SGML Asia-Pacific Conference 1995, Singapore

SGML Asia-Pacific Conference 1995, Singapore

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From: (Tan Eng Siong)
Subject: SGML Asia-Pacific Conference 1995, Singapore
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Keywords: Call for Papers & Participation
Organization: Information Technology Institute, National Computer Board, Singapore.
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 1995 08:03:20 GMT
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Here's a call for papers/participation for the upcoming SGML
Asia-Pacific Conference to be held in Singapore, from 23 to 25 October
1995.  A WWW page exists (temporarily) at

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which would be a better place to track changes in information. Also,
please note that this conference will end just 1 day before the
COMDEX/Asia, also to be held in Singapore. So now you have *two* good
reasons to visit Singapore :)

Looking forward to your participation in SGML Asia-Pacific !

Eng Siong

--------------------Call for Papers follow---------------------------

SGML Asia-Pacific Conference 1995

Bringing People, Information and Technology Together

The first SGML Asia-Pacific conference, held in October of 1994
promoted a positive and progressive image of SGML. As a result, there
was strong representation from dominant Asian economies such as
Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. In addition to solid support from many
SGML industry stalwarts, there was significant coverage of the
conference by the - mainstream Singapore business press and nightly
television news.

Keynote presentations from one of Singapore's leading information
industry figures, Mr.  Ko Kheng Hwa and the "father" of SGML and
HyTime, Dr.  Charles Goldfarb were simply the highlights of what proved
to be a diverse and substantial field of speakers.  Representatives
from such industries as air transport, EDI, petroleum and
commercial publishing all spoke of their use and support of SGML.

The well publicized trend of the booming Asian economies toward
infrastructure spending was represented through the type of attendees
that this conference attracted. Endorsement from the
telecommunications, air transport and publishing communities is a trend
expected to accelerate at SGML Asia-Pacific in 1995. The 1995
conference will focus specifically on these areas.

SGML Asia-Pacific 23-25, October'95, The Regent Hotel, Singapore
With the continuing support of the Graphic Communications Association
and the National Computer Board of Singapore, SGML Asia-Pacific 1995 is
already promising to be significantly larger than the 1994 event. There
will be added tutorials, poster and conference sessions catering to the
increased demand for comprehensive SGML and HyTime information. In
addition, there will be follow-up sessions to topics introduced in 1994
such as the use of SGML in the impressive Information technology 2000
project of the Singapore Government.

Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) ISO 8879, is
being used by an ever-increasing number of organizations to facilitate
the creation, management, storage and delivery of document-based
information. As a standard, SGML goes far beyond the goal of
information interchange: it is also a tool for managing and protecting
an organization's data assets.

22, October 1995 is designated as this year's tutorial day. We have
expanded the number of tutorials to include:

- Business Introduction to SGML
- Technical Introduction to SGML
- Intro to SGML, HTML & the World Wide Web
- Introduction to HyTime

Conference Topics
While there will be a typically wide range of topics addressed at SGML
Asia-Pacific 1995, this year's focus sessions will feature the air
transport industry, the telecommunications/EDI and semiconductor

Topics will include:

- Document Management
- Air Transport
- Telecommunications
- SGML & Asian Language Character Sets
- HyTime Implementations
- SGML and EDI
- Internet Publishing
- Petroleum
- HTML + SGML Relationship

COMDEX/Asia at Singapore Informatics '95
Plan to attend COMDEX/Asia at Singapore Informatics'95 which
immediately follows SGML Asia-Pacific'95. Singapore Informatics is a
leading Information Technology (IT) event in the Asian region. COMDEX
shows are the world's premier IT events. For COMDEX/Asia details call
(65) 284-8844 or Fax (65) 286-5754.

Call for Papers
If you are interested in presenting a paper at SGML Asia-Pacific,
please submit the following:

- Title of presentation
- An abstract of the presentation
- A Biography
- An indication of what area of interest your presentation will address

Please Fax or Email your abstracts to any one of the organizing
committee members listed below by May 15, 1995:

         USA and Europe
         Joy Blake Graphic Communications w Association
         Phone: (703) 519-8177
         Fax: (703) 548-2867
         Japan & North Asia
         Robin Masson Uniscope
         Phone: (81) 33 946 7611
         Fax: (81) 33 946 8082
         Singapore and Central Asia
         Dr. Kennedy Chew
         National Computer Board of Singapore
         Phone: (65) 772-0904
         Fax:   (65) 777-3043
         Australia and New Zealand  
         Nick Carr Allette Systems (Australia)
         Phone:(61)2 262 4777
         Fax:  (61)2 262 4774

Conference Information
If you are an SGML Novice

Plan to attend the Introduction tutorials on Sunday, 22 October. These
tutorials will provide a basic overview on SGML for those who are
just beginning or would like to review existing knowledge. It is
recommended that all beginners attend prior to the conference.

