ICIC 2010: Call for Papers
International Conference on Intercultural Collaboration
http://langrid.nict.go.jp/icic2010/
August 19-20, 2010
Copenhagen, Denmark


Call for Papers and Other Submissions

This conference explores the nature of intercultural collaboration and ways to improve intercultural collaboration processes and outcomes. It is a continuation of the former International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration (IWIC) series, with this being the third conference.

The conference incorporates both socio-cultural and socio-technical perspectives, with the objective of creating multidisciplinary dialogue and progress in this important field. Topics include collaboration support (such as natural language processing, Web, and Internet technologies), social scientific analyses of intercultural interaction, and case studies that increase mutual understanding and learning in our multicultural world. Submissions will be considered for archival papers, to be published in the ACM Digital Library, and non-archival panels, demonstrations, and posters. Examples of relevant topics include but are not limited to:
  • Conceptual frameworks, methods, and measures to study intercultural collaboration and/or learning
  • Field studies of intercultural collaboration in global organizations and/or in local communities
  • Intercultural issues in offshore / global businesses
  • Laboratory studies of intercultural collaboration
  • Cultural differences in collaboration styles and/or technology use
  • Case studies of intercultural collaboration
  • Computer supported intercultural collaboration
  • Internet, web, ubiquitous, and/or ambient technologies for intercultural collaboration and learning
  • E-learning in multicultural environments
  • Frameworks for measurement of properties of intercultural communication
  • The role of language, language proficiency, and language resources in intercultural collaboration
  • Multilingual communication and communication technologies
  • Interoperability of language resources
  • Usability of technologies, including language resources, for intercultural collaboration

Papers

Full papers are solicited on any aspect of intercultural collaboration. Papers can describe studies of intercultural communication and collaboration or present new technologies to assess and support intercultural interaction. All papers are expected to be suitable for a multidisciplinary audience and relevant to issues of intercultural collaboration.

Full papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library (http://portal.acm.org/dl.cfm). These papers should be no longer than ten two-columned pages. Papers should be formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI template and submitted in PDF format. Please see the SIGCHI author instruction page (http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform) for more information and downloadable templates.

Papers should be submitted through the Precision Conference System ( www.precisionconference.com/~icic). Authors will need to create a free account and then upload a pdf version of their anonymized paper to the site.

All full papers will be evaluated using a double-blind review process. Authors should omit their names and affiliations from the title area of the paper and conceal references to their own prior work by referring to it in the third person (e.g., authors should say "In an earlier study, Jones and Smith found..." instead of "In an earlier study, we found..."). Papers that have not been appropriately anonymized will be returned without review.

Panels, Demonstrations and Late-Breaking Papers

Panels, demonstrations and late-breaking papers will not be blind reviewed. Authors should include their complete names and contact information at the top of their submitted PDF file.

Panels: ICIC 2010 will feature a solicited panel and an invited panel. Individuals may submit proposals for the solicited panel. A panel consists of three or four talks on a related theme in intercultural collaboration. Panel submissions will not be archival, so panelists may discuss previously published work. Submissions should provide each panelist's background and contact information, as well as a brief statement of his or her position on the panel theme. Submissions should be no longer than 3 pages in length using the ACM template (see above).
Panels should be submitted by email to icic2010-panels [at] khn.nict.go.jp.

Demonstrations: Individuals may submit proposals to present demonstrations of new technologies for intercultural collaboration. Demonstration proposals should clearly describe the motivation for the tool and how it will be demonstrated at the workshop. Demonstration descriptions will not be archival; therefore, demonstrations can include both previously published work and work that is not yet ready for publication. Submissions should be no longer than 3 pages in length using the ACM template (see above).
Demonstrations should be submitted by email to icic2010-demos [at] khn.nict.go.jp.

Late-Breaking Papers (Work in Progress): Individuals may submit late-breaking papers to present as posters during the workshop. Late-breaking papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Late-breaking papers should be no longer than 4 two columned pages in length, formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI template, and submitted in PDF format. Please see the SIGCHI author instruction page (http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform ) for more information and downloadable templates.
Late-Breaking Papers should be submitted through the Precision Conference System ( www.precisionconference.com/~icic). Authors will need to create a free account and then upload a pdf version of their anonymized paper to the site.

Review Process

Submitted late-breaking papers, panels, and demonstrations will be reviewed by a panel of distinguished researchers in the area of intercultural communication and collaboration.

Important Dates

International Conference of Intercultural Collaboration, August 19-20, 2010

We extended the submission deadline

Full Papers and Panels submission and review timeline:
  • Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2010
  • Reviewer Deadline: April 5th, 2010
  • Author notification for papers and panels: April 19th, 2010April 30th, 2010
  • Papers due in camera-ready form for ACM Digital Library: May 17th, 2010June 8th, 2010


Late-Breaking Papers and Demonstrations submission and review timeline:
  • Submission Deadline: April 19th, 2010May 10th, 2010
  • Reviewer Deadline: May 3rd, 2010May 23rd, 2010
  • Author notification for Late-Breaking Papers and demonstrations: May 17th, 2010May 24th
  • Late-Breaking Papers due in camera-ready form for ACM Digital Library: May 31st, 2010
Doctoral Consortium submission and review timeline:
  • Submission Deadline: April 19th, 2010
  • Reviewer Deadline: May 3rd, 2010
  • Author notification for Late-Breaking Papers and demonstrations: May 17th, 2010
  • Late-Breaking Papers due in camera-ready form for ACM Digital Library: May 31st, 2010

ICIC 2010 Organization

General Co-Chairs
  • Pamela Hinds (Stanford University, USA)
  • Anne-Marie Soderberg (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
  • Ravi Vatrapu (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Program Co-Chairs
  • Toru Ishida (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Martha Maznevski (International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland)
  • Gary Olson (University of California-Irvine, USA)
For further information, please contact icic2010[at] khn.nict.go.jp.