SGML UK October Meeting - Reminder and Programme Details

Title: SGML UK October Meeting - Reminder and Programme Details
Author: Francis Cave <>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 1997 16:17:30 -0700



SGML UK are holding an all-day open meeting on the theme of

"The eXtensible Markup Language (XML)"

at the Wiltshire Hotel, Swindon UK, on Thursday 23rd October.

At the meeting you will be able to:

* bring yourself up to speed on the nature and purpose of XML
* find out about the wide range of XML applications being developed
* check out the availability of tools to support XML use
* purchase a copy of Richard Light's new book "Presenting XML".

The meeting programme will include:

- a full programme of presentations by XML experts, developers and users
- a technology showcase for system developers and vendors to demonstrate XML
and SGML tools
- a bookstall with many of the latest SGML and XML books available in the UK
- buffet lunch

The meeting will be followed by a closed session for SGML UK members, to discuss the future direction and 
activities of SGML UK.

Registration fees (in Pounds Sterling): ISUG members: 25; non-members: 50; vendors: 125 (includes a table in 
the technology showcase and registration for one person).

The venue is close to Swindon rail station, with good connections to London and airports around the UK.

The full programme is appended. To register contact Kirsten Wheatley (email, tel +44
1793 512515, fax +44 1793 512516). Other enquiries should be addressed to Francis Cave (email, 
tel +44 1372 802213, fax +44 1372 802238).


MORNING SESSION: Introduction to XML
10:00 Basics of XML and XLL (Richard Light)

11:00 Coffee and Technology Showcase

11:30 eXtensible Style Language (XSL) (Henry Thompson)
12:00 Impact of XML on SGML - contents of the TC (Martin Bryan)
12:30 Q&A session (panel of morning's speakers)

12.45 Lunch and Technology Showcase

AFTERNOON SESSION: XML applications and developments
14:00 Brief overview of current XML activities (speaker to be confirmed)
14:15 XML-Data (Henry Thompson)
14:40 XML/EDI (Martin Bryan)
15:05 MathML (Martin Pike)
15:30 Implications of XML for publishers (Peter Flynn)
16:00 XML: why? how? when? - open discussion with speaker panel

16:30 Tea and Technology Showcase

17:00 Future of SGML UK - meeting for SGML UK members only

17:30 Close of meeting

Francis J Cave
Publishing and New Media Group, Pira International
Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7RU, United Kingdom
Direct line +44 1372 802213          Assistant +44 1372 802212
Switchboard +44 1372 802000          Fax line +44 1372 802238