Conference Acronym

Short, popular, or jargon name for a conference (for example, “Extreme” for Extreme Markup Languages, “SIGGRAPH” for Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics).


This element has been provided for searching convenience when the jargon name is better known than the full formal conference name.
A conference acronym often includes the year of the conference (for example, “SGML ’97”) or, less often, the conference number (for example, “AMBA 6”). It is preferred, but not required, that the acronym exclude this year or number (thus using “SGML” or “AMBA”) and putting the year or number in the <conf-date> and <conf-num> elements, respectively.

Related Elements

The container element <conference> holds all of the elements that may be used to describe a conference, when a book or book component 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>.


Content Model

<!ELEMENT  conf-acronym (#PCDATA %conf-acronym-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 | serif | strike | underline | underline-start | underline-end | ruby | alternatives | inline-graphic | 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)*


This element may be contained in:


<pub-date iso-8601-date="2006"><year>2006</year></pub-date>
<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>