The 18th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2018) seeks original research papers that focus on the design, implementation, development, management, use and evaluation of advanced systems where document and document collections play a key role. DocEng emphasizes innovative approaches to document engineering technology, use of documents and document collections in real world applications, novel principles, tools and processes that improve our ability to create, manage, maintain, share, and productively use these. In particular, the 18th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2018) seeks works involving large-scale document engineering applications of industrial relevance . You are invited to submit original papers to the 18th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2018), to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Attendees at this international forum have interests that span all aspects of document engineering and applications.
IMPORTANT DATES: Full papers abstracts due: February 1, 2018 manuscripts due: February 8. 2018 acceptance notice: March 15, 2018
SHORT PAPERS AND APPLICATIONS NOTES manuscripts due: March 22, 2018 acceptance notice: April 25, 2018
EVALUATION CRITERIA The program committee will evaluate the technical contribution of each submission as well as its general accessibility to the DocEng audience. Papers will be judged on significance, originality, and clarity. The paper must be organized so that it is easily understood by an audience with varied expertise. The paper should clearly identify what has been accomplished, why it is significant, and how it relates to previous work.
SUBMISSIONS FULL PAPERS: describing complete works of research (up to 10 pages). SHORT PAPERS: describing smaller complete works of research, novel challenges or visions (up to 4 pages). APPLICATION NOTES/DEMOS: describing systems or tools (up to 4 pages).
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.
SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZATION General Chairs: Evangelos Milios & Stan Matwin Program Chairs: Vlado Keselj & Jimmy Huang Workshops & Tutorials: Sonja Schimmler & Fernando Paulovich Local Chair: Abidalrahman Moh’d Publicity Chair: Axel Soto Web Chair: Seyednaser Nourashrafeddin (Hamid) Birds of a Feather Chair: Charles Nicholas
COLLECTIONS, SYSTEMS, AND MANAGEMENT Document repositories: storage, indexing, retrieval, deduplication, cleansing Enterprise content management: models and standards, scale and performance Digital libraries: and archives preservation systems Document system components: security, versioning, synchronization Massive collections of documents Document systems and workflows Systems engineering and documents MODELLING AND REPRESENTATION Document models and structures (multimedia, graphs, trees, streams, adaptive and responsive documents, probabilistic documents) Document representation and standards (interchange standards, markup languages, style sheets, document type representation, metadata) Collaborative documents and sharing economy Document internationalization, multilingual representations GENERATION, MANIPULATION, AND PRESENTATION Document authoring tools and systems Document presentation (typography, formatting, layout) algorithms and systems Automatically generated documents, content customization, variable printing Mobile platforms and documents Document transformation USER EXPERIENCE Navigation, search Usability, accessibility, readability, and aesthetics Collaborative authoring and editing, curation and annotation Workflows, integration, and interaction between human and automated processes Culture-dependent layouts DOCUMENT CONTENT ANALYSIS* Structure and visual representation analysis Linguistic and semantic (content) analysis, categorization, classification, clustering Automated tagging, named entity disambiguation, semantic linking, automatic image captioning OCR Error correction SYSTEMS FOR VISUAL DOCUMENT ANALYSIS* Historical document processing Handwritten character recognition Recognition of images, equations, drawings, music scores and other content in document images and layout description languages Recovery and assessing document quality from distortions and defects such as tears or blemishes APPLICATIONS We encourage submissions about document-centric applications such as: Digital humanities, digital preservation/archiving Education eBooks and digital publishing Web applications and systems Mobile applications WEB DOCUMENT PROCESSING AND INTERACTION Rich web applications Systems and algorithms for safe and efficient document processing Scalable distributed document processing Linked data and semantics enrichment, linking techniques and standards SECURITY Documents and privacy Secure document workflows, policy, and access, security for mobile and printing devices Security printing, including document identification, tagging and meta-data Cyber-physical document workflows, especially electronic/print options, including 3D printing workflows
* Pure document image or document content analysis papers are not out of scope but authors should clarify how the contribution relates to document engineering technology, use of documents or document collections
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. - DocEng is sponsored by ACM by means of the ACM SIGWEB Special Interest Group. Proceedings are available through the ACM Digital Library. - Each DocEng paper must have at least one non-student registration for it to be presented at DocEng 2018 and be published in the DocEng 2018 Proceedings. Each workshop paper must have at least one workshop registration (of either category) to be presented at the workshop.