[Mirrored from: http://www.vtt.fi/SGMLUG/docs/SGMLFinland96.html]
SGML is defined as the ISO 8879 standard "Information Processing -- Text and Office Systems -- Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML)". The standard was released in 1986.
SGML is a system-independent metalanguage. SGML can be used to describe and create documents that are not dependent on any hardware, software, formatter, or operating system. The SGML data can be produced, used and distributed independently between different systems and applications that conform to this standard.
As a descriptive coding language, SGML separates the logical structure of the document from its presentation. This is implied in a document type definition (DTD) which describes the data representation components, such as the elements and their relationships.
The SGML Finland'96 served as a meeting point to share information, and ideas with people who have implemented SGML for a longer period of time, who are planning to use SGML, or developing tools for SGML. Presentations focused on management, business, application, advanced or introductory issues.
The SGML Finland'96 took place during 4 - 5 October 1996 in the Hotel Serena Korpilampi, Espoo, Finland.
08.00 - Registration
09.45 - 10.00 Seminar Welcome
10.00 - 10.30 Information as a strategic resource - a non-technical introduction to SGML, Ralf Petell, Citec Information Technology
10.30 - 11.00 SGML on the Intranet - Why?, Simon Nicholson, XSoft, England
11.00 - 11.30 Important issues in implementing SGML, Aki Häkkinen, Aki Häkkinen Oy
11.30 - 13.00 Lunch and Exhibition
13.00 - 13.30 SGML and Textual Analysis, Lisa Lena Opas, University of Joensuu, Dept. of Foreign Languages
13.30 - 14.00 Using micro-documents & HDDB (HDDB: Hybrid Distributed DataBase) for building up hypertext-rich content on-line servers, Benoit de La Selle, OMNIMARK Technologies, France
14.00 - 14.30 SGML in a STEP environment - a case study, Peter Bergström, EuroSTEP AB, Sweden
14.30 - 15.00 Generation of SGML DTDs for tagged documents, Helena Ahonen, University of Helsinki, Dept. of Computer Science
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 - 16.00 YAPE -- yet another perfect editor, Erja Nikunen, Research Institute for the Languages of Finland and Eila Kuikka, University of Kuopio, Dept. of Computer Science
16.00 - 16.30 Using sgrep for querying structured text files, Jani Jaakkola, University of Helsinki, Dept. of Computer Science
16.30 - 17.00 Demo: The concepts of HDDB and micro-documents, Benoit de La Selle, OMNIMARK Technologies, France
16.30 - 20.00 Exhibition
17.00 - 19.00 Dinner
09.30 - 10.00 Information Elements - The Key to Successful Information Management
based on SGML structures, Lars-Olof Lindgren, Texcel AB, Sweden
10.00 - 10.30 SGML/HyTime meta-DTD implementation, Joakim Östman, Citec Information Technology
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.30 Case study: Wärtsilä Diesel, Power Plants, Erik Mäki, Wärtsilä Diesel, Power Plants and Björn Peltonen, Citec Information Technology
11.30 - 12.00 Issues in converting WP documents into SGML, Martti Poutanen, Index IT
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 13.30 Event driven or Tree Manipulation Approaches to SGML Transformation - You Should Not Have to Choose, Francois Chahuneau, AIS, France
13.30 - 14.00 A practical insight of document conversion, Dathan Greenwood, Delta Computers Ltd Oy
14.00 - 14.15 Coffee Break
14.15 - 14.45 Case study: The Finnish Law; Automatic Production of Web Documents from SGML Encoded Data, Jari Vierros, Index IT
14.45 - 15.15 Constructing tailored SGML documents, Barbara Heikkinen, University of Helsinki, Dept. of Computer Science
15.15 - 15.30 Seminar Closing