Extreme Markup Languages 2007: Call for Participation
Call For Participation: Extreme Markup Languages 2007
The Markup Theory and Practice Conference
The Extreme Markup Languages Conference 2007, to be held August 7-10, 2007 is "a friendly, technically challenging, intensive, thought-provoking, argumentative, welcoming, obstreperous conference on markup, managing information, and information structures."
Extreme is the leading international conference on markup theory and practice. If you have interesting markup applications, difficult markup problems, or intriguing solutions to problems related to the design and use of markup, markup languages, or markup tools; if you want to know what the leading theorists of markup are thinking; if you are the house markup expert and want to spend time with your kind, then you should plan on attending Extreme Markup Languages 2007.
About the Conference
Extreme is an open marketplace of theories about markup and all the things that they support or that support them: the difficult cases in publishing, linguistics, transformation, searching, indexing, and storage and retrieval. At Extreme, markup enthusiasts gather each year to trade in ideas, not to convince management to buy new stuff. At Extreme we push the edges of markup theory & practice.
WHEN: August 7-10, 2007 WHERE: Montréal, Canada HOST: IDEAlliance
How to Participate
You can participate in Extreme Markup Languages in several ways:
Talk: submit a conference paper. Submit full papers in XML to firstname.lastname@example.org. Guidelines and details at http://www.extrememarkup.com/extreme/2007/submissions.html
Review: serve as a peer reviewer. To apply to serve on the Peer Review panel, follow the instructions (yes, this is a test) at http://www.mulberrytech.com/Extreme/Peer/ReviewAppForm.html
Attend: come to the conference, listen to papers, learn about the latest and best techniques, the hottest and most pressing problems, the best and most promising solutions, and how the future of markup is shaping up. Meet the people who are shaping that future. Also, drink good coffee and eat great food in one of North America's greatest cities.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- XQuery, XSL-FO, XSLT, Pipelining, Topic Maps, SVG, RDF, TMQL, DSDL, OWL, SGML, XML, XSD, RELAX NG ...
- markup for document production
- markup for preservation and reuse of cultural artifacts
- issues in the design and deployment of markup vocabularies
- engineering tradeoffs in the design of markup-driven systems
- overlapping structures and how to represent them
- bias, objectivity, neutrality and ontological commitment in markup, markup design and software tools
- trees, tuples, sequences, directed graphs, and other data structures for the representation of information
- better markup as a tool for making the Web more useful
- the future of multi-purpose content
- the future of structured documents
- designing, creating, using, manipulating, and interpreting marked-up content
- new markup-related tools
- markup semantics
- new approaches to old problems and new
- things you can and can't do with XML
- things it never occurred to you that anyone would want to do with XML
- alternatives to popular specifications and techniques
- treating non-XML data as if it were XML
- treating XML data as if it were non-XML
- implementation reports: love songs or horror stories
Papers at Extreme must be all new material, address some aspect of information management from a theoretical or practical standpoint, and be detailed and rigorous. Submissions must be content- or technically-oriented; product or service descriptions or advertisements are not appropriate. Case studies should focus on the problem(s) and technical approaches to solving them. Sales pitches are extremely unwelcome and are very likely to be counter-productive.
Papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference. Talks, based on the accepted papers, will 30 minutes long, followed by 15 minutes for questions.
All proposals will be submitted for blind review to a peer review panel to aid in selection. Submissions will be chosen based on technical merit, interest, applicability, and how well they fit a coherent and balanced technical program.
All presenters must: submit a full paper on time, give their presentation and answer questions in English, and follow the Extreme speaker and audio-visual guidelines. One speaker per talk will be given a reduced price conference registration if the full paper is received on schedule.
Full papers or extensive draft papers should be submitted in SGML or XML via email. Draft papers should be long enough and detailed enough to allow peer reviewers to judge the relevance of the topic, the interest of the results, and the quality and technical merit of presentation. Bibliographic references to relevant work should be provided; claims that there is not relevant published work may be cause for skepticism from reviewers.
Peer reviews are key to maintaining the quality and diversity of the conference. Peer reviewers will review several proposals to speak at the conference, suggesting whether the submission should be accepted, where in the conference it should be placed, and ways in which the presentation could be improved. All proposals will be sent to the peer reviewers without attribution, and any suggestions for improvements will be forwarded to the author without attribution. In other words, this will be a double-blind review process.
The Extreme Conference Committee is seeking applicants to participate in the conference's peer review panel. Peer reviewers will review several proposals to speak at the conference, suggesting whether the submission should be accepted, where in the conference it should be placed, and ways in which the presentation could be improved. All proposals will be sent to the peer reviewers without attribution, and any suggestions for improvements will be forwarded to the author without attribution. In other words, this will be a double-blind review process.
9 March 2007: Peer review applications due 20 April 2007: Paper submissions due 13 May 2007: Speakers notified of paper selection 6 July 2007: Revised papers due 7-10 August 2007: Extreme Markup Languages 2007, Montréal
Email to: email@example.com
Tel: +1 301-315-9631 (Tommie Usdin)
B. Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, World Wide Web Consortium/MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Steven R. Newcomb, Coolheads Consulting
James David Mason, Y-12 National Security Complex
Syd Bauman, Brown University
Jeff Beck, National Library of Medicine
Jon Bosak, Sun
Mary Fernandez, AT&T Labs - Research
Deborah A. Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
Chris Lilley, World Wide Web Consortium
Allen Renear, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Additional Information — References
- Extreme Markup 2007 web site
- Paper Submission Guidelines
- Extreme Markup Languages XML Paper DTD/schemas
- Peer Reviewer Application
- Proceedings of previous Extreme Markup Conferences (Extreme 2001 - 2006)
- Extreme Community Web Site
- Extreme 2007 Hotel (Hotel Europa, Montréal)
- Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
The Extreme Markup Languages Conference, formerly a production of IDEAlliance, is now developed by Mulberry Technologies, Inc., which is solely responsible for its program.
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive.