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!
When modelling information for a user, should we include a processing model? Or, from the user's point of view, will that processing model get in your way? Will it help you do what you need to?
It's 2020 and XProc 3.0 is out: finally, we can decompose a pipeline into something that non-experts can control. Will it make their lives easier? Will it eclipse other methods and revolutionise how content is handled?
What should the technologist do to enable users to help them make the most of markup, rather than have the code get in their way?
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.
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 contact us. If this is your first time submitting an abstract, we'd particularly love to hear from you.
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:
Is beautiful and intuitive to use
Understands and writes native XML
Produces and checks the appropriate DocBook XML format
Allows on-the-fly PDF previews
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.
Call for Papers opens
Call for Papers closes
Notification of authors
Final papers submitted
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.