Proceedings of the European Colloquium on Technical Communication

The "Proceedings of the European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication” are a European scientific journal for technical communication. They are released annually and are published on the internet and as print on demand. They are comprised of project reports, educational articles, empirical results of research, and scientific discussions on all the topics related to technical communication.

Volume 3, Issue 2015

The third "European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication" was held in the ICS International Congress Center in Stuttgart, Germany, on November 10, 2014. The topic of the event was "Technical Communication: A Research Perspective on Processes of Content, Language and Design."


ISSN 2196-6206

ISBN 978-3-944449-44-9

96 pages


  • Prof. Dr. Georg Löckinger: Designing State-of-the-art Reference Tools for Technical Writers
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Meng, Prof. Dr. Markus Bader: Text Optimization at Sentence Level: the Case of Passives
  • Dr. Yvonne Cleary: What do Technical Writers Believe We Need to Teach Technical Writers?
  • Dr. Michael Fritz, Dr. Daniela Straub: Cross-sectoral Competence Framework for Technical Communication
  • Dr. Sandrine Peraldi: MacroDico: Improving Scientific and Technical Communication through Corpus-based Terminology

Volume 2, Issue 2014

The second "European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication" was held in the Rhein-Main Hallen in Wiesbaden, Germany, on November 5, 2013. The topic of the event was "Scientific Perspectives on Technical Communication—What is the Scientific Approach to Technical Communication of the Participating Scholars across Europe?"


ISSN 2196-6206

ISBN 978-3-944449-43-2

84 pages


  • Dr. Yvonne Cleary: Practitioners' Perspectives of the Technical Communication Field in Ireland
  • Prof. Dr. Cristian Dragomirescu, Prof. Dr. Voichita Ghenghea, Elisabeth Lazarou: Technical Documentation as Part of Student Project Work
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Meng: How Helpful are Screen Shots? A Review of Empirical Evidence and Directions for Future Research
  • Prof. Dr. Frieda Steurs: Technical Communication and the Information Challenge: ECQA Certification on Different Levels
  • Tytti Suojanen M.A.: Motivating the User
  • Prof. Dr. Sylvia Fischer: Analyses and Tests—an Innovative Approach to Comprehensible Operating Instructions

Volume 1, Issue 2013

The first “European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication” was held on October 22, 2012 in the Rhein-Main-Hallen, Wiesbaden, Germany. Its main aim was to discuss the status quo of technical communication studies in Europe, the current challenges in the field of technical communication and strategies for further development.


ISSN 2196-6206

ISBN 978-3-944449-42-5

88 pages


  • Prof. Dr. Sylvia Fischer: From Design to Text Production to Reception—How to Bridge the Communication Gaps?
  • Marie-Louise Flacke: Technical Communication: Usability, Minimalism, DITA, EU Machine Directive, Bid Writing and External Communication
  • Nolwenn Kerzreho: Looking Back on Technical Communication as a Master Specialization at University Rennes 2
  • Prof. Dr. Birgitta Meex, Dr. Cornelia Wermuth: What can Medical Communication Learn from Technical Communication?
  • Prof. Dr. Petra Drewer, Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dirk Schmitz: Terminology Management in Technical Communication
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Schubert: What is the Scholarly Interest in Technical Communication?
  • Prof. Frieda Steurs: The Language Industry: Growing Partner in Business and Economy for World Markets

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