On 16 November 2023, in Lyon (France), a workshop will be held (in French) focusing on people who choose their tools carefully when writing or manipulating text. Tools such as LATEX, Markdown, HTML, XML-TEI, and the myriad scripting languages. Registration is required. Schedule of talks and more information: https://www.ixxi.fr/agenda/seminaires/libres-ecritures-numeriques This workshop will be streamed and recorded.
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Adam Retter writes:
XML Slack Workspace
There's a new Slack Workspace for the XML Community announced with a link in an article on XML.com. This is a vendor independent workspace, hosted by Lauren Wood and XML.com, and equally open to XSLT, XQuery, XForms, or whatever X technology. (Thanks to Debbie Lapeyre for the pointer.)
Online, there's the XML Specification and the ancillary documentation available from the W3C; Robin Cover's XML Cover Pages with an extensive list of online reference material and links to software; and a summary and condensed FAQ from Tim Bray; and thousands of reference resources available by typing ‘xml’ into Google or other search engine.
For offline resources, see the lists of books, articles, and software for XML in Robin Cover's XML Cover Pages (articles and books). That site should always be your first port of call for archived resources.
For access to experts, particularly in consultancy and training, see the XML Guild, whose members form a consortium of some of the best independent XML consultants in the world.
The events listed below are the ones I have been told about. Please mail me if you come across others: there are many other XML events around the world, and most of them are announced at conferences, on Twitter, and on the mailing lists and newsgroups.
This list covers events in the field of Markup, both XML and non-XML (eg LATEX, Markdown, etc).
- Libres écritures numériques
- GUTenberg 2023
The next GUT annual meeting will take place on November 18 in Paris, with a day of talks and discussions. Details at https://framaforms.org/inscription-a-la-journee-gutenberg-2023-du-18-novembre-2023-1695645002.
- Face/Interface 2023
The meeting takes place December 1 and December 2 at Stanford. The topic () is about non-Latin typography and more, with Chuck Bigelow as the keynote speaker. The event is free, but pre-registration is required at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faceinterface-global-type-design-and-human-computer-interaction-tickets-720692238887 (list of talks is also on that page). We do not know if the conference will be streamed or recorded.
- DANTE 2024
- TUG 2024
Following the very successful online meetings of past years, the TEX Users Group 2024 meeting will take place in Prague (Czech Republic), summer 2024, with Tom Hejda leading the local organization. We are still in the early stages of planning the meeting. When available, dates and all else will be posted at http://tug.org/tug2024 and other usual places.
Done and dusted
- Declarative Amsterdam 5
The fifth edition of Declarative Amsterdam will take place on 2 and 3 November 2023 at the Science Park, Amsterdam. It will be a hybrid conference with the opportunity to attend live or online, for both attendees and presenters.
The first day will feature tutorials, combining presentations and hands-on sessions to give an introduction to specific topics. The second day will be a symposium, with shorter presentations. Speakers can discuss new ideas, frameworks, applications of declarative methods, and best practices.
Declarative techniques are a style of computing that expresses the purpose of computation without describing its control flow. It allows you to focus on the ‘what’, rather than the ‘how’. While the conference is mainly focused on XML and related technologies, much of the underlying principle holds true for the LATEX user interface also.
Declarative Amsterdam will have presentations on past experiences, current trends and future perspectives in fields such as functional programming, declarative data modelling, databases, XML and related technologies, JSON, CSS, semantic web, data science, data visualization, grammars, parsing, and domain-specific languages.
- Future of Text vol IV
The fourth annual Symposium on the Future of Text will be held in London (and online) on the 4th of October 2023. This is to announce ‘The Future of Text’ Vol IV which is now open for proposals (see below).
This year we are focusing on text to extend cognition in extended environments, from paper in notebooks to reams of paper across tables and onto walls, with screens, projections and head mounted devices, interacted with directly as well as through AI.
If you are able to attend on the day in London, please contact mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so that your name can be on the door for the venue.
You may choose to propose an article for the book, a presentation for the symposium or both.
- ConTEXt 2023
The 17th International ConTEXt meeting will be held on September 10-16th, 2023, in Prague-Sibřina, Czech Republic.
