The 24th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering

August 20th, 2024 to August 23rd, 2024
San Jose, CA, USA

Call for Papers

The 24th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng'24) 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'24 seeks contributions in the area of collaborative work with documents. You are invited to submit original papers to DocEng'24, 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

Full Papers Short Papers & Application Notes
abstracts due April 15, 2024 April 22, 2024 abstracts due June 3, 2024 June 10, 2024
manuscripts due April 22, 2024 manuscripts due June 10, 2024
acceptance notice June 3, 2024 acceptance notice July 13, 2024

Proceedings and post-proceedings

Accepted articles will be published in the DocEng 2024 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 should be prepared using the ACM format. Guidelines are availables at

Papers can be submitted online at:

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
Machine Learning for Digital Documents
Applications of Large Language Models in Document Processing and Creation
AI in document processing and management
AI in document content analysis
Generative Systems
Digital Accessibility
Models for representing Accessibility in Documents
Interfaces for accessing document structures
Alternative User Experiences for document consumption
Document Repurposing for accessibility
Collections, Systems, 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
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*
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
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
Open Science
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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