Markup UK

1–3 June 2023

A Conference about XML and Other Markup Technologies

Proceedings now live

The proceedings of the 2023 conference are now live as both HTML and PDF.

Thank You

This year's conference is over. Thank you, sponsors, speakers, attendees - everyone who helped Markup UK 2023 happen!

Next year, we'll all meet in the Czech Republic for XML Prague. Markup UK will return in 2025.

Arrival and joining instructions

If attending in person, please make your way to the Mile End campus of Queen Mary University. The campus is located a short walk from two tube stations, Stepney Green and Mile End:

A detailed map of the campus, including building accessibility information, is available here. Full details are on the campus' own website.

You can enter the campus by the Clock Tower (no.20 on the map) onto Queens' Square. Please go straight to the Francis Bancroft Building (no.31), where the conference will take place. There is no need to go to main reception.

Once inside the Bancroft Building, you will find the Markup UK registration desk in the foyer.

For London public transport details, visit the TFL website.

Please note that rail strikes are planned for Wednesday, Friday and Saturday this week. For alerts and details of how this affects your journey, please visit the National Rail website. We understand that Eurostar and London Underground services are unaffected.

Zoom and virtual attendance

In view of this, please be aware that we will be circulating details of how to join the Friday and Saturday sessions via Zoom to all attendees, in case you were planning to attend in person but circumstances don't allow this.

We will be sending this information out via our Zoom account in time for the first session on Friday. If you have any difficulty joining, just email us, and we'll be happy to help.

2023 Schedule Is Here

We're very pleased to present to you the schedule for Markup UK 2023.

Remote Attendance

For those of you unable to attend Markup UK in person, you can enjoy the two main conference days remotely. Head over to the registration form and choose Online. For more information, see the Registration page.

2023 Speakers Announced

Our 2023 speakers have been announced. For further details, see the preliminary lineup.

Preconference Thursday?

Many people have been asking about Thursday 1 June: Is it a preconference day? Will there be opportunities for our community to meet? Will there be tutorials?

The simple answer is yes. We'll be publishing more details in the coming weeks.

Registration Is Now Open

Head over to the registration page for more information!

Call for Papers

This year's theme is markup quality assurance. How do we ensure quality in our semantics, processing, and publishing? Is there such a thing as good markup, or bad, for that matter? Head over to the speakers page for more information!

Or, submit your abstract now.

2023 Conference Dates Announced

Markup UK is pleased to announce that the next edition of the conference will take place from Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd June 2023. The venue - yes, we are thrilled to welcome you all in person! - will be the Queen Mary University of London, the Mile End campus.

We will publish further details when registration opens within the next few weeks, but do contact us if you have any queries via info at markupuk dot org.

We look forward to hosting our fifth year's conference and to welcoming attendees both new and from previous years.

The Organizing Committee
Markup UK 2023

Markup UK and XML Prague Joint Announcement

The XML Prague and Markup UK conferences have between them provided the markup community with a unique opportunity to meet, learn, and share ideas for many years. Over the last two years, the global pandemic has had a considerable impact on physical conferences – some have had to be cancelled, others have taken place online or in hybrid form. It seems that the winter season will be affected by COVID-19 in the coming years and that it will no longer be a good time of year to hold a conference.

The organising committees of both conferences have been considering how best to serve the markup community under these new conditions. We are pleased to announce a solution that will enable as many XML experts and users to meet together as possible. 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.

For more information, please see and and the usual social media channels.

Markup UK and XML Prague Organisation Committees

Planet Earth, December 10th, 2021


2021 Archived

The 2021 proceedings are available in HTML and PDF formats.

The 2021 Markup UK conference is now over.

Many thanks to everyone involved - attendees, speakers, sponsors, and organisers - for making this year's conference happen. See you next year, hopefully in person!

Steven Pemberton's two-part XForms tutorial, with Part 1 on Friday morning and Part 2 on Saturday morning, requires a small amount of software to be installed.

While you can follow the tutorial online, you need to download the software (Gzipped tarball for Linux/MacOS or zip archive for Windows) to do the exercises yourself. Further instructions will be provided to the attendees in the coming days.

Registration is now open!

Head over to the registration form and join us on 21-22 May.

The CFP is now closed.

Registration, on the other hand, will open very shortly. We promise!

A Clarification Is in Order

We're NOT going to make any recorded presentations available after the 2021 conference, nor will we keep said recordings. We've been considering prerecording some or all conference presentations after experiencing first-hand the realities of online presentations during the past year, but also because when Markup UK 2021 was still to happen in hybrid format, it was a simple way of ensuring that the show can go on, regardless of last-minute changes to the global situation.

Important Dates

We've added some important dates to the Schedule page.

