Presenter Information

There will be two presentation lengths: 30 minutes and 15 minutes. The 30 minute presentations will allow approximately 20 minutes for the presentation, 5 minutes for questions, and 5 minutes for setting up the next speaker and to allow people to change rooms. The 15 minute presentations will allow for approximately 10 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes for questions and changing to the next speaker. Most presentations will be in two parallel sessions.

Presenters will have video projectors as well as network connection (WLAN or wired) available. Presenters who do live demos which also require other software besides modern webbrowsers are encouraged to use their own laptops. Presenters are asked to upload their presentation (preferably in HTML/SVG or PDF format). After logging in at the SVG Open website you will find upload links for the presentation files.

Paper Information

The paper format is either HTML or the article subset of DocBook 5.0. The paper document and corresponding files can be uploaded after using the regular login and using the "Submit or Replace Paper and Supporting Files" link listed next to the already submitted abstract. The docbook file will be automatically converted to XHTML after the upload.

Should you decide to use the HTML format, you can download a html template and the CSS file associated. Please make sure that you properly structure the text with headings and subheadings that correspond with the CSS file. Take care to refer to the css file which is in the example folder ("../../example/styles.css"). If you need assistance with the template or if you have some problems with it, please contact info (at) svgopen (dot) org.

Should you decide to use the docbook format, please download the sample paper and a sample SVG file demonstrating some of the docbook elements. You can use this paper as a starter to fill in your own content. Schemas for DocBook5 help to validate your paper content. You may also download the XSLT file and the associated CSS file for your own conversions from docbook to XHTML transitional. On the SVG Open website, after successful upload and validation, the DocBook documents will be translated to XHTML, using XSLT. If you do your own XSLT conversions, the final output may look slightly different (CSS adaptions), but it helps you to get a first impression of how it may look like in HTML. The final XSLT result will look similar to the proceedings of the SVG Open 2010.

There is the official DocBook 5 specification, a free downloadable DocBook book, a DocBook FAQ and a DocBook XSLT book available to help you get started. Many XML editors (such as OxygenXML) also provide ready to use docbook environments for validation and XSLT transformation. Most Linux distributions also provide DocBook environments.

People who are totally unfamiliar with Docbook and XML technologies can write the paper in Openoffice and export to Docbook (the exported file will require some manual corrections, instructions provided later). Please make sure that you properly structure the text with headings and subheadings in the OpenOffice case. If you need assistance with the OpenOffice export and paper upload, please contact info (at) svgopen (dot) org.