5th Annual Tcl/Tk Workshop '97 - Call for Papers 
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 5th Annual Tcl/Tk Workshop '97 - Call for Papers

Announcement and Call for Participation

5th Annual Tcl/Tk Workshop '97
July 14-17,  1997
Boston, Massachusetts

Sponsored by the USENIX Association

IMPORTANT DATES:
Paper, Demonstrations, and Panel Proposals:  March 11,1997
Acceptance notification:  April 8, 1997
Poster submissions:  April 22, 1997
Camera-ready copy:  June 3, 1997

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS:
Co-chairs:
Joe Konstan, University of Minnesota
Brent Welch, Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Inc.

Program Committee:
Dave Beazley, University of Utah
Mark Harrison, DSC Communications,
Jeffrey Hobbs, University of Oregon
George Howlett, Bell Labs Innovations for Lucent Technologies
Ray Johnson, Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Inc.,
Kevin Kenny, General Electric Corporate R&D
Gerald Lester, Computerized Processes Unlimited, Inc.
Don Libes, NIST
John LoVerso, Open Group Research Institute
Michael J. McLennan, Bell Labs Innovations for Lucent Technologies
Brian Smith, Cornell University

The Fifth Annual Tcl/Tk Workshop is a forum to:

   * bring together Tcl/Tk researchers and practitioners
   * publish and present current work involving Tcl/Tk
   * learn about the latest developments in Tcl/Tk
   * plan for future Tcl/Tk related developments

The workshop program will include formal paper and panel
presentations, poster and demonstration sessions, works in
progress (WIP) sessions, birds of a feather (BOF) sessions, and
tutorials.

FORMS OF PARTICIPATION

All forms of participation provide an opportunity to report on
original Tcl/Tk research.  Topics include, but are not limited to,
system extensions, novel Tcl/Tk based applications, experience
reports on building applications in Tcl/Tk, comparative
evaluations of Tcl/Tk and other languages or toolkits for building
applications, use of different programming paradigms in Tcl/Tk,
and proposals for new directions.  The audience for all
submissions is practitioners and researchers who are experienced
users of Tcl/Tk.  For this reason, reports on experiences and
applications must draw out lessons for other Tcl/Tk developers.

Papers

Papers are limited to ten pages, and authors of accepted papers
will be given twenty minutes to present the paper at the
workshop.  A full version of the paper must be submitted for
review.  Papers must be written in the English language and paper
authors are encouraged to include black-and-white figures in their
papers.

Papers will be reviewed by the program committee and evaluated by
the following criteria:

   *  Quantity and quality of novel content
   *  Relevance and interest of content to the Tcl/Tk Workshop audience
   *  Quality of presentation of content in the paper
   *  Suitability of content for presentation at the workshop

Papers should present a cohesive piece of work. Shorter papers are
encouraged when the research covered can be adequately described
and discussed in fewer pages. Papers may report on non-commercial
or commercial systems. Papers with blatant marketing content,
however, will not be accepted.

In prior workshops, authors of papers describing applications
built using Tcl/Tk and experiences using Tcl/Tk often encountered
difficulties targeting the content to the workshop attendees.
Application and experience papers need to strike a delicate
balance between giving too little background on the application
domain so that the audience cannot follow the paper, and devoting
too much space to the application domain so that the relevance of
Tcl/Tk is not addressed adequately.  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.

This workshop, like most conferences and journals, requires that
papers not be submitted simultaneously to another conference or
publication and that submitted papers not be previously or
subsequently published elsewhere.  Papers accompanied by
non-disclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and 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.

Posters

Poster submissions are new for the 1997 Tcl/Tk workshop.  They
provide an opportunity to present interesting results, including
preliminary results, with less time and effort than is typically
needed for a paper.  They are also the ideal submission category
for submitting material that is better presented to small groups
than as a large-group presentation.

Posters will be displayed during one day of the workshop and a
poster session will provide an opportunity for workshop attendees
to interact with poster authors individually and in small groups.
The workshop will provide display space of approximately 3 feet
wide by 4 feet high on which to display the poster.  Poster
authors should submit a draft of the poster contents along with a
one-page abstract.  Abstracts of accepted posters will be
published in the conference proceedings.

Demonstrations

The Tcl/Tk Workshop is experimenting with a new format for
demonstrations for 1997.  We will be holding a demonstration
reception on one of the evenings of the workshop at which
demonstrations will be held in parallel, allowing attendees to
more closely interact with the demonstrators.  Space will be
available for reviewed and informal demonstrations.

Reviewed demonstrations will be given a demonstration station for
the entire session and will have an abstract published in the
conference proceedings.  Submissions should include both a
one-page abstract and six copies of a videotape (VHS) showing the
demonstration. Demonstrations judged to be of wide interest may
also be asked to present a version of the demonstration during a
conference session.

Informal demonstrations will be assigned a specific time during
the demonstration session.  Authors of accepted papers as well as
those with demonstration-ready works in progress are encouraged to
sign up for informal demonstration time slots.  More information
on the facilities available for informal demonstrations will be
provided in the registration packet.

Demonstrations of commercial products of interest to the Tcl/Tk
community are encouraged.  The abstract for the proceedings,
however, should avoid commercial content (i.e., it should not
include pricing and sales information or marketing content).

Panel Proposals

The program committee is responsible for organizing panel
discussion of up to 90-minutes on topics of interest to the
workshop attendees.  We invite panel proposals that include a list
of panelists (who have agreed to serve on the panel), a topic and
format, and a panel description for the proceedings with position
statements from each panelist.  Panels should have no more than
four speakers, including the panel moderator, and should include
substantial interaction with workshop attendees.  Panels should
not simply be presentations of related research papers -- papers
should be submitted individually and the program committee will
group them into sessions of related material.

WIP Presentations and BOF Sessions

Work in progress presentations and birds of a feather sessions are
not reviewed.  Both are available on a first-come, first served
basis starting in June 1997.  Specific instructions for reserving
WIP and BOF time slots will be provided in the registration packet
in April 1997. Some WIP and BOF time slots will be held open for
on-site reservation, so we encourage all attendees with
interesting work in progress to consider presenting that work at
the workshop.

DETAILED SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Please see http://www.*-*-*.com/ :

More information on the workshop will be posted to comp.lang.tcl,
comp.org.usenix, and placed on the World Wide Web at
http://www.*-*-*.com/

REGISTRATION MATERIALS

Materials containing all details of the technical and tutorial
programs, registration fees and forms, and hotel information will
be available in April, 1997. If you wish to receive the
registration materials, please contact:

USENIX Conference Office
22672 Lambert Street, Suite 613
Lake Forest CA 92630
714.588.8649
Fax: 714.588.9706



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