Conference Topics

Expert forums are aimed at conference attendees who possess deep knowledge of a specific subject related to technical communication and translation. Presenters should provide an in-depth view of a specific aspect of the topic.

Technical Authoring

  • Research and interview techniques
  • Analysis of target groups
  • Didactics of instructions
  • Writing techniques
  • Text comprehensibility

Mobile Documentation

  • Business cases
  • Advantages and disadvantages of mobile browser versions vs. application programming
  • Handling application data
  • Editorial process design for mobile documentation
  • User interface design
  • Usability testing
  • Concepts of operation and navigation
  • Technical backgrounds of application programmers
  • The role of technical communicators in mobile documentation
  • Communication strategies for mobile documentation

Social Media

  • User Assistance/Software Documentation
  • Process optimization/ User-centered engineering
  • Tips and tricks/best practices
  • Rules for the design of user-friendly interfaces (GUIs)
  • Test and evaluation process (for example, usability assessments, customer surveys, site visits)
  • Analysis of user behavior
  • Online help

Terminology and Language Technology

  • Terminology extraction and research
  • Terminology databases: development, administration, integration
  • Collaborative terminology management
  • Text evaluation with linguistic software
  • Language technology and methods for technical communication
  • Translation memory systems and processes
  • Machine translation
  • Post-editing of machine translation

International Management

  • Focus Asia
  • Managing international teams
  • Outsourcing/Offshoring
  • Cross-border collaboration platforms

Localization

  • Management focus
  • Translation management
  • Policies and practices
  • Quality, standards and tools focus
  • Application of TMS
  • Translation automation and workflow automation
  • Translation quality management
  • Cultural focus
  • Translation or development of products for specific cultural or regional areas



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