- Balisage 2023
Balisage is the premier conference on the theory, practice, design, development, and application of markup. We solicit papers on any aspect of markup and its uses, including XML, XSLT, xQuery, JSON, TEX, Markdown, and many others. The conference will run from 31 July to 4 August, and will be virtual again this year, so local watch-parties are encouraged.
Many aspects of LATEX markup are closely related to the use of XML markup and the handling of structured documents.
- TUG 2023
Following the very successful online meetings of past years, the TEX Users Group 2023 meeting will take place at the Hotel Collegium Leoninum, Noeggerathstrasse 34, 53111 Bonn, Germany from July 14–16, with a Tagged PDF developers’ workshop on July 13; physically if possible but the conference will be streamed.
- DANTE 2023
The 65th annual meeting of the Deutschsprachige Anwendervereinigung TEX e.V. (DANTE) will take place on July 13, 2023 in Bonn (https://www.dante.de/veranstaltungen/dante2023/), immediately prior to the topic ‘TUG 2023’ in question A.15 on ‘Where do I find more information about XML?’.
- MarkupUK 2023
MarkupUK 2023: although primarily related to XML, all forms of markup are discussed. From 2022, Markup UK and XML Prague will be held in alternate years, starting with XML Prague. We are looking forward to meeting you in June 2022 in Prague and on 1–3 June 2023 at the Mile End campus of Queen Mary University of London.
- GuIT 2023
The GuIT meeting 2023, the 19th Italian conference on TEX, LATEX and digital typography, will be held in Rome on May 20, 2023. For further details: https://www.guitex.org/home/en/meeting.
- BachoTEX 2023
Jerzy Ludwichowski writes: The war in Ukraine is raging still, but none the less we decided to organize BachoTEX 2023, and to make up for the lost time by keeping the same theme as the cancelled 2020 conference, “A model kit: modeling and implementing text typesetting in TEX and other systems”. The dates are from 29th of April until 3rd of May, 2023, at Bachotek near Brodnica, in the north-east of Poland. Registrations will be announced separately as soon as possible.
- Declarative Amsterdam 4
Following the last three years’ successful editions of Declarative Amsterdam, the fourth edition of Declarative Amsterdam conference will take place at CWI (Science Park, Amsterdam) on 7–8 November 2022.
We anticipate by November that we will be able to hold the conference on-site, but we are planning to broadcast and interact on-line as well. The first day will feature tutorials, combining presentations and hands-on sessions to give an introduction to specific topics. The second day is a symposium, and will consist of shorter presentations. Speakers can discuss new ideas, frameworks, applications of declarative methods, and best practices.
- BachoTEX 2022
Once again the Polish Grupa Użytkowników Systemu TEX (GUST) Board and the BachoTEX conference Organizing Committee decided to call it off because of the returning dangerous waves of SARS-CoV-2 infections.
Those of you who have been to Bachotek know that one of the main strengths of our conferences is the proximity of dozens like minded people during several days of intensive work and discussions, with almost no ways for evasion. This creates an environment for generating new ideas, gaining knowledge effortlessly as if by inhaling and — last but not least — supporting friendships. Citing Bogusław Jackowski: “ideas are created between heads”.
Unfortunately such physical conditions in the times of an epidemic are a serious weakness. Just try to imagine problems with even one case of an infection in such conditions…
For the future: BachoTEX in 2023 will be, on standard dates, with the same leading theme as for 2020, “A model kit: modeling and implementing text typesetting in TEX and other systems”. Keep fingers crossed!
- Balisage 2022
The Balisage markup conference is the principal technical meeting specifically about markup, including XML, TEX, Markdown, and many others. The 2022 meeting will be held August 1–5. We don’t yet know if it will be all virtual or hybrid, with some in-person component(s).
- TUG 2022
Following the very successful online meetings in 2020 and 2021, the TEX Users Group 2022 meeting will also be held online, on 20–24 July via Zoom, under the auspices of the University of Adelaide, Australia.
- XML Prague 2022
XML Prague 2022 will take place 9–11 June 2022. From 2022, both Markup UK and XML Prague will be held in alternate years, starting with XML Prague. We are looking forward to meeting you in June 2022 in Prague and in May/June 2023 in London.