The 23rd ACM Symposium on Document Engineering

August 22, 2023 to August 25, 2023
Limerick, Ireland


Programme information will follow once the paper acceptance is announced!

Social Events

We are happy to announce that on the evening of Wednesday the 23rd of August we will have the gala dinner and Irish Traditional music arranged in The Castletroy Park Hotel.

Thursday, the 24th of August afternoon we will invite you to go on a road trip on the amazing Atlantic Coast and experience part of the Wild Atlantic Way!

Feel free to bring a guest with you at DocEng'23! Special guest tickets can be purchased on our registration website for the gala dinner on the 23rd of August ($70/$75) and also for the trip on the 24th of August ($40/$45) for early/late registrations.

On the 24th of August, you will first step inside Limerick City's most iconic landmark: The King John's Castle. The stunning exhibition at King John’s Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history. The castle itself has a turbluent history dating back to Viking times and has undergone several sieges, battles and triumphs over its long history.

(King John's Castle image courtesy of Discover Limerick DAC)

Our trip will continue to capture the sunset (weather permitting) over the world-wide famous landmark on the Atlantic Ocean coast: The Cliffs of Moher.

One of Ireland’s favourite visitor experiences, the Cliffs of Moher tower over the rugged west Clare coast.

Walk the safe, paved pathways and view the famous Cliffs on Europe’s western frontier and enjoy the spectacular vistas over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands.

Their natural beauty has inspired artists, musicians, and poets for generations, as well as absorbing scientists and geologists, drawn by the unique landscape in which they sit.

The Cliffs of Moher host major colonies of nesting sea birds and are one of the country’s most important bird-breeding sites. The area has been designated a Special Protection Area (SPA) for Birds.

The Cliffs of Moher, the most famous cliffs in Ireland, will leave you awestruck, creating memories that will stay with you forever.


We are delighted to announce two very interesting and exciting tutorials that will be presented on the 22nd of August.

Looking Beneath the Surface: The Science and Applications of Eye-Gaze Tracking for Assessing Visual Attention

Duration: 3 hours (half-day)
Speakers: Dr Stefania Cristina
Rationale: The purpose of visual media is to convey information, ideas, concepts and emotions, and for this reason, the effectiveness of visual media can be assessed by how much it captures the attention and engages with its audience.

Eye movement patterns have long been recognised as providing valuable insights into the cognitive processes that underlie attention, learning and memory, and as such they may shed light on how viewers engage with visual media. The process of measuring and analysing the movements of a person’s eyes is called eye-gaze tracking, which is a powerful tool with a broad range of applications, not only in studying how people interact with visual content, but also in domains such as healthcare, driving, gaming, and many others.

Thanks to advancements in technology, modern eye-gaze trackers have evolved into much less intrusive and more comfortable devices than their scary predecessors. This has also worked in their favour in making eye-gaze trackers, whether screen-based, head-mounted, or embedded within VR headsets, more accessible and easy to use. In view of the increasing popularity in using eye-gaze tracking to study attention and engagement, this tutorial aims to explore this technology from different angles, including its development over the years, its technical workings, the metrics that may be used to quantify visual attention, and several application domains.

Download full tutorial 1 briefing

Reviewer #2 must be stopped! Or the art of providing good reviews.

Duration: 3 hours (half-day)
Speakers: Dr Bonnici and Prof. Simske
Rationale: Love it or hate it, the peer review process (whether open, blind, or even double-blind) has become the standard and accepted way of assessing the quality of papers before publication, be it for a conference, journal, or book. Indeed, forming the program committee is an essential part in any conference organisation and a good program committee may well be the differentiator from peer conferences. However, we have all been the recipients of a less than stellar/helpful review: from the snarky ones to the one-liners, these reviews can be demoralising and can give the peer-review process a bad reputation! The scope of this tutorial is then to encourage researchers to become more involved in the peer-review process by joining program committees and encourages good practices to collectively strengthen the quality of the peer-review process.

Download full tutorial 2 briefing