A document is an abstract container that stores information. It may be generated statically or dynamically, it may be transient or persistent, its encoding may be time variant. Documents may include static or dynamic hyperlinks, thereby permitting virtual documents, and also making available structured collections of information on which to anchor automated reasoning, such as promoted through the Semantic Web. Furthermore, document technologies like XML are having a profound impact on data modeling, in part because of the way these technologies bridge and integrate a variety of paradigms.
The ACM Symposium on Document Engineering is an international academic conference devoted to the dissemination of research on models, tools and processes that improve our ability to create, manage and maintain documents. DocEng 2008, the eighth annual meeting, seeks high-quality, original papers and panels that address the theory, design, development, and evaluation of computer systems that support the creation, analysis, distribution and, interaction with documents in any medium. The Symposium will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in the fall of 2008.
Topics and technologies relevant to the symposium include (but are not limited to):