Extreme Markup

It has been reported that extraterrestrials with thermoelectric metabolisms periodically gather in strange places to trade in ideas: the Outsiders. The Outsiders of structured markup are gathering once again this August at the Europa in Montréal.

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Extreme Markup Languages® 2006
August 7-11, 2006 Montréal, Canada

New: FINAL Program Posted!
Hotel Reservations Extended
Extreme is an open marketplace of theories about markup and all the things that they support or that support them: the difficult cases in publishing, linguistics, transformation, searching, indexing, storage and retrieval, the things you wish you could do in XML so much that you’re thinking of creating your own markup system. At Extreme, markup enthusiasts gather each year to trade in ideas, not to convince management to buy new stuff. Extreme actively seeks controversy, not just the same old applications.

Final Program
The program of Extreme Markup Languages 2006 is now complete. Scan it from the Schedule at a Glance or read the details:

Tutorials — Monday August 7, 2006
Tuesday Presentations — abstracts — August 8, 2006
Wednesday Presentations — abstracts — August 9, 2006
Thursday Presentations — abstracts — August 10, 2006
Friday Presentations — abstracts — August 11, 2006
Rumor has it that some folks are afraid they are not “geek enough” for Extreme. Hold on to your socks! If you find the topics above interesting we think you’re geek enough for Extreme. And we think you may have something to offer.

Click here for the Call for Posters

New: Extreme Community Site
Intended as a hub for attendees and speakers, our site is the place to discover other attendees, blog about Montreal, Extreme, XML matters, and more! (Everyone who signs up gets their own blog.) www.concretesyntax.com
Reports on Past Extreme conferences
About Extreme 2005 in General

“On the Extreme Fringe of XML” – Roger Sperberg on XML.com
Norm Walsh – collected essays on Extreme
XML Extremism – Simon St. Laurent, O’Reilly Developer Weblogs, July 20, 2005
Tuesday, August 2nd at Extreme 2005

Elliotte Rusty Harold – blogging from Extreme 2005 at Cafe con Leche XML News
Simon St. Laurent – reviewing day 1 of Extreme 2005 at XML.com
Roger Sperberg – reviewing day 1 of Extreme 2005: “Topic Maps and RDF, having long ago agreed to agree, finally find themselves on the same page”
Wednesday, August 3rd at Extreme 2005

Elliotte Rusty Harold – blogging from Extreme 2005 at Cafe con Leche XML News
Simon St. Laurent – blogging day 2 of Extreme 2005 at XML.com
Roger Sperberg – reviewing day 2 of Extreme 2005: “When Finnegan dreamt, deliriously”
Thursday, August 4th at Extreme 2005

Elliotte Rusty Harold – blogging from Extreme 2005 at Cafe con Leche XML News
Simon St. Laurent – blogging day 3 of Extreme 2005 at XML.com
Roger Sperberg – reviewing day 3 of Extreme 2005: “Idle thoughts: Thursday at Extreme Markup Languages 2005”
Friday, August 5th at Extreme 2005

Elliotte Rusty Harold – blogging from Extreme 2005 at Cafe con Leche XML News
Simon St. Laurent – blogging day 4 of Extreme 2005 at XML.com
About Extreme 2004

These three serious reports on the 2004 conference presentations also find time to mention the “curiously-decorated” hotel, hats, and a short heard-in-the-halls:

James Mason in xml.com: Extreme Markup 2004.
Lou Burnard in the UK: Extreme Markup Languages 2004: a brief report
Norman Walsh, Extremely Good Again
Link here to the Aggregated Proceedings for Extreme 2001-2004

Questions
Email to Extreme@mulberrytech.com or call Tommie Usdin at +1 301/315-9634

Produced by IDEAlliance
Chair B. Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
Co-Chairs Deborah A. Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, World Wide Web Consortium/MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Steven R. Newcomb, Coolheads Consulting
James David Mason, Y-12 National Security Complex
Advisors Syd Bauman, Brown University
Jon Bosak, Sun
Mary Fernandez, AT&T Labs – Research
Chris Lilley, World Wide Web Consortium
Allen Renear, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
There is nothing so practical as a good theory