Notes from IEEE International Professional
Communicators Conference 1999
New Orleans, Louisiana, September 7-10, 1999
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.
- 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
- "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,
- 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.
- Communication and Culture
- "Designing Web-Based Access for Multiple and International Audiences," Philip
Rubens, East Carolina University.
- "Information Technology and Health Care Partnerships: Training Medical Professionals
in Central and Eastern Europe and the New Independent States," Julie
K. Daniels, University of Minnesota.
- Crossing Faculty, Student, and Disciplinary Boundaries
for International Gain
- "Intertech: An Engineering, Technology, and Education Exchange across the Western
Hemisphere," Muathar Al-Ubaidi, University of Cincinnati.
- "The Road from Freshman Composition to International Manufacturing, a Student's
Story," Thomas Case, University of Cincinnati.
- "Communication Boundaries are Meant to be Crossed," Maria Kreppel, University of
- Technical Communication Between East and West:
Re-Examining How We Practice International Technical Communication
- "Building a Theoretical Framework for Intercultural Communciation in Technical
Communication Pedagogy," Constance E. Kampf, University of Minnesota.