Thursday, June 11, 2015

Balisage Symposium: Call for Short Talks

Balisage Symposium: Call for Short Talks
As part of the Balisage Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup, we want
to have an "inverted" paper session where the talks are short and there
is lots of time for discussion and debate after each talk. I think this
is going to be perhaps the most interesting session of the day, so
please join in!

Full text and submission details at

Cultural Heritage data tend to be complex and heterogeneous; they resist
generic solutions and often push tools and standards to the edges of
their capabilities. Complex problems would seem to demand complex
solutions, but as Gall's Law points out: "A complex system that works is
invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked."

The Balisage Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup invites proposals for
short presentations that aim to provoke discussion of how to design for
and cope with the complexity of Cultural Heritage materials. Do you have
a markup problem with no solution? Data too messy for your tools to
handle? An ingenious solution to a hard problem involving Cultural
Heritage materials? A heretical point of view about existing standards
and practices? We want to hear from you!

Presentations will be 10 minutes (or less) in length, followed by open
discussion, brainstorming, support, sympathy, and advice from our
audience of markup experts.

To propose a short presentation for the Symposium on Cultural Heritage
Markup send email to Proposals must be received by
June 19, 2015. Selection decisions will be announced by June 23, 2015.

 *  Hugh A. Cayless, Ph.D
 *  Chair, TEI Technical Council
 *  Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing (DC3)

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