[texhax] BachoTeX 2014 -- all for papers and registrations open

Jerzy Ludwichowski Jerzy.Ludwichowski at uni.torun.pl
Mon Feb 10 21:27:49 CET 2014

BachoTeX 2013: What can typography gain from electronic media?
Electronic publications (especially the so-called e-books) are often 
as a threat to traditional books. We want to look at this from a 
different angle
— what new possibilities are being opened up by the use of new media besides
lifting the restriction of a fixed format page. In particular, we are 
in how the new typographic media (e.g., e-paper, the computer, tablet or 
screen) can support the basic purpose of a book. However, we will not 
shy away
from the challenges posed by the new media for the typographic quality 
of the

Participants willing to prepare papers on these or closely related 
topics are
invited to submit their proposals early — the Program Committee will choose
up to four such papers and reward their authors by waiving the 
conference fee,
with the restriction that for multi-author papers the equivalent amount 
be divided equally amongst all authors attending the conference (for the 
see below)

Of course we look forward to the normal mix of TeX, Metapost, ConTeXt, 
and friends related presentations (please not not forget fonts). There 
is also
the emerging BachoTeX trend of coming-together of programmers and 
designers of
typographic systems, typographers and other users of such systems, so 
and activities in that area are also most welcome.

Please note the “Call for TeX Pearls” further down.

The normal channel of offering papers is the emailing of proposals to the
Program Committee, but before rushing off to the mailer, please consult 
the info
for authors (http://www.gust.org.pl/bachotex/2014/submissions).

Workshops and tutorials
Especially welcome are proposals for TeX-related tutorials or 
introductions. If
you have suggestions for tutorials or workshops by others than yourself or
about specific topics, please let us know.

The following are in initial planning:
  * a “babylonian" workshop (clay tablets and cuneiform writing)
  * calligraphy
  * book binding
  * linocut

Poster sessions
Participants will be given the opportunity to present their TeX and 
results in the form of posters for which we provide exhibition space.

TeX Pearls

We continue the tradition of the “Pearls of TeX Programming”.
MetaFont/MetaPost do also fall into that category. Details and previously
collected pearls can be found at http://www.gust.org.pl/projects/pearls/.

Deadlines and addresses
The deadline for proposals (abstracts) tied to the conference theme is the
3rd of March, authors will be notified by the 10th of March. A printable 
of the paper for the conference materials is a necessary condition for 
the paper
to be accepted and the fee waived.

The deadline for “regular” abstracts and other proposals is March 28th 
The deadline for final papers to appear in the conference materials is
April 11th.

Contributions should be send by email to the Program Committee:
prog-2014 at gust dot org dot pl. The PC is chaired by Bogusław Jackowski
(b underscore jackowski at gust dot org dot pl).

--Jerzy Ludwichowski
for the Organizing Committee

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