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Call for Papers
Annual Meeting of the Document Academy (DOCAM)
12–14 June 2019
Ingémédia Department, University of Toulon, France
Of Documents and Data

Theme: Documents in the data era: From multimedia, to augmented, hyper, enriched, and
fragmented… what else?

Conference co-chairs: Fidelia Ibekwe, Kiersten F. Latham and Michel Durampart.

Keynote speakers:
• Jonathan Furner, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA, Los Angeles (USA)

• Wayne de Fremery, Associate Professor, School of Media, Arts, and Science Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea

• Manuel Zacklad, Conservatoire National des Arts et des Métiers (CNAM-DICEN), Paris.

DOCAM 2019 is the annual meeting of the Document Academy, an international network of scholars,
artists, and professionals in various fields who are interested in the exploration of the concept of the
document as a resource for scholarly, artistic, and professional work
(http://documentacademy.org/about).
The annual meeting fosters a multidisciplinary space for experimental and critical research on the
document in the widest sense, drawing on scholarship, traditions, and experiences from the arts,
humanities, social sciences, education, and natural science, and from diverse fields, such as
information, media, museum, archives, culture, and science studies. The Document Academy
originated as a co-sponsored effort by the Program of Documentation Studies, University of Tromsø,
Norway, and the School of Information, University of California, Berkeley. The first DOCAM
conference took place in Berkeley in 2003 and since then has toured around to Madison, Wisconsin;
Denton, Texas; Växjö, Sweden; London, Ontario; Tromsø, Norway; Kent, Ohio; Sydney, Australia;
Bloomington, Indiana; Turin, Italy; and now Toulon.

Since the 1950s, the world has been witnessing an accelerated pace in the invention and
dissemination Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) (the Internet, the web, social
media and mobile telecommunication) which have also accelerated the virtualisation of forms of
documents. Each invention of ICTs has been accompanied by an ominous prognosis about the
imminent demise of documents, still perceived by many as being only on hard copy materials and
mostly made of texts. Yet, for knowledge and information to be useful to society (and not only to
individuals), they need to be fixed on materials that can be shared. Documents are therefore the
“tangible” or “informed” (as in “put into form”) manifestation of information and knowledge,
whether it is in hard copy or in digital form, whether it is made up of a snippet of text as in tweets, a
Facebook post, a birth or death record, an invoice of a transaction completed online, an email, a
newspaper article, a video file posted online, or a podcast of a program.
The 2019 edition of DOCAM wishes to investigate the road that documents have travelled in the face
of the increasing virtualisation of all its material media and in particular in the face of a world in the
grip of data-ism. For ultimately, what are big data, if not a vast ensemble of documents? The theme
of this year’s meeting invites exploration of the ways in which documents have resisted and evolved
to espouse the form imposed by each “new ICT” by successively being “multi-media”, “hyper”,
“augmented”, “enriched”, or “fragmented”. Indeed, the big data era places important documentary
burdens on us all, since no one person can now mentally assimilate the abundant information
necessary to accomplish a task. Big data therefore makes it even more imperative to be constantly
surrounded by multimedia and multiformat “documents” that we constantly browse, while in
repose, more often in movement, in order to accomplish a task (prepare a lecture, respond to a
query, fill in a form online, write a research paper, simply to fill in gaps of knowledge on a favourite
topic, etc).

The 2019 edition of DOCAM seeks submissions pertaining to the situation of documents in the data
and web era. Papers can deal with one of the following specific topics:
Historic approaches to documents
Evolution of document in the (big) data era
Mutations in forms of documents including augmented documents, enriched documents, hyperdocuments,
fragmented documents,..;
Theories of document and of documentation
Document, data, information and knowledge in the (big) data era
As always, proposals are also accepted outside of the annual theme.

Submission formats
The DOCAM 2019 Program Committee welcomes completed research, research in progress, general
conceptual and theoretical work, projects and case studies, creative and practical work in areas of
document theory, document analysis and document materiality relevant to the conference theme in
the following formats:
1. Conference papers
2. Posters
3. Creative works on display

For papers include :
1. Names and contact information for all contributors (on a separate page);
2. Title of paper;
3. Category of submission (full paper, poster, extended abstract);
4. 3 to 5 keywords;
5. Extended abstract of up to 1000 words for your proposed presentation;

For posters and other creative works include :
1. Names and contact information for all contributors;
2. Title of poster presentation;
3. An abstract or brief description of up to 250 words;
4. 3 to 5 keywords.

All proposals should also include a brief statement providing :
– an explanation of how they will be presented (verbal, with presentation software, video,
performance, or other forms of demonstration);
– preferred size of poster presentation;
– any special equipment needs.

Conference language :
The main conference language is English; however, submissions can be accepted in French, provided
they are accompanied by an abstract in English.

Important dates :
Extended abstracts for conference papers and brief abstracts describing poster presentations and
creative works should be sent by 15th March 2019. All abstracts should be submitted as Word document (.doc, .docx) and will be blind peer-reviewed, please ensure that author names and affiliations appear on a separate page in
the Word document. Abstracts should be sent to fidelia.ibekwe-sanjuan{at}univ-amu.fr

Publication of Conference proceedings :
Full conference papers of between 2,500 and 5,000 words will be published in the Proceedings of the
Document Academy journal (ISSN: 2473-215X) after the conference. The deadline for paper
submission is 30th August 2019.

Program committee :
Ernest Abadal (University of Barcelona, Spain)
David Bawden (City University, London, UK)
Michael Buckland (University of Berkeley, California, USA)
Ronald Day (Indiana University of Bloomington, USA)
Olivier Le Deuff (University of Bordeaux, France)
Michel Durampart (University of Toulon, France)
Geir Grenersen (Arctic University of Tromsø, Norway))
Tim Gorichanaz (Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA)
Fidelia Ibekwe (Aix-Marseille University, France)
Jodi Kearns (The University of Akron, Ohio, USA)
Kiersten Latham (Kent State University, USA)
Niels W. Lund (Artcic University of Tromsø, Norway)
Olivier Nannipieri (University of Toulon, France)
Pierre Pluye (University of McGill, Canada)
Lyn Robinson (City University London, UK)
Skare Roswitha (Artcic University of Tromsø, Norway)
Manuel Zacklad (CNAM, Paris, France)