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Mon, 26 Jul 1999 23:46:47 -0700
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IFIP WWC 2000 - Charting a Course to the Future
7th International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) - Working Group 9.1 (Computers and Work) Women, Work and Computerization Conference
June 8-11, 2000
Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

c/o Deborah Kirby
School of Communication
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia Canada  V5A 1S6
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Tel +01 604 291.3757
Fax +01 604 291.4024
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Papers, panel presentations, workshop and tutorial proposals and poster submissions related to the conference themes are sought. Both empirical and theoretical research will be presented from international perspectives.

New information technologies are changing every sector of society, and transforming women's work and women's lives. We are seeing significant changes from women's traditional work to work based on modern technology; from communicating within personal communities to virtual communities; from traditional job gendering to new perspectives on "who does what."

Participants are challenged to identify the ways information technology constrains and contributes to women's equality; to examine the way women's professional and personal lives are being transformed in the information economy; and to plot a course to the future for women and computer technologies.

1. Setting the course: Taking stock of where we are and where we're going
2. Charting undiscovered terrain: Creating models, tools and theories
3. Navigating the unknown: Sex, time, space and place
4. Taking the helm: Education and pedagogy
For a more detailed description of the conference themes please visit the WWC 2000 web site

Papers and proposals for panels, workshops and tutorials due:  September 30, 1999
Notification of status of submissions for papers, workshops and tutorials: December 15, 1999
Proposals for poster sessions are due: January 30, 2000
Final papers due: February 28, 2000
Notification of status of submissions for posters: February 28, 2000
Last day for early registration: March 24, 2000

Please consult the WWC 2000 web site or write to the conference organizer for format guidelines. All submissions must be formatted according to these guidelines. Each submission must have a cover sheet that includes: Title and Author; Names, affiliation, addresses ( phone, fax, email);Category of submission ( paper, panel, poster);Name of Primary contact person

PAPERS: Papers will be judged on quality and relevance to conference themes. Papers will be reviewed by an international panel of referees. All papers accepted by the program committee will appear in the conference proceedings which will be available to delegates. Papers should not exceed 8 pages including abstract, figures and references, printed in 10 point Times font.. A total of  5 copies of the submission are required. To support the blind review process 4 copies should be submitted with all names and affiliations of authors blanked out. We also welcome discussion notes or short critical statements on conference topics.

PANELS: Panels typically focus on controversial or emerging issues and are designed to bring out the range of viewpoints on the topic through the medium of informed debate. A panel is not intended to be a series of presentations followed by questions from the audience. Rather, it is a place where people with expertise on a topic conduct an interactive discussion that brings out the many facets of the issues. The goal is to help the audience broaden their understanding of the issues and perhaps even modify their views. Panels last 90 minutes and typically include three to five panelists plus a moderator. A discussant may be used when appropriate.

TUTORIALS: Proposals for tutorials may address any area related to conference themes. Tutorials allow participants to learn specific sets of skills (e.g., how to work with a particular system design technique) or learn about a particular area in greater depth than other formats allows. Half day tutorials last approximately 3 hours, and full day tutorials will last 6 hours not including breaks. Tutorials will take place on June 7, 2000, the day prior to the conference.

POSTERS/ARTIFACTS: Posters and Artifacts allow conference participants to view projects, techniques and products developed for or in relation to women, work and computerization. These presentations share ongoing work that may be communicated in a short talk, interactive poster or interactive demonstration format. For example, a research project in which preliminary results have been obtained and the project members seek feedback from their colleagues in the feminist information technology community, would be a good candidate for this category of submission. We hope to elicit presentations of work that is at once timely and still in a state to be influenced by questions and discussion from WWC 2000 attendees. Submitters in this category must provide an abstract. The abstracts will be lightly reviewed and accepted on the basis of quality, interest potential, as well as the availability of conference space and resources.

The IFIP-WWC2000 conference will be held at Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre, in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, adjacent to the Burrard Inlet with a panoramic view of the North Shore mountains. Vancouver is easily accessible by air and car. Information about accommodation is available on the web site. Accommodation is not included in the registration fee.

All fees are in Canadian Dollars
                                Member, IFIP Member Society     Non-member
Early registration (before March 24, 2000)      $270 + GST      $310 + GST
Late registration (after March 25, 2000)        $320 + GST      $360 + GST
The conference fee includes the conference and conference proceedings. Students in financial need should contact Deborah Kirby the conference director "[log in to unmask]". Tutorial and workshop participation requires payment of additional fees.

Assessment of Technology in Context Design Lab, Simon Fraser  University
Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST), Simon Fraser University
The School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
Office of the Vice-President Academic, Simon Fraser University
Dean of Applied Science, Simon Fraser University
School of Computer Science, Simon Fraser University
Centre for Systems Science, Simon Fraser University
Office of the Vice President Research, Technical University of British Columbia
Centre for Integrated Computer Systems Research (CICSR), University of British Columbia
Office of Learning Technology Canada

Alison Adam (GB)
Ellen Balka (CDN)
Andrew Clement (CDN)
Annemieke Craig (AUS)
Cecile Crutzen (NL)
Zena Cumberpatch (GB)
Pirjo Elovaara (FIN)
Eileen Green (GB)
Frances Grundy (GB)
Ilena Hamburg (GER)
Felicity Henwood (UK)
Helena Karasti (FIN)
Carolien Metselaar (NL)
Veronike Oechtering (GER)
Uta Pankoke-Babatz (GER)
Ulrike Petersen (GER)
Bente Rasmussen (NOR)
Toni Robertson (AUS)
Martina Schollmeyer (GER)
Angela Scollary (AUS)
Leslie Shade (CDN)
Richard Smith (CDN)
Susan Smith (USA)
Lucy Suchman (USA)
Elisabeth Sundin (SWE)
Kea Tijdens (NL)
Marja Vehvilšinen (FIN)
Debora Weber-Wolff (GER)
Christine Whitehouse (GB)

Deborah Kirby
Bowen Island, CANADA  +1 604 947 9287 or +1 604 947 9286 (fax)