CALL FOR PAPERS
ACM International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration (IWIC 2009)
http://langrid.nict.go.jp/iwic2009/
February 20-21, 2009
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA USA


Program Co-Chairs
  • Pamela Hinds (Stanford University, USA)
  • Susan R. Fussell (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Toru Ishida (Kyoto University, Japan)
The main theme of this workshop is intercultural collaboration, from both technical and socio-cultural perspectives. Topics will 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 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.

The workshop will feature several prominent invited speakers (to be announced).

Papers

Papers are solicited on any aspect of intercultural communication and collaboration. Papers can describe studies of intercultural communication and collaboration or present new technologies to assess and support intercultural interaction. Examples of suitable paper topics include:

  • Field studies of intercultural collaboration in global organizations or in local communities
  • Laboratory studies of intercultural collaboration
  • Survey studies of cultural differences in collaboration styles
  • Case studies of intercultural collaboration using information technologies
  • Cultural responses to cross-cultural interaction
  • Computer supported intercultural collaboration
  • Ubiquitous/ambient technologies for intercultural collaboration
  • Internet and web technologies for intercultural collaboration
  • Frameworks for manual or automatic measurement of properties of intercultural communication
  • Multilingual communication technologies
  • Interoperability of language resources
  • Usability of language resources for intercultural collaboration
  • New methods or measures for the study of intercultural collaboration

All papers are expected to be suitable for a multidisciplinary audience and focus on issues of intercultural collaboration. Long papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library (http://portal.acm.org/dl.cfm). Full papers should be no longer than 10 pages. Papers should be formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI template and submitted in PDF format. Details on the submission procedure will be provided in the near future. Please see the SIGCHI author instruction page (http://sigchi.org/chipubform/) for more information and downloadable templates.

Papers should be submitted through the Precision Conference System (www.precisionconference.com/~iwic). 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 gIn an earlier study, Jones and Smith found ch instead of gIn an earlier study, we found ch). Papers that have not been appropriately anonymized will be returned without review.

Panels, Demonstrations and Late-Breaking Papers

IWIC will also feature three categories of submissions: Panels, demonstrations and late-breaking papers.

Unlike paper submissions, 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: Individuals may submit proposals for panels of three or four talks on a related theme in intercultural communication. 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 iwic2009-panels [at] khn.nict.go.jp.

Demonstrations: Individuals may submit proposals to present demonstrations of new technologies for intercultural communication. 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 iwic2009-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 pages in length, formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI template, and submitted in PDF format. Please see the SIGCHI author instruction page (http://sigchi.org/chipubform/ ) for more information and downloadable templates.
Late-breaking papers should be submitted to iwic2009-posters [at] khn.nict.go.jp.

Review Process

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

Important Dates

We extended the submission deadline of Late-Breaking Papers and Demonstations: November 1st, 2008

Deadline for papers and panels:July 9th, 2008
Author notification for papers and panels:September 30th, 2008
Deadline for Late-Breaking Papers and demonstrations:November 1st, 2008
Author notification for Late-Breaking Papers and demonstrations:November 8th, 2008
For further information, please contact iwic2009[at] khn.nict.go.jp.
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