Call for papers


                             IWIPS 2007

                     9th International Workshop on
              Internationalisation of Products and Systems

                      28th – 30th of June, 2007
                        Oaxaca City, Mexico


                  Deadline: 31rst of January, 2007

What is IWIPS?

IWIPS is an interdisciplinary forum of professionals from industry, academia
and government working on issues related to globalisation and localisation
of products and systems. It is unique in that it appeals to a variety of
delegates working in various areas of internationalisation, supporting the
effective transfer of information and technology to different cultures,
countries and markets. IWIPS is organized by the non-profit organisation
Product & Systems Internationalisation, Inc. (P & SI), which is based in the
United States (EIN 38-3653207).

Submission topics

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) the following: 

- Business and academic perspectives on the topic of internationalisation
and localisation. 
- The influence of culture on user requirements and behaviour. 
- Networked communities: Culture and Computer Mediated Communication. 
- Addressing the cultural divide: Can technology overcome cultural
- Mobile devices: Issues concerning international and local use. 
- Adaptive interfaces: Adapting for culture. 
- Methodologies and best practices in international product development
beyond translation. 
- Cross-cultural user research: Findings and innovative methods. 
- Theory, methods, and assessment techniques for international product and
system evaluation.

Categories & Author Guidelines

- Papers - Formal reports of completed research, organized on a modified APA
model. Length: no more than 10 pages in proceedings format. 

- Case Studies - Structured descriptions of lessons learned in applied
product development within industry. Length: 4 - 8 pages in proceedings

- Research-in-Progress - Briefs describing the background, procedures,
anticipated results, and preliminary findings (if any) of ongoing research
or applied product development. Length: 6 - 10 pages in proceedings format.
(Graduate students are encouraged to submit R-I-Ps based on their theses and

- Student Posters – Presentation of student projects at-a-glance in the form
of a poster at the conference. Additionally, a description of the work will
be published in the conference proceedings. Length: 4 - 8 pages in
proceedings format.

Complete author guidelines at:


Deadline: 31rst of January, 2007

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Christian Sturm, Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca, Mexico
Mario Alberto Moreno Rocha, Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca, Mexico
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Further information:

Dr. Christian Sturm
Profesor - Investigador
(Research Professor)
Interacción Humano-Computadora
(Human-Computer Interaction)
Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca
Instituto de Electrónica y Computación
C.P. 69000 Huajuapan de León
Oaxaca, México
Tel: +52 953 53 20214 ext. 200
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Product and System Internationalisation, Inc.
Vice President

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