Call for Conference Proposals

5 Nov 2003 - 2:52pm
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From: Tracee Wolf <tlwolf at US.IBM.COM>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 14:14:34 -0500
Subject: DIS2004 CALL FOR PANEL SESSION! Deadline March 12, 2004

Do you have a compelling, provocative or fun perspective on designing
interactive systems? Are you an artist, designer, technologist, researcher,
academic, business expert, scientist, cultural specialist or someone else
whose work is enmeshed with interactive systems design? We would like to
invite you to bring your ideas to DIS 2004!

This is a call for panel sessions for DIS2004
Deadline: 12 March 2004
Panels Co-chairs: Michael Smyth and Tracee Wolf


Be a part of Designing Interactive Systems 2004! We would like to invite you
to bring your ideas to DIS2004 in the form of an interactive panel session.
'Across the Spectrum' encourages an interdisciplinary community to express
emergent opportunities and challenges of new and future interactive systems,
be it for systems design theory, new design methodologies or reflecting on
design practice. We'd love to hear from you!

Check out the DIS2004 website for the full version
- Inter-disciplinary design and the contributions of different cultures
within design.
- Work processes and social processes.
- Information systems as interactive systems.
- The body and design
- Emotion and aesthetics.

Deadline: 12 March 2004

Panel proposals are encouraged to address the themes above. Panels offer a
flexible, interactive format for the presentation and discussion of nascent
ideas relevant to the design of interactive systems. Panels are quite
distinct from papers; dealing with ideas and topics that are still in their
formative stages. One of the basic purposes of a panel is to get the
audience talking and thinking. A successful panel is that one people talk
about in the halls afterwards.A panel session lasts up to one and half hours
and includes short position statements from up to five participants.
However, we are open to other formats, provided that they provide an
opportunity for engagement between the audience and panelists. Panel members
should be willing to take questions from the audience. A nominated panel
chair should be able to provide a summing up at the end of the session.

We would like to encourage wild and creative formats in addition to the more
typical formats you might be used to in the past. Consider taking
interactivity to a new level with novel ways of inducing interactivity
around the topic of your choice.

Submission format
Proposers have up to four pages available to present their submission. The
submission must include a 30-word overview for inclusion in the programme, a
150-word abstract and a position statement from each panel member. The
submission should include:
- a clear statement of its aims
- a statement of why it is timely or significant
- a discussion of why -- either because of its content or format -- it will
be engaging or provocative
- a list of possible panelists
- the interactive structure of the panel

Send Submissions to
Michael Smyth, Napier University, UK: m.smyth at
Tracee Wolf, IBM T.J. Watson Research: tlwolf at

Please forward this email to anyone you feel would be interested in
putting together a panel session for DIS2004.

Thank you!
Michael and Tracee

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