For more details on our program please have a look at the agenda:

TimeTitle and speaker
9:00Registration / Welcome Coffee

Official Welcome

Sissi Closs, University of Applied Science Karlsruhe, Germany
Birgitta Meex, University of Leuven, Belgium

9:30Key Note Speech: Instructional videos for software training. A discussion of relevant theories, designs and empirical studies
Hans van der Meij, University of Twente, The Netherlands
10:15 Does Detail Matter? Level of Detail in Technical Illustrations and its Effect on Task Execution
Kerstin Alexander, Andreas Schubert, Michael Meng, Hochschule Merseburg (University of Applied Sciences), Germany
10:45Designing State-of-the-Art Reference Tools for Technical Writers
Georg Löckinger, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria

Coffee Break

11:45The Misinterpretation of Complex Sentences
Michael Meng, Hochschule Merseburg (University of Applied Sciences), Germany; Markus Bader, University of Frankfurt, Germany
12:15Optimized Technical Communication: Can We Devise an Efficiency Gauge?
Klaus Schubert, Franziska Heidrich, University of Hildesheim, Germany
12:45Closing Discussion for the Morning Session
14:00MacroDico: Improving Scientific and Technical Communication through Corpus-based Terminology
Sandrine Peraldi, ISIT, France
14:30Practitioner Perspectives on Technical Communication Education: A Report from Ireland and Implications for Academic Programme Content
Yvonne Cleary, University of Limerick, Ireland
15:00The tekom Standard Process for Technical Communication
Michael Fritz, Daniela Straub, tekom e.V., Germany
15:30Coffee Break

Panel Discussion
All speakers are invited to join the panel discussion.

17:00Closing Discussion
17:30End of the Colloquium