Welcome to the beginning of my blogs for Balisage Conference 2009 in beautiful centre-ville Montreal. Check back daily for highlights of this technical XML conference. For each formal presentation referenced in this blog, the keywords Submitted Paper will link to the relevant publication in the conference proceedings. According to the proceedings:
Balisage is a peer-reviewed conference designed to meet the needs of markup theoreticians and practitioners who are pushing the boundaries of the field. It's all about the markup: how to create it; what it means; hierarchies and overlap; modeling; taxonomies; transformation; query, searching, and retrieval; presentation and accessibility; making systems that make markup dance (or dance faster to a different tune in a smaller space) — in short, changing the world and the web through the power of markup.
See also the Extreme Markup Community site.
Photo: Hotel Europa, Second Floor Entrance to Conference (credit: Ken Sall, c'est moi)