Professional communication in a digitalized world

Digitalization impacts and transforms all areas of our life – especially our work life. ProComm 2019 will examine the role of professional communication in the context of fast changing industrial branches and markets. This includes questions such as:

  • Do innovative digital technologies and services require a new type of professional communicator?
  • Do principles such as industry 4.0 or smart factory require new ways of communication at work?
  • How do industrial networks, smart cities and cloud-based solutions impact professional communication and documentation requirements and formats?
  • What are the consequences for teaching technical communication?

The conference focuses on professional fields such as engineering, entrepreneurship, health, risk and educational communication and the developing field of energy communication. Besides these topics, proposals for presentations, papers and workshops that deal with other subjects relevant for professional communicators are very welcome.

The city of Aachen – where kings were crowned in the past and where today innovative research is dedicated to shape technologies for the future – is the perfect place to discuss professional communication in a digitalized world. We are honored to host the ProComm 2019 at the RWTH – one of the most successful technical universities in Germany – and invite technical communicators, engineers, educators, practitioners, innovators and students to shape the future with us.