A communiqué from Ethan V. Munson (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) announces a call for papers in connection with a new conference, the ACM Symposium on Document Engineering. The first Document Engineering event will be held November 9-10, 2001 in Atlanta, GA in conjunction with ACM SIGCHI and ACM SIGWEB. The symposium recognizes that 'documents' are no longer static, physical entities; "document technologies like XML are having a profound impact on data modeling in general because of the way they bridge and integrate a variety of paradigms (database, object-oriented, and structured document)." The DocEng Symposium "is a new academic conference devoted to the dissemination of research on document engineering. The organizers seek high-quality, original papers and panels that address the theory, design, development and evaluation of computer systems that support the creation, analysis, or distribution of documents in any medium. The program and steering committee hold to an 'expansive notion of documents': A document is a representation of information that is designed to be read or played back by a person. It may be presented on paper, on a screen, or played through a speaker and its underlying representation may be in any form and include data from any medium. A document may be stored in final presentation form or it may be generated on-the-fly, undergoing substantial transformations in the process. A document may include extensive hyperlinks and be part of a large web of information. Furthermore, apparently independent documents may be composed, so that a web of information may itself be considered a document. Technology relevant to the symposium includes: Markup languages (SGML, XML); Style sheet systems and languages (CSS, XSL, DSSSL); Structured multimedia (MPEG-4, SMIL, MHEG, HyTime); Metadata (MPEG-7, RDF); Document database systems and XQL; Optical character recognition; Type representations (Adobe Type 1, Truetype); Page description languages (PostScript, PDF); Electronic books (E-book) and digital paper; Constraint systems; Document transformation (XSLT); Document services on wireless networks (WAP); Document linking standards (XLink, XPath, XPointer); Document APIs (SAX, DOM)."