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DocEng 2014 : ACM Symposium on Document Engineering


Conference Series : Document Engineering
When Sep 16, 2014 - Sep 19, 2014
Where Fort Collins, Colorado, US
Abstract Registration Due Mar 30, 2014
Submission Deadline Apr 6, 2014
Notification Due May 12, 2014
Categories    document representation   document management   document analysis   user experience

Call For Papers

Documents are communication artifacts in any form and in any media; they can be simple or compound, static or time-varying, private or open. Document collections increasingly underpin research, education, commerce, entertainment – the full range of human activity. Document engineering covers both the innovative use of documents and document collections in real-world applications and the study of principles, tools and processes that improve our ability to create, manage, maintain, share, and productively use these.

You are invited to submit original papers to the 14th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2014), to be held at the Hewlett-Packard site in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Attendees at this international forum have interests that span all aspects of document engineering and applications. DocEng is sponsored by ACM by means of the ACM SIGWEB Special Interest Group. Proceedings are available through the ACM Digital Library.

Symposium format
DocEng is a single track conference attended by a community of academic and industrial researchers. It will be preceded by one day of workshops and tutorials.

Paper submission
Authors are invited to submit original work in one of the following forms:
Full papers describe complete works of research (up to 10 pages).
Short papers describing smaller complete works of research or novel challenges or visions (up to 4 pages).
Application notes describing systems or tools of interest to the DocEng community (up to 4 pages).
Posters reporting on research in progress (up to 2 pages).
Workshop/tutorial proposals: Tutorials are by a domain expert and introduce a current topic of interest to symposium attendees while workshops provide an informal setting in which to develop vision and exchange ideas in a specialized field of interest -- more information here.
All accepted papers in all above categories will be included in the DocEng proceedings and be published in the ACM Digital Library. Submissions will be through EasyChair and should adhere to the ACM SIG Proceedings format.
Important dates

Workshop and tutorial proposals:
proposals due: Sunday, March 30, 2014
acceptance notice: Monday, April 14, 2014
Full papers:
abstracts due: Sunday, March 30, 2014
manuscripts due: Sunday, April 6, 2014
acceptance notice: Monday, May 12, 2014
Short papers, application notes, posters:
abstracts due: Sunday, May 25, 2014
manuscripts due: Sunday, June 1, 2014
acceptance notice: Monday, June 23, 2014

Relevant topics
Topics relevant to the symposium include (but are not limited to):

Modeling and Representation:
• Document representation and standards including interchange standards, markup languages, style sheets, type representation, multimedia (incl. HTML-5, MPEG, SMIL, SVG)
• Metadata creation and standards, use of semantic web technologies
• Hypertext/hypermedia, distributed documents, blogs, wikis
• Linking techniques and standards, integration with other digital artifacts

Generation, Manipulation, and Presentation:
• Document authoring tools and systems
• Document presentation (typography, formatting, layout) algorithms and systems
• Automatically generated documents, automated layout and composition, variable data printing
• Adaptive, responsive documents, content customization
• Mobile platforms and documents
• Document transformation and rich-web-client models
• Document internationalization, multilingual representations

Collections, Systems, and Management:
• Collections databases and repositories, storage, indexing, retrieval, versioning, deduplication
• Enterprise content management: models and standards (CMIS), scale and performance, platforms and applications
• Digital libraries and archives, preservation systems
• Document system components: security, APIs (SAX, DOM), versioning, synchronization
• Document systems and workflows
• Management of collaboratively authored online documents

Document Analysis and Semantic Enrichment:
• Structure and representation analysis (layout, OCR, visual analysis) and classification
• Linguistic and semantic (content) analysis, categorization, classification, clustering
• Automatic tagging, named entity disambiguation, semantic linking
• Automatic abstract generation and metadata extraction
• Multi-lingual and cross-lingual indexing and search

User Experience:
• Navigation, search
• Usability, accessibility, readability and aesthetics
• Collaborative authoring and editing, curation and annotation
• Workflows, integration and interaction between human and automated processes
• Culture-dependent layouts

• Secure document workflows, including policy and access
• Security printing, including document identification, tagging and meta-data
• Cyber-physical document workflows, especially electronic/print options
• Embedded systems: access, workflow and security of documents on embedded devices (mobile, printing, etc.)

• Digital humanities, digital preservation and archiving
• eBooks and digital publishing
• and all other application areas

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