The Balisage Series on Markup Technologies is an occasional series that includes the proceedings of conferences, symposia, and other markup-related events.
Balisage: The Markup Conference is an annual peer-reviewed conference designed to meet the needs of markup theoreticians and practitioners who are pushing the boundaries of the field. Balisage is an XML conference and more. It’s all about the markup: how to create it; what it means; hierarchies and overlap; modeling; taxonomies; transformation; query, searching, and retrieval; presentation and accessibility; making systems that make markup dance (or dance faster to a different tune in a smaller space) – in short, changing the world and the web through the power of markup.
Balisage is often accompanied by a one-day symposium examining a particularly difficult issue related to markup: the difficulties arising from revising, extending, or changing XML vocabularies; the challenges involved in processing XML efficiently; etc. The symposium’s aim is to bring together theory and practice – researchers, product engineers, academics, developers, and users – in an attempt to understand the issue and its facets better, and to explore and share approaches to solving them.