[Mirrored from: http://epdwww.engr.wisc.edu/brochures/6896.html]

Department of Engineering Professional Development
College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Home | Courses | Contact Us for More Information | Brochures

Implementing an SGML Publishing System

October 22-25, 1996 in Madison, Wisconsin

Creating an information publishing strategy to meet your organization's business requirements

Many organizations publish a variety of materials--policies and procedures manuals, catalogs, technical documentation, field support or technical support materials--as part of their daily business activities. Today, numerous entities in the automotive, semiconductor, aeronautics, telecommunications, and defense industries are developing and managing these assets in a publishing system based on the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). An SGML publishing system permits the flexible reuse of parts of existing documents in any combination and in any number of new documents. SGML (ISO Standard 8879) is a vendor-independent standard for defining the structure of information. With it, documents can be updated quickly and formatted for print or electronic delivery from the same SGML-tagged sources.

Implementing an SGML publishing system is not a snap decision to be undertaken lightly. Implementation will require resources and a sustained effort. But the SGML community has a body of experience that you can look to for leadership. The course instructors and case study participants in this program bring more than 30 years of hands-on SGML publishing experience to bear on helping your organization get up and running with SGML.

Who Should Attend

Managers and technical staff who need to know how to design and implement an SGML-based publishing system or who are looking for answers to problems with their existing implementations, should attend this course. Participants will come from organizations that

Past course attendees have included information systems managers, consultants, documentation/publications managers, software tools and applications developers, systems analysts and programmers, technical communication specialists, and information developers. They have represented commercial publishers; software developers; manufacturers of computers, machinery, and trucks and automobiles; financial services; the U.S. military; education; and government agencies.

Key Course Benefits

Course Instructors

Brian Travis is President of Information Architects, Inc., a consulting group specializing in SGML implementation. He has installed SGML systems for clients as varied as book publishers, airlines, the military, and chemical manufacturers. Mr. Travis has been involved in all phases of SGML design and implementation, from assisting corporate management with SGML needs assessment, to writing SGML applications for conversion and end-user maintenance. He has been creating conversion solutions and training programmers for more than 15 years. He is a principal voting member of the ANSI X3V1 SGML committee. Mr. Travis is the managing editor of<TAG> The SGML Newsletter, and co-author of The SGML Implementation Guide, published by Springer-Verlag, 1995.

Dale Waldt is the Vice President of Product Systems for Research Institute of America Group, a publisher of complex tax publications, periodicals, CD-ROMs, and on-line services. RIAG, a Thomson Company, is a recognized leader in the adoption and implementation of SGML. Mr. Waldt has more than 12 years experience designing and implementing SGML systems. Mr. Waldt is also the founder and publisher of <TAG> The SGML Newsletter, and co-author with Brian Travis ofThe SGML Implementation Guide . He has written and spoken widely on the technical and business issues associated with SGML.

Application Case Studies

Different organizations have different publishing goals and needs. These case studies each focus on different facets of SGML use. Representatives of these organizations will address the class and be available to take questions either in person or by teleconference.

Course Materials

Course attendees will receive complete course notes, The SGML Implementation Guide, and an introductory subscription to <TAG> The SGML Newsletter. In addition, students will receive The SGML Control Center, a diskette with a sample SGML application, including a documented DTD. This diskette will include all the tools you need to produce a proof-of-concept demonstration at your own site.

Course Schedule

Registration will be at 8:00 a.m. on October 22 at The Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 525 West Johnson Street, Madison, Wisconsin. Sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 22-24, and 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on October 25. There will be midmorning and midafternoon breaks and noon lunches each day.

