<conference> Conference Information

Container element to contain information about a single conference and its proceedings.


Best Practice

There are two ways to use <string-conf>. Best practice, for archives and publishers that can work it into their processing, is to identify a conference as completely as possible using the individual conference elements (<conf-name>, <conf-sponsor>, <conf-date>, etc.) and to use <string-conf> only in the rare cases where documentation such as the proceedings volume or a program suggests a fuller title. Although there is nothing in this Tag Set to prevent an archive or publisher from using only <string-conf> and not tagging the conference name, year, etc. separately, this is not recommended.
Related Elements
The container element <conference> holds all of the elements that may be used to describe a conference, when an article was originally presented at a conference. Those elements include: <conf-date>, <conf-name>, <conf-acronym>, <conf-num>, <conf-loc>, <conf-sponsor>, <conf-theme>, and <string-conf>.

Base Attributes


Models and Context
May be contained in
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  conference   %conference-model;                           >
Expanded Content Model

(conf-date | conf-name | conf-num | conf-loc | conf-sponsor | conf-theme | conf-acronym | string-conf | x)*

Tagged Sample

Description including sponsor and theme

  <conf-date iso-8601-date="1999">1999</conf-date>
  <conf-name>The 27th annual ACM SI/GUCCS
  <conf-loc>Denver, Colorado, United States</conf-loc>
  <conf-sponsor>ACM, Assoc. for Computing
  <conf-theme>User services conference for
   university and college computing service