Balisage: Final Program!

Balisage Schedule with Latebreaking Sessions is now available.

Truly an awesome lineup! I will miss the conference for the first time in a decade but let me suggest a couple of don’t miss opportunities:

  • Reverse modeling for domain-driven engineering of publishing technology, Anne Brüggemann-Klein, Tamer Demirel, Dennis Pagano, & Andreas Tai, Technische Universität München. Anytime Anne talks about meta-models it is a must see event. You will not be disappointed.
  • Extension of the type/token distinction to document structure, Claus Huitfeldt, University of Bergen Yves Marcoux, Université de Montréal, & C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Black Mesa Technologies. Hearing a sane discussion of anything from C. S. Peirce is going to be a treat. Claus and company are the ones to deliver it.
  • A streaming XSLT processor, Michael Kay, Saxonica. Get your technical boots out but while listening, think of using streaming XSLT for subject recognition. Another tool we won’t have to build.
  • IPSA RE: A New Model of Data/Document Management, Defined by Identity, Provenance, Structure, Aptitude, Revision and Events, Walter E. Perry & Fiduciary Automation. I would attend to remind Walter he owes me an email. You should attend because Walter is one of those folks who is going to reshape fiduciary disclosure as we know it. (For the better.)
  • Stone soup, C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Black Mesa Technologies. Just go. Truly remarkable. You will understand.

Ok, so that’s five (5). I said I was a topic map person, not that I could count.

Which means, I left out 28 presentations that you will be dying to see and that I would try to see if I were there. If I were to list all the ones I want to see, it would just be a copy of the schedule, albeit with some of my funny comments along with it.

August, Montreal, good food, top markup experts, excellent presentations, hall way discussions, what more could you ask for?

Seriously, simply the best markup conference of the year.

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