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Sep 23, 2003: IA Summit 2004 Call for Papers

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  • Louis Rosenfeld
    Sep 23, 2003: IA Summit 2004 Call for Papers This February, the fifth IA Summit will take place in Austin, Texas. Each year, these get better and better (and
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      Sep 23, 2003: IA Summit 2004 Call for Papers

      This February, the fifth IA Summit will take place in Austin, Texas. Each
      year, these get better and better (and as the chief programmer for the first
      two, I'd say the first ones were pretty good to begin with!). The content
      is great, the price is low, and the social vibe is always outstanding. Even
      if you find the conference somehow not to your liking, Austin is a great
      place to kill a weekend.

      The BBC's Margaret Hanley is chairing this one, and her call for papers is
      appended below:


      IA Summit '04 -- Breaking New Ground
      Hilton Austin, Austin, Texas
      February 27-29, 2003


      Scope of the Conference Some of us in the IA field are solidifying the IA
      foundation, digging deeper, while others are pushing the boundaries working
      with other fields and platforms. In both cases, we are "breaking new
      ground". The ASIS&T IA Summit 2004 is seeking submissions from information
      architecture practitioners and researchers that support this theme. If you
      are developing the IA practice in your organisation by documenting methods,
      applying IA principles to new platforms and devices like interactive TV or
      handheld devices, using techniques from related disciplines in your day-to
      day work or researching the latest ways to connect people and content, we
      want to hear from you.

      We are open to contributions from people with solid and relevant ideas,
      including areas that may be considered ancillary or outside of Information
      Architecture. If selected, we simply ask that you put in the time required
      to create a solid and professional presentation for the conference

      We encourage submissions by students, developers and designers, work of a
      specialised nature, work concerning new features, design elements, methods
      or processes, controversial topics, and work in progress. We are especially
      interested in receiving submissions from speakers in our field who have not
      presented at the Summit in the past, including academics, professionals in
      related fields and information architects who have not yet had the
      opportunity to share their knowledge. We want to invigorate our conference
      with new thoughts. If you have a solid idea and proposal, but aren't an
      expert speaker, we can help. Our planning committee has experienced authors
      and presenters who can give a hand in fine-tuning your ideas and

      How do you know if you have an idea worth pursuing? Imagine that you
      traveled out to Austin to attend the conference and sat in on your
      presentation? Would it hold your attention? Would it give you new focus or
      insight that you could apply to your work? Does it provide fresh perspective
      to what you think? If so, great. Go ahead and send along your proposal idea.
      Don't be shy...

      The Summit seeks proposals for:
      Case Studies: specific examples showing the use of IA in completed projects
      Presentations: talks that discuss principles and ideas, or provide
      insightful analogies and mind-opening explorations to open the minds of
      information architects
      Tutorials: opportunities for information architecture practitioners to
      discuss and develop a topic for a half-day
      Panels: differing opinions and discussion on the topics of the day lead by a
      Posters: illustrating a concept from research or practise


      The submission deadline for case studies, presentations, tutorials and
      panels is October 31st 2003. The submission deadline for posters is December
      5th 2003.

      Go to the ASIS&T web site for more details on submitting your paper:


      -- Margaret Hanley
      Technical Chair
      IA Summit 2004



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