The 20th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering

Conference Update (April 28, 2020):

The organizing committee has decided to make DocEng 2020 a virtual conference. Publications of both long and short papers will be the same as in previous years and we have extended the submission dates (see the new dates on the call for papers page). In addition to the long and short papers there will be a late-breaking news track with a later deadline.

In place of presenting in person, author’s will record a video presenting their work. The videos will be made available for conference attendees to view and ask questions to the author. More details to follow. Due to the worldwide participation in DocEng and associated challenges with time zones and reliable connectivity, we will not be holding any live virtual events.

September 29, 2020 to October 2, 2020
San Jose, CA, USA

Call for Papers

The 20th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2020) 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 2020 seeks contributions in the area of collaborative work with documents. You are invited to submit original papers to DocEng 2020, to be held in San Jose, CA, USA. Attendees at this international forum have interests that span all aspects of document engineering and applications.

Important Dates (Updated July 2, 2020, final dates, no more extensions)

Full Papers Short Papers
& Application Notes
abstracts due May 20, 2020 (not mandatory) abstracts due June 24, 2020 (not mandatory)
manuscripts due May 27, 2020 June 3, 2020 manuscripts due July 1, 2020 July 7, 2020
acceptance notice June 24, 2020 June 30, 2020 acceptance notice July 29, 2020 July 31, 2020

Proceedings and post-proceedings

Accepted articles will be published in the DocEng 2020 proceedings in the ACM Digital Library.

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

Submissions should be prepared using the ACM format. Guidelines are availables at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

Papers can be submitted online at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=doceng2020

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

We seek original contributions that are mainly focused on, but not necessarily limited to, the following topics:

Relevant Topics Relevant Topics
Collections, Systems, and Management
AI in document processing and management
Storage, indexing, retrieval, deduplication, cleansing
Enterprise content management: models and standards, scale and performance
Digital libraries: and archives preservation systems
Massive collections of documents
Systems and algorithms for safe and efficient document processing
Scalable distributed document processing
Modelling and Representation
Document models and structures: multimedia objects, graphs, trees, streams, adaptive and responsive documents, probabilistic documents
Document representation and standards: interchange standards, markup languages, style sheets
Document type representation, metadata
Linked data and semantics enrichment, linking techniques and standards
Collaborative documents and sharing economy
Document internationalization, multilingual representations
Versioning
Generation, Manipulation, and Presentation
Document authoring tools and systems
Document presentation: algorithms and systems for typography, formatting and layout generation
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*
AI in 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
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*
Applications
Digital humanities
Digital preservation/archiving
Open Science
Education
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

Authors Take Note