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From:     100113.2636@CompuServe.COM (J B Thompson)
Subject:  CFP: Electronic Document Delivery
Date:     Fri, 4 Feb 1994 19:38:01 GMT

             The international monthly data communications journal

                            COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS

               invites papers for a forthcoming special issue on

                          ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT DELIVERY

		Guest Editor: Dr Lillian Ruston, Bellcore, USA

			Publication: March/April 1995

Electronic Document Delivery begins with the process of getting information to
end-users. It includes the initial creation stage, where an author decides what
information to send, through verification and quality checks of both information
content and presentation format, to final delivery, into a file, browser,
CD-ROM, printer or other device. Yet these steps do not describe the entire
range of possibilities; Electronic Document Delivery goes beyond simply getting
a document into end-user hands.

Electronic Document Delivery encompasses the end-to-end processes and
technologies from information creation to archiving, management, access and
delivery. Additionally, it includes making management and workflow policies for
handling the information as it flows -- when under the control of its initial
author, stored in an archive, loaded into a browser and sent to the end-users
who asked for it.

EDD opens the door to new ways of thinking about information and how it is
managed and accessed. We can depart from the strict notion of 'document' and
begin to consider new, more effective means of transferring information in ways
that enhance and optimize workflow in organizations. Examples include knowledge
bases of reusable information components, electronic performance support systems
that aid users in the course of running software applications and other
information delivery vehicles that have no analogue in traditional paper.

Today, the steps that lead to a fully-operational Electronic Document Delivery
process are starting to occur, albeit in small, relatively isolated, arenas.
This special issue of 'Computer Communications' aims to publicize these efforts,
to show its benefits, and to act as an as impetus for others who have not yet

Papers that present Electronic Document Delivery case studies, analyses of
state-of-the-art architectures, tools and standards are invited. Discussion
papers will also be accepted; however, we give preference to research that
includes actual implementation solutions.

Submissions made to the special issue should not have appeared in, or been
submitted to other archival publications. All papers will be subjected to the
journal's usual refereeing process. Papers developed from earlier conference and
workshop presentations are welcome. Prospective authors should send six copies
of their manuscript (in English) by 1st June 1994 at latest to:

Dr L Ruston
Bellcore, MRE 2A-247, 445 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07962, USA

'Notes for Authors' and 'Notes for Authors Submitting on Disk' are published in
the journal or available via email from the General Editor, Jeremy B Tompson
( Further information on paper submission is
available from the Guest Editor, Dr L Ruston or the General Editor.