The Integration Consortium (IC) Announces their Call for Papers is Now Open for the Integration Journal with the theme for 2009 focusing on "Change Management"

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The Integration Consortium (IC) announces today the 2009 Call for Papers theme, the "Change Management" will produce the organization's 6th Integration Journal

Integration Consortium Award for Excellence

Many IC Members have placed this opportunity on their calendars long before we officially launched the Call for Papers

The Integration Consortium is calling on thought leaders, architects, practice leaders, business leaders, and product leaders to submit papers for the 2009 Integration Journal that can help achieve a higher degree of maturity and application interoperability by more effectively managing change.

The theme of the 2009 Integration Journal is Managing Change. Technology solutions have been promising a "silver bullet" solution for several decades. The real silver bullet may be the combined disciplines of Information Architecture, Program Management, Systems Integration and Configuration Management to govern and control changes. The solution to today's IT complexity is to simply perform these four practice areas in a disciplined fashion.

If you are such a leader, (non IC Members are welcome to participate) you are invited to submit a paper, by January 31, 2009, to the Publication Committee for consideration in the 2009 issue. A peer-review process will select the best papers which will be published in the Integration Journal. Of the accepted papers, the best ones (the best of the best) will receive the IC Award for Excellence designation and will be highlighted in the Journal. Selected authors may also be invited to present their papers at and upcoming Global or Regional Integration Summits.

John Schmidt, Integration Consortium Chairman, says, "2009 will mark the 6th year we have produced an annual peer-reviewed publication. The quality of papers submitted by thought leaders and practice leaders from around the world has increased each year and we anticipate the 2009 Integration Journal being the best one yet. We are very proud of this program and the contribution it is making in advancing the industry body of knowledge in this critical area."

"Many IC Members have placed this opportunity on their calendars long before we officially launched the Call for Papers", says Leanne MacDonald, IC Executive Director. "The Integration Journal and the IC Award for Excellence designation is catching on. Obtaining peer approval is the ultimate compliment. Our review process awards top authors with the Award for Excellence designation, but simply having your work accepted for publication in the book is a feat in itself. Not all submissions are approved, which supports the IC's commitment to produce top notch thought leadership that is not clouded by marketing."

Detailed information on the Call for Papers theme for 2009 may be found at for information on the IC Award for Excellence, visit:

The IC is a member-driven community that shares experiences, knowledge and best practices in multiple forums. Our members champion; innovation, feedback between members, collaboration with standards bodies, and the articulation of strategic and measurable business benefits for leading-edge capabilities. Annual meetings are complemented by a growing number of regional chapters who meet periodically. On-going networking is encouraged through the dynamic IC website which supports knowledge exchange and records of industry papers and studies.

The mission of the Integration Consortium (IC) is to foster the leading community of like-minded Information Technology professionals responsible for transforming business through both traditional systems integration and emerging SOA with greater agility, ease of use and business results.

One of the IC's strengths is the diversity of member support and interest. Our membership includes end user corporations, independent software suppliers, hardware suppliers, system integrators, academic institutions, non-profit institutions, individual members as well as various industry leaders. Information on the IC is available at

Leanne Macdonald


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