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With the advancement of DTP and Digital Libraries a workflow exclusively based on electronic documents has started to become a viable alternative for a continuously growing community. Information is entered into a computer, forwarded to other people, reviewed, modified and finally stored, without ever using paper (as a transport medium) during this full(More)
Today, grant proposals submitted to the German Research Foundation (DFG) are paper documents. They are received by ordinary mail, manually entered into a proprietary software system and, finally, information relevant to the specific task is extracted manually and sent to other departments involved in the reviewing/approval process. Of course, all these(More)
Everyone who has recently been the programme committee chairperson of a scientific conference will most likely share our observation: the complete job of producing high-quality proceedings is continuously getting more work intensive and more complex. The major reasons can easily be identified: the number of submissions is increasing while deadlines tend to(More)
In these times of Digital Libraries it becomes more and more common practice to work exclusively with electronic documents. Information is entered into a computer, forwarded to other people, reviewed, modified and finally stored, without ever using paper during this full life-cycle. In most cases special software (Document Managament Systems) is used to(More)
Today, grant proposals submitted to the German Research Foundation (DFG) are paper documents. They are received by ordinary mail, manually entered into a proprietary software system and, finally, information relevant to the specific task is extracted manually and sent to other departments involved in the reviewing/approval process. Of course, all these(More)
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