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Request for Proposals for Guest Editorship and Special Issue Topic
: IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication requests proposals for guest editorship and special issue topic for the December 2019 issue.

  • Anyone may propose a topic and apply for guest editor status. Guest editors need not be members of the IEEE Professional Communication Society.
  • The proposed guest editor may be a single person or a group of 2 or 3 people. If a group is proposed, the proposal should describe the group members’ experience working together and indicate how the work will be divided.
  • The proposed guest editor(s) should have demonstrated expertise on the topic being proposed.
  • The proposal should demonstrate that the topic is one of current interest to technical and professional communication practitioners or teachers, or to the engineering community in general, and that it fits the Transactions’ area or interest (see http://sites.ieee.org/pcs/transactions-of-professional-communication/).
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Communicating about New Sustainable Technologies: Aachen University’s Claas Digmayer

We asked Aachen University's Claas Digmayer to talk about the importance of public communication in the acceptance of new sustainable technologies. In this video, he describes how two similar technologies, Carbon Capture and Storage and Carbon … [Continue reading]

Engineering Judgement and Engineering Communication

J. Scott Weedon, winner of the 2017 Lufkin award for best paper, describes the important relationship between engineering judgement and engineering communication, showing how understanding this relationship can improve both aspects of your … [Continue reading]

4Q17 Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication on Plain Language

The December 2017 special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication on plain language has recently been published online. If you are a paper subscriber, you will receive the issue, printed together with the September issue, during … [Continue reading]

Candidates on Slate for 2018–2020 AdCom

A slate of six candidates for election to the PCS Administrative Committee (AdCom) for 2018–2020 has been announced. Claas Digmayer, RWTH Aachen University, Germany David Kmiec, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States Sean … [Continue reading]

Jon Leydens On Intercultural Communication, Engineering, and Social Justice

Dr. Jon Leydens, co-author of Engineering Justice: Transforming Engineering Education and Practice, spoke to us at ProComm 2017 about the growing importance of intercultural communication and social justice in engineering practice, how current … [Continue reading]

CFP: ASM SIGDOC

Overview The ACM Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (ACM SIGDOC) invites you to submit a proposal for a research paper, experience report, interactive poster, panel session, or workshop that examines cross-disciplinary and … [Continue reading]

PCS at IEEE Sections Congress, Australia: Ryan Boettger’s Ignite Talk

Brian Traynor and Ryan Boettger represented PCS at IEEE Sections Congress—‚a triennial gathering of IEEE Section leadership—in Sydney, Australia in August this year. 1250 IEEE members from 165 countries participated the event. We were able to … [Continue reading]

Call for Participation: GSOLE Survey on Student Preparedness for Online Writing Instruction

For educators who teach online, a request from Diane Martinez (of the Global Society of Online Literacy Educators/GSOLE) to participate in a survey project on student preparedness in relation to online learning experiences.  (Should folks have … [Continue reading]

Visual Rhetoric: Making Arguments Visually Using Elements of Visual Grammar

When designing visuals, we often neglect to identify a purpose beyond simply representing data. But visuals - particularly data visuals and infographics - are most effective when they are designed with a clear purpose in mind, particularly if they … [Continue reading]