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Call for papers

What can typography gain from electronic media?

Theme teaser

Electronic publications (especially the so-called e-books) are often presented 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 interested in how the new typographic media (e.g., e-paper, the computer, tablet or 'phone 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 text.

Participants willing to prepare papers on these or closely related topics are invited to submit their proposals early — the Programme 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 will be divided equally amongst all authors attending the conference (for the dates see below)

Papers/presentations

Of course we look forward to the normal mix of TeX, Metapost, ConTeXt, LaTeX, 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 papers 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.

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 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 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 version 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 2014. 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).

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