For the second time, we will have a Doctoral Consortium at the ACM Symposium on Document Engineering.

Doctoral students in their second year or later present their dissertation project and will get feedback from a panel of senior
researchers as well as from the general audience. This session is intended to provide constructive criticism and help doctoral students in formulating their research question, deciding about methods and approaches to use, and creating further ideas. It is a good place to learn about how to conduct a dissertation project and to learn about leading edge research, the results of which might be presented at one of the next Symposia.

ProDoc@DocEng will take place during the Symposium. Each participant will be allocated 10 minutes for presentation, followed by about 15 to 20 minutes for feedback and questions. For participation, please provide a one-page proposal, briefly outlining your dissertation topic. Please also state your affiliation or/and employer, your main supervisor and your academic background.

Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format by June 1, 2014, 24:00 CEST , via the EasyChair conference system. Submissions must not exceed two pages and must conform to the ACM SIG Proceedings format . The language of the consortium is English. All submissions must be in English. Accepted submissions will not be published in the DocEng 2014 proceedings.

Doctoral students accepted for ProDoc@DocEng will be eligible to apply for Student Travel Awards.

  • Peter King, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Char les Nicholas, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
  • Steven Simske, HP, Fort Collins, USA

Accepted participants:

  • Klaas Andries de Graaf: Dissertation Project: Ontology-based Software Architecture Documentation (VU University, The Netherlands)
  • Amir Karami: Uncovering Hidden Thematic Structure in Medical Corpus Using Fuzzy Set Theory (University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA)
  • Thanh-Nam Le: Automatic Comics Analysis, Annotation and Indexing Using Graph-based Approach (University of La Rochelle, France)
  • Jacek Siciarek: Open Architecture of an Executable Digital Document (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland)