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9th International Workshop of Internationalisation of Products and Systems
London, England, 7 - 10 July 2010
to be held in Thames Valley University.

IWIPS 2010 committee is seeking submissions on the topics of localization and globalization, with an emphasis on this year's theme: Growing Global Design Communities. The objective of the 2010 theme is to focus on the impact of international design teams on the design, evaluation, and development of products and systems.  IWIPS invites several types of submissions, including papers, case studies, research-in-progress and tutorials.  All submissions are due 15 March 2010. Accepted submissions (except tutorials) will be published in the IWIPS 2010 proceedings.

Suggested Topics for Submissions
As the world's economy recovers from the downturn, the need increases for effective, efficient, and socially responsible strategies for supporting global design communities. Strategies that address both business and human issues are of great importance. Topics of interest for IWIPS 2010 include, but are not limited to the following:

      Cross-cultural issues in IT design

        User centric strategies for economic and community development IT projects

        Revised models for global IT off-shoring, outsourcing and distributed resources

        Sociotechnical design and evaluation frameworks

        Methods for software localization / globalization

        Designing for trust

        Dealing with intercultural issues in participatory design

        The impact of Social Networks and other CMC tools across cultural boundaries

        Interactions between culture and user-centred design

        Managing geographically dispersed  multicultural design communities

        Localising usability evaluation and requirements gathering techniques

Submission Types

Papers - Papers are formal reports of completed research, organized on a modified APA model. The length of the paper should be no more than 10 pages in the proceedings format.

Case Studies - Case studies are structured descriptions of the lessons learned in applied design, evaluation, or development of products or systems within industry. The length of case studies should be between 4 to 8 pages in the proceedings format.

Research-in-Progress - Research-in-Progress briefs should provide a description of the background, procedures and methodology, anticipated results, and preliminary findings (if any) of ongoing research or applied product design, evaluation or development. The length of the Research-in-Progress brief should be 6 to 10 pages in the proceedings format. (Graduate students are encouraged to submit a brief based on their theses or dissertations.)

Tutorials - A tutorial is a comprehensive delivery, in an interactive and applied style of a core set of internationalisation or localisation skills methodologies or procedures. Tutorials should be interactive and applied in the nature of their delivery. Initial proposals should be 3 to 5 pages in length and do not have to be submitted in the proceedings format. The final submission will be between 15 to 30 pages, in the proceedings format, due on 15th of April 2010.

Important Dates

Papers, case studies, and research-in-progress briefs
Submission deadline 15 March 2010
Notification to authors 1 April 2010
Camera ready copies of papers 15 April 2010

Initial proposal 15 March 2010
Final submissions 15 April 2010

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