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10'th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference

July 28 - August 2, 2003
Ann Arbor , Michigan , USA

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due May 15, 2003
Notification to authors June 1, 2003
Author materials due July 10, 2003
Conference starts July 28, 2003
Email Contact tcl2003@tcl.tk

We are pleased to announce the 10'th Annual Tcl/Tk conference (Tcl'2003), sponsored by Noumena Corporation , in cooperation with ActiveState, Usenix and IEEE SouthEast Michigan Computer Chapter, and Washtenaw Community College, with logistics support from ExpoTech.

Come to the 10'th Tcl/Tk Conference to:

The conference covers a full week, with 2 days of Tutorial Sessions and 3 days of Technical Sessions. The Technical Sessions include:

Tutorial Schedule

Monday, July 28th
08:00 - 09:00 Conference Registration Conference area of Best Western Motel
09:00 - 12:30

Tutorial:
Building User Interfaces with Tk : part 1
(includes 1 snack break)

12:30 - 14:00 Free Lunch (In Hotel)
13:00 - 14:00 Conference Registration Conference area of Best Western Motel
14:00 - 17:30

Tutorial:
Building User Interfaces with Tk : part 2
(includes 1 snack break)

Tuesday, July 29th
08:00 - 09:00 Conference Registration Conference area of Best Western Motel
09:00 - 12:30

Tutorials:
Enough Expect to be Dangerous
Tcl and Web Servers
(includes 1 snack break)

12:30 - 14:00 Free Lunch (In Hotel)
13:00 - 14:00 Conference Registration Conference area of Best Western Motel
14:00 - 17:30

Tutorials:
Weaving Multi-Threaded Applications
Advanced Tcl/Tk
(includes 1 snack break)

Wednesday, July 30th
08:00 - 09:00 Conference Registration Conference area of Best Western Motel
09:00 - 12:30

Tutorials:
Starkits
Tcl and the C API
( includes 1 snack break)

12:30 - 14:00 Free Lunch (in hotel)
13:00 - 14:00 Conference Registration Conference area of Best Western Motel
14:00 - 17:30

Tutorials:
Metakit Database
Interprocess Communication
(includes 1 snack break)

17:00 - 19:00 Conference Registration Conference area of Best Western Motel
20:00 - 22:00 Mingle and Meet in hotel lobby area

Technical Sessions Schedule

Thursday, July 31st
08:00 - 08:45 Breakfast and Conference Registration Conference area of Best Western Motel
08:45 - 09:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
09:00 - 10:30

Keynote Address

  • BitMover and Tcl/Tk
    Larry McVoy
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30

Current Tcl Activities

  • The (Active) State of Tcl
    Jeff Hobbs
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (on your own)
14:00 - 15:30

Tcl/Tk and Network Applications

  • Idioms: Building High Performance Networking Servers using Tcl
    Coram
  • Agent-Based Firewall Validation
    Flynt
  • Rendering Tcl/Tk Windows in HTML
    Hansen
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:30

GUI: Designs and Implementations

  • Suitability of Tcl for SYS
    Hansen
  • Brian Oakley, Mark Ackerman, Larry McVoy, Fred Hansen
    Panel: Best Practices for Tcl/Tk GUI
17:30 - 18:30 Break
18:00 - 20:00 Conference Dinner
  • ActiveState ActiveAwards Presentation
  • Networked Tcl Quiz Contest
20:30 - 23:00 Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
  • Maurita Plouff: How to sell Tcl/Tk To your boss.
  • Cameron Laird, Ken Jones, Clif Flynt, Jeff Hobbs: Writing about and Publicizing Tcl for fun and profit
  • Steve Cassidy: Repository (Starchive, CANTCL, others?)

Send mail to tcl2003@tcl.tk to register a BoF

Friday, August 1st
08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30

Tcl/Tk and Databases

  • nstcl: Bringing teh best of AOL and OpenACS to tclsh & wish
    Cleverly
  • Standard Interface: An Object to Relational Mapping Interface to Relational Databases
    Eshelman
  • MQSeries Enabled Tcl Application In Enterprise Integration
    Tong
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30

Tcl/Tk in Aerospace

  • A Software Architecture for In-Flight Acquisition and Offline Scientific Post-Processing of large volume Hyperspectral data
    Brazile
  • Data Definition and Code Generation in Tcl
    Duquette
  • Hydra - A distributed, mobile data collection environment
    Lockledge
12:30 - 14:00 Conference Lunch (in Hotel)
14:00 - 15:30

Tcl/Tk Packaging and Deployment Issues

  • CANTCL: A Package Repository for Tcl
    Cassidy
  • Tools for a new generation of Tcl package documentation
    Kupries
  • Using Starkits for easy deployment of server applications
    Roseman
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:00

Tcl Core Team Town Meeting

  • Discussion (with audience participation) of current topics.
    All Attending Core Team Members
17:00 - 20:00 Dinner Break
20:00 - 23:00 Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
  • Chris Maj: Postgres Tcl
  • Wine Bof : Sample wines from Michigan, British Columbia, Australia...
  • Tcl Games: Tcl Applications for your own amusement.

Send mail to tcl2003@tcl.tk to preregister a BoF

Saturday, August 3d
08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30

Tcl/Tk as Integration Platform

  • Scripted Debugging: Using Tcl to debug C code
    De Jong
  • Octcl: Scientific computing with Octave and Tcl/Tk
    Kienzle
  • User Interface for a Clustered Programmable-Reconfigurable Processor Simulator
    Wang
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Works-in-Progress (WiPs) Sessions
    This session is for attendees to discuss things that they are developing in, for, and around Tcl/Tk. 5 minute time slots are available (may change based on interest).
    Send mail to tcl2003@tcl.tk to preregister a WiP
12:00 - 13:00 Closing Remarks, Town Hall, ...

Conference Committee

Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Corp
Gerald Lester  
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Ken Jones   Avia Training
Mac Cody   Raytheon Company
Mark Roseman   CourseForum Technologies
Steve Landers   Digital Smarties

Contact Information

tcl2003@tcl.tk

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