The 21st ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2021) seeks original research papers that focus on the design, implementation, development, management, use and evaluation of advanced systems where documents and document collections play a key role. DocEng emphasizes innovative approaches to document engineering technology, use of documents and document collections in real-world applications, and novel principles, tools and processes that improve our ability to create, manage, maintain, share, and productively use these. In particular, DocEng 2021 seeks contributions in the area of cooperative work with documents. You are invited to submit original papers to DocEng 2021, to be held in Limerick, Ireland. Attendees at this international forum have interests that span all aspects of document engineering and applications.

Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to announce two wonderful keynote speakers for the DocEng'21:

Dr. Ophir Frieder: "Searching Harsh Documents".

Dr. Frieder focuses on scalable information processing systems with particular emphasis on health informatics. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, AIMBE, IEEE, and NAI, an Inaugural Member of the ACM SIGIR Academy, and a Member of Academia Europaea and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Heavily involved with industrial efforts, he is the Lead Science and Technology Advisor for Aurora: The Business Forge and Chief Scientific Officer of Invaryant, Inc. He is a member of the computer science faculty at Georgetown University and the biostatistics, bioinformatics and biomathematics faculty in the Georgetown University Medical Center.

Dr. Justin Picard: "20 years of physical document and product protection using digital methods".

Dr. Picard is an engineer and entrepreneur who currently serves as the chief technology officer (CTO) of Scantrust, a product authentication and traceability company that he co-founded in 2013. He is the inventor of the copy detection pattern, a digital authentication technology for detecting product and document counterfeiting. Picard is a member of the OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade, and of the network of experts at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. He is also a co-founder of the non-governmental organisation Black Market Watch, where he developed a methodology to assess the impacts of illicit trade.

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