Conference Topics

 

NEW: AI Artificial Intelligence

 

To what extent can technical communication and the systems used for it benefit from AI? The automation of intelligent behavior and machine learning can also be applied to technical communication, supporting the semantic networking of information.

AR Augmented Reality (German Track Only)

Die „erweiterte Realität“ ergänzt die reale Welt um virtuelle Informationen. Zum Beispiel werden ergänzende technische Informationen kontextabhängig ins Sichtfeld eines Monteurs eingeblendet. Eine Zukunftstechnologie - perfekt geeignet für die Technische Kommunikation.

GALA

The GALA Localization Forum will examine a range of translation and localization topics including terminology, data-driven decision making, translation technology, and neural machine translation. All professionals with a stake in translation or localization are encouraged to attend.

IM International Management

With internationalization and globalization the management of technical communication meets new challenges. Learn how to work with distributed teams, how to overcome linguistic and cultural differences, how to ensure a smooth workflow across borders and time zones and how to apply specific technologies in this context.

IN Intelligent Information

The dynamic provision of user information based on use cases is the future of technical communication: Individualized information at the right time in the right place, in the medium of choice. Challenges in information creation will consist of structured authoring, Component Content Management, metadata, intelligent provision, use cases and user experience.

CAR Career Development

Individual Development plays an increasingly important role in your career. Learn more about Stress Management, Self-Coaching, Creativity-Methods and new career opportunities for Technical Writers.

LT Language Technology

 

Language technology supports the processing of natural language through the use of computers. Language technology applications are found in all areas, from technical writing to translation.

MOB Mobile Documentation

Supplying technical information for mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) is turning into an important driver for technical communication. Find out more about communication strategies for mobile documentation, business model generation, mobile browser versions, app programming, user-friendly design and the role of technical writers.

NORM Legal Requirement

 

Get basic knowledge, and stay up-to-date on the newest developments in contractual law, product liability law and product safety law, as well as on the most important national and international standards.

PTK Project, Team and Cost Management

Dem effizienten Management der Informationsentwicklung kommt ein hoher Stellenwert zu. Erfahren Sie mehr über Managementmethoden, Praxisbeispiele in der Organisation sowie Personal- und Tooleinsatz entlang der gesamten Prozesskette.

NEW: S&T Scripting & Tools

 

Individual procedures and process steps can be automated using scripts. In the presentations and workshops, practical options and examples will be shown. Conference participants wand other interested parties with an affinity for programming can learn small programs (e.g. XSL for beginners, hands-on JSON) and other options for automated data processing in order to support everyday editorial work.

SWD Softwaredocumentation

 

In developer documentation, application programming interfaces (shorter: API) are documented, showing e.g. how API documentation can be created automatically from source code. You will become acquainted with the most important standards related to the development of information for users of software and software systems and how to implement them in your daily work.  

TA Technical Authoring

Learn about the basic principles of Technical Authoring such as analysis of target groups, didactics of instructions, writing techniques and text comprehensibility. Experts outline the pitfalls of writing for an international audience and show best practices and methods that help you to master this challenge successfully.

TERM Terminology

Consistent terminology is a quality criterion for good and intelligible technical information. Experts show how to establish and manage a corporate terminology, what software to use for that, and what organizational precautions to take.

TÜ Technical Translation

 

 

High quality, as cheap as possible and preferably delivered yesterday? In contrast, specialized expertise, the mastery of various tools, knowledge of the legal framework and liability risks of technical translators. The newly introduced topic area "Technical translation" highlights the various aspects.

TV Technichal Videos

 

Texts, photographs, graphics, and 3D-designs can complement hyper videos in a dynamic and interactive manner, and remove the linearity of videos. It can, if done well, guide the learning process and adjust the medium to an individual learning pace.

UX User Experience

 

Does your content strike the right chord with users? Do your offerings successfully pull in clients? With user experience analyses, you can test whether technical communication is reaching people. These allow you to fine-tune your content to user types and use scenarios and optimize user interfaces and navigation paths.

VISU Visual Communication

Lectures inform about the basics of virtual communication, import of CAD-data for graphics production, and the importance of typography in texts. In addition, you will learn how to create and expediently utilize 3D animation, utility films, product videos, and learning videos.