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ICCC/IFIP Electronic Publishing 1999

Date:      Mon, 08 Mar 1999 14:27:08 +0100
From:      Peter Linde <>
Subject:   Announcement - ElPub '99

It is now time to register for ICCC/IFIP Third Conference on Electronic Publishing 1999.

University of Karlskrona/Ronneby, Sweden
10th - 12th May 1999

The ICCC (International Council for Computer Communications) in conjunction with IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) is pleased to announce the Third ICCC/IFIP Conference on Electronic Publishing to be held in Ronneby, Sweden 10-12 May 1999. The title of this year's conference is Electronic Publishing '99 - Redefining the Information Chain - New Ways and Voices.

The conference will be concerned with electronic publishing both for specialist audiences and for the general public. There will be two parallel tracks. The first track will include case studies, presentations of projects and presentations of implemented electronic publishing in public and scholarly libraries, publishers, museums, etc. It will also include electronic provision of local community or tourist information, government information, and the like. The second track will concentrate on technical issues such as file formats, retrieval issues, etc.

Panel Debate

There will also be two Panel Debates that we hope will engage both speakers and delegates. The theme of the first debate is: "Electronic Publishing year 2010 - a global perspective: What has happened and what will happen!". The debaters include:

  • David Seaman, Founding Director Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia, USA
  • Ann Okerson, Associate University Librarian for Collections Development and Management Yale University, USA
  • Massimo Garribba, DG XIII/E, Information Society: Research and Markets, assistant to the Director, European Commission, Luxembourg

The theme of the second debate is: "Electronic Publishing in the service of democracy". The debaters include:

  • Jack Meadows, Prof. Dept of Information and Library Studies Loughborough University, UK
  • Ana Maria Cetto, Research professor at the Institute of Physics, National University of Mexico (UNAM)
  • Kemal Bakarsic, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Head of Department for Librarianship,University of Sarajevo

A major underlying theme of the ICCC/IFIP Electronic Publishing conferences is the promotion of an 'exchange of experience' between the participants - especially between academics researching in the area, and publishers and others with practical experience. All papers are refereed to ensure high quality.

Keynote Speaker

We are particularly pleased to welcome our invited speaker: David Seaman (Founding Director of the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia, USA). ["Since 1992, the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia has pursued twin missions with equal seriousness of purpose: 1) to build and maintain an internet-accessible collection of SGML texts and images; 2) to build and maintain a user community adept at the creation and use of these materials. The Center combines an on-line archive of thousands of SGML-encoded electronic texts and images with a library service that offers hardware and software suitable for the creation and analysis of text."]

Target Audience

The Conference is aimed at anyone involved in the production, provision or use of Electronic Publishing and/or its products, or the academic study of these activities. This includes (but is not limited to): publishers, providers of net services; providers of support services for e-publishing; information professionals; librarians; information consultants; all academics in information and publishing studies; and others with an interest in any aspect of e-publishing and the provision of public information.

A Truly International Conference

We already have speakers from 16 countries and expect delegates from even more. We have speakers from: Australia, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Brazil, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK, and the USA.

Conference Language

The working language of the Conference is English.

Advance Programme text, timetable and Registration Form is now available at the conference website:

Welcome to Ronneby

Peter Linde
Chairman of the Programme Committee
University of Karlskrona/Ronneby

Prepared by Robin Cover for the The SGML/XML Web Page archive. Note that several of the presentations will address the use of SGML/XML in electronic publishing.

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