Final IHC97 program
Title: Final IHC97 program
Author: "Steven R. Newcomb" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 18:15:16 -0400
Please note the late addition of Colin Gajraj of Nortel.
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Fourth GCA International HyTime Conference
August 19 - 20, 1997
Le Centre Sheraton Hotel
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
(The conference immediately precedes XML Developers Day
on August 21 in the same hotel.)
Tuesday, August 19 start time duration
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(Registration) 8:00 am n/a
Welcome by Steven R. Newcomb, Conference Chair 9:00 am 0:15
Donna Hanlon, Mosby Yearbook 9:15 am 0:30
HyTime for Dummies:
A simple and brief example of how HyTime independent links are used
to represent drug interactions.
Fred Dalrymple, Martin Hensel Corp.: 9:45 am 0:45
Implementing HyTime for Drug Interactions for Mosby Yearbook.
The source of the Mosby Yearbook Physician's GenRx represents
interactions between drugs in HyTime notation, chosen to faithfully
represent the interaction relationships. There are roughly 1500
drugs grouped into 535 interaction classes.
A Web application was built for physicians to use to interactively
access the interactions information. Implementation requirements
prevented the use of a HyTime engine, though the project demanded
HyTime functionality with good performance. The implementation
chosen was straight-forward to build, uses commonly available free
tools, shows adequate performance, and offers convenient paths for
optimizations if and when they are needed.
(break) 10:30 am 0:15
Charles Goldfarb, Project Editor, 10:45 am 0:45
ISO 8879 & 10744,
Information Management Consulting
Technical Keynote: "State of the HyTime Standard"
The official publication date of the Second Edition of HyTime was
August 1, 1997. Among other things, it includes "SGML Extended
Facilities" that are harbingers of things to come for SGML and XML.
Colin Gajraj, Nortel 11:30 am 0:30
"Using Architectures in Nortel"
Nortel is a large, international telecommunications company whose
documentation needs are diverse and changing. Corporate-wide
interchange of information requires corporate-wide agreement about
basic document structures, but diverse user requirements must also
be met. The use of inheritable SGML architectures allows diverse
document types to have well-defined, validatable structures in
common. Generic tools can operate on documents conforming to
specific classes. This presentation briefly describes Nortel's
work with architectures so far and also touches on future work.
(lunch) 12:00 pm 1:30
Masatomo Goto, Fujitsu Laboratories 1:30 pm 0:45
"The HyBrick Browser Project"
Fujitsu Labs has created an SGML document browser, HyBrick, that
pioneers DSSSL formatting for interactive electronic document
Carla Corkern, Isogen International 2:15 pm 0:45
Renee Swank, Isogen International
"Case Study: Implementing a Transparent HyTime System for Authors"
Manually creating and verifying links to external document objects
using a HyTime model can be intimidating, confusing, and difficult
for many authors. Unfortunately most of the SGML authoring tools
today offer limited or no support for HyTime out of the
box. However, through tool customization, HyTime addressing can
This presentation describes and demonstrates one company's
implementation that makes HyTime addressing completely transparent
for their authors. To establish a link (or relationship) to an
object, the author simply points to that object and selects a menu
item. The id assignment, lookup, and address insertion is completely
automated and hidden, creating a more user-friendly environment for
(break) 3:00 pm 0:15
Lloyd Rutledge, 3:15 pm 1:00
Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI)
"Putting the Media back in Hypermedia: HyTime for Portable
Although by name a hypermedia structuring language, the
application of HyTime to the issues of hypermedia in particular
has not been the subject of much research. This talk presents the
use of HyTime within CMIFed, an authoring and presentation
environment used for hypermedia research at CWI. The focus of the
talk is on how the use of HyTime affects hypermedia authoring and
processing issues. The design of HyTime's incorporation into the
environment is presented. The potential use of DSSSL to bridge
this division for hypermedia is described. Finally, the use of
HyTime and DSSSL, along with the hypermedia presentation standard
MHEG-5, in the CMIFed environment is discussed. Throughout this
talk, the topics covered are used to illustrate the division in
hypermedia between presentation-independent structure and
presentation itself, a division that raises different issues in
hypermedia than it does in text and hypertext.
Neill Kipp, Virginia Tech 4:15 0:45
"HyTime for the Digital Library: The HyTime Engine Peer-Peer
In the HEP model, HEP servers will collect locally-authored
documents and make them available on the network through HEP
connections. In place of analogous HTTP, HEP servers will
communicate using a more familiar command language: HyTime. The
design and implementation of a HEP system in the context of the
Networked Digital Library for Theses and Dissertations,
architectural forms for the Digital Library, and HyTime
architectural forms that become commands in the HEP interchange
(adjourn) 5:00 pm
Wednesday, August 20 start time duration
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Daniel Rivers-Moore, Rivcom 9:00 am 0:30
"Toward STEP Interchange: Seeing the Document as a Snapshot of the
Inherited architectures can be used to apply style and interactive
behavior; the simplicity of this cost-effective mechanism is
appealing. (Mr. Rivers-Moore is one of two Joint Project Leaders
for a project called "SGML and Industrial Data", mandated by ISO
TC184/SC4/WG10 to determine a route towards establishing STEP SGML
Carla Corkern, ISOGEN. 9:30 0:45
"Hotspotting with HyTime"
The railroad industry forum EPCES standard includes a HyTime
definition of graphic hotspotting. Isogen has the ability to
import from SGML that loads a graphic, pops a grid and hotspots the
graphic automatically, and exports its proprietary file format into
the HyTime definitions of hotspotting.