2021 CFP Now Open

This year's theme is The Future of Distributed Markup Systems. If you have a story to tell, find out more here!

The 2020 Webinars Are Available on YouTube

Head over to our YouTube channel to watch.

Thank You!

Sadly, June and our webinar sessions are now both over. Huge thanks must go to our presenters, Achim Berndzen, David Maus, Liam Quin, Adam Retter, and Erik Siegel, but also to everyone who attended.

2020 Conference Cancelled

Due to the extraordinary circumstances, we've had no option but to cancel this year's conference.

Unfortunately, the ever-increasing risks associated with the widespread coronavirus have led us to a decision that, although appropriate under these unique circumstances, undoubtedly will be disappointing to many. This year's conference has been cancelled and we'll be working towards returning in 2021.

Those of you who already registered will, of course, be refunded in full.

Thank you for your interest and support, and please stay safe.

Regarding the Covid-19 Crisis

We're currently looking into what the current crisis will mean for this year's Markup UK conference and will publish more shortly. Stay tuned.

Power to the People!

This year's theme is Power to the People. It's all about enabling users and make sure markup serves them rather than the other way around. Do you have a story to tell? Tell us!

Preconference Slots Available

If you have an idea for a preconference tutorial, workshop, or meeting, head over to the Speakers page for more information.

Markup UK Student Discount

We've reserved a limited number of student seats, available for £99 excl VAT. Use the discount code MUK2020STUDENT when registering to claim yours. Please note that we will require proof of your student status at the registration desk.

Early-bird Registration Now Open

Up for three days of markup goodness in London in June? Early-bird registration is now open!

If you're at XML Prague, make sure to grab one of our business cards at the registration desk. Not only will it remind you of the Markup UK dates to mark in your calendar for June, there's also a discount code for XML Prague attendees only!

CFP Now Open

The Call for Papers is now open! If you have a topic you wish to present in London in June, let us hear about it!

CFP and Early-bird to Open

We'll be opening the Call for Papers and the early-bird registration during XML Prague next week. For those of you attending, there will be an XML Prague discount, too. Stay tuned.

XML Prague Is Soon Upon Us

XML Prague, our sister conference, is happening on 13–15 February and is thus less than a month away. While booking your flights and looking forward to this year's presentations, you should also start thinking about your markup stories for Markup UK 2020, as we'll be opening the Call for Papers during XML Prague. Or, if you are more of a listener, we'll also be opening early-bird registration then.

Website reorganisation!

We're making room for next year's conference. The previous years have now been archived at 2018 and 2019, and the HTML versions of the proceedings are at 2018 and 2019.

Conference proceedings now live!

Available as both HTML and PDF.

Authoring Tools and Frameworks available

Head over to the Speaker's Page for an exciting announcement courtesy of one of our sponsors, oXygen XML Editor!

Looking for a place to stay?

Please see the Venue Page for an updated accommodation list near to King's College.

Preliminary Programme Schedule Announced

See the Schedule Page for more and make sure you register.

Preconference Tutorials and Conference Preliminary Programme Announced

The preconference day will bring you the latest on CSS Paged Media, XForms, and XProc 3.0 in the form of tutorials by some of the world's leading experts on these exciting technologies, while the conference programme promises to be an exciting mix of dragons, railway engineering with XML, markup myths, XQuery, and accessibility. For more, see the Schedule Page.

Early-bird Extended to Sunday

We are extending the early-bird registration deadline to Sunday the 5th of May. We'll have more programme details available within the next day or two so there will be plenty of time to take advantage of the early-bird rates.

Author Notification Delay

We're running a few days late with notifying the authors and will move any affected deadlines accordingly, including early-bird registration. Stay tuned!

Registration is now open!

For more details, see the Registration page.

We've had a few reports about difficulties when registering - see the registration page for more on what should happen, and/or drop us a line and we'll sort it out!

Abstract Submissions now open!

Do you have something that you could share with a larger audience? Now is a good time to send us an extended abstract or a full paper. Call for papers closes on 8th of April!

Before submitting an abstract, you need to register as an author at

We are excited to hear your ideas, however they relate to markup languages!

Find out more on our speakers page.

Preconference Day on 7 June

We're organising a Markup UK 2019 preconference day on Friday the 7th of June, before the conference weekend. More details to be announced soon!

2019 Conference Venue Announced

Markup UK 2019 will be held at King’s College London's Bush House.

2019 Conference Dates Announced

Markup UK 2019 will take place in London over the weekend of the 8th and 9th of June. Watch this space for an announcement of the venue, coming soon.

2018 Pages Archived

The 2018 pages have now been archived.


While waiting for this year's conference, why not check out the fun last year?

2018 Conference Proceedings

A web version is right here, as is the PDF.