IEEE Professional Communication Society presents

Call for Papers

IPCC 2005

Making Connections

10-13 July 2005 Limerick, Ireland


Ceangail (KANG-guhl)—Gaelic, tying or connecting together. Communication is the tie that binds people around the world, crossing boundaries of knowledge, cultures, languages, and values. Technical communication connects engineers, educators, managers, and communicators in a global community. Come to IPCC 2005 in Limerick, Ireland, to explore these connections and share knowledge.

  • Localisation
        Technical writing
        Technical translation
        Vendor management
        Writing for International English     Project management
        Localisation teams
        Software issues

  • Engineering Management
        Managing virtual teams
        Cross-cultural communication
        Knowledge management
        Compatibility issues
        Managing technology

  • Teaching and Training
        Teaching engineers
        Preparing practitioners
        Distance learning
        Writing in new fields
        International English training

  • Tools and Technology
        Translation tools
        E-learning tools
        New technologies
        Authoring tools for the Web
        International documentation

  • Cross-Cultural Communication
        Design and graphics
        Web design
        Outsourcing issues
        Documentation challenges
        International English; ESL

Session Type

Paper (2-3 presentations in a 90
minute session)
Panel discussion (1-4 speakers,
brief presentations with discussion
in a 90-minute session)
Conference workshop (90 minutes)

Proposal Instructions
Program Calendar

Please submit these items:

  1. Description of topic (250 words)
  2. Description of intended audience
  3. Brief (100-word) biosketch of each author, including contact information (email address and telephone number)
  4. The suggested thread
  5. The suggested session type
  6. Statement of agreement to present: “If this proposal is accepted, I agree to register for IPCC 2005 and make the presentation described in this proposal.”

Send your proposal to Helen Grady, program chair, at no later than 15 October 2004. Electronic submissions are preferred. If you have questions, contact her at +1 478 301 2211


For other conference questions, contact general chair, Marj Davis, at or call +1 478 301 2356

15 October 2004 

Proposals Due

15 November 2004
Acceptance Notifications Sent
15 January 2005
Draft Paper Due
15 February 2005
Feedback to Authors
15 March 2005
Final Papers Due