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2IA Summit 2004 - Call for papers

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  • Margaret Hanley
    Sep 22 12:07 PM
      IA Summit '04 -- Breaking New Ground
      IA Summit 2004
      Hilton Austin, Austin, Texas
      February 27-29, 2003

      Call for Papers

      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 attendees.

      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 presentations.

      How do you know if you have an idea worth pursuing? Imagine
      that you travelled 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 moderator
      * Posters – illustrating a concept from research or

      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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