ANNOUNCE: GCA conference
Peter at ursus.demon.co.uk
Tue Feb 25 23:32:47 GMT 1997
I am happy to forward this message which announces the GCA conference
in San Diego. Personally I'd love to go but can't, and I think that GCA is
showing foresight that will be rewarded. I am particular keen to see
graphical approaches to SGML and shall post some suggestions later...
Forwarded message follows:
> From dthieme at printing.org Tue Feb 25 22:44:37 1997
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> Hi Peter,
> Here's the message that refers to the XML conference in San Diego:
> To Users of SGML:
> Here at the Graphic Communications Association we've noticed numerous
> postings on the subject of XML since we conducted our SGML'96 conference in
> Boston last November. Due to the interest expressed at SGML'96 about XML,
> the President and Board of Directors of GCA have decided to offer the first
> conference devoted entirely to XML and how it will impact on SGML and its
> use with HTML.
> The following information is being posted (30 January 1997) in the interest
> of reaching the largest number of interested persons who may wish to attend
> GCA's XML Conference, March 10 - 12, 1997 in San Diego, California.
> XML: finally an easier way to gain full advantage of Web and Corporate
> Intranet publishing!
> HTML doesn+t meet all your needs for Web publishing.
> HTML doesn+t support structured data on intranets.
> SGML is proving difficult to implement for your Web/Intranet applications.
> SGML has been hard to cost-justify to management.
> If these are your problems, XML may be the solution! XML is the on-ramp to
> SGML, the Web and Intranet publishing!
> XML (Extensible Markup Language) provides the key benefits of SGML in a
> lightweight, easy-to-use, easy-to-implement dialect that omits many of the
> SGML standard+s complexities, but is still 100% compliant SGML.
> For a decade, SGML has been recognized as the right way to solve serious
> publishing problems. And SGML is the right way to drive serious Web and
> Intranet delivery. In 1997, with the annoucement of XML, the right way is
> now the cheap and easy way.
> Conference Theme: The New Publishing Business Case: XML, SGML, and the
> Conference Chair: Tim Bray, Textuality, and co-editor of XML
> March 10-12, 1997
> Mission Valley Marriott
> San Diego, CA
> The conference:
> * introduces the XML standard
> * examines where HTML is not the answer
> * focuses on the business case for SGML and now XML in Web and Intranet
> * takes a look at XML+s implications for the publishing industry-at-large
> * looks at technology to support XML, Web, and Intranet publishing
> * and more...
> Join us in San Diego, March 10-12! Find out how XML will change the way you
> do business on the Web and Corporate Intranets!
> Who should come:
> * End-user staff with business case responsiblity
> * Marketing executives for content management and Web technologies
> * Curious users of Web and Intranet technologies seeking a jump start on an
> alternative to HTML
> * Sales reps who have to sell the standard to sell their product
> Preliminary Schedule:
> Monday, March 10, 1997
> 7:30 am Registration
> Session 1: Tutorial: What is XML?
> 9:00 am The XML Standard: A Top-to-Bottom Tutorial
> Tim Bray, Co-editor of XML, Textuality
> 12:15 pm Luncheon
> Session 2: Progress Report and Keynote
> 1:30 pm Welcome
> Norman W. Scharpf, President, Graphic Communications Association
> 1:45 pm Conference Guide and XML Progress Report
> Tim Bray, TEXTUALITY
> 2:15 pm Conference Keynote:
> Jim Sterken, President and CEO, ARBORTEXT, Inc.
> 3:00 pm Break
> Session 3: Key Web Technologies
> 3:30 pm XML: Enabling Knowledge Publishing on the Web
> Bruce Sharpe, Vice President, Product Development, SOFTQUAD
> 4:15 pm Client-Centered Computing for the Web
> Jean Paoli, Data Product Team Manager, Internet Explorer,
> 5:00 pm Adjourn - Reception - Software Gallery
> Tuesday, March 11, 1997
> Session 4: Case Studies
> 9:00 am 10:30 am
> Session 5: Business Case and Business Integration
> 10:45 am The Business Case for Structured Documents on the Web
> Eric Severson, Principal, IBM Global Services
> 11:30 am Trends in Business Integration for Publishing Technologies
> Peter Lamb, Partner, ANDERSEN Consulting
> 12:15 pm Lunch
> Session 6: The Publishing Dimension
> 1:30 pm SGML-Driven Web Publishing
> Wes Hair, INSO Corporation
> 2:15 pm Implications of XML for Professional Publishing
> Mark Walter, Editor, The SEYBOLD Report on Internet
> 3:00 pm Break
> Session 7: Distinguished Speakers
> 3:30 pm Copernicus
> Robert McHenry, Editor-in-Chief, ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA
> 4:15 pm Send-off: SGML, XML, HTML - Sorting it all out
> Dr. Charles F. Goldfarb, Inventor of SGML, Information Management
> 5:00 pm Adjourn - Software Gallery - Reception
> Wednesday, March 12, 1997
> 7:30 am Tutorial registration
> 9:00 am Tutorials
> Introduction to SGML
> The Eliot Kimber HyTime Quickstart(tm)
> Practical DSSSL Formatting Using JADE
> Noon Luncheon
> 1:30 pm Tutorials continue
> 5:00 pm Adjourn
> Tutorial Descriptions
> Introduction to SGML
> Instructor: Marco Caripichio, ISOGEN
> Are you considering an SGML implementation as a means of streamlining your
> documentation process? Are you wondering how XML differs from SGML? If yes
> to either of these questions, the Introduction to SGML Course is for you.
