SIGUCCS CALL for PARTICIPATION

SIGUCCS CALL for PARTICIPATION

Post by Amin Shafie - Univ of Cincinnati Comp C » Sat, 13 Jan 1990 04:13:00



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<                 SIGUCCS User Services Conference XVIII
<                        Call For Participation
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<                  New Centerings in Computing Services
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<                  September 30 through October 3, 1990
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<                           Westin Hotel
<                         Cincinnati, Ohio
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<<Attention Directors, Managers, Analysts, Consultants, Programmers,
<<Technical Writers, Trainers, and Librarians!
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<<The higher education computing scene in the 1990s will present exciting
<<challenges.  To accommodate users' needs, computing service organizations
<<are now visibly transforming in function and structure.  The widespread
<<adoption of personal computing by all disciplines, the increasing demand
<<for desktop access to shared resources, the growth in demand for
<<supercomputing capabilities, and the proliferation of powerful desktop
<<workstations exert irresistible forces on central computing services.
<<In response, the central site grows exponentially in staff and machinery
<<at one academic institution; at another, the computing center is disbanded
<<to provide distributed computing!  At some sites increasing specialization
<<is urged; at others, generalization is required.  Regardless of the
<<transforming strategy adopted by an individual institution, one fact
<<seems clear:  the user is the center toward which all computing services
<<are directed.
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<<SIGUCCS '90 invites you to participate in the examination and discussion
<<of the myriad challenges facing user services professionals as we enter a
<<new decade and of the new centerings computing service organizations are
<<discovering to meet them.  Please join us!
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<<You can Participate
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<<        Presentations
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<<        Papers
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<<        Panel Discussions
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<<        Quick Workshops
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<<        Educational Materials Competition
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<<        Newsletter Competition
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<<        Technical Writing Competition
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<<        Documentation Display
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<<Important Dates
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<<        March 1, 1990           Presentation proposals due
<<        April 1, 1990           Notification of proposal acceptance
<<        May 1, 1990             Final Papers due
<<        June 1, 1990            Newsletter entries due
<<        June 1, 1990            Technical writing entries due
<<        June 15, 1990           Notification of paper/panel acceptance
<<        September 1, 1990       Deadline for materials for
<<                                documentation display
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<<Presentation Topic Areas
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<<Information Exchange Technology
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<<Information exchange may well be the most important computing
<<activity of the 1990s. The infrastructure for information delivery, the
<<National Research and Academic Network (NREN), is presently being developed.
<<How do we meet the challenges of a world where the
<<facilitation of information delivery may be a principal user services
<<responsibility?  Topics of particular interest include:
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<<        new approaches to information exchange
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<<        campus activity in implementing information exchange
<<        facilities that comply with emerging international standards
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<<        research and development of computer-mediated information
<<        exchange methods
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<<Distributed Services
<<
<<As the role of user services shifts to providing distributed support,
<<we must create new ways of providing traditional services as well as
<<designing new services.  Topics of particular interest include:
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<<        providing support staff in departments and colleges
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<<        funding issues
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<<        if and how to charge back for services
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<<        human networking of distributed support staff
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<<        nonlabor-intensive support strategies
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<<        cooperative efforts with other departments
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<<Management Strategies
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<<How do user services managers cooperate with other administrative and
<<academic units that use or provide computing resources?  How do they
<<meet the many and diverse demands?  Topics of particular interest include:
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<<        reorganization
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<<        interaction with faculty advisory groups
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<<        delegating and distributing responsibility
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<<        coordinating university computing resources
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<<        staff professional development
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<<Marketing your Services
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<<Changing roles may require changing your services and, often, your image on
<<campus as you provide new services to new users.  Topics of particular in-
<<terest include:
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<<        promotional strategies
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<<        conducting market research
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<<        designing services for unique or special audiences
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<<Strategies for Small Schools
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<<How can a small liberal arts college have distributed user services and
<<centralized user services?  How do distributed and centralized services work
<<together to provide computing services beyond word processing?  The
<<sciences have become computer literate; now, how do we reach out  from the
<<center to the humanities and fine arts?  Are we getting out of the
<<office and into the trenches?  Are we making too many "house calls"?
<<Should we make them at all?
