The Association for Computing Machinery's 1996 Special Interest Group on Documentation Conference

Marshalling New Technological Forces: Building a Corporate, Academic, and User-Oriented Triangle.

October 19-22, 1996
The Sheraton-Imperial
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill form the corners of North Carolina's internationally renowned Research Triangle Park. This area houses not only one of the largest corporate and research complexes in the world, but also three of North America's top academic institutions: North Carolina State University (Raleigh), Duke University (Durham), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill). The Research Triangle itself contains hundreds of corporate and research institutions, and stresses the interrelationship between corporate, academic, and user-oriented research.

SIGDOC 96 focuses on how developing new technologies (such as object-oriented software, SGML, HTML, and VRML, and other systems that integrate text, sound, video, and animation) challenge the way designers of computer documentation produce usable texts and systems. These new technologies cause us, as documentation experts, to re-conceptualize our roles and our training. These new technologies also cause us to rethink how diverse audiences interact with information.

Historically, corporations, researchers, and user communities have tackled these problems separately. SIGDOC 96 will marshal the efforts of corporations, researchers, and user communities to respond actively to the challenges presented by new technologies.



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