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Date: 02 Sep 1994 18:54:41 UT
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Subject: Re: Request for SGML 94 info

Excerpts from the Program for SGML '94

For more information or a full program contact:
Graphic Communications Association
100 Daingerfield Road
Alexandria, VA  22314-2888
Phone: 703/519-8160
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                                   SGML '94
                              November 7-10, 1994
                        Sheraton Premiere, Tysons Corner
                                 Vienna, Virginia

Sunday, November 6
The Just Enough Tutorial Series
Marcy Thompson, Manager of Education and Training, SoftQuad 
Inc., Tutorial Coordinator

9:00 am-12:00 noon
Just Enough Concepts
   Introduction to SGML with no prerequisites. What is SGML? 
   Who uses it? How do they use it? How does it work?

Just Enough Syntax
   Introduction to SGML with no prerequisites. Basic overview 
   of SGML followed by a survey of SGML markup.

1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Just Enough Syntax and Just Enough Concepts (continued)

Just Enough Databases
   How does SGML mesh with document databases? Discussion of 
   full text, relational and object-oriented approaches.

Just Enough Electronic Delivery
   An overview of methods of delivering SGML documents 

Just Enough Paper Publishing
   What must you do to an SGML document to turn it into a 
   printed document? 

9:00 am-5:00 pm
OmniMark User Group

6:30 pm-10:30 pm        
Opening Reception and Dinner Aboard a Potomac River Cruise

Monday, November 7: General Session
9:00 am
Opening Remarks
Yuri Rubinsky, President, SoftQuad Inc., Conference Chairman

9:15 am
The Year in Review
   Yuri Rubinsky and B. Tommie Usdin, Vice President, ATLIS 
   Consulting Group, Conference Co-chair

10:00 am
Conference Keynote: State of the Web - The NCSA Mosaic View 
of the World's Largest SGML Application
   Joseph Hardin, Associate Director, Software Development 
   Group, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 
   University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

11:00 am  Poster Session

Application Track  1:45 pm: Document Engineering at the Canadian 
Department of National Defence CALS Office.
   Ken Holman, Vice President, R&D, Microstar Software Ltd.

2:30 pm: An SGML-based News Agency
   Tibor Tscheke, Managing Director, STEP GmbH 

3:30 pm : Towards an SGML-based Architecture for 
Operations and Maintenance Documentation in the 
Telecommunications Industry
   Wolfgang Weber, Systems Analyst, Siemens AG

4:15 pm: SGML Environment for Developers of Product 
Data Exchange Standards
   Lisa Phillips, Computer Scientist, and Joshua Lubell, 
   Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and 

7:30 pm-10:00 pm: Evening Workshop: Table Handling,
Session Chair: Eric Severson, Executive Vice President, 
Avalanche Development

Theory Track
1:45 pm: Project YAO and Other News
   Dr. Charles F. Goldfarb, Principal Consultant, Information 
   Managment Consulting

2:30 pm: Document Conversion - How Does SGML Markup 
Acquire Behavior? 
   Kevin Allen, Senior Systems Engineer, InfoAccess

3:30 pm: SGML, DTD Design and Coding, In-House Publishing, 
Corporate Image, and Synergy
   Robert Erfle and Gunter von Zadow, IBM European Networking 

4:15 pm: SGML Model for Statistical Tables
   Dianne Kennedy, Vice President Strategic Systems, 

7:30 pm-10:00 pm: Evening Workshop: Graphic Representation 
of Structure
   Session Chair: B. Tommie Usdin, Vice President, ATLIS
    Consulting Group

Tuesday, November 8
Management Track
8:30 am: SGML Is Not a Solution
   Marcy Thompson, Manager of Education & Training, SoftQuad 

9:00 am: Reconciling Internal and Interchange Requirements, or How to 
Survive the Industry Initiative
   Lani Hajagos, FrameBuilder Marketing Manager, Frame 
   Technology Corporation

10:00am: The Human Aspects of Using SGML
   Astrid E. Jenssen and Tone Irene Sandahl, University 
   Center for Information Technology Services, University of 

10:45 am: Practical Approaches to SGML Page Composition
   Francois Chahuneau, Director, AIS Berger Levrault

11:30 am: Implementation Issues and Project Management
   John W. Oster II, Principal Consultant, McAfee & McAdam, 

1:00 pm: The Impact of SGML on Training in an Organization
   Jeanne El Andaloussi, Manager, Document Engineering Group, 
   Bull S. A.

