Announcement: XML/SGML Asia Pacifc '99 - Call For Papers

Marcus Carr mrc at
Mon Apr 26 06:40:02 BST 1999

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    XML/SGML Asia Pacifc '99 : 18 - 21 October
         Hotel Mercure, Broadway, Sydney
             <> Call for Papers <>
           xmlasia99 at
     Tel (61 2) 9262 4777 Fax (61 2) 9262 4774

The Graphic Communications Association, in conjunction with
Allette Systems, is pleased to announce XML/SGML Asia
Pacific '99 - the region's 6th annual conference for the
applications, trends and technologies that support the
eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and the Standard
Generalised Markup Language (SGML).

As usual, the conference will include sessions for managers
and users alike but this year we've added an extra stream to
specifically address the interests of software developers -
a change made in direct response to feedback from last year.
We will also be holding informal presentation sessions for
individuals and corporate developers to showcase their

<> Call for Papers <>

Interested parties are invited to submit proposals for
presentation at the conference. Of interest are
papers discussing any XML, SGML or related technology
issues at the managerial, user or technical expert level.
Submissions should include:

  # A presentation title
  # The author's name and contact information
  # A brief presentation abstract
  # The intended audience (managers, users, technical
  # The author's biography (approximately 200 words)

All abstracts must be submitted in electronic form. The
deadline for completed proposals is 30 June, 1999. Full
papers must be submitted by 1 September, 1999.

Please send submissions to: Craig Kirkwood, email:
craig at

<> Call for Exhibitors <>

Software vendors and their products are critical to the
continued growth of XML, SGML and other document management
and Web publishing standards. The table-top exhibition at
XML/SGML Asia Pacific '99 is a powerful way to present new
products and product updates to those with a geninue,
professional interest the industry. It is also worth noting
that this conference attracts attendees from the main
Asian markets such as Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and others.

Exhibition space is strictly limited so please book early to
avoid disappointment.

<> Tutorials <>

One-day tutorials will be held prior to the opening of the
conference. The curriculum for these tutorials will be
available from our Web site later in the year.

<> Exhibits <>

An exhibition area will complement the conference sessions
and provide an opportunity to see the latest products and
services from the major participants in the XML and SGML
market. The exhibition will be open from the afternoon of
the second day until the end of the conference.

<> User Group Meetings <>

Preceding the conference opening, several key XML and SGML
vendors will conduct their annual Asia Pacific User Group
meetings. Other user groups are also encouraged to plan
meetings concurrently with the conference. These meetings
are free and open to everyone - even those not attending the
conference. Space, however, is limited so early registration
is essential.

<> Preliminary Schedule <>

XML/SGML Asia Pacific '99 will run from Monday, October 18th
through Thursday, October 21st.

  Monday 18 October:

  Tuesday 19 October:
   User Group meetings
   Opening Keynotes addresses

  Wednesday 20 October:
   Conference sessions
   Exhibition opens
   Conference function

  Thursday 21 October
   Conference sessions
   Closing Keynotes

<> Conference fees <>

  GCA Member:     AUD$ 895  US$ 645
  non-GCA Member: AUD$ 945  US$ 685

<> Tutorial fees <>

  GCA Member:     AUD$ 365  US$ 265
  non-GCA Member: AUD$ 395  US$ 285

<> Combined Conference & Tutorial package <>

  GCA Member:     AUD$ 1195  US$ 865
  non-GCA Member: AUD$ 1275  US$ 925

The registration fee includes all conference materials,
lunch, the conference reception and entrance to the

<> Venue <>

The XML/SGML Asia Pacific '99 conference will be held at
  Hotel Mercure Sydney
  Broadway, Sydney.
    Tel: +61 2 9217 6666
    Fax: +61 2 9217 6888

The Hotel Mercure Sydney is a brand new complex located
adjacent to Sydney's Central Station and Chinatown
district. The hotel boasts excellent conference and
business facilities, a fitness centre and swimming pool.
Sydney's international airport will also be within easy
access by light rail. Further information can be found at

A number of rooms have been reserved at the special
conference rate of AUD$128 (approx US$ 85) per night for a
standard room or AUD$153 (approx US$ 95 for a deluxe room.
Accommodation and reservations are the responsibility of
individual delegates.

When making your reservation, ensure you mention you are a
delegate of the XML/SGML Asia Pacific '99 Conference or you
may be charged the full hotel rate. The cut-off for
accommodation reservations is 12 September, 1998. After
this date availability cannot be guaranteed.

Please note: there is a 10% government tax payable on the
    room rate. For further conference travel assistance
    please contact Penny at Spencer Travel, Sydney
    <penny at>.

<> Registration <>

Register via the web at

Postal and fax registrations or further information,
please contact:

 Allette Systems (Australia)
 Level 10, 91 York Street
 Sydney NSW 2000
 Email: xmlasia99 at
 Tel: (61 2) 9262 4777
 Fax: (61 2) 9262 4774

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