tcworld newsletter March 2013


In cooperation with tekom, the German professional association for technical communication and information development

· Is Augmented Reality the future of technical documentation

· Mobilizing your content

· Coordinating terminology

· Being part of the global transformation

tcworld newsletter March 2013
Dear readers,

Participants at the third tcworld India conference have praised the two-day event as “the best organized and energized conference ever”. More than 360 technical writers mostly from multinational corporations in India attended the highly interactive event in Bangalore from February 22-23. Presenters came from Germany, the U.S., the Netherlands, Singapore, Australia, and Romania. Read more about the tcworld India conference 2013…

Preparing for Wiesbaden 2013
The tcworld conference and tekom Annual conference will be held at the Rhein-Main-Hallen in Wiesbaden, Germany from November 6-8, 2013. Once again, attendees can expect an unparalleled range of presentations, workshops and panel discussions. The conference also provides a one-stop glimpse into the products and services of technical communication, translation and localization providers from around the world, as well as a unique platform for networking and establishing new business relations.

The Call for Papers is open until March 28, 2013. tekom is looking for interesting topic proposals for the following areas: localization, terminology and language technology, user assistance and software documentation, international management, technical authoring, mobile documentation and social media. To apply, speakers need to register and then complete the application form. Visit the conference website for more details.

Exhibitors are also invited to complete their sales.

Kind regards,

Corinna Melville
Editor tcworld

tekom news
tcworld conference moves to Stuttgart
This year will be the last time that the tcworld conference and tekom Annual conference will be held in Wiesbaden. After 14 years at the Rhein-Main-Hallen, the tekom Annual and tcworld conferences will make the International Congress Center Stuttgart their new home starting in 2014. Negotiations are currently under way and are expected to be concluded shortly. The Wiesbaden center will be demolished in mid 2014 to allow the establishment of a new modern conference and exhibition center, expected to be completed by 2018.
o tekom Romania event
Bucharest, Romania
March 21, 2013

o tekom France event
Strasbourg, France
March 25, 2013

o tekom Belgium foundation event
Antwerp, Belgium
April 18, 2013

o tcworld Japan 2013
August 26-28, 2013
Tokyo, Japan

o tcworld conference 2013
November 6-8, 2013
Wiesbaden, Germany

Did you know that …
…the Call for Papers for the tcworld conference 2013 is now open and will close on March 28, 2013!
Current articles

Is Augmented Reality the future of technical documentation
A few years ago, Alan Brandon asked the following question in an article about an Augmented Reality research project (AMAR) at the Columbia University: Is Augmented Reality the future of technical documentation? He did not really answer the question, but he described the huge potential of this technology. The research project did not change the technical documentation world at that time. This article will describe what has changed since then and why the answer to his question is now a definitive YES – this technology is changing the technical documentation world and we need to be prepared. Read more…

Mobilizing your content
Content is used to getting a workout – for years, we’ve been single-sourcing content to multiple desktop Help outputs, browser-based Help and manuals. Our goal is to get the right content, well designed, to the right places. But so long these multiple outputs traveled to only two places – the desktop and the printer. Now content needs to live and look good on many more devices and in more formats. Luckily, we can still single-source content for delivery on mobile devices. There are just a few caveats to keep in mind. Read more…

Coordinating terminology
For terminology work across the company it is not enough to add on to technology. Common work processes and the attunement in a terminology group are more important. What should we take into account for doing so? Read more…

Being part of the global transformation
The work environment is changing ever more rapidly; companies are reacting and increasing the tempo. Technical documentation must not be left behind. Read more…



Dr. Michael Fritz
Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation e.V.
Rotebühlstraße 64
70178 Stuttgart

Ph: +49 711 6 57 04-0 | Fax: +49 711 6 57 04-99
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Corinna Melville
Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation e.V.

VR 3409 beim Amtsgericht Stuttgart
GF: Dr. Michael Fritz



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