Join us in Florence for the 13th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2013),

September 10-13 2013, at the University of Florence, Italy


Documents are communication artifacts in any form and in any media; they can be simple or compound, static or time-varying, private or open. Document collections increasingly underpin research, education, commerce, entertainment – the full range of human activity. Document engineering covers both the innovative use of documents and document collections in real-world applications and the study of principles, tools and processes that improve our ability to create, manage, maintain, share, and productively use these.

You are invited to submit original papers to the 13th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2013), to be held at the University of Florence. Attendees at this international forum have interests that span all aspects of document engineering 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:

*  Mar 15, 2013: Workshop and tutorial proposals due
*  Mar 31, 2013: Full paper abstracts due
*  Apr  7, 2013: Full papers due
*  May 19, 2013: Short paper abstracts due
*  May 22, 2013: Short papers due

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

Modeling and Representation:
*  Document representation and standards including interchange
standards, markup languages (incl. SGML), stylesheets, type
representation, multimedia (incl. HTML5, MPEG, SMIL, SVG), eBook
standards (ePub)
*  Metadata creation and standards, use of semantic web technologies
*  Hypertext/hypermedia, distributed documents, blogs, wikis
*  Linking techniques and standards, integration with other digital artifacts

Generation, Manipulation, and Presentation:
*  Document authoring tools and systems
*  Document presentation (typography, formatting, layout) algorithms
and systems (TeX, browsers)
*  Automatically generated documents, automated layout and composition,
variable data printing
*  Adaptive, responsive documents, content customization
*  Mobile platforms and documents
*  Document transformation and rich-web-client models

Collections, Systems, and Management:
*  Collections databases and repositories, storage, indexing,
retrieval, versioning, deduplication
*  Enterprise content management: models and standards (CMIS), scale
and performance, platforms and applications
*  Digital libraries and archives, preservation systems
*  Document system components: security, APIs (SAX, DOM), versioning,
*  Document systems and workflows

Document Analysis:
*  Structure and representation analysis (layout, OCR, visual analysis)
*  Linguistic and semantic (content) analysis, categorization,

*  Document internationalization, multilingual representations
*  Multi-lingual and cross-lingual indexing and search

User Experience:
*  Navigation, search
*  Usability, accessibility, readability and aesthetics
*  Collaborative authoring and editing, curation and annotation
*  Workflows, integration and interaction between human and automated

*  Digital humanities, digital preservation and archiving
*  eBooks and digital publishing
... and all other application areas

For more information, please visit the conference website at:
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24th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media
May 1-3, 2013
Palais des Congres, Paris, France

Abstract submission: December 13, 2012
Full and Short Paper Submission: December 18, 2012

The ACM Hypertext and Social Media conference is a premium venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on hypertext theory, systems and applications. It is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext research including social media, semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext and hypermedia as well as narrative systems and applications. The ACM Hypertext and Social Media 2013 conference will focus on exploring, studying and shaping relationships between three important dimensions of links in hypertextual systems and the World
Wide Web: people, data, and documents.

In 2013, HYPERTEXT is taking place as part of the First ACM European Computing Research Congress (ECRC 2013) which is co-located with the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013).

\___  Conference tracks and track co-chairs:

Track 1: Linking people: Social Media
- Martin Atzmueller, University of Kassel, Germany
- Kristina Lerman, University of Southern California, USA

Track 2: Linking data: semantic data
- Peter Mika, Yahoo! Research, Barcelona, Spain
- Elena Simperl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Track 3: Linking documents: adaptive hypertext and narrative connections
- Paul de Bra, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
- David Millard, Southampton University, UK

\___  Important Dates and Submission:

Abstract deadline: December 13, 2012
Full and short paper submission deadline: December 18, 2012
Notification: January 30, 2013
Camera-ready version due: February 17, 2013 

Submission details will be made available at
Submissions will be accepted via

\___  Organizing Committee:

General Chair:
Gerd Stumme, University of Kassel, Germany

PC Chair:
Andreas Hotho, University of W¸rzburg, Germany

Workshop Chair:
Denis Helic, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Publicity Chair:
Folke Mitzlaff, University of Kassel, Germany


In modern hypertext and web-based information systems the presented
hypertext structure (information pages, connected with links) is increasingly
partially or completely generated, processed, filtered, adjusted or
personalised before it reaches its users. The dynamic nature and separation
of content and links was initiated by open hypermedia research, the
introduction of personalization was by facilitated by the adaptive hypermedia
community. The computational or adaptive aspects are consistently being
found in narrative, (adaptive) story-telling, technology-enhanced learning,
e-culture, recommender systems and business information systems.

The existence of the conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and
Personalization (UMAP) and of the Adaptive Hypermedia track at the ACM
Hypertext Conference illustrate the active, diverse nature of this research
community and the widespread attention for personalization and
adaptation in different types of systems and domains. Although we explicitly
invite papers that build upon and extend results presented at ACM Hypertext
and UMAP, the special issue is open to other contributions as well, e.g. from
the Recommender Systems and the Document Engineering and other

Guest Editors:
Paul De Bra, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Jill Freyne, CSIRO, Australia, < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Shlomo Berkovsky, NICTA, Australia, < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >

Important dates:
November 15, 2012: Paper submission deadline
February 1, 2013: Authors notification
April 1, 2013: Revised version
June 15, 2013: Final decision
Fall 2013: Publication

For this special issue we solicit novel papers on adaptive hypermedia,
interpreted in a broad sense, including but not limited to:
• Open Hypermedia
• Computational Hypertext Models
• User Modeling for Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia
• Web and Link Analysis and its use in Automatic Link Adaptation and Generation
• Adaptive Hypertext Frameworks, Toolkits and Applications
• Authoring and Design of Adaptive Applications
• Usability and Scrutability of Adaptive and Dynamic Hypermedia
• Enhancing Hyperspace with Generated Recommendations
• Personalization for Web and Hypertext
• Adaptive Educational Hypermedia
• Adaptive Web-Based Information Systems
• Narrative Generation and Presentation Systems

Authors should submit their papers online via the New Review of
Hypermedia and Multimedia ScholarOne Manuscripts site:
<>. Papers should follow the NRHM
author instructions (see <>)


DocEng 2012 – Registration Open - Early Bird Registration Closes July 31.

Registration is now open for DocEng 2012, the 12th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering being held at Telecom ParisTech, Paris France, Sept. 4-7, 2012. Full details of the symposium including registration details are available at the conference website <>

The conference includes:

Three pre-conference workshops, held on Monday September 4 
Two invited keynote addresses, to be given by acknowledged research leaders in the field.
A full technical program of submitted contributions – full and short papers, posters, demos.
A social event --  an excursion and the conference banquet on the River seine aboard one of the famed Bateaux Mouches
The opportunity to meet and discuss with colleagues in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Register soon – Early Bird registration, with reduced registration fees, is available until July 31. We look forward to meeting you at DocEng 2012


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