SIGDOC'16 Proposal System Open

SIGDOC'16 Proposal System Open
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (All day) to Friday, September 23, 2016 (All day)

The proposal system for SIGDOC 2016 ( is now live. Below is a link to the proposal system, an outline of the CFP, and a list of key dates.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and seeing you in Arlington this September!

Proposals can be submitted to:


The ACM Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (ACM SIGDOC) invites you to submit a research or technical paper, experience report, or interactive poster on the design of

This year’s conference asks how contexts affect how we design communication experiences.

For example,

How have communication design practices evolved to meet the needs of new contexts/audiences?
How has UX design evolved to respond to technology used in multiple contexts?
How does mobile use (checking mobile devices while riding in a car, cooking dinner, walking around town, etc.) affect how we communicate and use information?

Industry and academic researchers (including graduate and undergraduate students) are encouraged to submit research papers, experience reports, and posters. Contributions may include studies of design processes, research methods, pedagogical practices, deployment analyses, and situated-use studies related to the design and use of communication systems and artifacts.

SIGDOC will be located in Arlington, Virginia, right outside Washington, DC September 21-23, 2016.

Submission process

First, short proposals (500 words) will be submitted for review. Once a proposal is reviewed and accepted, the author(s) will submit either:

a full-length paper (research and technical papers or experience reports; final papers are not to exceed 10 pages), or

an extended abstract (posters and panels; final abstracts are not to exceed 6 pages).

The full-length papers and extended abstracts will then be reviewed, sent back to the authors for final edits and ACM formatting, and resubmitted as “camera-ready” submissions. Papers and extended abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.

Full CFP may be found at

Important Dates

The timeline for the conference is as follows:

January 11, 2016: Proposal system open for submissions
February 1, 2016: Research and technical paper, Experience report,
Poster, Panel, and Workshop proposals due
February 29, 2016: Proposal reviews completed
April 18, 2016: Research and technical papers, Experience reports,
Posters, and Panel/extended abstracts due
June 6 , 2016: Full-length reviews completed
July 11, 2016: “Camera-ready” paper/extended abstract revisions and
final posters due

If you have any questions, please email the program chair: Sarah Gunning at sgunning (at) towson (dot) edu or the program chair: Dawn M. Armfield at armfi002 (at) umn (dot) edu.


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