[Humanist] 23.717 events: ALLC elections; Culture, Design, Development

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Mar 23 07:12:19 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 717.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Harold Short <haroldshort at mac.com>                        (14)
        Subject: Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) :

  [2]   From:    Jose Abdelnour-Nocera <Jose.Abdelnour-Nocera at tvu.ac.uk>   (22)
        Subject: Call for Posters - IWIPS 2010 Young Reseachers Session:
                Culture, Design, Development and Offshoring.

        Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 23:21:00 +0000
        From: Harold Short <haroldshort at mac.com>
        Subject: Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) : 2010 Elections

Dear Willard

I'm writing to notify Humanist subscribers that the ALLC elections for 2010 are now under way.  Those entitled to participate are current subscribers to LLC who chose either the 'Joint' or 'ALLC' membership options.  This entitles the subscriber to make a nomination, to be nominated, and if an election is required, to vote.

Nominations are now invited for three Committee posts, each to serve a 3-year term, and for one Committee post to serve a 2-year term (replacing Melissa Terras who was appointed Secretary by the Committee last year).

Nominations are also invited for the role of Chair, one of the designated Officers of the Association.  For the Officer positions, nominators and nominees must be current - i.e. 2010 - 'Joint' or 'ALLC' subscribers to LLC, but if there is more than one nomination, the the appointment of a new Chair, from among those nominated, will be made by the Committee at its July meeting in London, just prior to the DH2010 conference.  Members should note that I will be stepping down as Chair, and would in any case be ineligible to stand again under the terms of the revised constitution.

Full details of the election process are to be found on the ALLC website at www.allc.org.  Nominations may be made using the form provided on the website, or by email, or by post.  A copy of the Constitution is also available on the ALLC website.

The nomination period has now begun and will run to the end of April.  If there are more than four nominations for the Committee Member positions, voting will take place during May.  Results will be announced, as specified by the constitution, at the Association's Annual General Meeting, which will take place during the DH2010 conference, on Thu 8 July 2010.

All nominations require the support of two Joint or ALLC members - in effect a proposer and seconder - and the written consent of the nominee.  Note that self-nomination is excluded by the constitution.

ALLC members are urged to exercise your democratic right to make a nomination, to stand for election, and in due course to vote.

Harold Short
Chair, ALLC

Professor Harold Short, Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London, 26-29 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5RL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2739 * Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980
Web: www.kcl.ac.uk/cch

        Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 15:23:31 +0000
        From: Jose Abdelnour-Nocera <Jose.Abdelnour-Nocera at tvu.ac.uk>
        Subject: Call for Posters - IWIPS 2010 Young Reseachers Session: Culture, Design, Development and Offshoring.

9th International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems
London, England, 7 - 10 July 2010
to be held in Thames Valley University.

IWIPS 2010 committee is seeking poster submissions for the 'Young Researchers' session. This will be a space where research students and early career researchers can showcase their work in progress, even is this is still at a conceptual stage. Ideas, concepts and concerns will be discussed among both experienced academics and practitioners.

Each submission will be presented during the 'Young Researchers' session and in the IWIPS 2010 exhibit area. Each submission requires an accompanying 3-4 page introduction and overview of your research project following the IWIPS 2010 paper guidelines. The paper should include an overview of the research question, used methods and how the work is connected to issues and questions surrounding the interplay of culture and at least one from product design, evaluation and development, including offshoring.

Paper submission deadline is the 15th of April- interactive posters must be received by the 1st of July 2010; traditional posters accepted at IWIPS 2010 registration. Please send a paper in IWIPS Word format to Malte Ressin (Malte.Ressin at tvu.ac.uk). Notification of acceptance: 22nd of April.

Accepted submissions will be published in the IWIPS 2010 proceedings.

Suggested Topics for Submissions
As the world's economy recovers from the downturn, the need increases for effective, efficient, and socially responsible strategies for supporting global design communities. Strategies that address both business and human issues are of great importance. Topics of interest for IWIPS 2010 include, but are not limited to the following:

      Cross-cultural issues in IT design

        User centric strategies for economic and community development IT projects

        Revised models for global IT off-shoring, outsourcing and distributed resources

        Sociotechnical design and evaluation frameworks

        Methods for software localization / globalization

        Designing for trust

        Dealing with intercultural issues in participatory design

        The impact of Social Networks and other CMC tools across cultural boundaries

        Interactions between culture and user-centred design

        Managing geographically dispersed  multicultural design communities

        Localising usability evaluation and requirements gathering techniques

More info on http://www.iwips2010.org/calls.html

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