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We apologize if you received multiple copies of this Call for Papers.
Please feel free to distribute it to those who might be interested.

======================= CALL FOR PAPERS ==================================

	The First International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration 
					IWIC 2007

				January 25-26, 2007
	Kyoto University Clock Tower International Conference Hall, Japan 

Program Co-Chairs
Toru Ishida (Kyoto University, Japan)
Susan R. Fussell (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) Piek TJM Vossen(Vrije
Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

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 psychological analyses of intercultural interaction,
and case studies from activists working to increase mutual understanding in
our multicultural world. Submissions will be considered for papers, panels,
demonstrations, and posters.

This is a unique workshop in a world where physical borders disappear
rapidly and people and cultures are more and more on the move and in
contact. The workshop will feature four prominent invited speakers:

Christiane D. Fellbaum (Department of Psychology, Princeton University)
Yumiko Mori (NPO Pangaea) Gary Olson (School of Information, University of
Michigan) Wolfgang Wahlster (German Research Center for Artificial

Papers: Papers are solicited on any aspect of intercultural collaboration.
Papers can address technologies to support intercultural collaboration,
laboratory and field studies of intercultural collaboration, and case
reports from field workers. Examples of suitable paper topics include:

- Field studies of intercultural teamwork
- Cases of intercultural collaboration using IT
- Computer supported intercultural collaboration
- Internet and web technologies for intercultural collaboration
- Ubiquitous/ambient technologies for intercultural collaboration
- Multilingual dictionaries and translations
- Multilingual NLP web services
- Standardization issues on resources and tools for multilingual processing
- Usability of multilingual resources and the Language Grid

Submit your abstract (ascii text, 300 words or less) and full paper (PDF)
written in English, by e-mail to iwic2007[at]
Full papers should be submitted camera-ready in Springer Lecture Note Series
(LNCS) format. Please follow the instructions for authors available at the
Springer Web page: Submitted
full papers should be 12 to 15 pages long in the LNCS format. Surface mail
address, e-mail addresses should be included for all contributing authors.
The post-proceedings of IWIC will be published as a volume of Springer LNCS.

Panels: Individuals may submit proposals for panels of three or four talks
on a related theme in intercultural communication. Panel submissions should
be no more than four pages in length. They 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.

Demonstrations: Individuals may submit proposals to present demonstrations
of new technologies for intercultural communication.  Demonstration
proposals should be no more than four pages in length. They 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.

Posters: Individuals may submit proposals to present informal posters during
the workshop.  Poster proposals should be no more than four pages in length
and summarize the poster content.  Poster descriptions will not be archival;
therefore, posters can describe both previously published work and work that
is not yet ready for publication.

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

Important Dates:
Deadline for abstracts: September 1st, 2006 Deadline for papers, panels,
posters and demos: September 15th, 2006 Author notification: November 1st,
2006 Deadline for camera ready papers: December 1st, 2006 Deadline for
camera ready post-proceedings papers: March 1st, 2007

Travel Support: We provide limited financial support to students and other
researchers who are co-authors of accepted papers to give their presentation
at the workshop. Instructions on how to apply for a grant will be provided
with acceptance notifications.

General Co-Chairs
Yasuhiro Katagiri (Future University Hakodate, Japan) Hitoshi Isahara (NICT,

Program Commitee
-Pushpak Bhattacharyya (Indian Institute of Technology, India) -Francis Bond
(NTT Corporation, Japan) -Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto Linguistica
Computazionale, Italy) -Key-Sun Choi (KAIST, Korea) -Catherine Cramton
(George Mason University, USA) -Christiane D. Fellbaum (Princeton
University, USA) -Yoshihiko Hayashi (Osaka University, Japan) -Susan
Catherine Herring (Indiana University, USA) -Reiko Hishiyama (Kyoto Women's
University, Japan) -Chu-Ren Huang (The Institute of Linguistics, Academia
Sinica, Taiwan) -Nancy Ide (Vassar College, USA) -Katherine Isbister
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA) -Chigusa Kita (Kansai University,
Japan) -Manolis Koubarakis (Technical University of Crete, Greece) -Kyoung
Jun Lee (Kyung Hee University, Korea) -Fang Li (Shanghai Jiaotong
University, China) -Shigeo Matsubara (NTT Corporation, Japan) -Micihiko
Minoh (Kyoto University, Japan) -Akiyo Nadamoto (NICT, Japan) -Hideyuki
Nakanishi (Osaka University, Japan) -Gary Olson (University of Michigan,
USA) -Judy Olson (University of Michigan, USA) -Yuanchun Shi (Tsinghua
University, China) -Virach Sornlertlamvanich (Computational Linguistics
Laboratory, Thailand) -Dan Tufis (University "A.I.Cuza" of Iasi, Romania)
-Kiyotaka Uchimoto (NICT, Japan) -Zili Zhang (Southwest University, China
and Deakin University, Australia) -Qiping Zhang (Drexel University, USA)
-Michael Zock (CNRS, France)

For further information, please contact iwic2007[at]

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