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Call for Participation
Balisage: The Markup Conference 2014

Balisage is the premier conference on the theory, practice, design, development, and application of markup. We solicit papers on any aspect of markup and its uses; topics include but are not limited to:

Full papers should be submitted by the deadline given below. All papers are peer-reviewed — we pride ourselves that you will seldom get a more thorough, skeptical, or helpful review than the one provided by Balisage reviewers.

Bethesda, Maryland
N.B. Balisage has moved! The conference this year is in Bethesda, Maryland (home of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, just outside Washington, DC).
4-8 August 2014 (pre-conference symposium on HTML 5 on Monday, 4 August; conference proper Tuesday-Friday 5-8 August 2014)
Anyone interested in sound technical discussion of issues relating to markup is welcome at Balisage. The conference is dedicated to the exchange of useful information; many attendees have a technical bent, but managers who need to understand XML or related technologies and end users who want to understand better what their technical people are telling them, will also enjoy Balisage.
  • 28 March 2014 — Peer review applications due
  • 18 April 2014 — Paper submissions due
  • 18 April 2014 — Applications due for student support awards due
  • 20 May 2014 — Speakers notified
  • 11 July 2014 — Final papers due
  • 4 August 2014 — Pre-conference Symposium
  • 5–8 August 2014 — Balisage: The Markup Conference
Submit full papers in XML to
See the pages Instructions for Authors and Tag Set and Submission Guidelines for details.
Apply to the Peer Review panel

Help us make Balisage your favorite XML Conference. See you in August, just outside Washington, D.C.

Debbie Lapeyre
Jim Mason
C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
B. Tommie Usdin
Norm Walsh