Call For Articles - 2004
The VoiceXML Forum’s Publication Board invites
members of the VoiceXML community to consider sharing
their VoiceXML success stories in the Forum’s
VoiceXML Review e-zine. The current 2004 editorial calendar
is given below. If you intend to submit an article for
the publication to consider for publication, be sure
you read the author guidelines included in the author
January/February 2004 - VoiceXML Business and
Cost Savings Perspectives
Articles Due: January 31, 2004
Description: Has your business achieved major cost savings
by adopting VoiceXML? What business benefits and/or
issues should be considered when deploying VoiceXML
solutions? If you have experience in these areas, the
January/February issue of VoiceXML Review will be a
great place to share this information.
March/April 2004 - Standards Updates
Articles Due: February 29, 2004
Rapid strides have been made in the speech community
with regard to standardization. The March / April issue
of the VoiceXML Review will be dedicated to providing
a snapshot on the current situation in the various standard
bodies working on VoiceXML and/or related specifications.
In addition to updates from the standard bodies themselves,
we are interested in experience reports on implementing
the VoiceXML and related specifications.
May/June 2004 - VoiceXML Conformance & Portability
Articles Due: April 15, 2004
One of the benefits of having a voice dialog standard
is the fact that applications in theory can be easily
ported from one platform to another. Given the fact
that the VoiceXML 2.0 specification will soon become
a W3C Recommendation, conformance is now a hot topic.
The VoiceXML Forum’s Conformance Committee launched
a formal conformance-testing program in the Fall of
2003. The intent of the May/June issue of the VoiceXML
Review is to take a close look at the current state
of things in terms of conformance and portability. If
you have experience in this area, whether it involves
running the Forum’s official conformance tests,
or writing portable VoiceXML applications on multiple
non-conforming platforms, here is your opportunity to
share your story.
July/August 2004 - VoiceXML in Education
Articles Due: June 15, 2004
There are several of universities and colleges that
have begun including VoiceXML-related topics in their
curriculum. In addition, there are VoiceXML vendors
who provide special academic licenses of their products
to make it easy for educational institutions to use
their technologies in the classroom and/or laboratory.
This issue of the VoiceXML Review will take a look at
how VoiceXML is being used in education. If you are
an instructor and/or researcher in an educational institution
and are utilizing VoiceXML technology, you are encouraged
to submit an article for this issue. In addition, if
you are a VoiceXML vendor and have training/research
partnerships and/or special licensing available with
educational institutions, this issue of the VoiceXML
Review will be an excellent place to share your experiences.
September/October 2004 - VoiceXML’s Role
Articles Due: August 15, 2004
Multimodal interfaces are a huge new opportunity for
VoiceXML. These consist of a visual mode (e.g., a display,
keyboard, and mouse) coupled with the voice mode and
perhaps other modes (e.g., pen input). VoiceXML can
be combined naturally and elegantly with other W3C standards
to form a markup language for multimodal. The VoiceXML
Forum endorses the XHTML + Voice Profile (X+V) specification
submitted by IBM, Motorola and Opera to the W3C. X+V
is essentially a collection of existing standard markup
languages for expressing multimodal dialogs. The September/October
issue of the VoiceXML Review will be dedicated to VoiceXML’s
role in multimodality. We encourage the submission of
articles that explore the XHTML + Voice specification
in terms of implementing it, as well as articles that
describe/explore implementing multimodal applications
in XHTML + Voice.
November/December 2004 - VoiceXML Success Stories
Articles Due: October 15, 2004
For the November/December issue of the VoiceXML Review
we’re looking for experience reports that describe
your successes with VoiceXML. Whether you’ve saved
a bundle replacing your legacy call center with an external
VoiceXML hosting service, or you’re a pioneering
first-mover and have successfully deployed an XHTML
+ Voice solution, we’d like to hear your story!
If your article idea does not match any the topics above,
we'd still like to hear from you. While priority will
be given to the topics above, we will consider publishing
articles on additional topics as time and space permit.
Submitting Your Article
If you would like your article to be considered for
publication in one of these issues, please download
the VoiceXML Forum's Author
Kit and follow the instructions for formatting and
submitting your article. Pay particular close attention
to the style guidelines, as that will increase the odds
of getting your article published.
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