INFO: Call for Papers: Technical Innovation and Global Business Communication

Subject: INFO: Call for Papers: Technical Innovation and Global Business Communication
From: Jeff ALLEN <jeff -at- elda -dot- fr>
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Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 23:07:19 +0200

FYI, see the following call for papers:


Jeff Allen

Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 13:23:53 -0600
From: Chuck Campbell <cpc -at- nmt -dot- edu>
To: TC Forum <tcf-gen -at- listserver -dot- tc-forum -dot- org>
Subject: tcf-gen: Call for Papers: Technical Innovation and Global Business

Call for Papers


A special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
Guest Editors: Jan M. Ulijn (Eindhoven Technical University) and Charles
P. Campbell (New Mexico Tech)

The Transactions on Professional Communication invites authors to
participate in
a special issue examining how technical innovations in communication,
particularly the Internet but also videoconferencing and other
technologies, are
being received and used in business within nations whose cultural
tendencies differ
from those where the technologies originate.

The technology that makes the world into the global village envisioned by
McLuhan more than 30 years ago now seems to be in place, thanks largely to
Internet and the World Wide Web. Technical innovations in communication
have been quickly exploited by businesses to expand their reach into new
However, not much is yet known about the way this technology is inducing
in long-standing cultural patterns that prescribe the preferred methods of
business deals. Patterns of communication, to say nothing of values, are
rooted in language-culture complexes. Understanding these patterns can
perhaps be
facilitated by technology. However, technologies impose their own patterns,
and we
need to know how these patterns interact with established patterns.


For the special issue of Transactions, we will be looking for contributions
explore topics like the five listed below. For further discussion, see our

1. The business and technology perspective: electronic commerce and its
for a communication model of the human interface

2. The use of electronic mail and meetings, videoconferencing and the
Internet (within
a general management setting)

3. Evidence about preferences and effectiveness within a communication and
negotiation setting?electronic or face-to-face?

4. Studies bringing together, analyzing and assessing other human,
cognitive, linguistic,
and cultural aspects of the use of computer-mediated communication.

5. Reports on the impact of communication technologies (especially
multimedia, the
Internet, and the World-Wide Web) in assisting (or hindering) communicators in
designing, writing, producing, and disseminating information in different

We hope the special issue will attract more original contributions to
in this area. In summary, we know that communications technology is changing
the world; we want to get a clearer idea of how things change.

Schedule for Special Issue

February 1, 2000:All submissions due to guest editors.
February 15, 2000: All submissions out for peer review.
April 15, 2000: All reviews complete. Copies to guest editors J.M. Ulijn
and C.P. Campbell.
May 1, 2000: Guest editors make publication decisions and send
suggestions for revision to Transactions editor K.S. Campbell, who then sends
decision letters to authors.
October 1, 2000: Revised manuscripts sent back out for review.
December 1, 2000: Final revised manuscripts to K.S. Campbell.
December 15, 2000: Issue enters production.
February 1, 2001: Proofs go to authors.
March 1, 2001: Issue is mailed.


Authors should follow IEEE style--see Instructions for Authors,
Transactions on
Professional Communication 41 (December 1998): 299. Please submit proposals
by 1 December 1999; one paper and two electronic copies of the manuscript
be received no later than 1 February 2000 to be considered for the special
To submit a manuscript, contact

Dr. Jan M. Ulijn
TEMA 0.42
Postbus 513
5600 MB EINDHOVEN , The Netherlands
Tel. 040 - 247 4569; e-mail J -dot- M -dot- Ulijn -at- tm -dot- tue -dot- nl

Dr. Charles P. Campbell
Department of Humanities
New Mexico Tech
Socorro NM 87801
Tel. 505-835-5284; e-mail cpc -at- nmt -dot- edu

Jeff ALLEN - Technical Manager/Directeur Technique
European Language Resources Association (ELRA) &
European Language resources - Distribution Agency (ELDA)
(Agence Europe'enne de Distribution des Ressources Linguistiques)
55, rue Brillat-Savarin
75013 Paris FRANCE
Tel: (+33) - Fax: (+33)
mailto:jeff -at- elda -dot- fr

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