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Conferences and Other Public Events

We give talks on XML, analysis, XSLT and XPath, and SGML at conferences, as well as to industry and user groups. A schedule of our speaking engagements is provided below. If you would like more information about any of the presentations listed on this page, feel free to follow the links to the conference websites and to abstracts on our Papers and Presentations page.

2017

eXtyles User Group Meeting
(Cambridge, MA)
November 2-3, 2017 Deborah A. Lapeyre
XPath: the Secret to Success with XSLT, XQuery, and Schematron
Tommie Usdin
Just Enough JATS, BITS, and STS
XML Summer School
(St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford)
September 17-22, 2017 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Hands-on Introduction to XML
Balisage: The Markup Conference 2017 August 1-4, 2017 B. Tommie Usdin
It is time to make ourselves clear
Abel Braaksma, John Lumley, Adam Retter, and Tommie Usdin
Optimization Panel
Up-Translation and Up-Transformation: Tasks, Challenges, and Solutions a Balisage pre-conference symposium July 31, 2017
XML London June 10 - 11, 2017 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Closing Keynote: Bespoke, Bewildered, and Bebothered
Oxygen Users Meetup May 5, 2017 Tommie Usdin
Oxygen for training classes
JATS-Con (Journal Article Tag Suite Conference)
(Lister Hill Auditorium at the U.S. National Library of Medicine on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland)
April 25-26, 2017 B. Tommie Usdin, Deborah A. Lapeyre, Laura Randall, and Jeffrey Beck
In pursuit of family harmony: Introducing the JATS Compatibility Meta Model
B. Tommie Usdin, Deborah A. Lapeyre, Laura Randall, and Jeffrey Beck
Circling in on the JATS Compatibility Meta-Model
XML for Standards Publishers: A NISO Connections Live Event
(The Library of Congress, Washington, DC)
April 24, 2017 B. Tommie Usdin
XML for Standards: Options and Opportunities

2016

XML Summer School
(St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford)
September 11-16, 2016 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Hands-on Introduction to XML
Balisage: The Markup Conference 2016 August 2-5, 2016 B. Tommie Usdin, Deborah A. Lapeyre, Laura Randall, and Jeffrey Beck
Graceful tag set extension
XML In, Web Out: International Symposium on sub rosa XML August 1, 2016
JATS-Con (Journal Article Tag Suite Conference)
(Natcher Conference Center on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD)
April 12-13, 2016 B. Tommie Usdin
So You Want to Adopt JATS. What Decisions Do You Need to Make?
Force11 Data Citation Implementation Pilot (DCIP) Project Kick-Off Workshop
(Boston, MA)
February 3, 2016 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Citing data with JATS

2015

eXtyles User Group Meeting 2015
(Cambridge, MA)
November 12-13, 2015 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Manipulating XML Content: The Concepts and Practice of XSLT
(post-conference tutorial)
XML Summer School
(St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford)
September 13-18, 2015 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Hands-on Introduction to XML
Balisage: The Markup Conference 2015 August 11-14, 2015 B. Tommie Usdin
The art of the elevator pitch
(doi:10.4242/BalisageVol15.Usdin01)
Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup August 10, 2015
Workshop on Common Models and APIs for Data Publishing and Citation (preceding Dataverse Community Meeting 2015)
(IQSS, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)
June 9, 2015 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Including Data in the Standardized Markup for Journal Articles (NISO JATS)
JATS-Con (Journal Article Tag Suite Conference)
(Natcher Conference Center on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD)
April 21-22, 2015 B. Tommie Usdin, Deborah A. Lapeyre, and Carter M. Glass
Superimposing Business Rules on JATS
April 20, 2015 B. Tommie Usdin and Deborah Lapeyre
What’s New in JATS since 1.0?
(tutorial)

