The Australasian Document Computing Symposium 2009

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
ADCS 2009
Friday, 4 December 2009
Submission Deadline: 
Sunday, 28 June 2009

The Fourteenth Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS 2009) will be hosted by the University of New South Wales on Friday 4 December, 2009.

Aim of the symposium

ADCS 2009 is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners in document management and information retrieval to meet and present their work. The symposium aims to cover all aspects of Document Computing - issues ranging from the fundamentals of document architectures and standards for markup, through storage, management, retrieval, authentication and workflow, to active and virtual documents. The symposium emphasises both commercial and academic issues by encouraging a variety of submissions.

ADCS will be co-located with HCSnet summerfest 2009, held in Sydney at UNSW from Monday November 30th to Friday December 4th.

Topics of interest

The symposium topics include (but are not restricted to) the following:

* Cognitive Aspects of Documents
* Digital Libraries
* Document Databases
* Document Management
* Document Standards (XML, SGML etc)
* Document Workflow
* Information Retrieval
* Multimedia Document Management
* Multimedia Resource Discovery
* Natural Language Techniques and Documents
* Personalised Documents
* User Studies Involving Documents
* Web Documents

Important dates

* Call for papers: now
* Deadline for submissions: Monday 28 September, 2009
* Notification of acceptance: Monday 12 October, 2009
* Final versions due: Monday 9 November, 2009
* Symposium: Friday 4 December, 2009


Paper submissions will be online; stay tuned for details. Submissions should comply with the paper guidelines. All submissions must be original work, not previously published elsewhere, and not currently submitted to any other conference or journal.

Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will attend the symposium to present the work. Note also that it is insufficient for an author to register and pay for the symposium to be regarded as fulfilling this obligation.
Full papers

Full papers should describe new contributions or analyse research issues. Submissions should be at most 3000 words long; over-length submissions risk immediate rejection. Refer to the guidelines for papers for details of the required format.
Posters, short papers and industry status reports

To encourage participation by industry and to provide a place for work of a more speculative nature, ADCS invites submissions for short papers, up to a maximum of 1500 words. A typical proposal might describe a leading-edge solution to a practical problem in document management. Short papers follow the same format as for full papers.

Presentation of short papers will be via a poster session. Accepted short papers will also be included in a separate section of the symposium proceedings.

If you would like to give a demonstration of your system, please submit an abstract following the same format as for short papers. Demonstrations should be self-contained, and only limited hardware support will be available at the venue.


Proceedings of the papers will be distributed to participants at the symposium. Electronic copies of the papers will be made available after the symposium. All submissions will be fully refereed by a blind refereeing process, at their full published length, and will comply with DEST criteria for fully-refereed conference papers (category F1).