ACM has a new  print on demand program which is available for conference proceedings. The proceedings list for 2010 and 2011 was used as a starting point.  (
The list of available proceedings will grow as the program continues.


ACM SIGDOC 2011 Conference proceedings

You can use this link to download the conference proceedings:


30th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication
October 3-5, 2012
Seattle, Washington

Please plan to join us for ACM’s 2012 Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (SIGDOC) conference in Seattle, Washington, October 3-5, 2012. The conference will be held at the Red Lion Hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle.
At the conference, you will have opportunities to exchange ideas with other researchers and practitioners from around the world interested in interaction design, usability, and other issues in the design of communication. The conference program will include research sessions, social events, poster sessions, and workshops led by industry leaders in user-centered design.

Conference chair, Mark Zachry, (
Conference program chair, Clay Spinuzzi, (


AsiaSIGDOC 2013

1st ACM International Conference on Design of Communication
Date to be announced
Kyoto, Japan
AsiaSIGDOC 2013 – Waseda University, Kyoto, Japan
Oct 7-9, 2013


31st ACM International Conference on Design of Communication
Date to be announced
Costal Carolina University
Conway, North Carolina
SIGDOC 2013 – Coastal Carolina University, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Sept 16-18, 2013

News from Reiko Hishiyama, 2013 conference chair

Plans are underway for a 2013 SIGDOC conference in Kyoto!

Reiko has made a formal application for reserving conference rooms at Waseda University, because reservations are accepted one and half year before the conference.

An exciting sponsorship and first financial assistance has come from the HAYAO NAKAYAMA Foundation for Science & Technology and Culture. This Foundation has decided to subsidize SIGDOC2013 in Kyoto. To help support preparations for the Conference, the Foundation has already pledged 500,000 Japanese yen for this year.

Mr.Hayao Nakayama is a Japanese businessman and former President of Sega Enterprises, Ltd (Japan). See

Waseda University will also be providing financial assistance for the conference and workshop. It’s one and half years now until the 2013 Conference, therefore, it will be a long time before a conclusion is drawn, and other Japanese Foundations will also provide financial support for us. You can bet that SIGDOC2013′ income comes from participation fees and sponsorships including HAYAO NAKAYAMA Foundation.

Additionally, we will be able to have the understanding and cooperation of IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) as IPSJ has an existing partnership with ACM. See,
I plan to promote SIGDOC2013 through IPSJ communication channels for Japanese researchers.

Professor Nicolas Spyratos, from the University of Paris and one of the board members of SIGDOC, stayed at the Meme Media Lab of at Hokkaido University in November, 2011. He recommended to make an appointment with Professor Yuzuru Tanaka, a professor at Hokkaido University.

Professor Yuzuru Tanaka, who was an invited keynote speaker of SIGDOC2006 and now director of the Meme Media Laboratory at Hokkaido University in Japan, agreed to jointly manage and operate of SIGDOC Kyoto conference.

Following the 2012 conference to be held in Seattle, please be assured that we are set to hold the conference in Kyoto. Kyoto is the most famous sightseeing spot in Japan and there are many sights to see. The people in Kyoto are also gentle and kind, and you’re sure to be satisfied.

Reiko Hishiyama, Ph.D., Professor.
School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University
3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
TEL 81 3 5286 2507 FAX 81 3 5286 3486


SIGDOC European chapter

A EuroSIGDOC chapter event OSDOC2012 – took place  this month. For more information see,

Some of the photos from the 2012 workshop:

The following chapter news is from

Featured ACM Chapter: EuroSIGDOC
In this issue we feature EuroSIGDOC, a group of researchers and practitioners pursuing the SIGDOC mission in a European context. SIGDOC is ACM’s Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication. Like SIGDOC, EuroSIGDOC focuses on the design of communication as it is taught, practiced, researched, and conceptualized in various fields, including technical communication, software engineering, information architecture and usability. On June 11 the chapter is sponsoring the Open Source and Design of Communication (OSDOC2012) workshop and the Information Systems and Design of Communication (ISDOC2012) workshop in Lisbon. At both workshops, researchers and practitioners will have opportunities to exchange information in areas relevant to the design of communication, processes, methods, and technologies for communicating and designing communication artifacts such as printed documents, online text, and hypermedia applications.

Chapter chair Carlos J. Costa, a professor in the computer science department at Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), first became involved in SIGDOC in 2006. In 2008, he organized a SIGDOC conference in Portugal. Then, with another ISCTE professor Manuela Aparicio and Aristidis Protopsaltis (University of Coventry) he formed the EuroSIGDOC chapter in 2010. EuroSIGDOC promoted several seminars at the university that were free to all. “The OSDOC workshops, which we began in 2010, have the characteristics of an international conference with the main purpose of bringing together researchers, students and practitioners in the open source area to address communication design issues.” Invited speakers at the annual event include Aristidis Protopsaltis (2010), Stefano Zacchiroli, project leader of open source operating system Debian (2011), and Brad Mehlenbacher, associate professor of distance learning at North Carolina State University and author of books and articles on online information design and evaluation (2012).

Future plans for EuroSIGDOC are to: create connections with Eastern Europe and Middle East; increase visibility for the chapter with initiatives such as a local open access journal; plan events around the 40th aniverversary of ISCTE-IUL, which happens this year; and continue to hold OSDOC and ISDOC workshops in 2013.

