[texhax] call for papers: practical tex 2004

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Thu Jan 22 18:34:58 CET 2004


                           Practical TeX 2004

     Workshops and Presentations on LaTeX, TeX, AMS-LaTeX, and more

             San Francisco, California    July 19-22, 2004



Practical TeX 2004 is a conference focused on the use of LaTeX,
AMS-LaTeX, and ConTeXt.  LaTeX and all of the TeX family of programs are
often seen as a difficult and specialized tool set requiring a fair
amount of training, but the truth is that it's surprisingly easy to get
superior results from a relatively small set of basic functions.

Practical TeX 2004 follows on the success of the 1998 TeX NorthEast
user-oriented conference held in New York City.  This year's conference
will include presentations and workshops aimed at the beginning,
intermediate and professional use of LaTeX, AMS-LaTeX, and ConTeXt.
Participants will have the opportunity to expand their appreciation for
how these systems offer efficient and compelling solutions to complex
publishing requirements.

The TeX Users Group (TUG) was founded in 1980 for support and
development of TeX in all its flavors.  TUG holds annual conferences
which address all aspects of TeX, including implementation and
development issues, and collaborates with the many other TeX user
groups worldwide on many projects.  See the TUG home page at
http://www.tug.org for more information.

This three-day conference will have user-oriented presentations and
workshops on LaTeX, TeX, and AMS-LaTeX and their use in document
production.  The conference will take place at the Holiday Inn
Fisherman's Wharf hotel in San Francisco, California, USA.  Registration
and reservations can be made any time at the conference web site,

If you would like to present a paper or hold a workshop, please send an
abstract (plain ASCII is fine, or any TeX format) to
conferences at tug.org.  Topics including but not limited to:

- Production for the Web - HTML/XML/MathML and TeX
- PDF and TeX
- Including graphics files and other pictures in documents
- Practices for structuring documents
- Real-world style design
- University publishing
- Commercial publishing
- Experiences teaching LaTeX, AMS-LaTeX, and ConTeXt in 
  university or commercial settings
- TeX Live, MikTeX, VTEX, and other TeX installations
- Cross-platform issues
- Multilingual typesetting
- Any other aspect of practical TeX usage

We welcome presentations relating to LaTeX, AMS-LaTeX, ConTeXt, plain
TeX, or any other major format.

March 15   - abstracts due
April 30   - draft paper due (so we can review and return comments)
June 15    - preprint paper due (so we can distribute at the conference)
July 19-21 - conference days
July 22    - post-conference workshop day

The proceedings will be published in TUGboat, after the conference.

If your organization would like to sponsor the conference, numerous
options are available, from a straight cash donation (always welcome :)
to logos on the conference memorabilia.  Please see

For registration fees, hotel reservations, a publicity flyer (please
post!) and more, please see:


Karl Berry for the conference committee (conferences at tug.org)

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