The date(s) on which the conference was held
Conference dates in journal headers are traditionally stored in one of two forms: as a single date (“December 2001”), or as the first day and last day of the conference. Either form can be stored in this element as shown below:
<conf-date>August 4, 2002 - August 9, 2002</conf-date>
The element <conf-date> may be used in bibliographic references (<citation> and <nlm-citation>). For extensive examples of formatted <nlm-citation>s including use of <conf-date>s in <nlm-citation>s, see: Sample PubMed Central Citations. To see tagged versions of these examples, see: Sample PubMed Central Citations - XML Tagged.
<!ELEMENT conf-date (#PCDATA %conf-date-elements;)* >
Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more
... <article-meta> ... <abstract>...</abstract> <conference> <conf-date>1999</conf-date> <conf-name>The 27th annual ACM SI/GUCCS conference</conf-name> <conf-acronym>SIGUCCS</conf-acronym> <conf-num>27</conf-num> <conf-loc>Denver, Colorado, United States</conf-loc> <conf-sponsor>ACM, Assoc. for Computing Machinery</conf-sponsor> <conf-theme>User services conference for university and college computing service organizations</conf-theme> </conference> </article-meta> ...