[texhax] BachoTeX 2016 - call for papers and registrations open

Jerzy Ludwichowski Jerzy.Ludwichowski at umk.pl
Thu Mar 3 23:27:22 CET 2016

Please find below the call for papers for BachoTeX 2016.
To register, please visit http://www.gust.org.pl/bachotex/2016-en.

See you at the conference venue!

--Jerzy Ludwichowski
for the Organizing Commitee

Convergence: TeX, get out of the closet!

 From 13th until 17th September Warsaw will hold ATyPI's (Association
Typographique Internationale) conference ATypI16 
(http://www.atypi.org/conferences/atypi-warsaw-2016) under
the title “Convergence”.

GUST and especially its e-foundry team, thanks to Andrzej
Tomaszewski, will participate actively (viz. https://vimeo.com/142911023,
the ATypI16 promotional video, paying extra attention from 1'10'').

This year's BachoTeX alludes to the ATypI16 theme (some BachoTeX
presentations will be later given there) though from a somewhat different
perspective. We want to discuss matters and projects which somehow
would realize the coming-out of TeX from its sort-of a niche. Since
about 5 years a great many tools and publication solutions were
made available with open source licenses.  The up-to now standard of
Corel, Word and InDesign for creating publications is being dropped in
favour of solutions based on HTML, CSS, JS and SVG. A lively open
source life blossoms.

That situation seems to be overlooked by the TeX community. We are
acting a little bit as if on the “other side” only Windows, Word and
propriety licences and formats with which no inter-operation is
possible were prevailing. In reality the “other side” has evolved such
that there are many more possibilities for inter-operation than
whenever in the past.

Of course we look forward to the normal mix of TeX, MetaPost, ConTeXt,
LaTeX, and friends related presentations. Please not not forget fonts!

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

The normal channel of offering papers is emailing proposals to the
Program Committee, but before rushing off to the mailer, please
consult the info for authors

Workshops and tutorials
The following are in initial planning:
   * making batik pennons (or streamers)
   * calligraphy (practice adorning pennons with glyphs)

Wery welcome are your own 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.

Poster sessions
Participants will be given the opportunity to present their TeX and
typographic 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

Deadlines and addresses
The deadline for “regular” abstracts and other proposals is
March 28th 2016. 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-2016 at gust dot org dot pl. The PC is chaired by Bogusław
Jackowski (b underscore jackowski at gust dot org dot pl).

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