Subject: Series of Releases on SGML '96, #2
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 1996 16:38:14 -0400
Newsgroup: comp.text.sgml
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Users of SGML: The following press release, number two in a series of three, is being posted (10/14/96) in the interest of reaching the largest number of interested persons who may wish to attend GCA's SGML '96 Conference, November 18 - 2, 1996 in Boston. For more conference agenda and registration details, visit: Thank you for sharing this information with your colleagues. DATE: August 28, 1996 FOR RELEASE: IMMEDIATE GCA'S SGML'96 CONFERENCE IN BOSTON DRAWS LARGEST EXPOSITION EVER (Alexandria, VA) -- The Graphic Communications Association (GCA) states that their SGML'96 Conference, November 18 - 21, 1996 in Boston will include over 80 presentations and the largest assembly of exhibitors in GCA's history of holding this annual convention. This year's conference will celebrate the 10th anniversary of SGML at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and Towers and the Hynes Convention Center. The four day event is designed to accommodate three levels of interest: newcomer to SGML, user, and expert, plus twelve tutorials on Sunday, November 17. Tommie Usdin, president, Mulberry Technologies and SGML'96 conference chair, says "In addition to multiple levels of technical presentations varying from newcomer to expert, a case study track will feature discussions of the problems and issues real users have faced, and their solutions. A business management track will discuss costs and cost justification of use of SGML in a variety of organizational environments." Presentations will include a keynote address from David Barnard, vice president, University of Regina, Canada. The academic community will also be represented by University do Minho Braga, Portugal; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Universities of Oslo, Indiana, Southern California Medical Center, Southern California, Chicago Press, Illinois at Chicago, and Toronto. The private sector talks will be delivered by representatives from Encyclopedia Britannica, Novell, Hitachi, SunSoft, Thomson Legal Publishing, Ricoh Corporation, National Semi-Conductor, The Boeing Company, United Airlines, SAS Institute, F.A. Davis, Bayer, Siemens, Walt Disney Imagineering, Northern Telecom, and more. The exposition -- which will be held on November 19 -20 -- will be managed by the Graphic Communications Research Institute (GCARI). To date, exhibitors include: Access Innovations, Adobe, ArborText, ASEC, AutoGraphics, Data Conversion Laboratory, EBT, EPSIG, Folio, GCA, Highland Consulting, InContext, InfoAccess, Information Architects, Interleaf, Jouve, Lexicon, Microstar, Miles 33, NICE Technologies, Omnimark Technologies, OpenText, PACDATA, Passage Systems, Poet Software, SGML Open, SoftQuad, Sörman, Synex, TAG, Texcel, Time Lux, Vicom, Xsoft, and Xyvision. SGML, the Standard Generalized Markup Language (ISO 8879), defines the structure of information in a way that allows interchange and re-use of information without dependence on systems or delivery mechanism. Attendees may register by contacting the GCA offices, 100 Daingerfield Road, Alexandria, VA 22314-2888, 703-519-8167. For more conference information, call Julie Morrison at 703-519-8174, or via e-mail at: Exhibitors may call Chris Ziener at 703-519-8154 or via e-mail at: GCA is the leading worldwide, nonprofit association that represents over 300 companies involved in electronic information management and various forms of publishing and distribution. (End of Press Release) CONTACT Don Thieme, 703-519-8190; Visit: NOTE: The SGML '96 Conference brochure can be located on at: