DocEng 2007 will include both long and short papers, posters, and demonstrations of working or prototype systems, and original submissions are solicited in each of these categories. In addition, proposals for Working Sessions are invited.
Papers. Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered in another forum. Authors may submit full papers (up to 10 pages length) or short papers (up to 3 pages in length). Full papers should describe complete works of original research. Short papers provide an opportunity to report on research in progress, to present novel positions on document engineering, or to demonstrate exciting new systems. Full paper presentations will be 30 minutes in length, while short papers will be presented in 15 minutes.
Posters. DocEng 2007 is also seeking high-quality poster presentations. One-page abstracts of original work in the area of document engineering are solicited for consideration for the DocEng 2007 poster session. These submissions will undergo the same rigorous review process as regular papers, and accepted abstracts will be published as one-page summaries in the DocEng 2007 conference proceedings. Poster presenters will be granted the opportunity to provide a 5-minute overview of their work during one of the general sessions.
Demonstrations. DocEng 2007 seeks public demonstrations of novel systems, to be presented to the conference as a whole during breaks between paper sessions. Prospective demonstrators should submit a two-page summary of the system to be demonstrated. Demonstration proposals will undergo a rigorous review process and summaries of accepted demonstrations will be published in the conference proceedings. At the conference, demonstrators will give 10-minute presentations to the assembled conferees during breaks, and a demonstration session is also planned.
Working Sessions. Potential organizers are invited to submit working session proposals. A working session should bring together a variety of expert voices on a topic of considerable interest. The topic may be interesting because it is controversial, because it is of great importance to society or to the field, or because it leads us to think about future directions for document engineering. A working session proposal may be up to three pages in length. The proposal should describe the topic of the session and why it will be interesting to the symposium's participants. It should also list the proposed working session facilitators, briefly describing their expertise, and should note whether any facilitator's participation is tentative. (Note: facilitators are expected to register for the symposium.)
Sample working session topics (not meant to be exhaustive) include: