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XML/SGML Asia Pacifc '99 - Call For Papers

Date:       Mon, 26 Apr 1999 14:39:31 +1000
From:       Marcus Carr <>
Subject:    Announcement: XML/SGML Asia Pacific '99 - Call For Papers

XML/SGML Asia Pacific '99 : 18 - 21 October

Hotel Mercure, Broadway, Sydney

Call for Papers
Tel (61 2) 9262 4777 Fax (61 2) 9262 4774

The Graphic Communications Association, in conjunction with Allette Systems, is pleased to announce XML/SGML Asia Pacific '99 - the region's 6th annual conference for the applications, trends and technologies that support the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and the Standard Generalised Markup Language (SGML).

As usual, the conference will include sessions for managers and users alike but this year we've added an extra stream to specifically address the interests of software developers - a change made in direct response to feedback from last year. We will also be holding informal presentation sessions for individuals and corporate developers to showcase their implementations.

Call for Papers

Interested parties are invited to submit proposals for presentation at the conference. Of interest are papers discussing any XML, SGML or related technology issues at the managerial, user or technical expert level. Submissions should include:

  • A presentation title
  • The author's name and contact information
  • A brief presentation abstract
  • The intended audience (managers, users, technical experts)
  • The author's biography (approximately 200 words)

All abstracts must be submitted in electronic form. The deadline for completed proposals is 30 June, 1999. Full papers must be submitted by 1 September, 1999.

Please send submissions to: Craig Kirkwood, email:

Call for Exhibitors

Software vendors and their products are critical to the continued growth of XML, SGML and other document management and Web publishing standards. The table-top exhibition at XML/SGML Asia Pacific '99 is a powerful way to present new products and product updates to those with a geninue, professional interest the industry. It is also worth noting that this conference attracts attendees from the main Asian markets such as Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and others.

Exhibition space is strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.


One-day tutorials will be held prior to the opening of the conference. The curriculum for these tutorials will be available from our Web site later in the year.


An exhibition area will complement the conference sessions and provide an opportunity to see the latest products and services from the major participants in the XML and SGML market. The exhibition will be open from the afternoon of the second day until the end of the conference.

User Group Meetings

Preceding the conference opening, several key XML and SGML vendors will conduct their annual Asia Pacific User Group meetings. Other user groups are also encouraged to plan meetings concurrently with the conference. These meetings are free and open to everyone - even those not attending the conference. Space, however, is limited so early registration is essential.

Preliminary Schedule

XML/SGML Asia Pacific '99 will run from Monday, October 18th through Thursday, October 21st.

Monday 18 October:

Tuesday 19 October:
User Group meetings
Opening Keynotes addresses

Wednesday 20 October:
Conference sessions
Exhibition opens
Conference function

Thursday 21 October
Conference sessions
Closing Keynotes

Conference fees

GCA Member: AUD$ 895 US$ 645
non-GCA Member: AUD$ 945 US$ 685

Tutorial fees

GCA Member: AUD$ 365 US$ 265
non-GCA Member: AUD$ 395 US$ 285

Combined Conference & Tutorial package

GCA Member: AUD$ 1195 US$ 865
non-GCA Member: AUD$ 1275 US$ 925

The registration fee includes all conference materials, lunch, the conference reception and entrance to the exhibition.


The XML/SGML Asia Pacific '99 conference will be held at the:

Hotel Mercure Sydney
Broadway, Sydney.
Tel: +61 2 9217 6666
Fax: +61 2 9217 6888

The Hotel Mercure Sydney is a brand new complex located adjacent to Sydney's Central Station and Chinatown district. The hotel boasts excellent conference and business facilities, a fitness centre and swimming pool. Sydney's international airport will also be within easy access by light rail. Further information can be found at

A number of rooms have been reserved at the special conference rate of AUD$128 (approx US$ 85) per night for a standard room or AUD$153 (approx US$ 95 for a deluxe room. Accommodation and reservations are the responsibility of individual delegates.

When making your reservation, ensure you mention you are a delegate of the XML/SGML Asia Pacific '99 Conference or you may be charged the full hotel rate. The cut-off for accommodation reservations is 12 September, 1998. After this date availability cannot be guaranteed.

Please note: there is a 10% government tax payable on the room rate. For further conference travel assistance please contact Penny at Spencer Travel, Sydney


Register via the web at

Postal and fax registrations or further information, please contact:

Allette Systems (Australia)
Level 10, 91 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: (61 2) 9262 4777
Fax: (61 2) 9262 4774

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