Conference Information

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


Related Essay: For a discussion on the use of <conference>, see Conferences in Citations.

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.

Design Note: This element and all the contained conference elements were largely based on the original elements from the CrossRef schema.


content-type Type of Content
id Document Internal Identifier
specific-use Specific Use
xlink:actuate Actuating the Link
xlink:href Href (Linking Mechanism)
xlink:role Role of the Link
xlink:show Showing the Link
xlink:title Title of the Link
xlink:type Type of Link
xmlns:xlink XLink Namespace Declaration
xml:base Base
xml:lang Language

Related Elements

The container element <conference> holds all the elements that may be used to describe a conference, where an article was originally presented at a conference. Those elements include the conference related elements: <conf-date>, <conf-name>, <conf-num>, <conf-loc>, <conf-sponsor>, <string-conf>, <conf-theme>, and <conf-acronym>.

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)*


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<article-meta>, <front-stub>


<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