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  Join us at the Googleplex 
  11th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering
  Mountain View, California, 19-22 September 2011

Documents are communication artefacts in any form and in any media; they can be simple or compound, static or time-varying, private or open. Document engineering encompasses the study of principles, tools and processes that improve our ability to create, manage, maintain, share, and access documents.

You are invited to submit original papers to the 11th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2011). Attendees at this international forum have interests that span all aspects of document engineering and the full breadth of document types and applications. DocEng is sponsored by ACM by means of the ACM SIGWEB Special Interest Group. Proceedings are available through the ACM Digital Library. 

Important Dates

* Abstract submissions due April 8, 2011 
* Paper submissions due April 15, 2011 
* Acceptance notice May 27, 2011 

Topics relevant to the symposium include (but are not limited to):

Operations on documents:
* Generation ( authoring tools and systems, variable data printing, automatically generated documents 
* Manipulation ( document transformation (incl. XSLT, XQuery), adaptive documents, document presentation (typography, formatting, layout) 
* Analysis ( structure, layout, and content analysis; categorization; clustering; character recognition

Document representations:
* Realizations ( models, interchange standards (ODF, PDF), metadata (MPEG-7, RDF), markup languages (SGML, XML), style sheets (CSS, XSL), type representation, multimedia (incl. MPEG-4, SMIL, HTML-5, NCL), multilingual representations, temporal aspects, e-books 
* Collections ( databases and repositories, storage, indexing, retrieval, versions and variants, content management systems 
* Linking ( techniques and standards, hypertexts, blogs, wikis, integration with other digital artefacts 

Document-centric applications:
* Systems ( workflow, cooperation, web services, social networking, engineering life cycle 
* System components ( security, APIs (SAX, DOM), synchronization, system performance
Symposium Format 

DocEng is a single track conference attended by a community of academic and industrial researchers. At least one author for each paper and all workshop organizers and presenters must register. 

Submission Types 

Authors are invited to submit original work in one of the following forms: 
* Full Papers describing complete works of research (up to 10 pages). 
* Short Papers / Posters / Demos reporting on research in progress or novel challenges or visions (up to 4 pages). Short papers may be assigned to oral, poster, or demo presentation. 
* Workshop Proposals describing working sessions of interest to document engineering researchers or practitioners (up to 4 pages). 

Papers must be submitted to the Easy Chair site located at: and must conform to the ACM SIG Proceedings format

All submissions will undergo a rigorous review process considering the originality of work, the quality of research or analysis of experience, the relevance to document engineering, and quality of presentation of ideas. All full papers are eligible to win the ACM SIGWEB DocEng Best Paper Award for 2011.

Support for Students

Students presenting their work at DocEng2011 will be eligible to apply for SIGWEB Student Travel Awards. Application forms and instructions are available on the website.

Program Committee:
Steven Bagley, UK
Helen Balinsky, UK
Uwe Borghoff, Germany
David Brailsford, UK
Dick Bulterman, Netherlands
Pablo Cesar, Netherlands
Boris Chidlovskii, France
Michael Collard, USA
Cyril Concolato, France
Gersende Georg, France
Luiz Fernando Gomes Soares, Brazil
Michael Gormish, USA
Matthew Hardy, USA
Roger Hersch, Switzerland
Peter King, Canada
John Lumley, UK
Simone Marinai, Italy
Kim Marriott, Australia
Mirella Moro, Brazil
Ethan Munson, USA
Charles Nicholas, USA
Moira Norrie, Switzerland
Maria da Graca Pimentel, Brazil
Stefan Pletschacher, UK
Steve Probets, UK
Vincent Quint, France
CÈcile Roisin, France
Sebastian Rˆnnau, Germany
Patrick Schmitz, USA
Steven Simske, USA
Margaret Sturgill, USA
Jean-Yves Vion-Dury, France
Anthony Wiley, USA
Raymond Wong, Australia
General Chair: Matthew Hardy, Adobe Systems, Inc., USA
Program Chair: Frank Tompa, University of Waterloo, Canada
Local Arrangements Chair: Neil Fraser, Google, Inc., USA