Submission for the ACM Chapter Proceedings

Submission Open to UoA Students/Faculty ONLY
(Please contact Debopriyo Roy, Editor - ACM Chapter Proceedings)

The ACM Chapter on Elearning & Technical Communication invites you to submit a proposal for a research paper focused on information design, content management and delivery that examines cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to Technical Communication, User Experience, and Information/Communication Design.

In this era of interdisciplinary research, we are able to make connections between and among disciplines that offers us new ways of thinking about issues and framing challenges facing the new media research, user experience (UX) and technical communication (TC) communities. Communication design, informed by perspectives from UX, TC, psychology, HCI, graphic design, informatics, business, programming, and other fields affects how individuals interact with interfaces, technologies, platforms, curricular decisions, course development, research approaches, and relationships with industry partners.

These interactions are extremely important and offer us new ways of thinking about how content management and delivery should be done in different modalities. This ACM chapter research seminar on technical communication and information design seek to explore existing and emerging relationships among user experience, new media, information design and architecture, technical communication, and other fields. This research seminar will be an opportunity to invite insights from researchers and educators in industry and academia that highlight the benefits of cross-discipline collaboration and broadened scope of communication design. We are curious how different fields inform and complement each other.


The Topics for Submission: 

  • Content Management and Delivery 
  • 3D Printing 
  • Design Thinking
  • Information Design
  • Design Management
  • IoT/Big Data/Data Mining/Language Learning Applications
  • Elearning Design
  • Usability Testing


Final submissions will be peer-reviewed by two in-house editors and one external reviewer before it's considered for publication. 


Submission Guidelines
(The following guidelines are applicable for all authors whose proposal is accepted for publication)

Each student group will need to submit a 5 -6 pages proceedings paper (including abstract, references, appendix etc.) based on the ACM template

Note: Topics for paper proceedings will be finalized once class commences and groups are settled

Please follow the ACM template for final submission:  https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template-16dec2016


Authorship & Publication:

* The authorship will be decided by the group members based on the content, focus, the effort given, and collaboration. No paper will be published without the formal ACM presentation on January 31st, 2019.  



Conference Presentation / Publication Timeline:

January 23, 2019, 11:59 PM JST: 200-250 words proposals due. 

January 25, 2019, 11:59 PM JST: Notification of Acceptance for Presentation
* (for students/faculty who are NOT collaborating with HSKA partners)

February 10, 2019, 11:59 pm JST: Notification of acceptance/request to submit a full-length paper or extended abstract

March 10th, 2019, 11:59 PM JST: Drafts of 5-6 page initial papers and extended abstracts due

March 25th, 2019: Reviews of/comments on papers and extended abstracts returned

April 15, 2019, 11:59 PM JST: Papers and extended abstracts (final version) due

April - May 2019: Publications of Proceedings