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<<Security and Ethics
<<
<<As electronic mail and conferencing become more popular, computing
<<systems are widely accessible to more users.  How secure should academic
<<computing resources be?  What are the ethical guidelines provided for users
<<of electronic mail and conferencing systems?  Topics of particular interest
<<include:
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<<        promoting responsible and ethical use of computing resources
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<<        security strategies
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<<        adopting an ethics policy
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<<Serving New Audiences
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<<People from the humanities, the arts, and other traditionally nontechnical
<<disciplines are discovering that computers can help in areas other than
<<word processing.  In an increasingly proactive stance in the central
<<computing facility, what do we do to attract and support these new audi-
<<ences?  Topics of interest include:
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<<        providing information about off-the-shelf specialized
<<        programs for music, fine arts, and the humanities
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<<        facilitating technical support of nontraditional areas
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<<        serving the computing beginner who wants to do
<<        sophisticated tasks
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<<Consulting, Training, and Documentation
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<<Supporting those who use the computing resources that we provide re-
<<mains an important responsibility of user services organizations.  Topics
<<of particular interest include:
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<<        new approaches to training
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<<        providing distributed consulting
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<<        documentation distribution services
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<<and/or other topics that would be of interest to your national
<<and international colleagues
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<<Submitting Proposals
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<<Submit proposals via electronic mail to:
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<<        SIGPA...@OHSTVMA.BITNET or
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<<        SIGPA...@OHSTVMA.IRCC.OHIO-STATE.EDU
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<<If you do not have access to electronic mail, send a printed copy to:
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<<                Susan Jenkins Saari
<<                Instruction and Research
<<                Computer Center
<<                The Ohio State University
<<                1971 Neil Avenue
<<                Columbus, OH 43210
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<<                phone:      (614) 292-4843
<<                fax:      (614) 292-7081
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<<Accepted Proposals
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<<Proposals must be received by March 1, 1990.  Any submisson received
<<after this date will not be considered by the Program Committee.  You will
<<be notified of the Program CommitteeUs decision by April 1, 1990.  If your
<<proposal is accepted, you will be asked to submit a full paper by May 1,
<<1990.  Any papers received after this date will not be considered.  You will
<<be notified of the Program CommitteeUs decision by June 15, 1990.
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<<If your presentation is accepted, SIGUCCS is depending on you.  If you are
<<ker to make your presentation (not a substitute presentation).
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<<How to Participate
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<<Proposals
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<<For each proposal, include your name, title, affiliation, mailing ad-
<<type of  proposal (presentation or panel discussion) and its topic area.
<<In addition, you must enclose the proper materials from the following
<<requirements list:
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<<Description
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<<Papers          Papers will be presented in 20-minute ntervals, with
<<                three papers scheduled per 90-minute session. Speakers'
<<                papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
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<<Panels          Panels will be in-depth treatments of a single topic by
<<                two to four speakers from at least two different schools,
<<                coordinated by a moderator.  Allow ample time for audience
<<                discussion.  Abstracts for panels should be submitted
<<                as a unit by the person who wishes to act as a moderator.
<<                Panelists' papers will be published in the conference
<<                proceedings.
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<<Quick Workshops Quick workshops provide 90-minute overviews of new technolo-
<<                gies, innovative applications, and creative strategies
<<                for addressing the needs of computer users on campus.
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<<Requirements
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<<Papers          A 250- to 300-word abstract of the paper.  Acceptance of
<<                a proposal does not automatically ensure acceptance
<<                of a paper for presentation; you must submit a full
<<                paper to be considered for the conference program.
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<<Panels          A 250- to 300-word description of the panel, including
<<                each panelist's name, title, affiliation, and presentation
<<                topic.  Acceptance of a panel description does not
<<                automatically ensure acceptance of the panel for
<<                presentation; each panelist must submit a full paper
<<                to be considered for the conference program.
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<<Quick Workshops A one- to two-page outline of the presentation and a
<<                10-minute videotape excerpt from the proposed presentation.
<<                Acceptance of a proposal does not automatically ensure
<<                acceptance of a workshop for presentation; you must
<<                submit a full paper to be considered for the conference
<<                program.  Only three or four presentations will be a
<<                ccepted in this category because it is highly competiive.