Course Outline

Tuesday, October 22


The Problem with Today's Publishing Systems

The SGML Environment

SGML System Demonstration

Anatomy of an Implementation

Document Analysis

Document Analysis Exercise and Workshop

Wednesday, October 23

Introduction to SGML

DTD Preparation Exercise

SGML Constructs

DTD Organization

Advanced SGML Constructs

Pitfalls and Practices

DTD Development Demonstration

Thursday, October 24

Case Study--Douglas Aircraft Company

Case Study--Eastman Kodak Company, Customer Services Division

SGML on the Web

SGML Data Management

Getting Output Out: Using SGML with Your Output Formats

SGML Software Tools

Friday, October 25

Migration Planning

Information Conversion

SGML Control Center Overview

Bring your own Windows PC and install the Control Center software at the course.

Conversion Demonstration

"What Do I Do on Monday?"

General Information

Fee Covers
Notebook, course materials, break refreshments, lunches, and certificate.

Pre-Payment Not Required
Enroll now, and we'll bill you later. Or send a purchase order or check, payable to UW-Madison to the Wisconsin Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706. We also accept MasterCard, VISA and American Express.

Discount for Multiple Registrations
Send three or more participants from the same organization and obtain a 15 percent reduction in course enrollment fees. You must request the discount at the time of registration to qualify for the discount.

We prefer enrollment in advance. If you cannot attend, please notify us at least seven days before the course starts, and we will refund your fee. Cancellations received later than seven days before the course are subject to a $50 late cancellation fee. With the program director's approval, a portion of this charge may be applied to the fee for a future course. Cancellations made after the course starts are subject to the full course fee. You may enroll a substitute at any time before the course starts.

Location and Accommodations
This course will be held at The Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 525 West Johnson Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703. If you must be contacted during the course, phone messages may be left for you at 608-251-5511. A block of rooms has been reserved for course participants at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. To reserve your room, please call 608-251-5511 by September 21, 1996. Room rates are $65 + 13% tax/day. Let the reservations staff know that you are attending the University of Wisconsin's Implementing an SGML Publishing System seminar, confirmation #P41273. Advise us at time of registration if you prefer special accommodations or meals. Requests are kept confidential.

Save on Air Travel
You will receive information about discounted airfares with your enrollment confirmation.

Related Courses
For information on these related document technology programs, call 800-462-0876 for a brochure, or visit our Web site: http://epdwww.engr.wisc.edu/brochures/.

UW-Madison provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements

To Enroll or Receive Other Brochures

Mail To:
Engineering Registration
The Wisconsin Center
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
Or Call:
800-462-0876 or 608-262-1299
Or Fax:
800-442-4214 or 608-265-3448

For Course Information

Call toll-free and request the Program Director or Assistant, or call them directly using the phone numbers below.
Program Director:
Richard Vacca
Program Assistant:
Rose Richgels

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -------Detach Here------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ] Course No. 6896WEB
Implementing an SGML Publishing System
October 22-25, 1996
Fee: $1095.00 (2.4 CEU)
[ ] MasterCard    [ ] VISA    [ ] American Express

Card No.__________________________________ Expires________________

Cardholder's Name_________________________________________________
[ ] P.O. or Check Enclosed    [ ] Bill my company
U.S. Funds, Checks Payable to UW-Madison





City___________________________________ State ____  ZIP __________

Phone (     )_____________________ FAX (     )____________________


(optional, used only to assure an accessible educational record.)

Voluntary information collected to enhance UW programming:
[ ]Female  [ ]Male   Birthdate (mm/dd/yy) [                   ]
   Heritage: [ ] African American                         1
             [ ] Asian/Pacific Islander                   2
             [ ] American Indian/Alaskan Native           3
             [ ] Hispanic/latino                          4
             [ ] White/Other                              5
Occupational [ ] Engineering, Architecture & Surveying    3
Area:        [ ] Other                                   13

Are you enrolled in this program primarily for career purposes? [ ] Yes  [ ] No
NOTE: For security reasons, we recommend that you mail, fax or phone this information to our office.
Home | Courses | Contact Us for More Information | Brochures

Engineering Professional Development
Contact Customer Service for more information on EPD and its offerings
Copyright © 1996 All rights reserved

Address comments about this Web site to webadm@epd.engr.wisc.edu
Last Modified July 19, 1996