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Balisage 2013 Call for Participation

Balisage is where people interested in descriptive markup meet each year in August for informed technical discussion, occasionally impassioned debate, good coffee, and the incomparable ambience of one of North America's greatest cities, Montreal. We welcome anyone interested in discussing the use of descriptive markup to build strong, lasting information systems.  

Practitioner or theorist, tool-builder or tool-user, student or lecturer -- you are invited to submit a paper proposal for Balisage 2013. 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
  * Big Data and XML 
  * Implementation experience with XML parsing, XSLT processors, XQuery processors, 
    XML databases, XProc integrations, or any markup-related technology
  * Semantics, overlap, and other complex fundamental issues for markup languages
  * Case studies of markup design and deployment
  * Quality of information in markup systems
  * JSON and XML
  * Efficiency of Markup Software
  * Markup systems in and for the mobile web
  * The future of XML and of descriptive markup in general
  * Interesting applications of markup

In addition, please consider becoming a Peer Reviewer. Reviewers play a critical role towards the success of Balisage. They review blind submissions -- on topics that interest them -- for technical merit, interest, and applicability.  Your comments and recommendations can assist the Conference Committee in creating the program for Balisage 2013!

  * Submit full papers in XML to <info@balisage.net>
  * See the Instructions for Authors (http://www.balisage.net/authorinstructions.html)
    and Tag Set and Submission Guidelines (http://www.balisage.net/tagset.html) for details.
  * Apply to the Peer Review panel (http://www.balisage.net/peer/ReviewAppForm.html)

  15 March 2013 -  Peer review applications due
  19 April 2013 -  Paper submissions due
  19 April 2013 -  Applications due for student support awards due
  21 May 2013   -  Speakers notified
  12 July 2013  -  Final papers due
  5 August 2013 -  Pre-conference Symposium on XForms
  6-9 August 2013 - Balisage: The Markup Conference

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

-- The Balisage 2013 Conference Committee

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2013          mailto:info@balisage.net
August 6-9, 2013                               http://www.balisage.net
Preconference XForms Symposium                          August 5, 2013

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