> Upon completion of the course, attendees will have learned the benefits and
> costs of SGML, who+s using SGML, and if SGML is the best solution for your
> environment. All topics will be related to a final goal of how to perform a
> successful SGML implementation.
> SGML syntax will be avoided. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the
> committments placed on an organization implementing SGML.
> The Eliot Kimber HyTime Quickstart
> Instructor: Eliot Kimber, ISOGEN
> The Eliot Kimber HyTime Quickstart introduces the key concepts in HyTime,
> including hyperlinking, addressing, architectures, groves, and property
> sets. Upon completion of the course, students will have a better
> understanding of what HyTime is, what added value it provides as a standard,
> where it fits in relation to other standards, such as XML, and how it might
> apply to the challenges they face in their own use of SGML. The lecture
> includes many examples of HyTime documents and demonstrations of
> HyTime-based tools. Discussion of syntax details is avoided: the focus is on
> concepts. Students should have a basic understanding of SGML concepts but
> need not be versed in SGML syntax.
> Practical DSSSL Formatting Using JADE
> This one dat tutorial overviews the basics of formatting using the Document
> Style and Semantics Specification Language (DSSSL), understanding the ISO
> 10179 standard document, and writing a formatting script suitable for
> processing by JADE, James+ Awesome DSSSL Engine. The principles of DSSSL,
> and the DSSSL Online Specification Profile with JADE extensions, are
> described to understand the capabilities available in the software. Many
> topics are covered in an introductory fashion using practical hands-on
> examples. The attendees are then equipped, on their own, to further explore
> in depth this powerful standard.
> Attendees are invited to download free copies of the latest copy of JADE
> from the ftp://ftp.jclark.com/pub/jade directory (the file naed with the
> largest number using the -jadew- prefix) and the Microsoft Word RTF viewer
> in the file ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/softlib/mslfiles/WD95VW71.EXE, and to
> brting their laptop system to the course for live work on the examples and
> REGISTRATION FORM
> The New Publishing Business Case: XML, SGML, and the Intranet
> March 10 - 12, 1997
> Marriott Mission Valley
> San Diego, CA 92108
> Registration Fees:
> GCA Member . . . . . . . . . . $595 US Nonmember . . . . . . $760
> Bank Transfer Fee . $25 US
> All registration fees must be paid at time of registration.
> All fees must be in U.S. Dollars.
> Post-conference Tutorials: (Wednesday, March 12, 1997)
> I will attend the following tutorial:
> [ ] Introduction to SGML
> [ ] The Eliot Kimber HyTime Quickstart
> [ ] Practical DSSSL Formatting Using JADE
> GCA Member . . . . . . . . . . $245 US Nonmember . . . . . . $360
> Bank Transfer Fee . $25 US
> HOTEL INFORMATION
> The GCA has reserved a block of rooms at the Marriott Mission Valley, 8757
> Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA 92108. The special rate is $105
> single/double. This rate will be valid until 2/14/97 After that, rooms
> will be available on a space available basis at the group rate. Contact the
> hotel directly at 619-692-3800 (Fax: 619 692-0769) and identify yourself as
> a GCA/XML conference registrant to qualify for the special rate.
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> Graphic Communications Association
> 100 Daingerfield Road
> Alexandria, VA 22314-2888 USA
> Fax Your Registration Today to +1 703 548 2867
> For More Information Call +1 703 519 8174 or e-mail: jmorrison at gca.org
> Photocopy for additional registrations.
> GCA Graphic Communications Association
> Fostering SGML From Day One
> For more conference agenda and registration details, visit:
> Thank you for sharing this information with your colleagues.
> Don Thieme, APR
> Director, Marketing & Communications
> 703-519-8190; dthieme at gca.org
[... PeterMR ...>
> I am very much hoping the GCA will be a success. I would be happy for
> anyone to demo my material _in absentia_. It's completely drop-and-flop
> and runs under Netscape 3 with a 15-second installation time (i.e. the time
> to put the CDROM in). You can also download the material off the WWW:
> http://www.venus.co.uk/omf/cml/moltest.tar.gz (or moltest1 for later
Peter Murray-Rust, domestic net connection
Virtual School of Molecular Sciences
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