Fw: Call for Papers: Genre of Digital Documents at HICSS 2005

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Date: Thu Feb 12 2004 - 15:38:18 PST

Call for Papers: Genre of Digital Documents at HICSS 2005
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From: Kevin Crowston
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Subject: Call for Papers: Genre of Digital Documents at HICSS 2005

Genres of Digital Documents
Part of the Digital Documents Track

Thirty-eighth Annual

January 3 - 6, 2005
Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort
on the Big Island of Hawaii

Additional detail may be found on HICSS primary web site: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu
Mirror sites: http://hicss.sepa.tudelft.nl/ and http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/hicss/

We invite papers for a Minitrack on Genres of Digital Documents. Document genres are communicative actions with a socially recognized communicative purpose and common aspects of form (such as newsletters, FAQs, and homepages). Such genres are situated in complex communicative practices; they are anchored in specific institutions and processes and can be equally applicable to physical as well as electronic documents. Recognizing the genre of a document is useful because it makes communications more easily recognizable and understandable by recipients and more easily generated by senders. Thus, the study of genres, besides enhancing our understanding of information searching and use, may also provide insights into organizational or community structures.

As well, it is becoming increasingly clear that the successful use of digital media requires the emergence of new or transformed genres of digital communication. In a digital environment, documents have functionality as well as form and content, but in many ways the contextual clues by which functionality can be ascertained are missing. For this reason, genre provides a certain fixity in communication and becomes increasingly important in providing users a resource for the interpretation of the content, role, and function of a digital document.

Suggested topics for the Minitrack include:

o Issues in the transformation of print genres to digital form
o The evolution of genres of digital documents
o Genre theory and its application to digital documents
o Emergent genres
o Investigations of genre in use
o Analyses of particular document genres
o Genres in digital search and classification
o Genres in non-text digital documents
o Genres for electronic commerce
o Designing systems in support of and using genre

March 31, 2004 Authors contact Minitrack Chairs for guidance and indication of appropriate

June 15, 2004 Authors submit full papers to the appropriate Minitrack following format and
                submission instructions on the web site.

August 15, 2004 Minitrack Chairs send Acceptance/Rejection notices to Authors.

October 1, 2004 Authors submit Final Version of paper electronically to publisher. At least
                one author of each paper must register by this date to attend the conference
                to present the paper.

December 1, 2004 Deadline to guarantee your hotel room reservation at the conference rate.


* HICSS papers must contain original material not previously published, or currently submitted elsewhere.
* Consult the conference website for the listing and description of Minitracks for HICSS-38.
* Contact the Minitrack Chair(s) by email for guidance and verification of appropriate content.
* Do not submit the manuscript to more than one Minitrack Chair. If unsure of which Minitrack is appropriate, submit abstract to the Track Chair for guidance.
* Submit your full paper according to the detailed formatting and submission instructions found on the HICSS website. Note: All papers will be submitted in double column publication format and limited to 10 pages including diagrams and references.

* Collaboration Systems and Technology - Co-Chair: Jay Nunamaker;
                E-mail: jnunamaker@cmi.arizona.edu;
                Co-Chair: Robert O. Briggs; E-mail: bob@GroupSystems.com
* Complex Systems - Chair: Robert Thomas; E-mail: rjt1@cornell.edu
* Decision Technologies for Management - Chair: Dan Dolk; E-mail: drdolk@nps.navy.mil
* Digital Documents and the Media - Chair: Michael Shepherd; E-mail: shepherd@cs.cal.ca
* Emerging Technologies - Chair: Ralph H. Sprague; E-mail: sprague@hawaii.edu
* Information Technology in Health Care - Chair: William Chismar;
                E-mail: chismar@cba.hawaii.edu
* Internet & the Digital Economy - Co-Chair: David King; E-mail: david.king@jda.com
                Co-Chair: Alan Dennis; E-mail: ardennis@indiana.edu
* Organizational Systems & Technology - Chair: Hugh Watson; Email: hwatson@terry.uga.edu
* Software Technology - Chair: Gul Agha; E-mail: agha@cs.uiuc.edu

HICSS conferences are devoted to advances in the information, computer, and system sciences, and encompass developments in both theory and practice. Invited papers may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial or descriptive in nature. Submissions undergo a peer referee process and those selected for presentation will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Submissions must not have been previously published.

For the latest information; visit the HICSS web site at: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu
or the mirror sites : http://hicss.sepa.tudelft.nl/ and http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/hicss/

Ralph Sprague, Conference Chair
Email: sprague@hawaii.edu

Sandra Laney, Conference Administrator
Email: hicss@hawaii.edu

Eileen Robichaud Dennis, Track Administrator
Email: eidennis@indiana.edu

Hilton Waikoloa Village (on the Big Island of Hawaii)
425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738
Tel: 1-808-886-1234
Fax: 1-808-886-2900


Kevin Crowston Syracuse University Phone: +1 (315) 443-1676 School of Information Studies Fax: +1 (315) 443-5806 4-206 Centre for Science and Technology EMail: crowston@syr.edu Syracuse, NY 13244-4100 USA Web: http://crowston.syr.edu/

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