Call for papers

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Download the DocEng 2016 poster.

The 16th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2016) seeks original research papers that focus on the design, implementation, development, management, use and evaluation of advanced systems where documents and document collections play a key role.

Authors are invited to submit original work in one of the following forms:

  • Full papers describing 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/demos describing systems or tools of interest to the DocEng community (up to 4 pages)
  • Doctoral consortium intended to provide a venue for student researchers presenting their work (up to 2 pages)

Accepted full papers will be given an oral presentation. Short papers will be assigned to oral or poster presentation. Application notes will have a poster presentation and/or system demonstration.

  • 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.

For the fourth time, we will have a Doctoral Consortium – ProDoc@DocEng. 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.

All submissions will undergo a rigorous review process considering the originality of work, the quality of research or analysis of experience, the relevance to document engineering, and quality of presentation of ideas. All full papers are eligible to win the ACM SIGWEB Best Paper Award for DocEng 2016. All student first-author papers are eligible to win the DocEng Best Student Paper Award for 2016.

With the exception of the Doctoral Consortium, all accepted papers in the 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.

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.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)