EURO IA Conference - Call for Papers

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European IA Summit - Building Communities
Tulip Inn, Brussels, Belgium
15-16 October 2005
Call for Papers

Scope of the Conference
The first European Information Architecture (IA) Summit's focus is
on building the IA community in Europe. The objective of the event
is to bring together a number of disciplines and practitioner
communities by providing a stimulating environment for debate and an
opportunity for establishing cooperation. This community is not just
limited to language or region, but all encompasses our
specialisations like designing for mobile devices, and multilingual
solutions. We are calling for papers that reflect those communities
of practice, language and location.

If you are using techniques from related disciplines in your day-to
day work or researching the latest ways to connect people and
content, we would like to hear from you. Examples of relevant
activities include, but are not limited to developing the IA
practice in an organisation or country by documenting methods,
applying IA principles to European-focused platforms, providing
multi lingual solutions and designing devices like interactive TV or
mobile devices.

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. We
are looking for 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 conferences 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 to Brussels 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
Presentations - talks that discuss principles and ideas, or provide
insightful analogies and mind-opening explorations to open the minds
of information architects
Panels - differing opinions and discussion on the topics of the day
lead by a moderator
Posters - illustrating a concept from research or practice


The submission deadline for case studies, presentations, and panels
is 31 July 2005.

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

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