1:45 pm: Reusing Information through SGML Building Blocks
   John J. Shockro, CEA, Incorporated

2:30 pm: Management of SGML Documents
   Eric Severson, Executive Vice President, Avalanche and 
   Ludo van Vooren, Director Customer Solutions, Interleaf

3:30 pm: SGML: It's Not Just for Documents Anymore
   Kurt Conrad, Internal Consultant, Boeing Computer Services

System Overview Track
Tools and Technologies for SGML-Based Information Systems

8:30 am: Introduction
   Mary Laplante, Executive Director, SGML Open

9:00 am: DTD, Application, and System Utilities
   Debbie Lapeyre, Consultant, ATLIS Consulting Group

10:00 am: Parsers, Transformers, and Conversion Tools
   Pamela Gennusa, Director, Database Publishing Systems, 

11:00 am: Editors and Authoring Systems
   Paul Grosso, Vice President, ArborText

1:00 pm: Databases, Document and Workflow Management
   Michael Sperberg-McQueen, Academic Computing Center, 
   University of Illinois at Chicago

2:00 pm: Electronic Delivery
   Tim Bray, Senior Vice President of Technology, OpenText 

3:15 pm: Layout and Composition
   Mark Walters, Editor, Seybold Publications

General Session 4:15 pm
Poster Session

6:00 pm Author Signing Party

7:30 pm-9:30 pm  Evening Workshop
SGML Open Panel: SGML and the Internet
   Session Chair: Larry Bohn, Interleaf

Wednesday, November 9
General Session
8:30 am: The Golden DTD: Using Data-Centered DTD's to 
Meet Business Goals
   Gregory S. Vaughan, Senior Technical Consultant, Database 
   Publishing Systems, Inc.

9:15 am: RealSGML: Digital Service Bulletins for Commercial 
   Harry Summerfield, President, Zandar Corporation and 
   Freelon Hunter, Project Manager, Boeing Commercial 
   Airplane Group

10:00 am: Alchemy for the Masses: Automating the Construction 
of SGML Conversion Applications
   David Sklar, Director of Applications, Electronic Book 

11:00 am Poster Session

1:15 pm-3:00 pm  Product News Flashes

7:00 pm-10:00 pm  Product Demonstration Table Tops 

Thursday, November 10: Theory Track 8:30 am
The Whys, Whats and Hows of Partial Documents in SGML
   Eric Freese, Principal Software Developer, Information 
   Dimensions, Inc.     

9:00 am: SUBDOC, A Useful Construct for Publishing
   Mike Maziarka, Frame/Datalogics

9:30 am: Is SHORTREF Still Meaningful?
   John McFadden, President, Exoterica

10:15 am: Encoding SDIF in the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions 
   Edward Levinson, Technical Director, Accurate Information 
   Systems, Inc.

10:45 am: File Format for Documents Containing both Logical Structures 
and Layout Structures
   Makoto Murata, Fuji Xerox

11:15 pm: Simplified Authoring for a Complex DTD
   Keith Fabling, Lead Publications Engineer (CTAS), Boeing 
   Commercial Airplanes and Michael A. Murray, Senior 
   Principal Scientist, Boeing Computer Services

11:45 am: Creating SGML Objects for End-Users
   Jean Paoli, Technical Director, Grif S.A.

Application Track
8:30 am: Converting More Than 1 Million Pages to SGML
   Richard Barth, Director of Operations, Data Conversion 

9:00 am: Conversion to SGML
   Bill Preacher, Managing Director, Pindar Infotek

9:30 am: Creation of Electronic Technical Manuals Using SGML
   James Frizzel, Software Development Engineer, Docucon

10:15 am: The Conversion of Legacy Technical Documents into IETMs; A 
NAVAIR Phase II SBIR Progress Report
   Timothy E. Billington, Senior Information Engineer, 
   Information Engineering Group, Aquidneck Management 
   Associates, Ltd.

10:45 am: Document Type Definitions: A Case Study for A Common Set of 
High Level Tags for an IETM
   Michael Graser, Martin Marietta Corporation

11:15 am: Building an SGML-based IETM
   Alan Porter, Technology Development Executive, OMI 
   Logistics Ltd.

11:45 am: The Reality of Military Document Analysis
   Lawrence A. Beck, Northrop Grumman Data 
   Systems/InfoConversion, and Lewis M. McCormack, Northrop 
   Grumman Aerospace & Electronics

General Session
1:00 pm
Lunch and Closing Keynote: Pushing the SGML Paradigm
   Jean-Pierre Gaspart, Managing Director, Associated 
   Consultants and Software Engineers (A.C.S.E)

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Just Enough Tutorials, Sunday, November 6
 _ Just Enough SGML Syntax
 _ 9:00 am-12:00 noon*
 _ 9:00 am-4:00 pm 
Just Enough SGML Concepts
 _ 9:00 am-12:00 noon*
 _ 9:00 am-4:00 pm 
* You may choose to only attend for the first half of the 
day. This gives you the opportunity to attend one of the 
other courses in the afternoon.
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 _ Just Enough Electronic Delivery
 _ Just Enough Paper Publishing

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