Institutional Web Management Workshop, IWMW 2013
Call for Participation
The Call for Participation at the IWMW 2013 event has closed.
About IWMW 2013
As participants at previous events will be aware this workshop is aimed at those involved in management of institutional Web services. The workshop aims to address a broad range of topics including strategic, managerial, resourcing and technical issues.
A key feature of the workshop is the importance placed on participative and interactive sessions, including hands-on sessions, group discussions, etc.
Theme: What Next?
There are the 'known knowns' (such as, for example, the student fees which are now being levied and the growth in use of mobile devices), the 'known unknowns' (the implications of the increases in student fees and the implications of the patent wars taking place between vendors of mobile devices) and the 'unknown unknowns' which, by definition, are difficult to illustrate!
We can, however, be confident that the period of uncertainties will continue in the sector. But we also know that there will still be a need for those involved in the provision of institutional Web services to continue to market their institutions, deliver online services to their students, researchers and others, and embrace technological developments which may bring about cost savings, efficiency savings or enhance the quality of servcies provided.
This year's theme, "What Next?", is therefore rather open. We will encourage submissions which illustrate how institutions how are exploring new ways of working, responding to the changing expectations of our user communities and also responding to reducations in levels of fundings and, perhaps, the withdrawal of services.
The range of topics which may be covered at the workshop is broad, reflecting the wide range of interests and challenges which face those involved in providing institutional Web services. Proposals may include, but are not restricted to: Management and Resource Issues; Web Strategies; Technical Issues and Innovation; Information Management; Use of Mobile Technologies; Role of Social Media; Legal Issues; Staff Development; etc.
Please note that we welcome talks giving examples of new and innovative approaches to institutional Web management as well as presentations detailing case-studies and exemplar work, which is of benefit to the community.
The workshop will consist of a number of plenary presentations together with a larger number of parallel sessions. The plenary presentations will last for 30-45 minutes. The parallel workshop sessions will probably last for 90 minutes.
Proposals are invited for plenary sessions. This will involve delivering a talk lasting for around 30-45 minutes to all delegates. We invite proposals from both well-known speakers with a national or international reputation together with proposals for those who may be new to the community or have not spoken at or facilitated sessions at previous workshops.
The main requirements for plenary speakers are to talk on a subject that is of relevance to a significant proportion of the audience and to engage the audience's interest. Presentations are likely to be on a subject which has national relevance or an institutional or regional case study which provides insights which will be of general interest.
Talks should not cover detailed technical material or be too parochial.
Proposals are invited for parallel workshop sessions which will last for approximately 90 minutes. Workshop sessions should aim to be interactive and allow the opportunity for participants to contribute actively, through involvement in discussions, hands-on exercises, etc.
The deadline for submissions has been extended until Friday 8th March 2013.
Speakers and workshop facilitators will normally be expected to book a place on the workshop (this will be at a reduced rate).