2014

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2014 August 5-8, 2014 B. Tommie Usdin
First Person: The art of the elevator pitch
Up-Translation and Up-Transformation: Tasks, Challenges, and Solutions a Balisage pre-conference symposium July 31, 2017
eXtyles User Group Meeting 2014
(Cambridge, MA)
November 13-14, 2014 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Schematron for QA and Reporting
(post-conference tutorial)
XML Summer School
(St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford)
September 14-19, 2014 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Hands-on Introduction to XML
JATS-Con (Journal Article Tag Suite Conference)
(Natcher Conference Center on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD)
April 1-2, 2014 B. Tommie Usdin
When the “One Size Fits Most” tagset doesn’t fit you
March 31, 2014 B. Tommie Usdin and Deborah Lapeyre
Introduction to the Book Interchange Tag Suite
(tutorial)

2013

eXtyles User Group Meeting 2013
(Cambridge, MA)
November 14-15, 2013 Deborah A. Lapeyre
JATS and BITS Update
Impromptu JATS Users Group Meeting
(Washington, DC)
October 22, 2013 Meeting Proceedings
XML Summer School
(St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford)
September 15-20, 2013 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Hands-on Introduction to XML
Balisage: The Markup Conference 2013 August 6-9, 2013 B. Tommie Usdin
The semantics of “semantic”
(doi:10.4242/BalisageVol10.Usdin01)
International Symposium on Native XML User Interfaces August 5, 2013
Information Standards Quarterly Spring 2013, 25(1): 19-21 B. Tommie Usdin
JATS: A New Standard from an Old Specification
(doi:10.3789/isqv25no1.2013.04)

2012

BITS — JATS for Books
(free seminar on Book Interchange Tag Suite)
December 18, 2012
November 29, 2012
B. Tommie Usdin and Deborah A. Lapeyre
JATS-Con (Journal Article Tag Suite Conference)
(Natcher Conference Center on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD)
October 16-17, 2012 Silvio Peroni, Deborah Lapeyre, and David Shotton
Mapping JATS to RDF using the SPAR (Semantic Publishing and Referencing) Ontologies
October 15, 2012 Deborah Lapeyre
Introduction to Schematron
(tutorial)
XML Summer School
(St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford)
September 16-21, 2012 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Hands-on Introduction to XML
Balisage: The Markup Conference 2012 August 7-10, 2012 B. Tommie Usdin
Things change, or, the “real meaning” of technical terms
(doi:10.4242/BalisageVol8.Usdin01)
Wendell Piez
Luminescent: Parsing LMNL by XSLT upconversion
(doi:10.4242/BalisageVol8.Piez01)
International Symposium on Quality Assurance and Quality Control in XML August 6, 2012
Workshop on Data Modeling and Knowledge Organization in the Humanities
(Brown University, Providence, RI)
March 2012 Wendell Piez
Data Modeling in the Humanities: Three Questions and One Experiment

2011

JATS-Con (Journal Article Tag Suite Conference)
(Natcher Conference Center on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD)
September 26-27, 2011 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Introduction to Multi-language Documents in NISO JATS
Wendell Piez
Taming the Beast: JATS data, non-JATS data, and XML Namespaces
B. Tommie Usdin
The future of the JATS: the probable, the possible, and the unlikely
XML Summer School
(St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford)
September 18-23, 2011 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Hands-on Introduction to XML
Balisage: The Markup Conference 2011 August 2-5, 2011 B. Tommie Usdin
Serendipity
(doi:10.4242/BalisageVol7.Usdin01)
Wendell Piez
Generic microformats for coverage, comprehensiveness, and adaptability
(doi:10.4242/BalisageVol7.Piez01)
International Symposium on Document-oriented XML: A working session on identifying attainable expectations August 1, 2011