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<<Other Ways to Participate
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<<Education and Training Materials Competition
<<
<<Interest in and the importance of user education and training have grown
<<with each SIGUCCS conference.  The 1990 SIGUCCS Conference offers,
<<for the first time, competition for user education and training materials for
<<colleges and universities.*  We invite you to submit no more than two
<<entries in any or all of the following categories: curriculum catalog, class-
<<room printed materials, or self-contained printed tutorials.  Although the
<<first year of this competition includes only printed materials, we would like
<<to know if there is an interest in expanding our future competitions to
<<include video, audio, and computer-based tutorials.  Deadline for entry is
<<June 1, 1990.  For more details and an entry form, or to address the issue
<<of future competition categories, contact:
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<<                Diane Jung-Gribble
<<                Indiana University
<<                750 North State Road 46 Bypass
<<                Bloomington, IN  47405
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<<                (812) 855-0962
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<<                J...@IUBACS.BITNET
<<                J...@JADE.BACS.INDIANA.EDU
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<<*NOTE:  this competition is not open to commercial materials
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<<Newsletter Competition
<<
<<Winning an award in the SIGUCCS Newsletter Competition is a mark of
<<distinction for your institution, and for your editors, writers,artists,and
<<designers.  You will be asked to submit two consecutive issues published
<<between June 1989 and May 1990.  Deadline for entry is June 1, 1990.
<<For more details and an entry form, contact:
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<<                Jess Anderson
<<                Madison Academic Computing Center
<<                University of Wisconsin-Madison
<<                1210 West Dayton Street
<<                Madison, WI   53706
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<<                (608) 263-6988
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<<                ANDER...@MACC.WISC.EDU
<<                ANDER...@WISCMACC.BITNET
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<<Technical Writing Competition
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<<If you have written or published a particularly good article in a computing
<<newsletter, enter it in the Technical Writing Competition.  Each computing
<<center may enter one article.  Deadline for entry is June 1,1990.  To obtain
<<entry forms and more details, contact:
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<<                Donald J. Montabana
<<                University of Pennsylvania
<<                Computing Resources Center
<<                1202 Blockley Hall
<<                Philadelphia, PA  19104-6021
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<<                (215) 898-9085
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<<                MONTAB...@A1.RELAY.UPENN.EDU
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<<Documentation Display
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<<The documentation room will feature an online system for submitted
<<documentation.  Conference attendees who have BITNET or INTERNET
<<access will be able to email documentation to their university or college.
<<Documentation may be submitted electronically to DOCUMENT@MIAMIU,
<<by hardcopy, or diskette (IBM or Mac formatted) and must be received
<<before September 1, 1990.  Direct inquries to:
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<<                Al Kaled
<<                Academic Computing Services
<<                Miami University
<<                Oxford, OH  45056
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<<                (513) 529-6226
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<<                AK75STAF@MIAMIU
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<<More Information
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<<General Information
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<<Amin Shafie, Conference Chair
<<University of Cincinnati
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<<                e-mail:         SHA...@UCBEH.BITNET
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<<                phone:          (513) 556-9001
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<<                fax:            (513) 556-0035
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<<Call for Participation
<<Susan Jenkins Saari, Program Chair
<<The Ohio State University
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<<                e-mail:         SIGPA...@OHSTVMA.BITNET
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<<                phone:          (614) 292-4843
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<<                fax:            (614) 292-7081
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<<Registration
<<Ken Maccarone, Registration Chair
<<University of Cincinnati
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<<                e-mail:         MACCA...@UCBEH.BITNET
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<<                phone:          (513) 556-9098
<<                fax:            (513) 556-0035
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<<ACM SIGUCCS
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<<The Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group
<<for University and College Computing (SIGUCCS) is one of ACM's
<<organizational units devoted to the technical activities of its members.
<<SIGUCCS provides a link for guidance and the interchange of ideas among
<<computing professionals in the full range of small to large institutions.
<<Its newsletter, annual conferences, and workshops promote the discussion
<<of mutual problems. networks, user services, and computer center management.
<<This SIGUCCS conference emphasizes practical ways to improve services for
<<those who use university and college computing centers.

Amin Shafie
Assistant Director
Academic Computing Services                UCBEH::SHAFIE
University of Cincinnati                   SHA...@UCBEH.SAN.UC.EDU
ML 088                                     SHA...@UCBEH.BITNET
Cincinnati, Ohio  45221
(513) 556-9022