[[ Important Changes:
More information about registration at the hotel.
Our location chair has organized special social
activities, both geeky (FermiLab Tour) and
cultured (Theatre). See below for more.
17th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference (Tcl'2010)
October 11 - 15, 2010
Hilton Suites/Conference Center
Chicago/Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, USA
Abstracts and proposals due August 1, 2010
Notification to authors August 15, 2010
WIP and BOF reservations open August 1, 2010
Author materials due October 1, 2010
Tutorials Start October 11, 2010
Conference starts October 13, 2010
Email Contact: tclconference@...
Submission of Summaries
Tcl/Tk 2010 will be held in Chicago/Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois USA
from October 11 - 15, 2010. The program committee is asking for papers
and presentation proposals from anyone using or developing with Tcl/Tk
(and extensions). Past conferences have seen submissions covering a
wide variety of topics including:
* Scientific and engineering applications
* Industrial controls
* Distributed applications and Network Managment
* Object oriented extensions to Tcl/Tk
* New widgets for Tk
* Simulation and application steering with Tcl/Tk
* Tcl/Tk-centric operating environments
* Tcl/Tk on small and embedded devices
* Medical applications and visualization
* Use of different programming paradigms in Tcl/Tk and proposals for new
* New areas of exploration for the Tcl/Tk language
This year is the third year that the Tcl community is participating in
the Google Summer of Code. The conference program committee would
like to encourage submissions that report on the Tcl projects selected
for Google SoC 2010.
Submissions should consist of an abstract of about 100 words and a
summary of not more than two pages, and should be sent as plain text
to <tclconference AT googlegroups DOT com> no later than August 15,
2010. Authors of accepted abstracts will have until October 1, 2010 to
submit their final paper for the inclusion in the conference
proceedings. The proceedings will be made available on digital media,
so extra materials such as presentation slides, code examples, code
for extensions etc. are encouraged.
Printed proceedings will be produced as an on-demand book at lulu.com
The authors will have 25 minutes to present their paper at the
The program committee will review and evaluate papers according to the
* Quantity and quality of novel content
* Relevance and interest to the Tcl/Tk community
* Suitability of content for presentation at the conference
Proposals may report on commercial or non-commercial systems, but
those with only blatant marketing content will not be accepted.
Application and experience papers need to strike a balance between
background on the application domain and the relevance of Tcl/Tk to
the application. Application and experience papers should clearly
explain how the application or experience illustrates a novel use of
Tcl/Tk, and what lessons the Tcl/Tk community can derive from the
application or experience to apply to their own development efforts.
Papers accompanied by non-disclosure agreements will be returned to
the author(s) unread. All submissions are held in the highest
confidentiality prior to publication in the Proceedings, both as a
matter of policy and in accord with the U. S. Copyright Act of 1976.
The primary author for each accepted paper will receive registration
to the Technical Sessions portion of the conference at a reduced rate.
Other Forms of Participation
The program committee also welcomes proposals for panel discussions of
up to 90 minutes. Proposals should include a list of confirmed
panelists, a title and format, and a panel description with position
statements from each panelist. Panels should have no more than four
speakers, including the panel moderator, and should allow time for
substantial interaction with attendees. Panels are not presentations
of related research papers.
Slots for Works-in-Progress (WIP) presentations and Birds-of-a-Feather
sessions (BOFs) are available on a first-come, first-served basis
starting in August 1, 2010. Specific instructions for reserving WIP
and BOF time slots will be provided in the registration information
available in June 2010. Some WIP and BOF time slots will be held open
for on-site reservation. All attendees with an interesting work in
progress should consider reserving a WIP slot.
More information on the conference is available the conference Web
site (http://www.tcl.tk/community/tcl2010/) and will be published on
various Tcl/Tk-related information channels.
Reservations for hotel suites and $25 airport shuttle rides can be
To keep in touch with news regarding the conference and Tcl events in
general, subscribe to the tcl-announce list. See:
http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Mail/ to subscribe to the
tcl-announce mailing list.
Special Social Activites
October 15, 2010 - Friday afternoon -- Tour of Fermilab
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, http://www.fnal.gov/
A tour lasts about two hours and begins in Wilson Hall. Visitors view
the Laboratory from the 15th floor windows and visit various displays
located there. The tour moves to the Linear Accelerator building where
visitors see the Cockcroft-Walton, the components in the linear
accelerator gallery and the Main Control Room. There is a docent for
every 20 people. Registration required since tours must be arranged in
October 15, 2010 - Friday evening
Dinner-theater at the award winning Drury Lane theater located next to
our hotel. .
Special package price for dinner and theater at $44.00 per
person. Regularly $64 per person.
"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" http://www.drurylaneoakbrook.com/
Bill Jenkins is one of the newest and most exciting new directors on
the Chicago scene. As Chairman of the Department of Theatre and Dance
at Ball State University, he heads one of the nation's largest theatre
programs. After admiring his work with other Chicago area theatres, we
are very pleased for this opportunity to showcase his talent at Drury
Lane. Once Bill shared some of the fresh ideas and insights he had for
ÂSeven Brides for Seven BrothersÂ, we knew we would have a great
show for the holidays.
Clif Flynt Noumena Corp General Chair, Website Admin
Andreas Kupries ActiveState Software Inc. Program Chair
Cyndy Lilagan Iomas Research, LLC Facilities Coordination
Brian Griffin Mentor Graphics
Ron Fox NSCL/FRIB Michigan State University
Arjen Markus Deltares
Mike Doyle Iomas Research, LLC
Gerald Lester KnG Consulting, LLC
Donal Fellows University of Manchester
Jeffrey Hobbs ActiveState Software Inc.
Steve Landers Digital Smarties
Kevin Kenny GE Global Research Center
Larry Virden Tcl FAQ Maintainer
Steve Redler IV SR Technology
Contact Information tclconference@...
Tcl'2010 would like to thank those who are sponsoring the conference:
ActiveState Software Inc.
Tcl Community Association