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February 2015

tekom Romania Conference 2015

Single Source Publishing Using DITA and DITA Tools

Dana Prodan

The event took place on February 27, 2015, in the Senate Hall of the Politehnica University of Bucharest. The subject of this event was Single Source Publishing with DITA and DITA Tools, and our guest speaker, Prof. Sissi Closs, spoke about DITA: The adequate source format in a heterogeneous documentation environment. In her talk, she explained the main principles and features of DITA and showed examples of DITA authoring using popular tool environments, such as the Adobe Technical Communication Suite.

Why Choose DITA?

Many companies recognize the advantages of maintaining their sources in DITA:

  • As more writers learn DITA either at university or on the job, it's easier for companies to hire employees with sound DITA expertise. They save significant training costs that would be needed for proprietary solutions. 
  • As more organizations use DITA, the knowledge of how to use it grows. A company can profit from this knowledge and save time and costs that would otherwise be spent developing individual solutions. 
  • The tool landscape continues to grow. Thanks to the expanding developer community, new technical developments are quickly implemented. A company with DITA sources can remain flexible and innovate quickly as we have seen recently with the mobile sector.

About the Speaker

Sissi Closs, professor of Information and Media Technology at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and CEO of C-Topic Consulting, is one of the leading German experts in the field of Technical Communication. She is an internationally renowned lecturer and consultant for content management and information architecture. She is also the author of a number of books about Single Source Publishing, Topic-based Structuring, and Mobile Documentation.

Sissi Closs has defined the class concept method for developing flexible frameworks for Topic and Link classes®. As a specialist for topic-based structuring, she is one of the DITA pioneers and has designed and applied the first DITA implementation in Germany.


This event is open free of charge for all tekom members and interested persons.

To register for this event, send us an email containing your name and occupation to romania(at)tekom.eu by Thursday, February 26, 2015.

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