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Presentation Topics

The topics of interest for tcworld conference 2024 include, but are not limited to:

Content Creation

  • Editing of content and data
  • Plain language
  • Implementation and use of CCMS
  • Index creation
  • Content creation
  • Revision and post-editing
  • Research and interview techniques
  • Writing and work techniques
  • Software tools for structured authoring
  • Structuring methods with or without XML
  • Text comprehensibility
  • Topic-based authoring
  • Writing for translation
  • Target audience analysis

Content Delivery

  • Automated publishing processes
  • Operation concepts and navigation of mobile documentation
  • Content delivery portals
  • Digital maintenance plans
  • Handling app data
  • Programming languages, JSON, VBA
  • Technical background of app programming
  • Cross-media/cross-channel publishing
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, CSS

Content Strategy & Information Architecture

  • CCMS – modules, evaluation and efficiency
  • DITA and S1000D data model for technical writing
  • Information modeling
  • Information structures and taxonomies
  • Content tagging and SEO
  • Communication strategies for mobile documentation
  • Search and analytics (clickstream analysis, web tracking, web statistics)
  • Search Engine Optimization/Advertising (SEO/SEA)
  • Topic structuring and architectures
  • Handling diverse content sources
  • Advantages and disadvantages of mobile browser versions vs. app programming

Language & Translation Technologies

  • Introduction of translation tools and translation memory systems (TMS)
  • Machine translation
  • Post-editing machine translation
  • Language technology applications and methods for technical communication
  • Managing translation processes with CCMS
  • Trends in language technology
  • Translation automation and workflow automation tools

Software Documentation

  • Agile Software Documentation
  • API Documentation
  • Blockchain
  • Content Operations, CaaS, DocOps
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Docs as Code
  • Machine Operation via Software
  • Open-Source- and Do-It-Yourself-Tools
  • Service and Maintenance via Software Update
  • Static Websites, Markdown, Editorial Workflows, Git-based Working


  • Development and use of terminology data banks
  • Exchange of terminological data
  • Collaborative terminology management
  • Terminology and knowledge representation (taxonomies, ontologies, linked open data)
  • Terminology processes in business
  • Terminology extraction procedures
  • Terminology checking procedures


  • Localization of software interfaces
  • Specific requirements for technical translation 
  • Language quality assessment strategies
  • Translation quality management

User Involvement & Feedback

  • Content harvesting – learn from your community and reuse
  • Didactics
  • E learning
  • Gamification
  • Inbound marketing
  • Learning and support
  • User-generated content
  • Usage and value of communities to assist users
  • Peer-to-peer user assistance
  • Social feedback
  • Social UA tools and platforms (from YouTube to Messenger)
  • Storytelling
  • User and usage tracking (know your users and their needs)
  • User empowerment
  • User feedback
  • Changes in media use
  • Web-based training (WBT)/Web-based learning (WBL)
  • Knowledge media

UX & Accessibility

  • Analyses of user behavior, use cases
  • AR/VR/MR
  • Accessibility
  • Rules for the design of user-friendly interfaces (GUI)
  • Designing online help
  • Gesture control
  • Object recognition, 3D models, building information modeling (BIM)…
  • Smart Glasses
  • Speech & Voice
  • Voice control
  • Test and evaluation process (e.g. usability assessments, customer surveys, site visits)
  • Use case-oriented delivery, customer journey
  • UX Copywriting
  • Wearables, head-up displays, tablets

Visual Communication

  • 3D animation, WebGL
  • 3D videos
  • Animated explanatory videos
  • Adopting CAD for creating graphics
  • Filming technical videos on site
  • Creating computer-/web-based training sessions
  • Designing pictograms
  • Graphic standards for technical communication
  • Interactivity, searchability, navigation, linking to social media
  • Concepts of visual communication
  • Post-production – editing, scoring, embedding
  • Scripting storyboards for technical videos
  • Technical illustration
  • Tools for video editing
  • Pre-production, technical requirements
  • Target formats for technical videos and video players

New Legal Requirements

  • Effects of the Supply Chain Act
  • Effects of the Product Passport
  • Data exchange requirements of Factory X

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance)

  • Inclusion
  • Neurodiversity in technical communication
  • Sustainability in technical communication

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Technical Communication

  • Automated content generation using generative AI
  • Chatbots
  • The effects of AI in Tech Comm: reduced efforts, reliability, copyright, etc.
  • Writing for AI consumption
  • Neural networks
  • AI support for translation, localisation, and terminology
  • Knowledge management



Career & Young Technical Writers

  • First practical projects
  • Starting a business
  • Research projects
  • Creativity techniques
  • Self-coaching
  • Exciting final theses (experiences at entry-level)
  • Stress management

Intelligent Delivery of User Information

  • Networking type for content delivery
  • Integration of additional data sources
  • ERP/PLM systems as sources of content
  • iiRDS
  • Applications of iiRDS
  • Extensions of iiRDS
  • Content exchange using iiRDS
  • Intelligent information publishing
  • Making content intelligent with metadata
  • Product data editing and cross-linking for IOT

Legal Requirements & Standards

  • General and horizontal standards
  • Legal requirements for technical documentation; product liability and product safety law
  • Standards at the national and international level 
  • Product standards and industry standards (revisions, new standards…)
  • Legal aspects of translation
  • Legal aspects of document management
  • Copyright law in connection with suppliers' documentation and translation
  • Aspects of contract law (e.g. relationships with suppliers)

Management & Leadership

  • Editorial process design for mobile documentation (modular writing, modular data management, automation)
  • Process and workflow
  • Agile project management
  • Change management
  • Characteristics of different markets
  • Business culture in…
  • Change management (organization)
  • Communicating tech comm value as an asset
  • Vendor sourcing and management
  • Designing review processes
  • Key figures
  • Cost and performance accounting in TD
  • Managing international teams
  • Marketing for technical communication
  • Human resources management and development
  • Remote teams
  • Self-led teams
  • Leading and managing yourself
  • Stakeholder management
  • Strategies for internationalization and localization
  • Translation or product development for special regions (e.g. Asia, Eastern Europe, etc.)
  • How to take your business global