Text encoding in the era of mass digitization

2009 Conference and Members’ Meeting of the TEI Consortium

November 11–15, 2009 • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Program Committee of the 2009 Conference and Members’ Meeting of the
Text Encoding Initiative Consortium invites individual paper proposals,
panel sessions, poster sessions, and tool demonstrations particularly,
but not exclusively, on the theme “Text encoding in the era of mass

== Submission Topics ==

Topics might include but are not restricted to:

     * In-depth encoding vs. mass digitization
     * Is text encoding sustainable?
     * Is text encoding scalable?
     * Using TEI to create:
           o scholarly editions
           o hybrid publications (digital and print)
           o databases and other resources
     * Tools that create and process TEI data
     * TEI used in conjunction with other technologies and standards
     * TEI as:
           o metadata standard
           o interchange format: sharing, mapping, and migrating data
     * TEI and its contribution to digital scholarship
     * TEI and markup theory
     * Learning the TEI
     * The future of the TEI
     * When not to use the TEI

In addition, we are seeking P5 micropaper proposals for 5 minute
presentations on the topic “How I’ve customized TEI encoding to meet my

== Submission Types ==

Individual paper presentations will be allocated 30 minutes: 20 minutes
for delivery, and 10 minutes for questions & answers.

Panel sessions will be allocated 1.5 hours and may be of varied formats,

     * three paper panels: 3 papers on the same or related topics
     * round table discussion: 3–6 presenters on a single theme. Ample
time should be left for questions & answers after brief presentations.

Posters (including tool demonstrations) will be presented during the
poster session. The local organizer will provide flip charts and tables
for poster session/tool demonstration presenters, along with wireless
internet access. Each poster will have the opportunity to participate in
a slam immediately preceding the poster session.

P5 micropapers will be allocated 5 minutes.

== Submission Procedure ==

All proposals should be submitted at by
15 May 2009. The system is not yet ready to accept submissions but will
be ready to accept submissions in mid-April.

You will need to create an account (i.e., username and password) in
order to file a submission. For each submission, you may upload files to
the system after you have completed filling out demographic data and the

     * Individual paper or poster session proposals (including tool
           o Please submit a brief abstract (no more than 500 words) in
the “Abstract” field.
           o Supporting materials (including graphics, multimedia, etc.,
or even a copy of the complete paper) may be uploaded after the initial
abstract is submitted.
     * P5 micropaper: The procedure is the same as for an individual
paper except that the abstract should be no more than 300 words.
     * Panel sessions:
           o The panel organizer submits an abstract for the entire
session, listing the proposed papers, and explaining the organizing
theme and rationale for the inclusion of the papers in no more than 800
words in the “Abstract” field.
           o The panel members each submit a separate complete individual
paper proposal; see above.

       The program committee reserves the right to accept papers
submitted as part of a panel without accepting the whole panel.

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and selected
external reviewers. Conference submissions will be considered for a
conference proceedings. Further details on the submission process for
the conference proceedings will be forthcoming.