onsdag, april 26, 2006

Call for Papers: Organizing Media

Organizing Media: Influences on and Implications of Company Architecture

Papers are being sought for presentation at an international workshop exploring media company structures and how various architectures affect firms that will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, October 20-21, 2006. The workshop is sponsored by the Media Management and Transformation Centre at Jönköping International Business School (Jönköping University), Europe's premier centre on media business issues.

Because of media have been neglected subjects of management research, questions concerning the effectiveness and efficiency of organizational structures, as well as industry specific characteristics of media organizations remain unanswered or have only been marginally studied. This workshop is intended to answer such questions and broadening understanding of the implications of structures and their effects on media firms.

The organizers solicits paper addressing the extent to which different types of staff (content creators, business, and technical) represent different organizational cultures that respond to different organizational structures and coordination models, whether it is possible to optimize the degree of centralization or decentralization when forming and/or developing the organizational structure of a media firm, or if is it more appropriate to split the media firm into different divisions? The organizers are interested in research on whether the centralized organizational structures found in many media firms affect their abilities to innovative, grow, and respond to dynamic environments and if virtual organization or other innovative forms of organizing represent feasible alternatives to structure a growing media firm? Do the organizational structure requirements differ according to the media industry sector? Studies questioning whether a unified organizational culture can be created within a media firm and whether organizational structure models from other industries are heuristically applicable to the media industry are also of interest. Research on whether media processes dictate structure or the architecture of media companies dictate processes are of interest. Additional inquiries about whether there are differences in the ways multidivisional firms and firms with subsidiaries organizations promote and control cross media and cross divisional activities are topical.

Papers are therefore solicited on issues including:

* Specific or general organizational patterns of media firms
* Heuristic application of industrial organizational models to media firms 
* Relationship between organizational structure and strategies
* Relationship between organizational structure and performance
* Personnel as determinants of organizational structures in media firms
* Centralized versus decentralized coordination models
* Project, virtual, and federal organizations as paradigms for media firms
* New technologies and organizational development
* Impact of transforming value chains on organizational structure
* Relationship of cultural learning, knowledge management and acceptance of change and organizational structures
* Patterns of cooperation relationships (networks) and their impact on organizational structure
* Social-cultural influences on organizational structures of media firms
* Influence of ownership on organizational structures
* Holdings, groups and the organization of financing

100-word abstracts are due June 1, 2006, with notification of accepted proposals on June 30, 2006. Completed papers are due in mid-October. Send abstracts to:

Dr. Cinzia Dal Zotto, Research Manager
Media Management and Transformation Centre
Jönköping International Business School
P.O. Box 1026
SE-551 11 Jönköping - Sweden
For more information: cinzia.dalzotto@ihh.hj.se 

söndag, april 23, 2006

CFP: mLearn 2006, Canada

*Call for Papers*

*mLearn 2006*

www.mlearn2006.org <http://www.mlearn2006.org/>

October 22-25, 2006

Fairmont Banff Springs Resort

Banff, Alberta, Canada

mLearn 2006, the 5th World Conference on Mobile Learning, will fulfill
the need for stimulating critical debate on and research into theories,
approaches, principles and applications of mobile devices for promoting
learning. mLearn 2006 will provide an opportunity for professionals from
industry, as well as researchers, educators, students, technologists and
practitioners, to share their knowledge, experience and research in the
various areas where mLearning is applied. The conference will also serve
as an opportunity to promote mLearning.

Important Dates:*

* Abstract Submission Deadline: May 31, 2006
* Notification of Acceptance: July 31, 2006

Presentation Categories

* Pre-Conference Workshops
* Long Paper Presentation
* Short Paper Presentation
* Poster Presentation
* Technical Showcase
* Panel/Roundtable
* Products/Services Showcases
* “Papers on the Fly”

Call for Submissions – Deadline May 31, 2006

www.mlearn2006.org/participate/ <http://www.mlearn2006.org/

The objectives for the conference are to:

* Assist personal and professional development and the development
of new skills for educators.
* Encourage the study and implementation of mobile applications in
teaching and learning.
* Facilitate dialogue between technical experts and educators
* Facilitate networking, business and cooperative activities and
* Facilitate dialogue and sharing among different cultures with
regard to the optimum use of emerging technologies.
* Promote the development of mLearning, globally.
* Provide opportunities for graduate students to network and
collaborate with experts in the mLearning field.
* Share local and international developments, experiences and
lessons learned.
* Stimulate critical debate on and research into theories,
approaches, principles and applications of mLearning.

