Call for Papers

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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, April 6, 2014 ( one week extension! )
    • manuscripts due: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 8:00am GMT ( final deadline! )
    • acceptance notice: Monday, May 12, 2014
  • Short papers, application notes, posters:
    • abstracts due: Sunday, June 1, 2014 ( one week extension! )
    • manuscripts due: Sunday, June 8, 2014 ( final deadline! )
    • acceptance notice: Monday, June 23, 2014
Support for students
Students presenting their work at DocEng 2014 will be eligible to apply for SIGWEB Student Travel Awards. More information will follow in due course.

In light of the new ACM Open Access policy and with the approval of SIGWEB we plan to make the conference proceedings of ACM DocEng 2014 freely available via the ACM Digital Library for two weeks before the conference and for a total period of one month so as to allow conference and potential conference attendees to have electronic access to the proceedings before and during the event.