<string-conf> String Conference Name

Sequence and flow of an extended conference name (for example, “The Learned Society’s Conference on What’s Hot at the University of Wherever on 21–27 July 2011”).


The <string-conf> element can be used to capture an extended conference name, even if the conference has a short name such as “SigCat 2008”. Such extended names are typically found on the cover of the proceedings or the splash page of the website for the conference. For example, if the cover of the proceedings says, “The Learned Society’s Conference on What’s Hot at the University of Wherever on 21–27 July 2011”, that entire phrase could be tagged as the content of a <string-conf> element, while the conference name could also be recorded more formally as “What’s Hot 2011” inside the <conf-name> element.

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.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Any combination of:
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  string-conf  (#PCDATA %string-conf-elements;)*            >
Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | email | ext-link | uri | inline-supplementary-material | related-article | related-object | hr | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | overline | overline-start | overline-end | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | underline-start | underline-end | ruby | alternatives | inline-graphic | inline-media | private-char | chem-struct | inline-formula | tex-math | mml:math | abbrev | index-term | index-term-range-end | milestone-end | milestone-start | named-content | styled-content | fn | target | xref | sub | sup | x | conf-date | conf-name | conf-num | conf-loc | conf-sponsor | conf-theme | conf-acronym | string-conf)*

Tagged Sample

<conference> metadata

  <article-title>HIV/AIDS intervention program in the prisons
   communities in Nigeria</article-title>
  <contrib contrib-type="author">
 <pub-date iso-8601-date="2006">
  <conf-date iso-8601-date="2006-08-14">14 August 2006</conf-date>
  <string-conf>&rdquo;HIV/AIDS in Prison: A Comprehensive
   Response,&ldquo; Satellite meeting at the <conf-name>XVI
   International AIDS Conference</conf-name></string-conf>
  <conf-name>HIV/AIDS in Prison: A Comprehensive Response</conf-name>
  <conf-acronym>AIDS 2006</conf-acronym>
  <conf-loc>Toronto, Canada</conf-loc>
  <conf-theme content-type="conference">Time to Deliver</conf-theme>
  <conf-sponsor content-type="satellite">Public Health Agency
   of Canada</conf-sponsor>
  <conf-sponsor content-type="satellite">United Nations Office
   on Drugs and Crime</conf-sponsor>
  <conf-sponsor content-type="conference">Government of Canada</conf-sponsor>
  <conf-sponsor content-type="conference">Swedish International
   Development Agency (Sida)</conf-sponsor>