Your Invitation to the Partnership Pre-Conference

Dear Colleagues— On Thursday, October 10, 2013, the STC Academic SIG is hosting the Partnership Pre-Conference! This is the day before CPTSC, and we would like to invite you to include this day in your plans. This year’s program includes:
  • Keynote address from JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services, Inc.
  • Panel on international professional communication
  • Panel on industry perspectives and programmatic outcomes
  • Progression with demonstrations of software tools including RoboHelp, Adobe Tech Comm Suite 4, Madcap, ATLAS.ti, Doc-To-Help, and TeamViewer
  • Panel on research priorities, hosted by Rebekka Andersen
Lunch will be provided as well as coffee breaks, and registration is free. The entire day will take place in the facilities where CPTSC also will be held at the University of Cincinnati. You can register by visiting the Pre-Conference page. We will raffle off an Adobe TCS4 worth $1899; you may enter the raffle when you register for the pre-conference. Registration will remain open through September 30.


If the Kingsgate Marriott is full for the night of October 9, you may reserve a room at the Hampton Inn on Martin Luther King which is right across the street from the Kingsgate. You also might check out two B&B’s that are nearby:
If you do not wish to stay at these locations, check with Lisa Meloncon as she advises there are a few hotels in the area in which you would not wish to stay. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or Craig Baehr at Pam Brewer SIG Manager

Call for Submissions for Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Please consider contributing to the Spring 2015 special issue of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication on Content Management. The issue aims to bring together a set of empirical studies, case studies, and tutorials that offer an in-depth look at the processes, methodologies, and technologies of content management, as well as the local, global, and distributed contexts in which content management activities occur. We are also interested in content management studies that examine questions focused on content quality, usability, and user experience. Abstract submissions are due October 31, 2013. See: