the broad field of documentation, the circle of experience,
abstraction, testing and use can
in both directions. So SIGDOC 2003 provides a forum for documentation
specialists, researchers, and educators to contribute to a
field in which theory informs practice and practice informs
theory. How can we bring new theoretical or methodological
frameworks to bear on old problems? How can we take advantage
of practitioners' experience to advance, improve, or combine
the methods and methodologies used in documentation? What are
the benefits and costs if practitioners just ignore user modeling
and charge ahead? How can we productively model context, activity,
documents, and users? How does documentation experience affect
user modeling? What tools enable quick and effective production
of documentation and allow writers to own the content longer?
SIGDOC 2003 offers a forum for considering these
questions and more. Like previous SIGDOC conferences, SIGDOC
2003 will be a uniquely intimate and affordable conference.
The host city of San Francisco provides a particularly appropriate
backdrop in which to consider the conference theme, as the
Bay Area is one of the world's leading sites for up-to-date
practice and leading-edge theory in the field of documentation.
We invite you to submit an abstract for paper
or poster, or a proposal for a panel, workshop or tutorial.
Join us in creating a productive environment for exchanging
ideas, sharing expertise, and building professional relationships
in the field of documentation.
SIGDOC is the Association
for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest
Group for Design of Communication, a professional
organization dedicated to advanced topics in documentation
for and with computers.