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Calls: Socioling/Translation/IEEE Transactions on Professional .. (Jrnl)

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Message 1: IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
Date: 21-Feb-2008
From: Jo Mackiewicz <mackiewicziit.edu>
Subject: IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
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Full Title: IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Call Deadline: 10-Apr-2008

Call for Proposals/Abstracts

Special issue of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
to focus on
Examining the Information Economy: Perspectives for Professional
Communication Practices

Guest Editors:
Kirk St.Amant
Texas Tech University


Jan M. Ulijn
Eindhoven University of Technology

Deadline for Proposals/Abstracts: April 10, 2008


The information economy is based on the collection and the exchange of data
and ideas. We all either contribute to or use materials from the
information economy in most aspects of our everyday lives. Thus, the
information economy exists as an environment in which we are all
contributors and consumers. Within this system, effective communication is
essential to success and means individuals can contribute ideas and
information effectively and can make efficient use of the goods and
services. In this way, each individual can play the dual role of content
user (audience) and content creator (professional communicator). This
ability to create new content also allows individuals to become online
innovators and cyberspace entrepreneurs on a previously unprecedented level.

This special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
(IEEE-TPC) seeks to 'examine' this economic model by providing research
articles, commentaries, and tutorials that explore the connections between
communication practices and the products, practices, and services that
constitute the information economy. The objective of the special issue is
to help individuals involved in professional communication practices better
understand and participate in the information economy as both contributors
and consumers.

Possible Topic Areas

Possible topic areas for this special issue include but are not limited to
the following:
- Establishing and assessing the value of knowledge work and knowledge products
- Innovation and entrepreneurship issues related to communication in the
information economy
- Information design, usability, and accessibility
- Virtual teams, online collaboration, and distributed models of work
- Strategic human resources management (SHRM) of globally dispersed and
mobile employees
- Cross-cultural communication, globalization, outsourcing, translation,
and localization
- Legal policies and social issues related to the information economy
- Media selection and multimodality
- The role of and perspectives on teaching and training within the
information economy
- Content management, open source software, single sourcing, and XML

Please email abstracts (250-500 words) to Kirk St.Amant at

Please include the following information in your abstract:
- Title of the proposed article
- Name, institutional affiliation, and contact information for author(s)
- Overview of proposed article topic
- Outline of the major ideas or concepts covered in the proposed article
- Discussion of the contribution this article will make to research,
teaching, or other professional practices in the field of technical


Proposals/Abstracts due: April 10, 2008
Invitation to submit full papers for peer review: April 15, 2008
Full papers due: June 16, 2008
Tentative publication date: September 2009

You can find guidelines for submitting manuscripts on the IEEE-TPC site:

Please Note
An invitation to submit a full paper for peer-review does not mean a paper
has been accepted for publication. Rather, all papers will undergo a
peer-review process, the results of which will be used to determine whether
the paper will be published in this special issue of the IEEE-TPC.

The guest editors encourage you to contact them to discuss possible topics
for an article. You can email any questions about this special issue to
Kirk St. Amant at kirk.stamantgmail.com.

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