Sixth Annual International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems (IWIPS 2004) (IWIPS2004)
|Event Date/Time: Jul 08, 2004||End Date/Time: Jul 10, 2004|
|Registration Date: Jul 12, 2008|
|Early Registration Date: Jun 01, 2004|
|Paper Submission Date: Jan 15, 2004|
What Is IWIPS?
IWIPS is an interdisciplinary forum of professionals from industry, academia and government working to internationalise 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. IWIPS is organized by a not-for-profit corporation, Product & Systems Internationalisation, Inc. (P & SI), based in the United States (EIN 38-3653207).
What Shall I Get Out of IWIPS?
IWIPS is a highly interactive forum, including presented papers (research and case study), breakout sessions and invited keynote speakers. However, it also provides delegates with the opportunity to develop their skills further by attending internationalisation and localisation tutorials presented by leaders from industry and academia. The size of the workshop (approximately 150 delegates) and its format facilitate networking with colleagues from around the world, including the exchange of stimulating ideas and practical tips.
Is IWIPS Truly International?
Yes. Costs to delegates are kept as low as possible, to ensure that those from overseas or without substantial institutional or corporate support can attend. Since its beginning in 1999, IWIPS has attracted delegates from more than 29 countries and six continents.
Why Is IWIPS Relevant?
An understanding of the wide variety of internationalisation issues addressed at IWIPS is directly relevant to success in designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing commercial products and systems overseas. In the future, abstracts from presentations at past IWIPS workshops will be available on the P & SI website (www.iwips.org).
What Is the Conference Structure?
Paper presentations and case studies
Invited talks from international experts and key authors
Breakout discussion sessions
A panel discussion
Networking opportunities during breaks, an opening reception and a dinner cruise on Vancouver harbour.
What Are the Key Topics At This Year's IWIPS?
Culture and Web design
Trust development in online environments
Research methods in localisation and internationalisation
Frameworks and methodologies for international product development
User interface and Web internationalisation
Technical communication for a global audience
Culture and mobile devices
Policies, strategies and trends in globalisation and design
Design and emotions in a global marketplace
Skills and support tools for globalisation development
Theory, methods, and assessment techniques for product and system evaluation
What Are the Past, Present and Future of IWIPS?
In years past, IWIPS has been held in New York State, Maryland, the UK, Texas, and Berlin. This year, the conference convenes in Vancouver. In 2005, IWIPS will be held in Amsterdam (for details, contact Vanessa Evers (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Where Can I Find Additional Information about IWIPS?
Additional details about IWIPS may be found at www.iwips.org