(break) 10:15 am 0:15
John D. Rice, Isogen International 10:30 am 0:45
"A Business Case for Architectures"
The value of architectures is something real and measurable that
virtually all applications can and should take advantage of. To
illustrate, this presentation outlines one business case for which
a simple set of enabling architectures were developed, discusses
how the architectures fit into the development of the overall
application and attempts to quantify some of the benefits more
Lane Powell Spears Lubersky LLP: 11:15 0:45
"Preparing for Intelligent Information Systems: Activity Policies,
Electronic Agents and Ethical Transactions."
HyTime's activity policy association facilities combined with
digital signature laws will empower electronic agents. These
"intelligent" entities will affect most industries and will replace
humans in transactions that have heretofor always included humans.
Governments' reactions to intelligent information systems must
address these conceptual, operational and intellectual property
issues, and the principles inherent in HyTime serve as a strong
foundation for addressing the multitude of legal issues. From the
internal structuring decisions of information asset owners to the
legal structure of new intellectual property regimes, the
resolution of structural issues will have a significant impact on
the future of information systems.
(lunch) 12:00 pm 1:30
Steven R. Newcomb, TechnoTeacher 1:30 pm 0:30
TechnoTeacher's GroveMinder project exploits the possibility of
creating property sets for non-HyTime architectures, and non-SGML
Frederic Andres, Visiting Researcher, NACSIS 2:00 pm 0:45
The Active Hypermedia Delivery System (AHYDS)
Using an Application-oriented DBMS
The Active Hypermedia Delivery System (AHYDS) supports the storage
and retrieval of an extensible set of hypermedia documents managing
connectivity and consistency. It uses the application-oriented
Phasme DBMS, which resolves problems of uniformity of data storage,
interoperability, customizability and active behavior.
Interoperability is achieved by using such standards as CORBA,
SGML/HyTime,and SQL/MM. The testbed project is MODOS (Museum
On-Demand Open System), which combines European and Japanese museum
information, and which focuses on the development of Active Media
Museum documents. The Japanese National Center for Science
Information Systems (NACSIS) provides technology and serves as the
testbed, and participants include the Louvre Museum, the National
Museum of Western Art, and NETIMAGE, a French company that has a
key role in the JPEG standard. MODOS requirements include
multi-resolution media management for images and video, and support
for users in multiple languages.
(break) 2:45 pm 0:15
Information Assembly Automation 3:00 pm 0:45
"The Kona architecture for Health Level 7 (HL7) data representation
The Kona architecture is a proposal created in July, 1997 to help
jumpstart the SGMLification of patient records and healthcare
information technology. It pioneers the application of the
Architectural Form Definition Requirements (AFDR) portion of the
HyTime 2nd edition, and thus guarantees both document interchange
and local control and specialization of healthcare DTDs.
Jason Williams, Oceania 3:45 pm 0:45
"A clinical systems vendor's perspective on HL7, SGML, SGML
architectures, and the Kona architecture."
W. Eliot Kimber, ISOGEN 4:30 pm 0:30
"HyTime valueref in aircraft manual authoring management"
"Everyday HyTime in everyday applications."
Several scenarios using popular and/or free software to demonstrate
HyTime, including Kona demos. (May run overtime.)
(adjourn) 5:00 pm
For more information: http://www.gca.org/conf/hytime/hytime97.htm
Time will be allotted during the week for demonstration of existing
products or products in development to support HyTime, XML, and DSSSL.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Marion Elledge
at GCA. Telephone: +1 703/519-8193 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Le Centre Sheraton Hotel is located at 1201, Boulevard Rene Levesque
Quest in Montreal, Quebec. GCA has negotiated a conference room rate
of $130 single/ $160 double Canadian dollars. These rates are
exclusive of provincial and federal sales taxes.
For reservations, call the hotel directly at (514) 878-2000, Fax (514)
878-8214 and identify yourself as a GCA/HyTime/XML attendee. The
cut-off date for reservations is July 25. After that date,
reservations are on a space/rate availability.
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Tutorials: You may select only one
Eliot Kimbers Hytime Course Fees (two-day course) Sunday-Monday, August 17-18
GCA Nonmember $735
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XML Tutorial (one-day course) Monday, August 18
GCA Nonmember $375
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