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IEEE IPCC 2014 Call for Participation is Now Open

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Guest post from IEEE

2014 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC 2014)
Meeting Grounds: Lifelong Learning, from Classroom to Workplace

13-15 October 2014
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Please join us for our next annual IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC). IPCC 2014 in Pittsburgh will serve as a meeting ground for discussions about communication and learning—in the classroom, in the workplace, and as a lifelong process. We invite technical communicators, engineers, educators, researchers, students, administrators, consultants, and corporate trainers to meet and share their insights and experience.

We encourage authors to submit papers on a wide variety of topics related to learning, along with all other topics related to professional and technical communication. We welcome submissions that report on completed research, as well as preliminary results from works-in-progress. In addition, we will accept a limited number of proposals for panels and workshops.

Example topics include (but not limited to):

  • Innovations in teaching methods, assessment, or curriculum development
  • Success stories about building bridges from classroom to industry
  • Cross-cultural/intercultural learning
  • Approaches to creating, managing, and delivering technical and professional communication
  • How new media shape, constrain, facilitate, or create affordances for learning
  • Learning through both visual and verbal means
  • Lessons and best practices learned from industry
  • Original research contributing to learning theories and practices in engineering communication
  • New and innovative technologies applied to technical/professional communication
  • Innovative applications of technology to support learning and collaboration
  • Techniques for measuring the effectiveness of professional and technical communication
  • Applications of learning science theory and research to practice
  • The places and spaces where learning takes place
  • Analysis of case studies that further our learning about professional and technical communication
  • Strategies and best practices for teaching visual and oral communication
  • New and innovative technologies to improve technical manuals and guides
  • How collaborative teams function to create and communicate a design and a product
  • Other topics related to technical/professional communication

Interested researchers, students, and practitioners across all relevant disciplines are invited to submit their contributions to IPCC 2014.

In addition, we are pleased to announce the Carnegie Mellon University Diversity Scholarship, which offers three graduate student travel scholarships for the purpose of increasing diversity in technical and professional communication. These scholarships are available to graduate students from a variety of fields (a) who have submitted a final paper accepted for inclusion in the IPCC 2014 proceedings, and (b) who either represent or have demonstrated a commitment to advancing an underrepresented community in technical and professional communication in their respective region, or internationally. For more information, please visit http://pcs.ieee.org/ipcc-2014-diversity-scholarship/.

Please visit the conference website for detailed submission guidelines or download the full CFP PDF. If you are not sure whether your project would be a good fit for IPCC 2014, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate contact the program co-chairs, Peter Weiss and Necia Werner.

Submission is now available online. All abstracts and proposals must be submitted electronically by 14 January 2014.