International Symposium on Native XML user interfaces
This came across the wire this morning and I need your help interpreting it.
Why would you want to have an interface to XML?
All these years I have been writing XML in Emacs because XML wasn’t supposed to have an interface.
Brave hearts, male, female and unknown, struggling with issues too obscure for mere mortals.
Now I find that isn’t supposed to be so? You can imagine my reaction.
I moved my laptop a bit closer to the peat fire to make sure I read it properly. Waiting for the ox cart later this week to take my complaint to the local bishop about this disturbing innovation.
15 March 2013 — Peer review applications due
19 April 2013 — Paper submissions due
19 April 2013 — Applications due for student support awards due
21 May 2013 — Speakers notified
12 July 2013 — Final papers due
5 August 2013 — International Symposium on Native XML user interfaces
6–9 August 2013 — Balisage: The Markup Conference
International Symposium on
Native XML user interfaces
Monday August 5, 2013 Hotel Europa, Montréal, Canada
XML is everywhere. It is created, gathered, manipulated, queried, browsed, read, and modified. XML systems need user interfaces to do all of these things. How can we make user interfaces for XML that are powerful, simple to use, quick to develop, and easy to maintain?
How are we building user interfaces today? How can we build them tomorrow? Are we using XML to drive our user interfaces? How?
This one-day symposium is devoted to the theory and practice of user interfaces for XML: the current state of implementations, practical case studies, challenges for users, and the outlook for the future development of the technology.
Relevant topics include:
- Editors customized for specific purposes or users
- User interfaces for creation, management, and use of XML documents
- Uses of XForms
- Making tools for creation of XML textual documents
- Using general-purpose user-interface libraries to build XML interfaces
- Looking at XML, especially looking at masses of XML documents
- XML, XSLT, and XQuery in the browser
- Specialized user interfaces for specialized tasks
- XML vocabularies for user-interface specification
Presentations can take a variety of forms, including technical papers, case studies, and tool demonstrations (technical overviews, not product pitches).
This is the same conference I wrote about in: Markup Olympics (Balisage) [No Drug Testing].
In times of lean funding for conferences, if you go to a conference this year, it really should be Balisage.
You will be the envy of your co-workers and have tales to tell your grandchildren.
Not bad for one conference registration fee.