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

The First International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration
IWIC 2007

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

===== Overview =====
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.

===== Program Co-Chairs =====

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

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

- Multi-lingual dictionaries and translations,
- Computer supported intercultural collaboration,
- Internet and Web technologies for intercultural collaboration,
- Cases of intercultural collaboration using IT,
- Field studies of cross-cultural teamwork,
- Ubiquitous/ambient technologies for intercultural collaboration,

Submit your abstract (ascii text, 300 words or less) and full paper (PDF)
written in English, by e-mail to [log in to unmask] 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: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.
Submitted full papers should be 12 to 15 pages long in the LNCS format.
Surface mail and e-mail addresses should be included for all contributing

===== 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 full papers, panels, posters and demonstrations: September
15th, 2006

Author notification: November 1st, 2006

Deadline for camera ready paper: December 1st, 2006

Deadline for camera ready post-proceedings paper: March 1st, 2007

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

===== General Co-Chairs =====

Yasuhiro Katagiri (Future University Hakodate, Japan)
Hitoshi Isahara (NICT, Japan)

===== Local Organization Co-Chairs =====

Rieko Inaba (NICT, Japan),
Takashi Yoshino (Wakayama University, Japan)

===== Local Organization Committee =====


===== Publicity Chair =====

Ahlem Ben Hassine (NICT, Japan)

===== Publication Chair =====

Yohei Murakami(NICT, Japan)

===== Workshop Secretariat =====

Eri Tsunokawa (NTT-AT, Japan)

===== Sponsored by =====

IEICE Special Interest Group for Intercultural Collaboration,
Center of Excellence on Knowledge Society, Kyoto University,
Language Grid Project, NICT

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