2020 Conference Paper Submission Is Closed

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

We'll be working towards returning in 2021 so hold on to those paper ideas, but for now, Balisage, our upcoming sister conference, is your best bet to meet like-minded markup practitioners and theoreticians.

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

This Year's Theme Is Power to the People!

We'd like to hear both points of view. What can developers do to help? What do users really want? What do they really need?

Preconference Slots Available

Do you have an idea for a preconference tutorial or workshop, or would you like to organise a preconf meetup for your favourite markup technology? We have four 90-minute slots available and would very much like to hear from you. Drop us a line with your topic, a rough outline, the intended target audience, and any other information you think we should know about, and we'll be more than happy to consider your idea.

Call for Papers Now Open!

We are using the Microsoft CMT system again this year for managing abstract submissions and peer review. Before submitting an abstract, please register as an author at https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/MARKUPUK2020/Submission/Index.

If you have any questions about submitting an abstract, about the kind of topic that might suit our audience, or about anything else to do with speaking at Markup UK, please don't hesitate to . If this is your first time submitting an abstract, we'd particularly love to hear from you.

Submission process

At the moment we would like to see extended abstracts of 500 words or more - we will ask for full papers in DocBook 5 format for all accepted abstracts before the conference.

Oxygen Authoring Tool

Not everyone loves writing their paper in emacs!

If only there were a freely available online editor, which:

Well, there is now! And because it's provided by SyncroSoft, you can also clone, edit, and generate the PDF previews directly in Oxygen XML Editor.

Important Dates

2020-02-14 Call for Papers opens
2020-03-22 Call for Papers closes
2020-04-20 Notification of authors
2020-04-26 Early-bird closes
2020-05-24 Final papers submitted

Paper Submission

The conference audience is a good mixture of markup geeks, academics, publishers, software engineers, and end users.

When you submit an abstract, it will be reviewed by our Programme Committee. If your abstract is accepted, we'll expect you to write it up as a full paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings and give a presentation at the conference itself.