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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 2018

31 July 2018–3 August 2018 … Balisage: The Markup Conference

30 July 2018 … Symposium on Markup Vocabulary Ecosystems

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

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

Calls for Participation

Balisage Conference
Symposium on Markup Vocabulary Ecosystems

The 2017 program included 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 micropipelining, electronic health records, rethinking imperative algorithms for XSLT and XQuery, markup and intellectual property, digitizing 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, archivists, document managers, standards developers, programmers, and publishers.

Conference Committee

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

Advisory Board