XML News from Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mulberry Technologies has announced the second annual Balisage: The Markup Conference, to take place in Montreal August 11-14, 2009. "Balisage: The Markup Conference is designed for 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; and performance. In short, it's a technical XML Conference; it's an XSL Conference; it's a conference about XQuery, RDF, XSD, SGML, LMNL, XSL-FO, XTM, micro-formats, SVG, MathML, OWL, TexMECS, RNG, UBL, and a lot more. Balisage welcomes papers about topic maps, document modeling, archival markup, ontologies and vocabulary development, metadata, content management, versioning, and other markup-related topics." This is the successor to the popular and fun Extreme Markup Languages Conference: same organizers (good), same hotel (bad), but no longer under the auspices of the GCA.