Call for Proposals

Deadline Extended
Abstract submission deadline extended to January 17th, 2022!

The IEEE Professional Communication Society invites you to join us in delightful Limerick, Ireland, for our annual conference, IEEE ProComm, July 17th-20th, 2022. Our community represents a broad range of interests in technical writing and communication from engineering, research, and academia. We look forward to learning from a diversity of perspectives, including:

  • Engineers wishing to share insights from their own communication practices, or to learn new approaches, ideas, or strategies from practitioners or scholars of technical and engineering communication;
  • Technical communication professionals eager to share case studies, emerging best practices, and insights from the field;
  • Researchers in technical communication, rhetoric, writing pedagogy, usability, user experience design, or a related field with research findings or emerging projects to discuss;
  • Educators, administrators, or curriculum developers with teaching case studies or curriculum innovations to further improve pedagogical development and delivery;
  • Students who would like to network with communication professionals and learn more about the field—we offer special fees for students and award the best student submission.

ProComm 2022 welcomes contributions addressing all areas of communication in professional and technical contexts, including (but not limited to) communication in industry and engineering; health communication; risk and crisis communication; content strategy; usability/UX; communication and collaboration virtually and globally; and building and communicating inclusivity, diversity, and equity.

Please read the overview of conference submission formats below. Deadline for proposals is January 17th, 2021.

Submission Formats and Deadlines

Important Dates (deadlines end at 23:59 UTC-12):

  • Abstract submission and panel/workshop proposal due: January 17th, 2022 (extended deadline)
  • Full/short papers and extended abstracts due: March 21st, 2022
  • Camera-ready full/short papers and extended abstracts due: May 2nd, 2022
  • Deadline for author registrations: May 18th, 2022

IEEE ProComm is a present-to-publish conference, with proceedings published and searchable in IEEE Xplore. Submissions can take the form of individual or multi-authored papers, panels, or workshops. As an author, you can choose the paper type that best suits the needs of your work.

  • Extended Abstracts. 1-2 pages. Single round of double-blind peer review. Extended abstracts are published in IEEE Xplore with the “Extended Abstract” designation at the head of the paper title. Extended abstracts can be submitted for the first deadline (January 17th, 2022). Alternatively, an abstract can be submitted for the first deadline, and the extended abstract for the second deadline (March 21st, 2022).
  • Short Papers. 3-5 pages. Two stages of double-blind peer review. For the first stage of review, submit a 350-500 word abstract. Submitters of accepted abstracts are invited to submit a paper for second-stage review.
  • Long Papers. 5-7 pages. Two stages of double-blind peer review. For the first stage of review, submit a 350-500 word abstract. Submitters of accepted abstracts are invited to submit a paper for second-stage review.

At least one author is required to attend and present at the conference, where you may choose between a podium or poster presentation.

Other Presentation Formats

Workshop Proposals: We welcome proposals from participants who wish to offer a workshop for our conference attendees. Workshops are typically conducted in 90-minute sessions, but we work individually with workshop leads to determine the best fit for the material and desired audience. Submissions for workshops do not undergo blind review, and are selected by the conference team based on the presenter’s expertise, fit, and need. Prospective workshop leads should provide a 1-2 page proposal of the envisioned content and shape of the workshop (what is this workshop about?), its stated goals (what will attendees learn or take away?), its envisioned audience (who will benefit from attending?), as well as any relevant background information about the workshop leader(s) to demonstrate their expertise on the topic. Workshops will be published in IEEE Xplore with the “Workshop” designation at the head of the paper title to serve as a record of its inclusion in the conference. The deadline for workshop proposals is January 17th, 2022.

Panel Proposals: We also welcome panel proposals for 90-minute sessions with presentations organized around a central topic. All presenters of the panel must register for and attend the conference. To propose a panel, the organizer should submit an extended abstract that provides a brief description of 1) the panel’s overall goals and 2) each panelist’s contribution to the panel discussion. If the panel is accepted, a camera-ready version of the proposal must be submitted for inclusion in the proceedings published on IEEE Xplore. The deadline for panel proposals is January 17th, 2022.

Individual panelists may, if they wish, also submit a paper (Full, Brief, or Extended Abstract) for review and possible publication in the proceedings. These papers should be submitted separately using the same abstract as the panel proposal. Please note in your submission that this paper is affiliated with the panel so we do not schedule a separate presentation. Panel papers will undergo double-blind review. Panel paper proposals are due on January 17th, 2022. The full paper or extended abstract is due March 21st, 2022.

Please submit your proposal(s) by January 17th, 2021 to EasyChair. Click below to submit!

Questions about the conference can be directed to the Program Chairs, Claas Digmayer (claas.digmayer@rwth-aachen.de) or Lydia Wilkinson (lydia.wilkinson@utoronto.ca). We look forward to your participation!