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Balisage: where serious markup practitioners and theoreticians meet every August. If you are a markup geek and happy to be one, Balisage is the place for you. If you are NOT a markup geek but find it instructive to spend time with them now and then, you will enjoy Balisage.

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2017

1-4 August 2017 — Balisage: The Markup Conference

31 July 2017 — Symposium - Up-Translation and Up-Transformation: Tasks, Challenges, and Solutions

CAMBRiA Hotel & Suites
1 Helen Heneghan Way
Rockville, Maryland 20850
USA

Balisage is an annual conference devoted to the theory and practice of descriptive markup and related technologies for structuring and managing information.

Late-breaking Presentation Added to Program

Several late-breaking presentations have been added to Balisage 2017 program, including talks on: testing Schematron, storing XML documents in relational databases, XSLT3 in the browser, the relationship between XML schema in web protocols and APIs, a case study using the new NISO STS vocabulary, identifying plagiarized images, and processing text as a graph.

The 2017 program includes papers discussing XML vocabularies, cutting-edge digital humanities, lossless JSON/XML roundtripping, reflections on concrete syntax and abstract syntax, parsing and generation, web app development using the XML stack, managing test cases, pipelining and micropipelinging, electronic health records, rethinking imperative algorithms for XSLT and XQuery, markup and intellectual property, digitiziging Ethiopian and Eritrean manuscripts, exploring "shapes" in RDF and their relationship to schema validation, exposing XML data to users of varying technical skill, test-suite management, and use case studies about large conversion applications, DITA, and SaxonJS.

Unfamiliar with Balisage? To get a taste of Balisage, browse the Proceedings' Master Topics List by clicking on the "+" to expand the Concepts, Specifications, or Processes topics lists.


People involved with Balisage

The people making Balisage include markup theoreticians and practitioners, data modelers, designers, architects, and both aficionados and deep thinkers. We work as software developers, system architects, academics, integrators, librarians, data miners, lexicographers, integrators, archivists, document managers, standards developers, programmers, and publishers.

Conference Committee

Chair
B. Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies
Co-Chairs
Deborah A. Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies
James David Mason
C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Black Mesa Technologies
Norman Walsh, MarkLogic Corporation

Advisory Board

  • Syd Bauman, Northeastern University
  • Jeff Beck, National Library of Medicine
  • David J Birnbaum, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jon Bosak
  • Robin Cover, OASIS
  • Steve DeRose, Independent Consultant
  • Bob DuCharme, TopQuadrant
  • Patrick Durusau
  • Eric Freese, TopQuadrant
  • Eduardo Gutentag
  • G. Ken Holman, Crane Softwrights
  • Sam Hunting
  • Michael Kay, Saxonica
  • David A. Lee, Nexstra, Inc
  • Chris Lilley, World Wide Web Consortium
  • Yves Marcoux, Université de Montréal
  • Sean McGrath, Propylon
  • Mary McRae, IQ Solutions
  • Steven R. Newcomb, Coolheads Consulting
  • Wendell Piez, Piez Consulting Services
  • Allen H. Renear, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bruce Rosenblum, Inera
  • Jeni Tennison, Jeni Tennison Consulting
  • Henry S. Thompson, University of Edinburgh
  • Fabio Vitali, University of Bologna
  • Lauren Wood
  • Ann Wrightson