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Notes from IEEE International Professional
Communicators Conference 1999
New Orleans, Louisiana, September 7-10, 1999

Dan Voss
Communications Department
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida
Lockheed Martin Corporation

This site contains notes taken from the technical sessions at the 1999 International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC99), sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 7-10, 1999. Below is a hot-linked table of contents. Additional links to other sites and materials are provided within the notes from the various sessions. In some cases, handouts are available only in hard-copy form. To get copies, contact Dan Voss via e-mail.

Keynote Address
Web-Related Sessions
  • Web and Online Information
    • "Paper to HTML: An Automatic, Seamless Process for Documentation Production," Virginie Ahrens and Valerie Lecompte, ILOG S.A.
    • "Negotiating the Global Village: How Are Electronic Technologies Changing Communication Patterns and Strategies? Technical Innovation and Global Business
    • Communication," Charles P. Campbell, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
    • "Choosing the Right Communication Channel: Decisions that Can Affect the Bottom Line," Patricia Bower Cooley, University of Rochester.
  • Web Environments
    • "Communicating to a Wider Audience: An Experiment with the Internet," David Ma, University of Hong Kong.
    • "Designing Web Sites for the Intranet: Identifying Your Audience, Determining Your Goals, and Satisfying Your Constituents," Brenda Rubens, IBM Corporation.
    • "How to Reach Your Audience and Get Proven Results Using Satellite Training," Judith B. Strother and Carol H. Shehedeh, Florida Institute of Technology.
The Role of Technical Communication in Crisis Situations
  • Crisis Communication
    • "Communication Failures Lead to Airline Disasters," Judith B. Strother, Florida Institute of Technology and Virtual Languages, Inc.
    • "Uses of the Internet in Emergency Response," David E. Newsom, Argonne National Laboratory.
    • "Lights, Sirens, and Computers: How Pen-Based Computing is Changing the Way Emergency Care is Conducted and Communicated," Roger H. Munger, James Madison University Institute of Technical and Scientific Communication.
Core Skills: Writing/Editing and Visual Communication
  • Communicator Skills in a Changing World
    • "The New Workplace," Carolyn Boiarsky, Purdue University Calumet.
    • "Communicator Skills in a Changing World," Susan Alexander, Exeter Systems, Bangalore, India.
  • Images and Audiences
    • "Presenting Complex Technical Material to the Generalist Audience via Multimedia: A Case Study of Best Practices from James Burke's Connections Series," Candace Soderston, IBM Corporation.
    • "Digital Image Resolution: What it Means and How it Can Work for You," Anne Anderson-Lemieux and Eva Knoll, Speedware Corporation.
Intercultural Communication
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