TCeurope Colloquium 2011

Friday 29 April 2011, Brussels, Belgium

The impact of European directives and standards on technical communication

Call for papers

The EU Machinery Directive concisely defines requirements for the content and structure of user manuals. The Directive leaves much scope for interpretation, discussion, and justification. Machines and plants produced in Europe may include components not only from Europe but from all over the world. The documentation, seen as an integral part of a machine or plant, is often not in conformance with the Directive.

The purpose of this year's Colloquium is to discuss the role of technical communicators in meeting the demands of the Machinery Directive and other European directives and standards.

We are inviting speakers on topics such as:

  • the exact scope of the Machinery Directive
  • the information process all the way from sales to acceptance of the machinery by the end customer
  • required language versions in documentation deliveries
  • integration of supplier information into the overall documentation of a component, machine or plant
  • non-EU suppliers and CE conformity of documentation
  • implementing the demands of TC and product standards and directives in documentation
  • etc…

If you are interested to speak at the Colloquium, then please use the form included in this Call for Papers to send your proposal to the organising committee (colloquium@tceurope.org), no later than January 15th, 2011. We will get back to you in February, 2011.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the same e-mail address.

For the Organising Committee,

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Hansrudolf Steinhauer