EuroSIGDOC Participates in the SIGDOC2021

EuroSIGDOC participates in the ACM/SIGDOC 2021 Conference in the context of the Lisbon Hub.

October 14 (Lisbon, Portugal Time)

10:30H -10:50H ACM EuroSIGDOC presentation

11:00H- 12:00H Lisbon HUB /SIDOC 2021 Lisboa/PORTUGAL Hub Time (EuroSIGDOC with Technical Communication Interviews followed by real-time discussion)

12:00H-13:00H Lunch time Unchanged: 12:00H-13:00H Lunch time

13:00H-14:00H Research at ISEG and NOVA IMS in information systems

3rd ACM Europe Chapters Workshop

EuroSIGDOC was well represented in the 3rd ACM Europe Chapters Workshop (Prague, aug. 25-26) by our chair and treasurer. And it ended with one more member, a French ACM Member, who proposes the presenCosta_Berger_t short report.

The workshop counted some 50 attendees, representing 25 European chapters, covering Europe from Ireland to Azerbaijan and from Sweden to Portugal, including also Israel. The ACM headquarters were present with Alex Wolf, a past president, and its CEO Bobby Schnabel.

Some major points :
– a quite strong presence of ACM-W (ACM women)
– a major challenge to the ACM chair is to introduce “more philanthropy” in the associations issues,
– the project of a all-Europe all-Sigs event in 2017, each chapter participating along its own lines and agenda; this project wa proposed by Avi Mendelsohn, and strongly welcomed by the audience ; the best theme would autonomous cars,
– the nex CECL (Commitee of European Chapter Leaders, http://europe.acm.org/chapters.html) will be held in Barcelona (not so far from Lisbon …).

Personally (but I was not alone on this point), I feel that ACM communication processes could be substantially enhanced
– to make a deeper and more stimulating use of new communication technologies, notably to reduce the CO2 costly practice of face-to-face international meeting
– to aim to a less top-down (typically university teacher/student) and more peer-to-peer thinking and acting.

Perhaps could we, EuroSIGOC, play an active role in such an evolution. It is clearly in our object “the design of communication”. And its European basis frees us from the constraints inherent to the worldwide structure.

Pierre Berger

23 May 2014, Aveiro

20140523-someAPCOMTEC event, Aveiro, 8H30–20H30

4 persons shared a car
       to attend the friendly APCOMTEC event
       we talked and bonded for hours
       and we learned about plain writing

26 October 2013, 2nd formal, ISCTE

twl-report-2013-10-iconISCTE, 9H00–14H00

Daniel Bofill
    SISCOG, technical writer since 2012
Frances Gordon
    Simplified, teacher and manager since 2005
Rui Serra
    AnubisNetworks, technical writer since 2007
also, open networking over coffee
and lunch
    together, 24 persons created
    a 27-page public record of the event

22 June 2013, 1st formal, ISCTE

2013-06-twl-posterISCTE, 9H00–14H00
Joaquim Baptista
    Altitude Software, technical writer since 1997
Jaime Vasconcelos
    OutSystems, technical writer since 2007
Aldina Rodrigues
    EuroScript, manager since 1997
also, open networking over coffee
structured interaction

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    together, 26 persons created
    a 26-page public record of the event