The 19th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering

September 23, 2019 to September 26, 2019
Berlin, Germany

Call for Papers

The 19th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2019) 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, DocEng 2019 seeks contributions in the area of collaborative work with documents. You are invited to submit original papers to DocEng 2019, to be held in Berlin, Germany. Attendees at this international forum have interests that span all aspects of document engineering and applications.

Important Dates

Full Papers Short Papers
& Application Notes
abstracts due March 26, 2019 April 2, 2019 (not mandatory) abstracts due May 14, 2019 May 21, 2019 (not mandatory)
manuscripts due April 2, 2019 April 9, 2019 manuscripts due May 21, 2019 May 28, 2019
acceptance notice May 14, 2019 May 21, 2019 acceptance notice June 25, 2019 July 2, 2019

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.


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.

Relevant Topics

Relevant Topics Relevant Topics
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
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
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*
Digital humanities, digital preservation/archiving
eBooks and digital publishing
Web applications and systems
Mobile applications

* 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

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