Call for Papers

Document engineering is the computer science discipline that investigates systems for documents in any form and in all media. As with the relationship between software engineering and software, document engineering is concerned with principles, tools and processes that improve our ability to create, manage and maintain documents.

The ACM Symposium on Document Engineering is an annual meeting of researchers active in document engineering: it is sponsored by ACM by means of the ACM SIGWEB; Special Interest Group.

DocEng 2009 is the ninth edition, after previous anual meetings at Sao Paulo (Brazil), Winnipeg (Canada), Amsterdam (NL), Bristol (UK), Milwaukee-WI (USA), Grenoble (France), McLean-VA (USA), and the first one, in Atlanta-GA (USA). All previous DocEng Proceedings are available at the ACM Digital Library. Further information is available at the web site.

Researchers are invited to submit papers and to attend DocEng 2009:
Download our Call for Papers as Poster (on-line version / printing quality).

Important Dates

Full Papers & Working Sessions
Short Papers & Posters & Demos
Abstract due:
April 12 23:59 GMT
May 29 23:59 GMT
Papers due:
extended till April 26 23:59 GMT
extended till June 05 23:59 GMT
Acceptance notice by:
May 25, 2009
June 26, 2009
Revised versions due:
July 13, 2009
July 13, 2009

Best Paper Award

The authors of the best papers presented at DocEng 2009 will be invited to present an extended version of their publication within a Special Issue of the Journal of Computer Science - Research and Development, published by Springer. Following submissions have been nominated for the Best Paper Award (in order of appearance in the Proceedings):
  • Sebastian Roennau, Geraint Philipp and Uwe M. Borghoff. Efficient Change Control of XML Documents
  • David Brailsford. Automated Re-typesetting, Indexing and Content Enhancement for Scanned Marriage Registers
  • Nathan Hurst, Wilmot Li and Kim Marriott. Review of Automatic Document Formatting
  • Thiago Nunes, Fabio Giannetti, Mariana Kolberg, Rafael Nemetz, Alexis Cabeda and Luiz Gustavo Fernandes. Job Profiling in High Performance Printing
The best paper has been elected using a combined expert/public vote and went to Sebastian Roennau, Geraint Philipp and Uwe M. Borghoff for their work on Efficient Change Control of XML Documents. The award amounts to 1000 USD.

Topics and technologies

  • Document standards, models, representation languages
  • Document authoring tools and systems
  • Document presentation (typography, formatting, layout)
  • Document security
  • Document synchronization and temporal aspects
  • Document structure and content analysis
  • Document categorization and classification
  • Document internationalization
  • Integrating documents with other digital artifacts
  • Document engineering life cycle and processes
  • Document workflow and cooperation
  • Document engineering in the large
  • Document storage, indexing, and retrieval
  • Automatically generated documents
  • Adaptive documents
  • Performance of document systems
  • Markup languages (SGML, XML)
  • Style sheet systems and languages (CSS, XSL, DSSSL)
  • Structured multimedia (MPEG-4, SMIL, MHEG, NCL)
  • Metadata (MPEG-7, RDF)
  • Document database systems and query languages
  • Digital libraries
  • Long term preservation of documents
  • Optical character recognition
  • Document retrodigitalization
  • Type representations (Adobe Type 1, Truetype, OpenType)
  • Page description languages (PostScript, PDF)
  • Electronic books (E-books) and digital paper
  • Applications of constraint systems for document engineering
  • Document transformation (XSLT, XQuery)
  • Document services on wireless networks (WAP)
  • Document linking standards (XLink, XPath, XPointer)
  • Document APIs (SAX, DOM)
  • ...

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