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The theme of this year’s conference is Communicating Vision. Vision is, of course, one of the most important channels for communicating information, and we welcome submissions relating to all aspects of data visualization, information design, and best graphical practices, in all forms of print and electronic media.
Of course, we just as often refer to vision in a metaphorical sense, to denote ideas, goals, or breakthroughs that one “sees” with unusual acuity, understanding, or imagination. Vision of this type may make some professional communication particularly powerful, enabling it to bring together audiences and stakeholders, and to motivate them to action.
The conference organizers welcome submissions in all areas of professional communication. Authors interested in contributing to threads relating to the conference theme may want to consider areas such as the following:
- Communicating concepts with visuals
- Principles of visual rhetoric
- Design of data graphics
- Usability studies of visually oriented documents and displays
- Elements of page design and layout
- Use of visuals in social media
- Icon and logo design
- Techniques for presentations and data displays using slideware (PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi)
- The visual elements of human-computer interaction and interface design
- Typography and font design
- Mission and vision statements, and other expressions of organizational identity and intent
- Business plans and other proposals laying out ideas for new enterprises
Student Poster Competition: In addition, IPCC 2012 invites students from all disciplines, at either the bachelor’s or master’s level, to submit posters representing projects in any area of technical communication. Prizes will be awarded at both undergraduate and master’s levels.
The Call for Posters contains the details for designing and submitting posters for the competition.
The IEEE Professional Communication Society invites proposals for papers, panels, and workshops by technical communicators, including engineers and engineering educators, on any topic in professional communication.
Please submit abstracts of up to 300 words for individual papers or workshops, or 500 words for panels. When submitting an abstract, please identify both a Session Type and a Track, as described below.
Proposals will be accepted for 4 types of sessions:
- Individual paper (15‐20 minute presentation) – 300‐word abstract
- Panel (multiple authors in a single 75‐minute session) – 500‐word abstract
- Workshop (one or more facilitators presenting a 75‐minute “how to” or “about” session addressing relevant practices, issues, or technologies of interest) – 300‐word abstract
- Student poster – 300‐word abstract describing a poster that will be exhibited at the conference
Non‐poster proposals should be submitted to one of the following tracks:
Teaching Practice Papers address classroom practices, including program, course, or assignment design; instructional practices; and assessment methods. Submissions will be reviewed based on relevance to conference theme, level of specificity and practicality, and evidence of success.
Professional Practice Papers address workplace practices, including guidelines, best practices, or exemplary efforts for government, industry, civic, or public discourse; approaches to technology management; and related arenas. Submissions will be reviewed based on relevance to conference theme, level of specificity and practicality, and evidence of success.
Empirical Research Papers present data‐driven studies (all methods are welcome, including textual analysis, qualitative studies, quantitative studies, and mixed‐methods research). Submissions will be reviewed based on relevance to conference theme, relationship to prior studies, soundness of methodology, quality of results or findings, and strength of conclusions.
Position Papers present theoretically grounded discussions. Submissions will be reviewed based on relevance to conference theme, relationship to prior work, and soundness of reasoning.
IPCC 2011 Abstract Submission Site is Now Open!
To access the abstract submission site, click here.
Abstracts due Friday, January 6, 2012.
Abstracts due Friday, January 16, 2012 (Extended)
Questions about the submission process should be directed to Richard House, Program Chair.
|Through Sept 8, 2012||Sept 9 – Oct 6 2012||Onsite|
|Members of IEEE PCS and the Society for Technical Communication||$450||$500||$550|
|Students and retirees||$175||$200||$225|
|1-Day (does not include reception)||$200||$225||$250|
Mercer University School of Engineering
1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207
+1 478 301 2299
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
About the Conference Facilities
The conference will be held at the University of Central Florida (UCF). As the second largest university in the nation, UCF offers many exciting opportunities in academics, research, athletics, clubs and organizations, and campus life. The modern campus fosters an environment of participation and collaboration.
All of the conference sessions and the Tuesday evening Awards Reception will be held on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the UCF Student Union at the heart of the campus and about 1 mile from the conference hotel. All rooms have Wi-Fi Internet access. The Student Union also provides a variety of fast food restaurants on the 1st floor, as well as the campus bookstore, five ATMs, and other services.
The conference will provide a free shuttle between the hotel and the Student Union between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Monday, between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM on Tuesday (to accommodate transportation to and from the Awards Reception), and between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Wednesday.
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The newly renovated Radisson Hotel Orlando—UCF (http://www.radisson.com/orlando-hotel-fl-32826/florluni) will be the conference hotel. The conference rate is $89/night with full buffet breakfast. Amenities include free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, both public areas and guest rooms.
The hotel offers an outdoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as Sleep Number beds in every guest room. In addition, the Radisson is equipped with a business center that provides complimentary printing and fax service to guests. The Alafaya Garden Bar and Bistro is the hotel’s onsite bar and restaurant.
The Radisson has a free shuttle service for guests from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM within a 5-mile radius of the hotel.
The conference will provide a free shuttle between the hotel and the Student union between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Monday, between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM on Tuesday (to accommodate transportation to and from the Awards Reception), and between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Wednesday.