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ICIC 2010: Call for Papers

International Conference on Intercultural Collaboration August 19-20 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark
http://langrid.nict.go.jp/icic2010
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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, posters, and doctoral consortium submissions.  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

Keynote Speakers
ICIC 2010 will feature a keynote address by Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, director of the UN Population Fund and a 'diversity icebreaker' by Bjorn Z. Ekelund, managing director of Human Factos AS.

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

ICIC 2010 will also feature three categories of non-archived submissions: 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 [log in to unmask]

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 [log in to unmask] 

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.

Doctoral Workshop:  Graduate students interested in discussing their research with fellow students and distinguished faculty can apply to participate in the ICIC 2010 Doctoral Workshop, to be held on August 18th, 2010 (the day before the main conference begins).  Applications will be due April 15, 2010.  For submission details see the ICIC 2010 website (http://langrid.nict.go.jp/icic2010/doctoral.html).

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:
ICIC 2010 Conference August 19-20, 2010

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, 2010
.    Papers due in camera-ready form for ACM Digital Library: May 17th, 2010

Late-Breaking Papers, Demonstrations 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 S°derberg, 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

Program Committee
Susan Fussell (Cornell University, USA)
Lewis Johnson (Alelo Inc., USA)
Chigusa Kita (Kansai University, Japan)
Hideaki Kuzuoka (University of Tsukuba, Japan) Gloria Mark (University of California, Irvine, USA) Judy Olson (University of California, USA) Virach Sornlertlamvanich (NECTEC, Thailand) John Thomas (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA) Volker Wulf (University of Siegen, Germany) Hai Zhuge (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China) Yohei Murakami (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan) Francis Bond (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Nancy Ide (Vassar College, USA) David Thomas (Simon Fraser University, Canada) Zeynep Aycan (Koc University, Turkey) Joyce Osland (San JosÚ State University, USA) Guenter Stahl (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria) Susanne Bodker (Aarhus University, Denmark)
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http://langrid.nict.go.jp/icic2010/ 

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