Topics of interest include:

* Building and implementing mLearning strategies in educational
institutions, corporations and government
* Case studies in mLearning
* Cost effective management of mLearning processes
* Creating interactive and collaborative mLearning environments
* Emerging hardware and software for mLearning
* Evaluation in mLearning
* Implementing mLearning
* Informal learning using mobile devices
* Instructional design for mLearning
* Intelligent agents for learning
* Learning objects and metadata for mLearning
* Mass personalization and socialization
* mLearning and mTraining
* mLearning in developing countries
* mLearning management systems (mLMSs)
* mLearning: the next generation
* mLearning: theory and pedagogy
* Open and distance learning (ODL) using mobile devices
* Quality in mLearning
* Social implications of mLearning
* Student support in mLearning

For more information contact:

Deborah Zornes, MA
Manager, Research and Academic Services
Office of Research Services
Athabasca University
1 University Drive
Athabasca, AB
T9S 3A3

Ph: +1-780-675-6275
Fax: +1-780-675-6722

E-mail:mlearn@athabascau.ca <mailto:%20mlearn@athabascau.ca>

Deborah Zornes, MA
Manager, Research and Academic Services
Office of the Vice President Academic
Athabasca University
#1 University Drive
Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3
Ph: 780-675-6275 Fax: 780-675-6722

torsdag, april 20, 2006

CFP Cyberworlds 2006

CALL FOR PAPERS Paper Due: 10th May 2006

2006 International Conference on CYBERWORLDS

November 28-30, 2006, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
(EPFL), Switzerland Organized by EPFL VRlab in cooperation with ACM

Cyberworlds are information worlds being formed on Internet either
intentionally or spontaneously, with or without design. As
information worlds, they are either virtual or real, and can be both.
In terms of information modelling, the theoretical ground for the
Cyberworlds is far above the level of integrating spatial database
models and temporal database models. This conference will deal with
large distributed information worlds on Internet as well as methods
and tools used for creating such worlds.

The conference topics include but are not limited to the following
- Philosophy, Evolution, and Ethics of Cyberworlds
- Cyberworlds and their impact on the real worlds
- Cyberethics and Cyberlaws
- Cybersecurity
- Visual Cyberworlds
- Human animation in Cyberworlds
- Virtual Reality in Cyberworlds
- Computer vision and augmented reality for Cyberworlds
- Intelligent agents in Cyberworlds
- Communication in Cyberworlds
- Distributed virtual environments
- Shared virtual worlds
- Data mining and warehousing in Cyberworlds
- Bioinformatics for Cyberlife and medicine
- Healthcare in Cyberworlds
- Cyberworlds for bioengineering
- Cyberinformation systems
- E-business in Cyberworlds
- Cyberworlds for education
- Collaborative work using Cyberworlds
- Cyberworlds for manufacturing
- Cyber fairs and Cyber museums
- Multi-user web games

CW2006 will provide an opportunity for scientists, engineers, and
researchers from around the world to share the latest research,
ideas, and developments in these fields.

The conference will consist of formal paper sessions and hands-on
demonstrations where research groups and vendors will show the state-
of-the-art in the field.


Paper Due: 10th May 2006
Notice of Acceptance: 1st July 2006
Camera Ready Due: 28th July 2006
Conference: 28-30 Nov 2006

Full and Short Papers (in English) containing original and
unpublished results are solicited. Full papers are limited to maximum
8 pages (single space, two columns) including figures. Short papers
are limited to 5 pages. All paper submissions must reach us by 10th
May, 2006. Accepted papers will be included in a conference
proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society.


Submission Information: http://vrlab.epfl.ch/cw2006/ For general
enquiries please contact Daniel Thalmann, EPFL VRlab, Station 14, CH
1015, Lausanne, Switzerland
E-mail: Daniel.Thalmann@epfl.ch
Fax: +41-21-693-5328

söndag, april 09, 2006

ICENCO06 call for paper

-------------------------------------CALL FOR

2nd International Computer Engineering
New Technologies for the Information Society
Cairo, EGYPT
December 26-28, 2006
Information technology forms the basis of an entirely new era in
professional practice
and delivery of services. The ICENCO conference is a major
collaboration among
and practitioners around the world, to discuss the major new
frontiers in the
technology area, and to present cutting edge research in various
fields within that
Topics covered include but are not limited to:

* Internet Applications: Internet services and applications,
wireless Internet
for distance education and e-commerce, e-learning, intelligent
agents, e-government, adaptive
interfaces, web mining, search engines, and distributed databases.
* Communication and Networks: Internet services and applications,
wireless cellular
mobile communications, high performance networking, intelligent
networks, network
control and optimization of communication systems, network
reliability and
quality of service,
optical systems and networks, network security, and grid computing.
* Signal and Image Processing: Multimedia signal processing, signal
processing for wireless communications, RF
and analog
integrated circuits, speech, image and video processing, data and
compression, graphics,
and visualization, and biomedical signal processing.
* Intelligent Data Engineering Systems: Intelligent agents, data
mining, neural networks,
learning theory, inference, Bayesian belief networks, fuzzy systems,
evolutionary systems, and adaptive systems.
* Embedded Systems and Computer Architecture: Including novel
computing paradigms, parallel computation, databases, computer
embedded systems, robotics, etc.

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: july 15, 2006.


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