Call For Papers
At the workshop Open Source and Design Of Communication (OSDOC2012), researchers and practitioners will exchange information in areas relevant to the design of communication, processes, methods, and technologies for communicating and designing communication artifacts such as printed documents, online text, and hypermedia applications. The workshop will emphasize the following subjects (but not exclusively):
  • open source and technical writing
  • open source and creative commons
  • open source editing tools
  • open source and games
  • open source and HCI
  • open source ERP
  • open source and organizational systems
  • collective intelligence and design of communication
  • crowdsourcing and design of communication

Important Dates:
  • Paper submission: 29th February, 2012
  • Author notification: 9th April, 2012
  • Camera ready: 21th April, 2012
  • Workshop Date: 11th June,2012

OSDOC 2010 will include technical papers, experience reports and posters. Authors should submit complete drafts of all type of submissions for review by the program committee.

The ACM paper format ( must be followed. Additional information is available in the ACM SIG Proceedings Templates ( To submit a paper, experience report, or poster proposal for review, use the submission platform or email with the subject "OSDOC2012 - Paper". If you have any question email Carlos Costa (

Guidelines for Research Papers - Papers should not exceed 5,000 words, approximately 8 pages in ACM conference format (available at the site), including figures and references. The results described must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Guidelines for Experience Reports - Experience reports should not exceed 3,500 words. The experience report is a standalone, six-page extended abstract that describes a design experience and its lessons for other designers of communication. The experience report must include the title, names and affiliations of the authors, an abstract of up to 150 words, and keywords.

Guidelines for posters - Accepted poster submissions will receive a two pages description in the conference proceedings. The submission should be formated according to the ACM guidelines for paper submissions, but the length must be only two pages.

Acceptance for publication is contingent on registration for the workshop. In the case of multiple authors, at least one must register to full workshop. If you cannot attend the workshop, a publication fee equivalent to the event registration will be charged. If an author presents more than one paper, an additional fee is charged for publishing each aditional paper.

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