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SIGDOC 2010 : The 28th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication


Conference Series : International Conference on Design of Communication
When Sep 27, 2010 - Sep 29, 2010
Where São Carlos-São Paulo, Brazil
Submission Deadline May 31, 2010
Notification Due Jun 9, 2010
Categories    design of communication

Call For Papers

The 28th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication (ACM SIGDOC'10) will be held in São Carlos-São Paulo, Brazil on September 27-29, 2010. Participants are encouraged to submit research papers, workshop proposals, and experience reports concerning processes, methods, and technologies for communicating and designing communication artifacts such as printed documents, online text, and hypermedia applications.


SIGDOC focuses on the design of communication as it is taught, practiced, researched, and conceptualized in various fields, including technical communication, software engineering, information architecture, and usability, etc, emphasizing the potentials, practices, and problems of multiple kinds of communication technologies, such as Web applications, user interfaces, and online and print documentation. The main goal is to reach information design professionals, educators, researchers, software engineers, Web designers, system developers, usability specialists, computer scientists, user interface designers, and information technology specialists. At SIGDOC'10 we are focusing on the sustainability of all the aspects related to the Design of Communication.


ACM SIGDOC'10, with its emphasis on sustainable communication and information, and its strong links to library and information science, design studies, and cognitive and computer science will be soliciting research papers, workshop proposals, experience reports, and posters emphasizing the following (but not exclusively) thematic challenges:

* Inter/Intra/Multidisciplinary approaches for design of communication
* Design of communications: participatory, user-centered and organic design
* Processes for developing design of communication in ubiquitous computing
* Agile processes for design of communication
* Accessibility in design of communication
* Impact of communication on: personalization, contextualization and adaptative systems
* Design of communication in Social Networks and for Social Networks
* Cultural and Social issues in Digital Age
* User Assistance & Documentation
* Documentation Use & Reuse
* Design Rationale and Interactivity in the Design of Communication
* Sustainable Help Systems
* Design of Communication for Learning
* Challenges on Green Technology: ecological, political and economical.


Researchers and Professionals from design of communication and information areas are strongly encouraged to submit proposals to SIGDOC'10, that this year is emphasizing sustainable communication and information, according to the following types:
•Research Papers — Research Paper Proposals should not exceed 500 words. Full and final research papers should not exceed 5,000 words, approximately 8 pages in ACM SIGDOC conference format, including figures and references. The results described must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
•Workshops — Workshop Proposals should not exceed 500 words. Full and final workshop proposals should not exceed 1,000 words. The proposal should describe the workshop’s theme, leader(s), structure, expected length, and participant selection criteria.
•Experience Reports — Experience Report Proposals should not exceed 500 words. Full and final experience reports present project‐ or workplace‐focused summaries of important process or product processes and should not exceed 3,500 words. The experience report is a standalone, six‐page extended abstract that describes a design experience and its lessons for other designers of communication. The experience report must include the title, names and affiliations of the authors, an abstract of up to 150 words, and keywords.
•Posters — Posters Proposals should not exceed 1,000 words. Posters provide an opportunity to present late‐breaking results and new ideas in an informal, visual and interactive format. Accepted poster submissions will receive a one page description in the conference proceedings. The submission should be formatted according to the ACM guidelines for paper submissions, but the length must be only one page.

ACM formatis mandatory for submissions.
Acceptance for publication is contingent on registration for the conference. (In the case of multiple authors, at least one must register.) If you cannot attend the conference, a publication fee equivalent to the event registration will be charged.

To submit your proposal, the JEMS system will be used (soon at


May 31, 2010 – Deadline for proposals for papers, reports, workshops, and posters.
June 9, 2010 – Authors notification.
June 21, 2010 – Deadline for submission of full versions of technical papers, reports, posters and workshop description.
August 07, 2010 - Deadline for submission of final version of technical papers, reports, posters and workshop description.
Early Bird Registration
August 9, 2010 - Normal Registration.
September 3, 2010 - Final Registration.
September 26-29, 2010 - SIGDOC'10 Conference.


For further information about the event visit the website (available soon) or contact us through the emails:


General Co-Chairs: Junia Anacleto (UFSCar) and Renata Pontin M Fortes (USP) - Brazil
Program Chair: Carlos J. Costa, ISCTE, Lisboa, Portugal


Chair: Brad Mehlenbacher, North Carolina State University, USA
Vice-Chair: Robert Pierce, IBM, USA

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