Call for Participation
Markup Vocabulary Customization
a Balisage pre-conference symposium

Monday, 29 July 2019
Cambria Hotel, Rockville, MD USA

If you have experience with customization of a shared vocabulary, whether as a user, creator, sponsor, or someone who has to write software to support it, we’re interested in hearing from you!

What sorts of customizations should we discuss?

We hope to find out how several vocabularies accommodate customization, with examples. Are the customizations below of interest? Are there any other types of customizations you might like to see of TEI, JATS, DITA, DocBook, or another customizable vocabulary? Send email about what vocabulary customizations you want discussed to info@balisage.net. For example, customization mechanisms that allow users to:

Contribute a paper on a topic related to Markup Vocabulary Customization

If you have experience with customization of a shared vocabulary, whether as a user, creator, sponsor, or someone who has to write software to support it, we’re interested in hearing from you!

Topics for these peer-reviewed short papers might include, but are not remotely limited to:

Help:
Just Ask:
Email: info@balisage.net for help, advice, or encouragement about a symposium submission.
Wonder if your idea will fit in at the symposium on Markup Vocabulary Customization? Ask us! Need help making your paper or proposal into XML as required for submission? Speak up; we’ll find someone to help. The only thing we won’t do is customize our schema[1] for you. :-)
When:
Dates:
  • 12 April 2019 — Paper submissions due
  • 13 May 2019 — Speakers notified
  • 12 July 2019 — Final papers due
  • 29 July 2019 — Pre-conference Symposium
  • 30 July – 2 August 2019 — Balisage: The Markup Conference
How:
Submit full papers or short paper proposals in XML to info@balisage.net
See the pages Instructions for Authors and Tag Set and Submission Guidelines for details.
Apply to the Peer Review panel


[1] Our schema (https://www.balisage.net/tagset.html) is itself a strict subset of Docbook V5, and is carved in stone. It’s hard enough to put together a conference when everyone uses the same schema, we don’t want to even imagine it with twenty variations thereof.