The Paper Sessions are the cornerstone of EPIC’s project to build substantial foundations for our growing and developing discipline. Accepted peer-reviewed papers are published in the conference proceedings, and should present new perspectives, new developments, and new work within our practice whilst at the same time showing the links between these new perspectives and existing or emerging literatures and debates. We place a strong emphasis on presentation of the papers at the conference, aiming for the key ideas in the papers to be communicated in the most compelling and effective ways possible.
EPIC2011 seeks original, high-quality papers that reflect the full breadth and scope of ethnographic praxis in industry, including: conceptual development, research investigations, methodological & theoretical advances, design ideas, development experiences, discussion of what client constituencies do with findings, what constitutes successful results, considerations of representational practices and more. Submissions should report original research, reflections on theoretical concerns, methodological advances, or other insights that contribute to our understanding of ethnographic praxis in industry and help advance the state of knowledge for the community. We encourage perspectives from diverse disciplinary backgrounds.
[EXTENDED] Abstract submission deadline: March 27, 2011.
Paper abstracts should be submitted in .doc or .txt or .rtf format. Paper submissions must include:
- Author(s)’s email address, affiliation and other contact information
- Proposed length of paper, if accepted (5 – 15 pages)
- Extended Abstract (< 750 words)
- Outline of full paper
- References to relevant literature or other types of previous work, if appropriate to your submission.
The abstracts will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- addressing the theme of EVOLUTION / REVOLUTION
- implications for practice and theory of ethnography in industry
- significance to the community;
- advancements of methods, theories, applications and representations;
- originality, insight and creativity of the contribution.
Effective submissions will demonstrate clearly how they address the above criteria.
Contributions submitted should not have been previously published or be under simultaneous review for any other conference, journal, workshop or other publication. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Wiley-Blackwell in conjunction with the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA). Authors are required to attend the conference to present their work.
The Review Process
Abstract submissions will be put through a triple blind review process; reviewers will not know who the authors are.
Authors are encouraged to take care throughout the entire document to minimize references that may reveal their identities and their companies or institutions. Relevant references to an author's previous research, or their corporation’s products or services should not be suppressed but instead referenced in a neutral way.
Authors of abstracts selected for the conference, will be expected to submit full papers for publication in the proceedings. Papers of differing length will be accepted into the conference.
We welcome your participation. Submission is a two-step process: