SIGDOC 2008 (Call for papers)

26th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication – SIGDOC 2008
September. 22-24, 2008. Lisbon, Portugal.

Paper submission deadline: May 13, 2008
Poster submission deadline: May 20, 2008

Divulgado por: Carlos C. (e-mail)

The 26th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication [1] will be held in Lisbon, Portugal September 22-24, 2008. Participants are encouraged to submit research papers, workshop proposals, and experience reports concerning processes, methods, and technologies for communicating and designing communication artefacts such as printed documents, online text, and hypermedia applications.

At SIGDOC 2008, researchers and practitioners will exchange information in areas relevant to the design of communication. The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following major areas:

· Multidisciplinary approaches to information design and information architecture

· Participatory and user-centred design: methods, methodologies, and approaches

· Processes for developing information, including documentation

· Agile documentation processes for information design

· Genre and discourse analyses of information design and delivery

· Personalized information systems, time management systems, and project management systems: design, development, and impact

· Designing communication systems

· Multimedia/hypermedia applications

Important Dates

May 13: Deadline for paper submissions (research papers and experience reports)

May 20: Submission deadline for posters

June 10: Author notification

June 20: Submission of final version

Submission Process

SIGDOC 2007 will include technical papers, experience reports and posters.

Guidelines for Papers- Research papers should not exceed 5,000 words, approximately 8 pages in ACM SIGDOC conference format (available at, including figures and references. The results described must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Guidelines for Experience Reports – Experience reports should not exceed 3,500 words. The experience report is a standalone, six-page extended abstract that describes a design experience and its lessons for other designers of communication. The experience report must include the title, names and affiliations of the authors, an abstract of up to 150 words, and keywords.

Guidelines for posters – like research papers, but should not exceed 1 page in ACM SIGDOC conference format. The results described must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Detailed submission instructions can be found on the conference Web site,

Conference Chairs

General Chair: Henrique O’Neill, ISCTE, Portugal
Organization Co-Chair: Manuela Aparicio, ISCTE, Lisboa, Portugal
Program Chair: Carlos J. Costa, ISCTE, Lisboa, Portugal
Program Co-Chair: Aristidis Protopsaltis, City University, London, UK
Posters Chair: Michael J. Albers, East Carolina University, USA


SIGDOC Chair: Brad Mehlenbacher, North Carolina State University, USA
SIGDOC Vice-Chair: Robert Pierce, IBM, USA
SIGDOC Treasurer: Shaun Slattery, DePaul University, USA

Author: Pedro Amado

Professor Auxiliar na Faculdade de Belas Artes Universidade do Porto lecionar Ferramentas Digitais, Web Design, Design de Interação e Creative Coding

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