[texhax] EuroBachoTeX 2007: invitation and CfP

Jerzy B. Ludwichowski Jerzy.Ludwichowski at uni.torun.pl
Mon Mar 5 13:21:38 CET 2007

Dear TeXies and TeX Friends,

this is both an invitation for EuroBachoTeX 2007 and a remainder for
late-coming conference presenters (see the call for papers, below).

The comprehensive conference information, including the *registration
form* can be found at its web site


The XVII EuroTeX, 2007, conference organized jointly by CSTUG,
the Czechoslovak TeX Users Group and GUST, the Polish TeX Users Group,
is at the same time the 15th Conference and Annual Meeting of GUST.
It will traditionally be take place at the traditional place for GUST
conferences in Bachotek, Brodnica Lake District, April 28-May 2, 2007.

The conference title is

                  ``TeX: Paths to the Future''

We invite TeX users and friends at all levels od TeX advancement: they
will surely find interesting presentations, have the opportunity
to upkeep old and start new contacts and hear about and discuss topics
important for the future and well-being of TeX.

We hope that more advanced TeXies will also give a hand to the
``TeX Beginners Clinic'' team and help the TeX beginners to merge
successfully into our community.  We plan to continue this initiative
following the very good reception it enjoyed last year.

Besides ``standard'' presentations participants are invited to present
samples of their TeX works in the form posters: we will take care of
poster space. Perhaps new ideas and solutions will emerge?

Exhausted TeXies will get a chance to recover their intellectual
powers at the nightly singing and playing  bonfire sessions.
Participate by bringing your own instruments (and voices)!
Nature fans will have the opportunity to enjoy the unspoiled
features of the Bachotek lake and surrounding woods.

The conference might also be a family event: the conference site is an
enclosed area with a safe and attractive playing ground for children.
Please use the opportunity!

To the authors: the full versions of papers for the publication in the
conference proceedings should be delivered to the Program Committee by
March 31th 2007. For details see the Call for Papers below.

Session abstracts, other details and relevant information will soon
be published at the conference web site.

                           AN APPEAL

At http://www.gust.org.pl/BachoTeX/EuroBachoTeX2007/poster.html

the conference poster is available. Please print it out in whatever
size you wish and use for advertising the conference. It is in the
best interest of all of us to attract as many as possible participants!

Please note that registration after the deadline of March 31, 2007
will be more expensive.

              See you at EuroBachoTeX 2007!

                The XVIIth European TeX Conference
                The XVth Polish TeX Users Conference
                        EuroBachoTeX 2007
                    "TeX: Paths to the Future"

                        Call for Papers
                        Call for TeX Pearls

                           Call for Papers

    This is the call for papers for EuroBachoTeX 2007, the XVII
European TeX Conference April 28--May 2, 2007, Bachotek (Brodnica
Lake District), Poland.

    The conference is organized jointly by CSTUG, the Czechoslovak
TeX Users Group and GUST, the Polish TeX Users Group.

    The general conference idea is to be true to its title

                "TeX -- Paths to the future"

    The community is putting a lot of effort in terms of thought and
deliverables into areas critical to the future of TeX:

* new TeX engines
* enhancing graphics engines
* new or improved macro packages
* user interfaces
* new font technologies

The results find their way

* first into CTAN
* and then TeX distributions

This is perhaps a trivial observation, but nonetheless important:
in the center of any of those the users should stand as nothing
of the above has any value if it does not get adopted by them.

    The Program Committee does not restrict what your presentations
should be about but would be more than happy if your contribution will
be user centric and oriented towards the future of TeX.

    Proposals for TeX related tutorials or introductions are especially
welcome. If you have suggestions for tutorials or workshops by others
than yourself or about specific topics, please let us know.

    Proposals (abstracts) should be e-mailed to attention of the
Program Committee which listens at the address of
papers-EBT2007 at gust dot org dot pl. Boguslaw Jackowski is the
appointed chairman.

    The deadline for abstracts is now the 15th of March (final).
The deadline for the papers to be published in the conference
proceedings preprints is the 31st of March. The conference site is at
http://www.gust.org.pl/BachoTeX/EuroBachoTeX2007. From there you can
also get to the information for authors.

                           Call for TeX Pearls

We are continuing the tradition of "The Pearls of TeX Programming".
Here is briefly what is wanted:

   * short TeX, MF or MP macro/macros
   * results should be virtually useful yet not obvious
   * easy to explain: 10 minutes at most

If you yourself have something that fits the bill, please consider.
If you know somebody's work that does the same, please let us know,
we will contact the person. Other details and previously collected
pearls can be found at http://www.gust.org.pl/projects/pearls/.
The email address is: pearls at gust dot org dot pl.


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