2010

JATS-Con (Journal Article Tag Suite Conference)
(Natcher Conference Center on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD)
November 1-2, 2010 Wendell Piez
Fitting the Journal Publishing 3.0 Preview Stylesheets to Your Needs: Capabilities and Customizations
Deborah A. Lapeyre
Why Create a Subset of a Public Tag Set
XML Summer School
(St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford)
September 5-10, 2010 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Hands-on Introduction to XML: Through the Looking Glass (Lesson 2.2, an introduction to XSLT and XPath)
Deborah A. Lapeyre
Hands-on Introduction to XML: Transformers, transform! (Lesson 2.3, transformations in action)
Balisage: The Markup Conference 2010 August 3-6, 2010 B. Tommie Usdin
The high cost of risk aversion
(doi:10.4242/BalisageVol5.Usdin01)
XML for the Long Haul: Issues in the Long-term Preservation of XML August 2, 2010
NISO Update at 2010 ALA Annual Conference June 27, 2010 B. Tommie Usdin and Jeff Beck
Creation of File Formats (in “Simplifying Digital Content: Standards from Creation to Distribution and Access”)
B. Tommie Usdin and Jeff Beck
Standardized Markup for Journal Articles in “LITA Standards Interest Group”
Classes on NLM Tag Suite 3.0
  • NLM Tag Suite 3.0 and Documents
  • Customizing the NLM Journal Archiving and Interchange 3.0 Tag Sets
March 9-10, 2010

2009

XML-in-Practice 2009 September 30 - October 1, 2009 Deborah A. Lapeyre
The National Library of Medicine Tag Suite for Journal Articles: Taking Over the World of XML Journal Publishing
XML Summer School
(St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford)
September 20-25, 2009 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Hands-on Introduction to XML: Through the Looking Glass (Lesson 2.2, an introduction to XSLT and XPath)
Deborah A. Lapeyre
Hands-on Introduction to XML: Transformers, transform! (Lesson 2.3, transformations in action)
Balisage: The Markup Conference 2009 August 11-14, 2009 B. Tommie Usdin
Standards considered harmful
(doi:10.4242/BalisageVol3.Usdin01)
Wendell Piez
How to Play XML: Markup Technologies as Nomic Game
(doi:10.4242/BalisageVol3.Piez01)
International Symposium on Processing XML Efficiently: Overcoming Limits on Space, Time, or Bandwidth August 10, 2009
Summer XML 2009 Conference
(Raleigh, NC)
July 27-28, 2009 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Introduction to Schematron
Deborah A. Lapeyre
Introduction to XSLT Concepts
Classes and Symposium on NLM Tag Suite 3.0
  • NLM Tag Suite 3.0 and Documents
  • User Experience with the NLM Tag Sets
  • Customizing the NLM Journal Archiving and Interchange 3.0 Tag Sets
April 29 - May 1, 2009

2008

Amsterdam Overlap Workshop December 1-5, 2008 Wendell Piez
LMNL in Miniature
XML-in-Practice 2008 December 9, 2008 Wendell Piez
Introduction to Schematron
Philadelphia XML Users Group November 12, 2008 Wendell Piez and Deborah A. Lapeyre
Introduction to Schematron
Balisage: The Markup Conference 2008 August 12-15, 2008 B. Tommie Usdin
Cool versus useful
(doi:10.4242/BalisageVol1.Usdin01)
International Symposium on Versioning XML Documents and Vocabularies August 11, 2008 Deborah A. Lapeyre
A non-backwards-compatible update: a difficult decision
(doi:10.4242/BalisageVol2.Lapeyre01)
DC XML Users Group January 16, 2008 Deborah A. Lapeyre and Wendell Piez
Introductory Schematron

2007

Silverchair’s Blog December 13, 2007 Interview with B. Tommie Usdin, President, Mulberry Technologies
(reprinted from Silverchair’s newsletter, Context Matters)
XML 2007 December 3-5, 2007 B. Tommie Usdin and Wendell Piez
Separating Mapping from Coding in Transformation Tasks
Deborah A. Lapeyre and Wendell Piez
Introductory Schematron
(tutorial)
Text Encoding Initiative
7th Annual Member’s Meeting
November 1-2, 2007 B. Tommie Usdin
TEI at 20: Congratulations! The Next 20 Will Tell the Tale
Wendell Piez
SIG Panel discussion: Markup schema as Theory
Extreme Markup Languages® 2007 August 7-10, 2007 B. Tommie Usdin
Riding the wave, riding for a fall, or just along for the ride?
International Workshop on Markup of Overlapping Structures August 6, 2007 Wendell Piez
LMNL (Layered Markup and Annotation Language)
XML Summer School
(Wadham College, University of Oxford)
July 23-27, 2007 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Requirements for Managing and Delivering Information as XML
Digital Humanities 2007 June 2-8, 2007 Wendell Piez
Form and Format: Towards a Semiotics of Digital Text Encoding

