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The 17th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2017) 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 In particular, the 17th ACM Symposium of Document Engineering (DocEng 2017) seeks works pertaining to historical documents encouraging the submission of papers related, but not limited to, archives, restoration, digitisation and processing of large volumes of documents. You are invited to submit original papers to the 17th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2017), to be held at University of Malta, Valletta Campus, Valletta, Malta. Attendees at this international forum have interests that span all aspects of document engineering and applications.

Important Dates

All deadlines are strict at 11:59pm AOE (Anywhere On Earth).

Full papers: Describing complete works of research (up to 10 pages)
Abstracts due April 3, 2017 (Extended)
Manuscripts due April 10, 2017 (Extended)
Author notification May 22, 2017
Camera ready manuscripts due July 10, 2017
Short papers: Describing smaller complete works of research, novel challenges or visions (up to 4 pages)
Manuscripts due May 29, 2017 (Extended)
Author notification July 1, 2017
Camera ready manuscripts due July 17, 2017
Application notes/demos: Describing systems or tools (up to 4 pages)
Manuscripts due May 29, 2017 (Extended)
Author notification July 1, 2017
Camera ready manuscripts due July 17, 2017
Workshop/tutorial proposals: Tutorials are by a domain expert and introduce a current topic of interest to symposium attendees
while workshops provide an informal setting in which to develop vision and exchange ideas in a specialised field of interest
Proposals due April 10, 2017 (Extended)
Author notification April 21, 2017
DocEng 2017 Symposium September 4-7, 2017

Call for Papers

Download the printable version of the call for papers and the DocEng 2017 poster.   Read more >

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).
Workshop/tutorial proposals: tutorials are by a domain expert and introduce a current topic of interest to symposium attendees while workshops provide an informal setting in which to develop vision and exchange ideas in a specialised field of interest.


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.


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. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.) 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 2017 and be published in the DocEng 2017 Proceedings. Each workshop paper must have at least one workshop registration (of either category) to be presented at the workshop.

Committees

The following committees are responsible for the organisation of the 2017 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering.   Read more >

Symposium Organisation


General Chair: Kenneth P. Camilleri (University of Malta, Msida, Malta)
Program Chair: Alexandra Bonnici (University of Malta, Msida, Malta)
Program Co-Chair: Stefania Cristina (University of Malta, Msida, Malta)
Local Chair: Carl Azzopardi (University of Malta, Msida, Malta)
Workshops and Tutorials Chair: Sonja Schimmler (University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munich, Germany)
Birds of a Feather Chair: Charles Nicholas (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA)


Program Committee


Charlie Abela, University of Malta, Malta
Apostolos Antonacopoulos, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Vlad Atanasiu, Univeristy of Fribourg, France
George Azzopardi, University of Malta, Malta
Steven R. Bagley, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Helen Balinsky, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, United Kingdom
Jean-Luc Bloechle, Sugarcube IT / University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Uwe M. Borghoff, Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany
David F. Brailsford, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Anne Brüggemann-Klein, Technische Universität München, Germany
Michael Burch, VISUS, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Kenneth Camilleri, University of Malta, Malta
Pablo Cesar, CWI: Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica, Netherlands
Michael L. Collard, The University of Akron, USA
Niranjan Damera-Venkata, Hewlett-Packard/HP Labs, USA
Angelo Di Iorio, University of Bologna, Italy
Markus Diem, Computer Vision Lab, TU Wien, Austria
Alexiei Dingli, University of Malta, Malta
Stefano Ferilli, Universita' di Bari, Italy
Stefan Fiel, Computer Vision Lab, TU Wien, Austria
Basilis Gatos, National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Greece
Pierre Geneves, CNRS, France
Gersende Georg, French National Authority for Health (HAS), Paris, France
C. Lee Giles, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Matthew Hardy, Adobe Systems Incorporated, USA
Tamir Hassan, HP, Austria
Andrew Hunter, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, United Kingdom
Nathan Hurst, USA
Rolf Ingold, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Peter King, University of Manitoba, Canada
Florian Kleber, Computer Vision Lab, TU Wien, Austria
Alberto Laender, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Monica Landoni, University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland
Baoli Li, Henan University of Technology, China
Rafael Dueire Lins, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil
Lei Liu, HP Labs (USA), USA
Marcus Liwicki, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
John Lumley, jwL Research, United Kingdom
Cerstin Mahlow, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Simone Marinai, University of Florence, Italy
Kim Marriott, Monash University, Australia
Evangelos Milios, Dalhousie University, Canada
Mirella Moro, Univ. Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG, Brazil
Ethan V. Munson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Charles Nicholas, UMBC, USA
Ermelinda Oro, National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy
Maria Da Graca Pimentel, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Michael Piotrowski, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
Stefan Pletschacher, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Cécile Roisin, INRIA UPMF, France
Robert Sablatnig, Computer Vision Lab, TU Wien, Austria
Sonja Schimmler, Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Germany
Patrick Schmitz, University of California Berkeley, USA
Badarinath Shantharam, HP, India
Ryan Shaw, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Steven Simske, Hewlett-Packard Labs, USA
Fouad Slimane, Institute for Communications Technology (IfN), Technische Universität Braunschweig - Braunschweig, Germany
Margaret Sturgill, Hewlett-Packard Labs, USA
Cheng Thao, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA
Frank Tompa, University of Waterloo, Canada
Christine Vanoirbeek, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne, Switzerland
Jean-Yves Vion-Dury, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France
Erik Wilde, CA Technologies, USA
Raymond Wong, University of New South Wales, Australia

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Student Information

If you are a student author, you may opt to have a mentor during the symposium and may apply for a student travel award.   Read more >

Student Mentorship:

This will give you the possibility to chat with someone experienced in the technical area during the symposium.

Mentors

Charles Nicholas, (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA)
Steve Simske (Hewlett-Packard Labs, USA)
Kim Marriott (Monash University, Australia)


Student Travel Awards:

Chair

Ethan Munson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA (SIGWEB Liaison).

Dates

The application deadline is strict at 11:59pm AOE (Anywhere-On-Earth).

Application deadline: July 8, 2017
Acceptance notice: July 22, 2017

Description

ACM SIGWEB is kindly offering a total of US$7000 in funding for Student Travel Awards. These awards are intended for student authors who have papers accepted in any of the tracks (full papers, short papers, application notes) and who attend the conference and personally present their research. SIGWEB Student Travel Awards typically range in value from $250 to $750.

Student awards are intended to cover a portion only of the student’s overall expenses. The sizes of the awards in general will depend on the number of qualified applicants, and the amount of individual awards may vary depending on the distance travelled and the kind and ranking of the papers.

Students may submit applications prior to learning whether or not their papers have been accepted. However, travel awards will only be given to students who have an accepted paper and who will be presenting that work themselves.

Applications for these awards should be submitted as soon as possible. To apply for a SIGWEB Student Travel Award, the student should submit the following:

- A completed application form.
- A resume.
- A letter of support from the student’s research adviser.

You should apply by email (munson@uwm.edu) and include the information detailed in the Student Award Application. Applications must be submitted by the stated time. Late applications will not be considered.

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