Call for Papers

Aim of the Symposium

ADCS 2018 is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners in document computing 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.

Topics of Interest

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

  • Cognitive Aspects of Documents
  • Digital Libraries
  • Document Databases
  • Document Standards (XML, SGML, etc.)
  • Document Summarisation
  • Enterprise Search
  • Evaluation
  • Information Retrieval
  • Multimedia Document Management
  • Multimedia Resource Discovery
  • Natural Language Techniques and Documents
  • Personalised Documents
  • Retrieval Models and Ranking
  • Search Engine Architectures and Scalability
  • User Studies Involving Documents
  • Web Documents
  • Web Search


Full papers

8 pages including all references and figures. Full papers should describe new contributions or analyse research issues. Submissions should be at most eight pages long (about 4000 words); over-length submissions risk immediate rejection without review. Refer to the guidelines for papers for details of the required format.

Short papers, Posters and Industry Status Reports

4 pages including references and figures. 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 four pages (about 2000 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.

Paper Formatting and Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically, in PDF format and formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates.

Papers will be submitted using Easy Chair.

Paper Reviewing

All submissions will be fully refereed using a double blind refereeing process, at their full published length, and will comply with DEST criteria for fully-refereed conference papers (category E1).

Publishing and Attendence

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 as fulfilling this obligation.

Electronic copies of accepted papers are normally made available through the ACM Digital Library as part of the ICPS collection. Consequently, authors of accepted papers will have to sign the ACM rights management form to comply with publication in the ACM digital library. For more information see the ACM authors page.