ACM Student Chapters in Europe
ACM Professional Chapters in Europe

XI Brazilian Symposium on Human Factors in in Computer Systems – IHC 2012

November 5 to 9th, 2012
Cuiabá –MT, Brazil

The Brazilian Symposium on Human Factors in Computer Systems, IHC, is a conference for exchanging ideas and information about multidisciplinary studies and researches on the interaction between users and computer systems. It is also a meeting a venue for university and industry researchers from Brazil and abroad, as well as for designers, programmers, educators and other people from different communities and traditions.

The first edition of IHC took place in 1998. In 2011, together with CLIHC (Latin American HCI Conference), the conference was held in Porto de Galinhas, PE, and was attended by nearly 200 people. This year, IHC will be held for the first time in the Midwest of Brazil, in the city of Cuiabá, supported and organized by UFMT (Federal University of Mato Grosso). It aims to show the continuous and significant development of researches in this Brazilian region, overspreading HCI studies throughout the country.

The main theme of the conference, THE NATURE OF/IN INTERACTION, intends to evoke the tendency for more natural and intuitive interactions, the strong presence of social and collective computing, and the natural process of interaction between people and technology, respecting Nature and its resources.

The coordinators invite the various communities in HCI to discuss the role of researchers and HCI professionals in developing interactive technologies that promote naturality, socialization and collaborative efforts for a sustainable future, in harmony with natural resources. The conference is intended to discuss users’ needs, expectations, experiences and possibilities for employing different interaction and communication technologies, aiming at full participation in social and civil life

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Task and user analysis
Applications on health, education, transportation, sports and environment
Affective computing and emotional aspects in computing
HCI education
Ergonomics in HCI
Studies on new interaction devices
Legal issues related to computer systems use and design
Impacts of HCI on society
Integrating HCI and Software Engineering techniques
Interaction with posthumous or post-mortem data
Interaction and citizenship
Interaction and information spread
Interaction and entertainment
Interaction and aging
Flexible and context-aware interaction
Human-robot interaction
Social interaction: virtual communities, online communities
Voice and Multimodal interfaces
Adaptive, adaptable, intelligent interfaces
Natural user interfaces (NUI)
Interfaces for web applications
Interfaces for mobile and ubiquitous systems
Internationalization of computer systems
Digital literacy
Maturity in the evaluation of interaction quality
Methods and tools for HCI projects
Design methods, formalisms, tools and environments
Theoretical models in HCI
User’s privacy and security
End user programming
Techniques for assessing and design interfaces with users
Green technology and sustainable design
Therapeutic uses of interaction
Visualization and interaction with big amounts of information (Visual Analytics)

The coordinators invite submissions in the following tracks:
Full papers
Short papers
Industrial papers
Posters and Demos
Evaluation competition

Submissions can be written in English or Portuguese.

Important dates:
Deadline for submitting full papers: June 28th, 2012
Deadline for submitting works in all other categories: July 05th, 2012

Conference website:
Conference email:
Website for submission:

Best regards,
Júnia Anacleto and Vânia Neris (IHC 2012 Program Committee Chairs) – UFSCar
Cristiano Maciel and Patrícia Souza (IHC 2012 General Chairs) – UFMT

CFP for Communication Design Quarterly Review

ACM SIGDOC (Special Interest Group Design of Communication) will begin publishing its expanded newsletter in September, 2012 and continue to deliver four issues per year. It seeks to be the premier informational source for industry, management, and academia in the multidisciplinary field of the design and communication of information.  Edited by Michael Albers and Liza Potts, it will contain a mix of peer-reviewed articles, columns, experience reports, and brief summaries of interesting research results.

Communication Design Quarterly Review will be archived in the ACM Digital Library.

We invite you to contribute in any of the following areas:

  • Peer-reviewed articles.  Articles that cross discipline boundaries as they focus on the effective and efficient methods of designing and communicating information; disciplines will include technical communication, information design, information architecture, interaction design, and human-computer interaction.
  • Experience reports. Experience reports present project- or workplace-focused summaries of important technologies, techniques, or product processes.
  • Interesting research results. Short reports on interesting research or usability results that lack the rigor for a full article. For example, pilot studies, graduate student projects, or corporate usability studies where full details can’t be released.

We are also interested in proposals for guest editing special issues.  As a guest editor, you would be responsible for providing two peer reviewed articles on a specific topic and, potentially, coordinating with the column editors so their columns can complement the issue’s theme.

For more information or submissions, contact Michael Albers ( or Liza Potts (

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: TCQ special issue on Contemporary Research Methodologies in Technical Communication

From Clay Spinuzzi

The SIGDOC community conducts lots of research—I know, because I see it in our conferences and proceedings. And our research has evolved along with changes in DOC work, in technology, and in how organizations work. Social media, smartphones, activity streams, telepresence, and other fundamental changes are requiring us to rethink our research methodologies, methods, and techniques.

If you’ve been developing new research methods, honing new techniques, or synthesizing new methodologies, consider preparing an entry for an upcoming special issue of Technical Communication Quarterly. TCQ is an academic journal that is focused on technical communication, and in this special issue, Brian McNely, Christa Teston and I are very interested in manuscripts that can describe the newest research trends for technical communication. And I am personally interested in seeing manuscripts from the SIGDOC community!

Proposals are due by February 15th, 2013; scheduled publication date is January 2015. The official call for proposals is at the TCQ site.

Questions? Contact Brian McNely at

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