Program at a Glance

         Sunday, 22 October,
         Tutorials; 9:00-12:00/13:00-17:00
         Monday, 23 October,
         Registration; 8:00
         Opening Remarks; 9:00
         Keynote Presentation; 9:30
         Exhibits: 12:00-14:00/17:00-19:00
         Tuesday, 24 October,
         Focus Sessions; 9:00-17:00
         Wednesday, 25 October,
         Focus Sessions; 9:00-13:00
         Closing Keynote; 14:00-15:00

Who Should Attend

You should attend SGML Asia Pacific if:

- you develop or use SGML applications
- you want to learn how others address the same technical or procedural problems you face
- you want to see the latest offerings from SGML software developers
- you are considering implementing SGML

Table Top Demonstrations

Software products are critical to all SGML implementations.

SGML Asia-Pacific will include technical demonstrations of a wide
variety of SGML tools.  Scheduled sessions will be dedicated to
demonstrations by the technical staff of developers. If you are
interested in participating in these sessions, please contact the
conference committee person in your region. Detailed information and
pricing is located on the exhibit registration form.  Additional
information will be available by 1, May 1995.

Conference Registration
Complete this registration form and return to GCA Make necessary
reservations with the hotel. All fees, check and/or credit card
information must accompany registration.   

GCA - Graphics Communications Association
100 Daingerfield Road  Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2888 USA
Phone 703/519-8160 Fax 703/548-2867

Conference Registration Fees

- First Registrant  US$850
- Second Registrant (Same company, same address) US$650
- Third Registrant  (Same company, same address) US$450

GCA Member Rates:

- First Registrant  US$700
- Second Registrant (Same company, same address) US$550
- Third Registrant  (Same company, same address) US$450

Tutorial Fees
Tutorials optional and not included in the conference fees

- Business Introduction to SGML 9:00-12:00
- Technical Introduction to SGML 9:00-12:00
- Intro to SGML, HTML & the World Wide Web 13:00-17:00
- Introduction to HyTime 13:00-17:00

Members : $95 Non-Members: $125/per each tutorial
Full Day Members: $150 Non-members: $195

Payment Information
Check enclosed made payable to GCA in US funds only.  Visa, Mastercard,
American Express, and International Money Order in US Dollars accepted.

Account Number                  Exp. Date

Name On Card

Signature                       Date

Badge Information

Name as it will appear on badge (First, M.I., Last)




Post code./Zip


For International Monetary Transactions
Bank:Crestar Bank 7818 Purham Rd., Richmond, VA 23294
Acct.# 202289818  Bank ABA # 051000020
Printing Industries of America, Inc.

To cancel: For full or partial refund, cancellations must be
received in writing or by fax before 12:00 Noon (US EDT) on
Friday 13, October 1995.

Hotel Information
Graphic Communications Association has reserved a block of rooms at
The Regent Hotel, 1, Cuscaden Road, Singapore. The hotel is located
adjacent to the city's shopping and entertainment area and a few
minutes from the financial district. The business center in the hotel  
offers full secretarial communications services. GCA has negotiated a
special rate of S$200 single/double and S$340 for executive
suites.  Contact the hotel directly at 65-739-3017 or Fax at 65-738-8931
and identify yourself as a Graphic Communications Association, SGML
Asia-Pacific Conference registrant to qualify for this reduced rate.
Make reservations by 1 October 1995. After this date, space can not be

Exhibitor Registration
To Register as an Exhibitor

If you are interested in purchasing a table for the Table
Top exhibits complete the below exhibit registration
form including method of payment and submit it to
GCA. If you choose to fax this information, a credit card
number and signature must accompany the reservation.

GCA Member..............U9$575*

*These fees include two six-foot tables and standard electrical.

Application for Exhibit Participation in SGML Asia-Pacific
Typed or clear printing, please complete and return to:

100 Daingerfield Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703/5193160  Fax: 703/54S2867

For International Monetary Transactions

Crestar Bank 7818 Purham Rd., Richmond, VA 23294
Acct.# 202289818  BankABA # 051000020
Printing Industries of America, Inc.

TAN Eng Siong (PhD) | Information Technology Institute | 71 Science Park Drive
Ph : (65)772-0905   | National Computer Board Building
Fax: (65)779-5966   | Singapore 0511, Republic of Singapore