[Air-L] CFP Workshop Digital Technology Design in Cross-cultural Contexts: Practice & Methods

Nalini Kotamraju lists at kotamraju.org
Sun Jan 17 22:02:30 PST 2010


Call for Participation
 
Digital Technology Design in Cross-cultural Contexts: Practice & Methods
Workshop
Thursday, April 22 - Friday, April 23, 2010
University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
 
GOAL & SCOPE
 
Analyzing and designing digital technologies across cultural, religious,
ethnic, national or other boundaries is a challenge. Incorporating our rich
understanding of how differences between people may generate different
technological needs and expectations into how we analyze and design
technologies is a crucial, yet often frustrating, murky, and unevenly
executed process.
 
This two-day workshop provides an opportunity for scholars and design
practitioners working in these areas to present and discuss their work (or
work-in-progress), with a particular emphasis on methodological challenges
and solutions.
 
We encourage submissions from academics, practitioners, and technologists in
all fields and in all domains. The workshop will be particularly relevant to
people concerned with (but not limited to) the following areas: culturally
comparative research about technologies, cross-cultural use of technology,
multilingual technology design, accessibility, translation and localization,
globalization of technologies.
 
We have a small amount of funds to support travel and accommodation. The
University of Twente is located near an international train station, as well
as near several international airports (70 km from Munster, Germany; 150 km
from Dusseldorf, Germany, 165 km from Amsterdam/Schiphol, Netherlands).
 
PARTICIPATION
 
To apply for this workshop, please email the following by February 15, 2010
to n.p.kotamraju at utwente.nl.
 
1. A 250-word statement indicating what you hope to gain and contribute from
participating in this workshop, and, if you are requesting travel or
accommodation funds, the minimum amount you would need in order to attend.
2.  A 300-350-word abstract of your presentation (completed or in progress)
3.  Curriculum vita (CV)
 
Please note that space at the workshop is limited to approximately 15
participants.
 
IMPORTANT DATES
 
Submissions Due: February 15, 2010
Notification of Acceptance: February 19, 2010
Workshop:  April 22-23, 2010
 
ORGANIZERS
 
- Dr. Nalini P. Kotamraju, University of Twente, Department of Technical &
Professional Communication
- Dr. Somaya Ben Allouch, University of Twente, Department of Media,
Communication & Organization
 
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Nalini P. Kotamraju, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Technical & Professional Communication
University of Twente, Netherlands
n.p.kotamraju at utwente.nl | +31 53 489 4970
http://www.gw.utwente.nl/tpc/mw/Kotamraju/






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