Call for Participation

At SIGDOC, presenters cover all aspects of the design of interactive systems and related forms of communication, including user experience, interaction design, information architecture, documentation, and user research methods. Presentations cover many different topics relevant to industry, entertainment, education, science, and social exchanges.

Please browse a selection of previous SIGDOC publications for more information about the scope and subject matter of the SIGDOC community.

Industry and academic researchers (including graduate students) are encouraged to submit Research Papers, Experience Reports, and Interactive Posters. Contributions may include studies of design processes, research methods, deployment analyses, and situated use studies related to the design and use of communication systems and artifacts.

Important Dates

April 1 Submission system open
May 25 Research Papers, Experience Reports, and Interactive Posters due
June 15 Notification of Acceptance for Research Papers, Experience Reports, and Interactive Posters (Accept, Conditional Accept, or Reject)
July 5 Notification of revised Research Papers, Experience Reports, and Interactive Posters submissions (Accept or Reject)
July 15 “Camera-ready” submission of research papers due
August 20 Deadline for registering at “early registration” rate

Submission Topics

Conference submissions should address topics including, but not limited to:

  • Design for Interaction
  • User Experience Methods to Support Design
  • User Support Systems and Documentation
  • Open Source Design Solutions
  • Collaborative Systems
  • Design Principles
  • Content Management
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI/CHI)
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Approaches to Information Design and Information Architecture
  • Design of Learning Systems/Environments
  • International and Intercultural Communication Design
  • Digital Humanities/Tool Building

Submit a Manuscript

The SIGDOC 2014 submission site is now open.

Acceptance for publication is contingent on registration for the conference. (In the case of multiple authors, at least one author must register.) If you cannot attend the conference, a publication fee equivalent to the event registration will be charged.

If you have any questions regarding the process, please email the program chairs: Dave Jones ( and Brian McNely (