sourcing, and XML


Send 1-2 page (250-500 word) proposals to IPCC2008 at gmail.com by

 • 15 October 2007 (deadline for submissions to be considered for early

 • 15 December 2007 (deadline for regular submissions)

 For conference- or proposal-related questions contact: IPCC2008 at gmail.com

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