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Last modified: July 15, 1998
Markup Technologies Conference 1998

Call for Participation
1998 Markup Technologies Conference

SGML, XML, and Beyond: Making Generalized Markup Work

Markup Technologies will be a two-day technical conference concentrating on the design, development, and deployment of markup and markup-related applications. Subject matter will include the theoretical and the practical; talks will assume an audience with at least user-level knowledge of SGML or XML.

Markup Technologies will immediately follow XML'98: Enabling Business.

WHENNovember 19 - 20, 1998
WHEREMcCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA
SPONSORGraphic Communications Association (GCA)
ChairB. Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
Co-ChairsDeborah A. Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, University of Illinois at Chicago
WHATCall for Papers
Call for Peer Reviewers
HOWSubmit full papers via HTML form at or in SGML according to the submission DTD and sent via email to: Guidelines for Submission and the DTD for are available by email: or at Note: If you do not have access to the Web, cannot create a paper in SGML, or have other questions, contact Tommie Usdin by phone at +1 301/315-9631, or by fax at +1 301/315-8285.


Peer Review Applications Due31 JULY, 1998
Paper Submission Deadline14 AUG, 1998
Speakers Notified9 SEPT, 1998
Revised Papers Due1 OCT, 1998


Email to or call Tommie Usdin +1 301/315-9631.

More Information

For updated information on the program and plans for the conference, see

For participation details, see

To receive an Advance Program and Registration Information when they are available: Send email to or call the Graphic Communications Association at +1 703/519-8160 or 1-888-SGMLGCA (1-888/746-5422) from the US.

Markup Technologies Details

The Conference

Markup Technologies will focus on technical issues relating to the design, development, and deployment of a variety of markup technologies including but not limited to SGML, XML, HyTime, and DSSSL. This conference provides a two-day forum for highly technical presentations, challenging questions from the attendees, and lively debate on the merits of specific markup techniques. Attendees will be able to interact with the people who really make markup work. They will hear the latest breakthroughs in markup techniques from the "troops in the data-trenches".

Markup Technologies is for the text enthusiast who is being asked to build the infrastructure that will process and distribute data to a varied mix of media products. Markup Technologies is for that document manager who needs to make data flow smoothly among platforms and applications.

Papers at Markup Technologies must be all new material, address some aspect of markup from a theoretical or practical standpoint, and be detailed and rigorous. All papers will be peer reviewed to ensure high quality and technical merit.


Are 30 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes for questions. Presentations must be content- or technically-oriented; product or service descriptions or advertisements are not appropriate. Case studies should focus on the problem(s) and approaches to solving them. No sales pitches will be tolerated.

All proposals will be submitted for blind review to a Peer Review Panel to aid in selection. Talks will be chosen based on technical merit, interest, applicability, and how well they fit a coherent and balanced technical program.

All presenters must agree to: give their presentation and answer questions in English, follow the Markup Technologies speaker and audio-visual guidelines, and register for the conference. A speaker discount will be available for one presenter per talk, if the full paper is received on schedule.

All papers will be published in the print and electronic conference proceedings.


The full text of proposed papers should be submitted in SGML via email (if possible). Guidelines for Submission and a DTD for submitting proposed papers in SGML are available at or by email from Contact Tommie Usdin at phone +1 301/315-9631 or email if you have any questions.

Note that for Markup Technologies, unlike other GCA conferences, FULL PAPERS must be submitted for Peer review.

Peer Reviewers

The Technical Committee of Markup Technologies is seeking applicants to participate in the conference's Peer Review Panel. Peer Review Panel members will review several papers to speak at the conference, suggesting whether the paper should be accepted, where in the conference it should be placed, and ways in which the presentation could be improved. All papers will be sent to the Peer Reviewers without attribution, and any suggestions for improvements will be forwarded to the author without attribution. In other words, this will be a double-blind review process.

Peer Reviews play a key role in maintaining the quality and diversity of the presentations at a conference. If you have any questions about the Peer Review process or the role of members of the Peer review Panel please contact:

If you are interested in participating in Markup Technologies as a Peer Reviewer, please complete the Application form at and send it to:

See also: the main conference entry, the information from Mulberry Technologies Web site, or information from GCA.

Originally  From Wed Jun 24 13:04:29 1998
Date:       Wed, 24 Jun 1998 13:39:20 -0400
From:       "B. Tommie Usdin" <>
Subject:    Markup Technologies Conference Call for Participation

B. Tommie Usdin                       Phone:  301/315-9631
Mulberry Technologies, Inc.           Fax:    301/315-8285
17 West Jefferson Street, Suite 207   E-mail:
Rockville, MD  20850                  WWW:

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