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20th Annual User Conference
September 23-27, 2013

Tcl New and Proven

Rapid and Flexible Programming Since 1989



Bourbon Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due July 22, 2013
Notification to authors Aug 5, 2013
Author materials due September 2, 2013
Tutorials start September 23, 2013
Conference starts September 25, 2013
Email Contact [email protected]

Sponsored by the Tcl Association We are pleased to announce the 20th Annual Tcl/Tk conference (Tcl, New and Proven: 2013), sponsored by The Tcl Association, with help from:
Noumena Corporation , Digital Smarties , SR Technology, Buonacorsi Foundation, Mentor Graphics, and ActiveState .

Learn from the experts and share your knowledge. The annual Tcl/Tk conference is the best opportunity to talk with experts and peers, cross-examine the Tcl/Tk core team, learn about what's coming and how to use what's here.

Conference Highlights

  • Tutorials taught by Tcl experts
  • In depth discussions of 8.6 changes and how to take advantage of them
  • The future of Tcl after 8.6 (9.0 is happening!)
  • Best practices in Tcl software engineering
  • Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions
  • Discussion forums with the Tcl/Tk core team
  • Active investigations of the French Quarter night life

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA , with rooms at US$159/night from Sunday (9/22) -> Thur (9/26).

If you are coming early or staying late, the rates will be
Thursday (9/19) : $159
Fri/Sat (9/20-21) : $209
Fri/Sat (9/27-28) : $209

To register for a room at the conference hotel, you may call them at +1 (866) 513-9744. Ask for In-House Reservations and request the Tcl/Tk Conference Block to get the Tcl/Tk Conference room rate.

The Bourbon-Orleans has extended our block date!
These rooms will be released to the general public after August 31, so be sure to reserve your room early.

Call for Papers

Submission of Summaries

The program committee is asking for papers and presentation proposals from anyone using or developing with Tcl/Tk (and extensions). The conference schedule will consist of 2 days of tutorials (Monday - Tuesday) and 3 days for the main conference (Wednesday - Friday).

Past conferences have seen submissions covering a wide variety of topics including:

  • Scientific and engineering applications
  • Industrial controls
  • Distributed applications and Network Managment
  • Object oriented extensions to Tcl/Tk
  • New widgets for Tk
  • Simulation and application steering with Tcl/Tk
  • Tcl/Tk centric operating environments
  • Tcl/Tk on small and embedded devices
  • Medical applications and visualization
  • Use of different programming paradigms in Tcl/Tk and proposals for new directions.
  • New areas of exploration for the Tcl/Tk language
  • New Tcl extensions and add-ons, including Tcllib and Tklib

Submission Guidelines

If submitting a tutorial proposal you should send an outline of the tutorial and a brief biography, and clearly indicate whether the tutorial is of half-day or full-day duration.

Paper submissions should consist of an abstract of about 100 words and a summary of not more than two pages, and should be sent as plain text to < [email protected] > no later than July 22, 2013 . Authors of accepted abstracts will have until September 2, 2013 to submit their final paper for the inclusion in the conference proceedings. The proceedings will be made available on digital media, so extra materials such as presentation slides, code examples, code for extensions etc. are encouraged.

Printed proceedings will be produced as an on-demand book at lulu.com .

The authors will have 25 minutes to present their paper at the conference.

The program committee will review and evaluate papers according to the following criteria:

  • Quantity and quality of novel content
  • Relevance and interest to the Tcl/Tk community
  • Suitability of content for presentation at the conference

Proposals may report on commercial or non-commercial systems, but those with only blatant marketing content will not be accepted.

Application and experience papers need to strike a balance between background on the application domain and the relevance of Tcl/Tk to the application. Application and experience papers should clearly explain how the application or experience illustrates a novel use of Tcl/Tk, and what lessons the Tcl/Tk community can derive from the application or experience to apply to their own development efforts.

Papers accompanied by non-disclosure agreements will be returned to the author(s) unread. All submissions are held in the highest confidentiality prior to publication in the Proceedings, both as a matter of policy and in accord with the U. S. Copyright Act of 1976.

The primary author for each accepted paper will receive registration to the Technical Sessions portion of the conference at a reduced rate.

Other Forms of Participation

The program committee also welcomes proposals for panel discussions of up to 90 minutes. Proposals should include a list of confirmed panelists, a title and format, and a panel description with position statements from each panelist. Panels should have no more than four speakers, including the panel moderator, and should allow time for substantial interaction with attendees. Panels are not presentations of related research papers.

Slots for Works-in-Progress (WIP) presentations and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BOFs) are available on a first-come, first-served basis starting in September 23, 2013. Specific instructions for reserving WIP and BOF time slots will be provided in the registration information available in June 2013. Some WIP and BOF time slots will be held open for on-site reservation. All attendees with an interesting work in progress should consider reserving a WIP slot.

Registration Information

More information on the conference is available at the conference web site . You can also find information on various Tcl/Tk related information channels.

The conference will be held at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA , with rooms at US$159/night from Sunday (9/22) -> Thur (9/26).

If you are coming early or staying late, the rates will be
Thursday (9/19) : $159
Fri/Sat (9/20-21) : $209
Fri/Sat (9/27-28) : $209

To register for a room at the conference hotel, you may call them at +1 (866) 513-9744. Ask for In-House Reservations and request the Tcl/Tk Conference Block to get the Tcl/Tk Conference room rate.

The Bourbon-Orleans has extended our block date!
These rooms will be released to the general public after August 31, so be sure to reserve your room early.

To keep in touch with conference announcements and Tcl events in general, subscribe to the tcl-announce list by entering your email and selecting Tcl-announce.

Special Social Activites

Conference Committee

Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair, Website Admin
Andreas Kupries   ActiveState Software Inc.Program Chair
Gerald Lester   SAP Labs, LLCFacilities Chair
Ron Fox   NSCL/FRIB Michigan State UniversityPublications
Cyndy Lilagan   National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago
Joe Mistachkin   Mistachkin Systems
Brian Griffin   Mentor Graphics
Arjen Markus   Deltares
Mike Doyle   National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago
Donal Fellows   University of Manchester
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Software Inc.
Steve Landers   Digital Smarties
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Larry Virden   Tcl FAQ Maintainer
Steve Redler IV   SR Technology

Contact Information

[email protected]

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