Conferences

SIGDOC 2022 will be held in Boston, MA from October 6-8, 2022. This will be our 40th meeting as an organization, and our first time back in Boston since 2000. Of note, we have for the first time a Technical Editor on the conference committee whose role is to process proceedings manuscripts through the validation and upload stages, thereby lessening the onus of authors to format documents.

Review the Call for Proposals on the SIGDOC 2022 website.

SIGDOC 2022 Conference Committee

Name & Affiliation Role Bio
Michael Trice
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Conference Chair Michael Trice received his Ph.D. degree in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from Texas Tech University. He is currently a Lecturer II with the Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication (WRAP) Program at MIT. His professional career includes work for Apple Computer, Hart InterCivic, SXSW, and Wizards of the Coast. In 2020, he co-edited Platforms, Protests, and the Challenge of Networked Democracy. His research interests include usability issues related to public deliberation in digital platforms and the ways that knowledge of system theory influences participant behavior within digital systems.
Donnie Johnson Sackey
University of Texas at Austin
Program Co-Chair Donnie Johnson Sackey is an assistant professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in Writing and Rhetoric (2013) from Michigan State University. His research interests are environmental rhetoric, risk communication, community-engaged research, community literacy, computers and writing, and research methods and methodology.
Candice Welhausen
Auburn University
Program Co-Chair Candice A. Welhausen is an assistant professor of English at Auburn University with an expertise in technical and professional communication. Before becoming an academic, she was a technical writer/editor at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in the department formerly known as Epidemiology and Cancer Control. Her scholarship is situated at the intersection of technical communication, visual communication and information design, and the rhetoric of health and medicine.
Jack Labriola
Kennesaw State University
Student Research Competition (SRC) Chair Jack T. Labriola is an assistant professor of Technical Communication in the Department of Technical Communication and Interactive Design (TCID) at Kennesaw State University. He teaches classes on usability/UX, information architecture, and technical communication. He has researched, written, and presented on a variety of topics ranging from a co-edited collection on content strategy to articles on minimalist design aesthetics and mobile user experience, as well as conference papers on university partnerships and building up student research toolkits. Most recently, Jack has been working on various projects focusing on autonomous vehicles (AVs) and their related user experience(s) after winning a grant to develop a VR driver simulator lab.
Jordan Frith
Clemson University
Sponsorship Chair Jordan Frith is the Pearce Professor of Professional Communication at Clemson University. His primary research focuses on mobile media and infrastructure. He is the author of 3 books and more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles in a variety of disciplines. His third book – A Billion Little Pieces: RFID and Infrastructures of Identification – was published by MIT Press in Spring 2019.
Daniel Hocutt
University of Richmond
Technical Editor Daniel L. Hocutt serves as web manager on the marketing and engagement team of the School of Professional & Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond, where we also teaches as an adjunct professor of liberal arts. He teaches post-traditional, part-time undergraduate and graduate students in business & professional communication, research methods, composition, and other topics as needs arise. His work has been published in Computers & Composition, Present Tense, and the Journal of Usability Studies, along with several edited collections.

About the SIGDOC Conference

SIGDOC members and non-members are encouraged to submit papers and attend the conference in order to engage the latest research from the field. All papers are peer-reviewed. The conference proceedings are published in ACM’s Digital Library (dl.acm.org).