Balisage: The Markup Conference 2010

Got Markup? (of course you do!)

Want to get more out of it? Want to stretch it to the limit? Come to Balisage 2010, the peer-reviewed conference that makes you a markup geek (or at least feel like one)! Whether you’re into theory or practice, this is the place to be to find out where the cutting edge is-and go beyond it. Balisage looks at every aspect of markup, from its theoretical and philosophical underpinnings to the newest and coolest ways of applying it to real-world problems.

Got Something To Say About Markup? (of course you do!)

We want to hear from you at Balisage 2010. We welcome submissions on any aspect of markup and structured information in theory or practice, generic or application specific, including by not limited to:

  • principles for the design, development, and documentation of markup vocabularies
  • applications of XML, Topic Maps, and related specifications
  • use or implementation of XSLT, XQuery, XProc, and other tools for processing marked up data
  • XML and databases
  • libraries and designs for supporting XML (or other forms of descriptive markup) in general-purpose programming languages
  • efficiency in XML processing
  • techniques for quality assurance in markup systems
  • handling overlapping structures in markup
  • alternatives to XML
  • formal models of markup and structured information
  • principles and practice of data validation (including uses of XSD, Relax NG, Schematron, and other schema languages)
  • best practice in the organization of XML workflows
  • problems of data longevity and reusability
  • fundamental principles of information structure and organization
  • achieving interoperability in applications of common vocabularies

Submit full papers in XML to Guidelines, DTDs, schemas, and details at
Apply to the Peer Review panel

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19  March 2010 – Peer review applications due
16  April 2010 – Paper submissions due
16  April 2010 – Applications due for student support awards
20  May 2010 – Speakers notified
9  July 2010 – Final papers due
2  August 2010 – Pre-conference Symposium
3-6 August 2010 – Balisage: The Markup Conference

Help make Balisage your favorite XML Conference. See you in Montréal!

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2010
August 3-6, 2010                                              
pre-conference symposium: August 2, 2010                  Montreal, Canada

Posted by: Roberto Rosselli Del Turco (rosselli at ling dot unipi dot it)

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