2006

Association of American Publishers Annual Medical Publishing Practicum November 8, 2006 B. Tommie Usdin
XML: What Is It? And Why Should It Matter to Me?
(moderator)
B. Tommie Usdin
What Does a Publisher Need to Know, and Decide, about XML?
Extreme Markup Languages® 2006 August 2006 Wendell Piez and Deborah A. Lapeyre
Introduction to XPath 2.0
(tutorial)
Wendell Piez
The Layered Markup and Annotation Language (LMNL)
Tri-XML 2006 Conference July 27, 2006 Wendell Piez
A High-Level Overview of XML
Wendell Piez
Document Model Selection: Off-the-Shelf, Altered-to-Fit, or Bespoke?
XML Summer School
(Wadham College, University of Oxford)
July 24-25, 2006 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Requirements for Managing and Delivering Information as XML
Xplor Mid Atlantic April 20, 2006 Deborah A. Lapeyre and B. Tommie Usdin
What is XML and Why Should You Care?
SD West March 14, 2006 Deborah A. Lapeyre
The Complete XPath 1.0
March 15, 2006 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Converting HTML to XML
Deborah A. Lapeyre
The Real Basics of XSLT 1.0
Xplor 2006 February 1, 2006 Deborah A. Lapeyre
XML Tutorials: Introduction to XSLT Concepts
Deborah A. Lapeyre
XML Tutorials: Introduction to XSL-FO Concepts (Printing Directly from XML)
February 2, 2006 Deborah A. Lapeyre
What is XML and Why Should You Care?
B. Tommie Usdin
How and Why are Companies Using XML?
B. Tommie Usdin
Moving to XML: The Investment
February 3, 2006 B. Tommie Usdin
Why XML for Print?
Deborah A. Lapeyre
XML in Print Production
DC XML Users Group January 18, 2006 Deborah A. Lapeyre and Wendell Piez
Introduction to XPath 2.0

2005

XML 2005 Nov. 14, 2005 Wendell Piez
The Compleat XPath 1.0
(tutorial)
Wendell Piez
Introduction to XPath 2.0
(tutorial)
Deborah A. Lapeyre
Understanding XSLT: A Conceptual Introduction
(tutorial)
Nov. 16, 2005 B. Tommie Usdin
XML Masters Series: Document Publishing
(panelist)
Nov. 17, 2005 Wendell Piez
XSLT Throughout the Document Lifecycle
B. Tommie Usdin
W3C XML Schema; RELAX NG; Schematron; or DTD: How’s a User to choose?
SD Best Practices Sept. 28, 2005 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Information (Document) Analysis for DTD and Schema Development
Extreme Markup Languages® 2005 Aug. 1-5, 2005 B. Tommie Usdin
In Praise of the Edge Case
Wendell Piez
Format and Content: Can they be separated? Should they be?
Tri-XML July 28-30, 2005 Wendell Piez
XML in the Real World
Wendell Piez
Workshop: XSLT Basics
Wendell Piez
Overview: XML
Philadelphia XML Users Group July 13, 2005 Deborah A. Lapeyre
XML Schema Languages

2004

XML 2004 November 2004 Wendell Piez
Way Beyond Powerpoint
Seybold San Francisco August 16-19, 2004 Deborah A. Lapeyre
Introduction to XML and Print
(tutorial)
Extreme Markup Languages® 2004 August 2-6, 2004 Wendell Piez
Half-steps toward LMNL
Tri-XML Conference July 22-24, 2004 Deborah A. Lapeyre
The Real Basics of XSLT
Deborah A. Lapeyre
The Future of XML
B. Tommie Usdin
An Introduction to the Basic Concepts
B. Tommie Usdin
Conference Closing Address
ALLC/ACH 2004
(Gothenburg, Sweden)
June 11-16, 2004 Wendell Piez
Authoring Scholarly Articles: TEI or Not TEI?
Content Management Strategies Conference April 11-14, 2004 Deborah A. Lapeyre
A Gentle Introduction to XSLT