May 21, 2010

Balisage 2010 - XML Conference - Schedule Posted!

"Balisage: The Markup Conference" ( is an annual peer-reviewed XML conference: how to create markup; 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).

Come to lovely Montreal, Canada from August 3rd to 6th for four action-packed days of angle brackets! Here’s a baker dozen (or so) sampling from the much larger list of Balisage 2010 presentations:

  • gXML, a new approach to cultivating XML trees in Java
  • Java integration of XQuery — an information unit oriented approach
  • Reverse modeling for domain-driven engineering of publishing technology
  • Managing semantics in XML vocabularies
  • XML pipeline processing in the browser
  • Where XForms meets the glass: Bridging between data and interaction design
  • Schema component paths for schema analysis
  • A streaming XSLT processor
  • Multi-structured documents and the emergence of annotations vocabularies
  • Processing arbitrarily large XML using a persistent DOM
  • Automatic upconversion using XProc
  • Scripting documents with XQuery
  • XQuery design patterns
  • Parallel processing and your XML data

Want to travel on the weekend so you can talk about angle brackets for an extra day? Then register for the pre-conference symposium on August 2nd, “XML for the Long Haul: Issues in the Long-term Preservation of XML”.

Schedule At-a-Glance:

Detailed schedule with descriptions:

XML for the Long Haul:

Tower of Modern Babel Contest - Chance to win an Apple 15" (i5) MacBook Pro, Apple MacBook Air or USD $2000:

Sponsors include: Mark Logic, oXygen XML Editor, and the FLWOR Foundation. Co-sponsors include: W3C, OASIS, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, XML Guild, TEI Encoding Initiative, Washington Area SGML/XML Users Group, Philadelphia XML Users Group, and many more. Balisage 2010 is a production of Mulberry Technologies, Inc., a Washington area XML and SGML consultancy.