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Call for Papers
International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems 
July 11-13, 2002
Austin, Texas

Product Developers, Global Marketing Managers, Researchers, Academics, 
HF and Usability Specialists


The convergence between telecommuni-cations, information technology, 
and more conventional electronic products such as radio/TV presents a 
major opportunity for the development of international products.

The IWIPS workshop series aims to pro-mote awareness of the problems 
facing in-ternational industry, and their implications for research 
and development. In addition to the presentation of papers and case 
studies, as well as the availability of tutorials, the workshop 
provides a venue for meetings, discussion of results and cooperation 
at an international level. The Workshop is organ-ized to maximize the 
exchange of informa-tion and ideas among a delegation from across the 
globe. Participants will leave with more knowledge and skills in the 
area of product and software internationalisation, and a network of 
colleagues who are fo-cused on the issues that globalisation creates 
for the design and production of prod-ucts and systems.  

The conference theme is "Globalisation - Ahead of the Curve".  
We encourage those of you who may be able to share your "leading edge" 
experiences with technology as it pertains to global commerce and 
security.  What are the practices and focus for launching this new 

We invite submissions on, but not limited to, the following topics.

*  Frameworks and methodologies for in-ternational product development
*  Information presentation and social in-teraction
*  User interface internationalisation
*  Web internationalisation
*  Theory, methods, and assessment techniques for product and system 
*  Process models and methods of devel-opment
*  Case studies: Experience of developing and applying international
   -isation in industry
*  Skills and support tools for globalisation development
*  Policies, strategies and trends in global-isation and design
*  Intercultural issues in design

Papers should describe the problem addressed and the nature of the 
contribution. (e.g., theory, method, exemplars, tools, ex-perience).

All submissions will be electronic. They are to be sent in .RTF 
format, zipped, as attachments to e-mail, addressed to Donald Day 
([log in to unmask]), with the subject line "IWIPS2002 

Papers should be transmitted no later than 1 February 2002. 

Details of IWIPS2002 (including authors guidelines) will be available 
by December 1, 2001 at 

The Local Organizing Committee Chairs of IWIPS 2002 are Brenda Hall 
([log in to unmask] 512.818.4490 and Deborah Webb 
([log in to unmask] 512.657.7681).  

For further suggested topics, see Day, del Galdo, & Prabhu, Designing 
for Global Markets 2 (ISBN 0-9656691-4-9). All sub-missions will be 
blind refereed. Authors will retain copyright to their work, and are 
encouraged to include demonstrations, case studies, URLs, and slide 
handouts as part of their talks.

Presentations at IWIPS2001 included:
*  Growing Pains of Designing Global Products
*  Lessons Learned from Internationalizing a Web Site Accessibility 
*  Business Model - The Global Company 
*  Localisation of Web Sites:  Discussing the good, the bad and the 
*  Culture(s) in User Interface Design for the Web and Mobile 
*  Workshop tutorial

Final length limits are as follow, in pro-ceedings format (142 x 241 

Papers (6)  -  16 pp  -  4.6k words
Discussants (2)  -  16 pp  -  4.6k words
Invited Tutorial (1)  -  30 pp  -  8.6k words
Research-in-Progress (3)  -  6 pp  -  1.7k words
Invited Talks (2)  -  5 pp  -  1.4k words
Breakouts (3)  -  1 p  -  0.3k words