Markup Technologies Conference: Yet Another Call for Participation

Deborah Aleyne Lapeyre dalapeyre at
Mon Jun 29 21:40:10 BST 1998

Forgive me this posting, but I received several off-line messages asking
"what conference?"  If this is your 5th or 6th look at this, please forgive
and delete.

In response to those who asked, here is the "please present a paper" call
for the GCA November conference.  The intended conference attendees are the
(no offense intended :-)  ) and technicaly-inclined users of the world.
This is a 2-day peer-reviewed event.  The price keeps fluxuating (see
website for details) but (as of last night) this conference is
significantly cheaper than the usual GCA conference.  Tommie, or Michael,
or I (identities below) can answer any questions. Y'all come!


*************    Call for Participation    **************
********  1998 Markup Technologies Conference   *********
* SGML, XML, and Beyond; Making Generalized Markup Work *

Markup Technologies will be a 2-day technical conference
concentrating on the design, development, and deployment
of markup and markup-related applications.  Subject
matter will include the theoretical and the practical;
talks will assume an audience with at least user-level
knowledge of SGML or XML.

Markup Technologies will immediately follow
GCA's XML'98: Enabling Business

WHEN:      November 19 - 20, 1998

WHERE:     Chicago, Illinois, USA

SPONSOR:   Graphic Communications Association (GCA)
Chair:     B. Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
Co-Chairs: Deborah A. Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
           C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, University of Illinois
               at Chicago

WHAT:    Call for Papers and
         Call for Peer Reviewers

HOW:     Submit **full papers** via HTML form at
         or in SGML according to the submission DTD
         and sent via email to:
                MT98 at
         Guidelines for Submission and the DTD for are
         available by email: MT98 at
         or at

(If you do not have access to the Web, cannot create
a **paper** in SGML, or have other questions, contact
Tommie Usdin by phone at +1 301/315-9631, or by fax
at +1 301/315-8285.)

    Peer Review Applications Due.........31 JULY, 1998
    Paper Submission Deadline............14  AUG, 1998
    Speakers Notified................... .9 SEPT, 1998
    Revised Papers Due....................1  OCT, 1998

QUESTIONS: Email to MT98 at or call
           Tommie Usdin +1 301/315-9631

MORE INFORMATION: For updated information on the
         program and plans for the conference, see

         For participation details, see

         To receive an Advance Program and Registration
         Information when they are available:
            Send email to MT98 at    or
            Call the Graphic Communications Association at
                +1 703/519-8160
             or 1-888-SGMLGCA (1-888/746-5422) from the US




Markup Technologies will focus on technical issues relating
to the design, development, and deployment of a variety of markup
technologies including but not limited to SGML, XML, HyTime,
and DSSSL.  This conference provides a two-day forum for highly technical
presentations, challenging questions from the attendees,
and lively debate on the merits of specific markup techniques.  Attendees
will be able to interact with the people who really make
markup work.  They will hear the latest breakthroughs in markup
techniques from the "troops in the data-trenches."

Markup Technologies is for the text enthusiast who is being asked
to build the infrastructure that will process and distribute data
to a varied mix of media products.  Markup Technologies is for
that document manager who needs to make data flow smoothly among
platforms and applications.

Papers at Markup Technologies must be all new material, address
some aspect of markup from a theoretical or practical
standpoint, and be detailed and rigorous.  All papers will
be peer reviewed to ensure high quality and technical merit.


Are 30 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes for questions.
Presentations must be content- or technically-oriented;
product or service descriptions or  advertisements are not
appropriate.  Case studies should focus on the problem(s)
and approaches to solving them.  No sales pitches will
be tolerated.

All proposals will be submitted for blind review to a Peer
Review Panel to aid in selection. Talks will be chosen based
on technical merit, interest, applicability, and how well
they fit a coherent and balanced technical program.

All presenters must agree to: give their presentation and
answer questions in English, follow the Markup Technologies
speaker and audio-visual guidelines, and register for the
conference. A speaker discount will be available for one
presenter per talk, if the full paper is received on

All papers will be published in the print and electronic
conference proceedings.


The full text of proposed papers should be submitted in SGML
via email (if possible).  Guidelines for Submission and a
DTD for submitting  proposed papers in SGML are available at or by email from
MT98 at  Contact Tommie Usdin at phone
+1 301/315-9631 or email <btusdin at> if you have
any questions.

Note that for Markup Technologies, unlike other GCA conferences,
FULL PAPERS must be submitted for Peer review.


The Technical Committee of Markup Technologies is seeking
applicants to participate in the conference's Peer Review
Panel.  Peer Review Panel members will review several papers
to speak at the conference, suggesting whether the paper should
be accepted, where in the conference it should be placed, and
ways in which the presentation could be improved.  All papers
will be sent to the Peer Reviewers without attribution, and
any suggestions for improvements will be forwarded to the
author without attribution.  In other words, this will be a
double-blind review process.

Peer Reviews play a key role in maintaining the quality and
diversity of the presentations at a conference. If you have
any questions about the Peer Review process or the role of
members of the Peer review Panel please contact:
	B. Tommie Usdin	btusdin at
	Deborah A. Lapeyre dlapeyre at
 	C. M. Sperberg-McQueen tei at

If you are interested in participating in Markup Technologies
as a Peer Reviewer please complete the Application form at and send it to
MT98 at

---------  End 1998 Markup Technologies Announcement --------

B. Tommie Usdin                       Phone:  301/315-9631
Mulberry Technologies, Inc.           Fax:    301/315-8285
17 West Jefferson Street, Suite 207   E-mail: btusdin at
Rockville, MD  20850                  WWW:

Deborah A. Lapeyre                   Phone: 301/315-9631
Mulberry Technologies, Inc.          Fax:   301/315-8285
17 West Jefferson Street, Suite 207  E-mail: dalapeyre at
Rockville, MD  20850                 WWW:

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