Sixth Annual International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems (IWIPS 2004) (IWIPS2004)

Venue: Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel, Vancouver, B.C.

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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
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Description

You are invited to attend the Sixth Annual International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems (IWIPS 2004), to be held 8 -10 July 2004 in Vancouver, Canada. This forum promotes an enhanced awareness of globalisation and localisation issues. This year the conference theme is Culture, Trust and Design Innovation. This theme signals attention to the important role of design in building trust in online environments across cultures. The emphasis of the conference is on practical issues and solutions, as well as on knowledge sharing about leading edge research.

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 (evers@swi.psy.uva.nl).

Where Can I Find Additional Information about IWIPS?

Additional details about IWIPS may be found at www.iwips.org

Venue

1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver
Canada
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Additional Information

Regular Conference Fees (in US$) The regular conference fee includes: Conference participation (tutorials excluded) Conference proceedings and CD Welcome reception Continental breakfast and coffee breaks Dinner cruise aboard the yacht Britannia One year membership in Products & Systems Internationalisation, Inc (P&SI) Advance Registration (until 1 June 2004) US$ 290 Late Registration (2 June 2004 or later) US$ 340 Special Registration Fees (in US$) The special registration fee includes: Conference proceedings and CD Continental breakfast and coffee breaks Note: For student registration and one-day only registration, the dinner cruise is not included. However, cruise tickets may be separately purchased for US$ 70 per person. Student Registration (anytime). To register for student rates a valid student credential or letter from the student's advisor on college/university letterhead must be presented at the registration desk. US$ 100 One-day Registration US$ 150 Tutorial Fees (in US$) Full-day tutorial fees includes continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and session and course materials. Half day tutorial fees include coffee breaks, and session and course materials. Note: The dinner cruise is not included. However, cruise tickets may be separately purchased for US$ 70 per person. Full Day Tutorial Advance Registration (until 1 June 2004) US$ 300 Full Day Tutorial Late Registration (2 June 2004 or later) US$ 350 Half Day Tutorial Advance Registration (until 1 June 2004) US$ 150 Half Day Tutorial Late Registration (2 June 2004 or later) US$ 175

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