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14th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference

September 24-28, 2007

Bourbon Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due June 15, 2007
Notification to authors July 7, 2007
Author materials due September 15, 2007
Tutorials start September 24, 2007
Conference starts September 26, 2007
Email Contact [email protected]

Sponsored by the Tcl Association We are pleased to announce the 14th Annual Tcl/Tk conference (Tcl'2007), sponsored by The Tcl Association, with help from:
Noumena Corporation , Digital Smarties , Eolas Technologies 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 8.5 changes and how to take advantage of them
  • The future of Tcl after 8.5
  • Best practices in package management
  • Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions
  • Discussion forums with the Tcl/Tk core team
  • Active investigations of the French Quarter night life

Invited Talks

  • The (Active)State of Tcl talk by Tcl/Tk release manager Jeff Hobbs
  • Miquel Sofer, The Phantom Tcl-Core member

Experts who have confirmed attendance

  • Jeff Hobbs: The Tcl Guy, Tcl project Release Manager and more
  • Clif Flynt: Author of Tcl/Tk: A Developer's Guide
  • Steve Landers: StarKit and Critcl co-developer
  • Mike Doyle: President of Eolas

Jobs Board

There will be a jobs board at this conference. If you are interested in hiring a Tcl/Tk expert or two, either show up with your announcement ready to tack on the board, or send email to

[email protected]



Just to be different, this year's banquet will be more formal than previous years. If you have some formal attire you'd like to wear, feel free to bring it. Suit is great, a tux is neater, a construction paper tie paperclipped to your T-Shirt will be quite sufficient. Feel free to be inventive.

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA , with rooms at US$149/night from Thursday (9/20) to the following Tuesday (10/2).

To register for a room at the conference hotel, you must call them at (504) 523-2222. Be certain to mention that you are with the Tcl/Tk Conference to get the Tcl/Tk Conference room rate.

These rooms will be released to the general public after August 23, so be sure to reserve your room early.

Papers and Abstracts

The list of papers and their abstracts will be available in the schedule section of these pages after July 7, 2007.

Last year's papers and the audio recordings are available on last year's page.

Call for Papers

You are invited and indeed encouraged to submit proposals for presentations and tutorials. The conference schedule will consist of 2 days of tutorials (Monday - Tuesday) and 3 days for the main conference (Wednesday - Friday).

Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Application of Tcl/Tk in industries as diverse as engineering, industrial controls, broadcasting, financial services, medical and electronic design
  • Networking with Tcl/Tk, including distributed applications and network management
  • New widgets and techniques for GUI design with Tk
  • Simulation and application steering with Tcl/Tk
  • Tcl/Tk on handheld and embedded devices
  • New Tcl extensions and add-ons, including Tcllib and Tklib
  • Tcl/Tk centric operating environments

Submission Guidelines

If you are interested in submitting a paper you should send an abstract of about 100 words and a summary of maximum two pages. Omit extraneous or redundant information. Length is not a direct factor in judging the quality of the submission.

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.

Send submissions as plain text to no later than June 30, 2007 to [email protected] .

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

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 agreement forms 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.

Registration Information

To register for a room at the Bourbon Orlean, you must call them at (504) 523-2222. Be certain to mention that you are with the Tcl/Tk Conference to get the Tcl/Tk Conference room rate.

To register for the conference and tutorials, click here

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

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.

Conference Committee

Gerald Lester   TicketSwitch USA, LLCFacilities Chair
Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair
Steve Redler IV   SR TechnologyProgram Chair
Steve Landers   Digital SmartiesProgram Co-chair
Cyndy Lilagan   Eolas Technologies
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Software Inc.
Richard Suchenwirth   Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services
Andreas Kupries   ActiveState Software Inc.
Ron Fox   NSCL Michigan State University
Donal Fellows   University of Manchester
Larry Virden   Tcl FAQ Maintainer
Mike Doyle   Eolas Technologies

Contact Information

[email protected]