Conference Acronym

The short name, popular name, or “jargon name” for a conference, for example, “Extreme” for “Extreme Markup Languages” or “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.


Conversion Note: A conference acronym often includes the year of the conference (e.g., “SGML ’97”) or, less often, the conference number (e.g., “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.


content-type Type of Content

Related Elements

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

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  conf-acronym (#PCDATA %conf-acronym-elements;)*           >

Expanded Content Model



Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more

This element may be contained in:



<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
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<ref-count count="26"/>
<page-count count="6"/>
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