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Call for Participation: Balisage 2011

Balisage 2011

      Pre-conference workshop: 1 August 2011
      Conference: 2-5 August 2011
      Hotel Europa, Montreal, Canada
      Papers proposals due 8 April 2011

Balisage is an annual conference devoted to the theory and practice
of descriptive markup and related technologies for structuring and
managing information.


Paper proposals and nominations for peer reviewers are solicited for
Balisage 2011, to be held 2-5 August 2011 in Montreal.

Each year, Balisage gathers together an eclectic mix of participants
interested in markup, and puts them together in one of the world's
great cities for three and half days of discussion about points of
interest in the use of descriptive markup to build strong, lasting
information systems. Practitioners and theorists, vendors and users,
tool-users and tool-makers, all provide their perspectives at

Nominations for paper proposals and peer reviewers and are solicited.

As always, papers at Balisage can address any aspect of the use of
markup and markup languages to represent information and build
information systems. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  - XML and related technologies
  - Non-XML markup languages
  - Implementation experience with XML parsing, XSLT processors,
    XQuery processors, XProc implementations, Topic Map engines, or
    any markup-related technology
  - Case studies of markup design and deployment.
  - Recent and upcoming milestones in standards development.
  - Semantics of markup languages
  - JSON and XML
  - the future of XML (if any)
  - the future of descriptive markup (if any)

Balisage is a peer-reviewed conference. Our electronic proceedings are
freely available as part of the Balisage Series on Markup Technologies.
Get a taste of Balisage from the proceedings of previous Balisage
conferences (http://balisage.net/Proceedings/) or browse the Series
Topics List (http://balisage.net/Proceedings/topics.html).

     Submit full papers in XML to info@balisage.net
     Guidelines, DTDs, schemas, and details at
     Apply to the Peer Review panel

More Information:
     Read about Balisage: http://www.balisage.net
     Sign up for the Markup conference announcement list:
     Follow Balisage on Twitter: http://twitter.com/balisage

     11 March 2011 - Peer review applications due
      8 April 2011 - Paper submissions due
      8 April 2011 - Applications due for student support awards
       20 May 2011 - Speakers notified
       8 July 2011 - Final papers due
     1 August 2011 - Pre-conference Symposium
   2-5 August 2011 - Balisage: The Markup Conference

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


B. Tommie Usdin                        mailto:btusdin@mulberrytech.com
Mulberry Technologies, Inc.                http://www.mulberrytech.com
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Suite 207                                    Direct Line: 301/315-9634
Rockville, MD  20850                                 Fax: 301/315-8285
   Mulberry Technologies: A Consultancy Specializing in XML and SGML

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