Call for Submissions

The call for submissions for talks, workshop sessions and other ideas for the IWMW 2014 event is closed.

We welcome proposals for:

  • Plenary talks, which typically last for 45 minutes
  • Workshop sessions, which typically last for 90 minutes. The workshop sessions should provide an opportunity for all workshop participants to engage actively with the topics covered in the session.

In addition to these areas we also invite proposals which may use other formats such as:

  • Panel sessions, in which speakers address a shared topic.
  • Debates, in which speakers argue for and against a motion.

Other ideas are also welcomed.

Theme for IWMW 2014

The official title of the IWMW 2014 event is:

IWMW 2.014: Rebooting The Web

The theme of “rebooting the web” arose from a suggestion that the whilst the IWMW event is valuable, it would “benefit from a reboot“.  We will therefore be exploring ways in which the event will build on its strengths whilst implementing new approaches.

But in addition there may be a need for web teams to explore what a “reboot” means in terms of the approaches which have traditionally been taken by those with responsibilities for providing institutional web services; the scope of the work and activities; the governance of institutional web activities; the ways in which user needs have been gathered and addressed; the impact of a BYOD environment; the relevance of Cloud services; the legal and ethical environment; the ways in which teaching and learning, research and other key institutional activities are supported and the ways in which institutions are responding to the changing political and economic situation.

We therefore particularly welcome proposals which explore ways in institutions have ‘reboooted’ their activities.

In addition we will continue to welcome proposals which address web-related activities including  but not limited to:

    • Engaging with Users
    • Usability
    • Accessibility
    • Web technologies
    • The mobile environment
    • Supporting teaching and learning
    • Supporting researchers
    • Web metrics and analytics
    • Web strategies
    • Management issues

Submitting Your Proposal

If you submit a proposal please send an email message to ukwebfocus@gmail.com or use the online submission form. Your submission should contain the following information:

  • The proposed title of the talk or sessions.
  • A brief abstract.
  • For workshop sessions, a summary of how the session would be made interactive, with all participants able to contribute.
  • Other relevant information which will help the IWMW 2014 organisers to decide if the proposal is relevant and appropriate for the event.

 

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