SGML: TEI 10th Anniversary User Conference

TEI 10th Anniversary User Conference

From owner-tei-l@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU Thu Jun 19 16:11:13 1997
Date:     Thu, 19 Jun 1997 15:28:51 CDT
Sender:   "TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) public discussion list"
From:     "Nancy M. Ide" <ide@CS.VASSAR.EDU>
Subject:  CFP: TEI 10th Anniversary User Conference

                           CALL FOR PAPERS

                       TEXT ENCODING INITIATIVE


                         November 14-16, 1997
                           Brown University
                     Providence, Rhode Island, USA

                             Sponsored by

           Brown University Computing and Information Services
                      Brown University Libraries

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To commemorate the tenth anniversary of its founding, the Text Encoding
Initiative (TEI) is sponsoring its first user conference, to be held
14-16 November 1997 at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

The TEI was established at an international planning meeting on text
encoding standards, held at Vassar College on November 12-13, 1987. The
TEI is sponsored by the Association for Computers and the Humanities,
the Association for Computational Linguistics, and the Association for
Literary and Linguistic Computing.

The TEI Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange were
published in spring of 1994. They provide an extensive SGML-based scheme
for encoding electronic texts across a wide spectrum of text types and
suitable for any kind of application. The Guidelines have already
achieved wide-scale implementation in projects throughout North America
and Europe.

The TEI conference will bring together users of the TEI Guidelines in
order to share ideas, experiences, and expertise, provide a forum for
technical discussion and evaluation of the Guidelines as they have been
implemented across a variety of applications. The topics include but are
not limited to:

 o reports on the use of the TEI scheme in a particular project
   or in a particular application area or discipline

 o reports from particular user communities such as the builders and
   designers of electronic text centers, digital libraries, language
   corpora, electronic editions, multi-media databases, etc.

 o evaluations of the TEI scheme as applied to a particular class of
   texts or in a particular type of scholarly research

 o technical discussions of particular encoding problems and solutions
   such as unusual or complex text types, multi-media, multiple views
   or information types, multi-lingual data and internationalization,
   textual variation, overlap, etc.

 o papers on customization and extension of the TEI for particular
   application areas and text types

 o reports on experience using off-the-shelf software with TEI
   documents, or developing software to handle TEI material

 o discussions of markup theory and markup architectures, with
   particular reference to the TEI

 o discussions of the TEI in the light of developments in the larger
   computing community (the Web, XML, ...)

A portion of the conference will also be devoted to consideration of
the future of the TEI. Possible topics to be discussed include the
organization of the project, membership on the component committees,
priorities, and new work items to be proposed to the Technical Review


Submissions of at least 1500 words should be sent by August 20,
1997. Email submissions or a URL where the submission can be retrieved
should be sent to Submissions in TEI Lite are
preferred, but full TEI or (valid!) HTML 3.2 is acceptable. If it is not
possible to submit in one of these forms, please contact to make special arrangements.

Papers should include complete references to related work and should
clearly identify the main problem being addressed, other similar
projects and their relation to this project, the main and original
contribution of the paper, and remaining or open problems. Authors are
also asked to indicate if this paper is or will be submitted elsewhere.

Notification of acceptance will be made by September 20, 1997. Final
versions of full papers will be due by October 15, 1997. An electronic
 conference proceedings will be published; other publication details
will be forthcoming.


     * Nancy Ide, Vassar College
     * C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, University of Illinois at Chicago


     * Susan Armstrong, University of Geneva
     * Winfried Bader, German Bible Society
     * David Barnard, University of Regina (Sask.)
     * Lou Burnard, Oxford University Computing Services
     * Tom Corns, University of Wales, Bangor
     * Steve DeRose, Inso Corp.
     * David Gants, University of Georgia
     * Dan Greenstein, King's College, London
     * Susan Hockey, University of Alberta
     * Stig Johansson, University of Oslo
     * Judith Klavans, Columbia University
     * Terry Langendoen, University of Arizona
     * Elli Mylonas, Brown University
     * John Price-Wilkin, University of Michigan
     * Gary Simons, Summer Institute of Linguistics
     * Frank Tompa, University of Waterloo
     * Syun Tutiya, Chiba University
     * Antonio Zampolli, University of Pisa


On program and paper submissions:
About local arrangements: