SGML: JASIS Special Topics Issue

SGML: JASIS Special Topics Issue

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 JASIS Special Topics Issue: Structured Information / Standards for Document

                               Call for Papers

The tenth Special Topics Issue of Journal of the American Society for
Information Science (JASIS) is scheduled to come out in mid-1996 on the
topic of Structured Information / Standards for Document Architectures. This
includes architectures such as SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language),
HyTime (Hypermedia/Time-based Structuring Language), DSSSL (Document Style
Semantics and Specification Language), and SPDL (Standard Page Description

The guest editor for this special issue is Professor Elisabeth Logan of
Florida State University.

The need for organizations and industries to increase the efficiency of
using document information has lead to the development and adoption of
international standards for document architectures. The use of networked
computers to author, exchange, manipulate, store, retrieve, present, use,
and re-use information has simultaneously created a need for and the
possibility of adopting standards for interchanging digital information.
Structured document information systems require the attention of producers
and users of information today because growing document repositories are
recognized as valuable information assets. Implementing standards-
conforming, structured information systems can increase the value of these
document repositories, but doing so requires serious re-thinking of the ways
information is produced and distributed.

Papers are solicited on topics which will address research and development
issues that will:

   * introduce the concepts underlying structured information,
   * address the evolution of the standards of document architectures, and
   * address the issues surrounding the implementation of these standards
     for organizations and persons working towards the goal of using
     information more efficiently.

Papers exploring the future of structured information systems are welcome.
Although research articles and empirical studies will be favored, state of
the art reviews or position papers on SGML and other international
standards, as well as DTD's from government or industry will be considered.
These might include, for instance, HTML (Internet WWW), CALS (Department of
Defense), ICADD (Publishing), or TEI (Academic Community), as well as many
others. Inquiries (by voice, fax, or email) and manuscript submissions (four
paper copies and one digital file) of full articles should be addressed to:

Professor Elisabeth Logan
School of Library and Information Studies
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Fl 32306-2048

Voice: (904) 644-8120
Fax: (904) 644-7963

The deadline for accepting manuscripts for consideration for publication is
December 31st, 1995. All manuscripts will be reviewed by a select panel of
referees, and the accepted papers will be published in a special issue of
the Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS).
Original artwork and a signed copy of the copyright release form will be
required for all accepted papers.

(c) 1995, American Society for Information Science

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