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 are encouraged to use their own laptops. Please contact the organizers in case you can't use your own laptop.
The paper format is the article subset of DocBook 5.0. The DocBook documents will be translated to XHTML, using XSLT. 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.
You may download a 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. 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 2008.
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.
The paper 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.