The 18th Annual Meeting of the TeX Users Group

July 28 - August 1, 1997
Lone Mountain Conference Center
San Francisco, California

We would like to extend an invitation to TeX users around the world to join us in one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world.


The theme of this year's meeting is "TeX Comes Home". We welcome papers and posters on any topic you wish to pursue, including

We also welcome exhibitors and those who wish to conduct workshops in TeX-related topics.

The Conference

As in the past, the meeting will feature the presentation of papers on the most exciting developments in TeX. Come prepared to hear about the latest work on Omega, LaTeX, TeX extensions, and commercial work using TeX.

Exhibits, Posters, Workshops, and BOF Sessions

Besides the formal presentations, you will also enjoy the commercial exhibits, posters, workshops, and "Birds-of-a-Feather" sessions.


Publishers, developers, and TeX-based compositors will be on hand in a special exhibit hall to show you how you can get the most out of TeX. See TeX running on Windows, MacOS, and UNIX-even try it out yourself. Look at the latest books on TeX. And talk to TeX consultants who can give you the expert help you need in your work with TeX.


Designed to supplement the presented papers, a poster allows someone to tell you their story at your tempo. If you have something you want to show other TeX enthusiasts, please consider putting up a poster!


Workshops are designed to give you the roll-up-your-sleeves practical information required to get the job done. Possible topics for workshops include

Please let us know about any topic you would like to work with.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

Everybody gets to speak out at the BOF! Get together with others with the same concerns and trade information or hash out problems. Possible BOFs include

or let us know about your favorite BOF!

Contact Information

Please forward your abstracts or questions to If you are interested in attending and wish to be kept up to date with the latest conference information including progam, cost, etc., please send email to


We hope you will submit a paper to this TUG meeting. Please keep the following dates in mind:
Submission of Abstracts
March 14, 1997
Notification of acceptance to authors
March 21, 1997
Preliminary Papers Due
May 2, 1997
Preprint Deadline
May 16, 1997
Camera Ready Copy Deadline
June 20, 1997

The University of San Francisco Lone Mountain Conference Center

The conference center is located on a 55-acre hilltop refuge with views of the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco Bay and the dramatic downtown skyline, and is a short walk from Golden Gate Park.

The conference facility is about a 15-20 minute bus ride from the center of San Francisco, between town and the ocean beach. A single bus will take passengers from the ferry terminal building on the Embarcadero through town, past the University and to the beach.

The center is very well equipped, with several lecture halls and dining facilities.


Economical guest housing on campus will be available to conference attendees. Rates are based on single or double occupancy. There will be shuttle transportation to the center for conference attendees who are staying on campus.

Accommodation package (includes breakfast) for six nights, Saturday through Thursday.

The San Francisco Hotels have a web site for reservations (to come).


Fly in to San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Note: staying over Saturday night may give you a special fare from your air carrier. There is public shuttle service to USF LMCC (more information to come).


Coffee/tea breaks, lunch for five days, and a bus pass. Computer accounts will be given out to all conference attendees.

Preliminary Schedule

Registration and a reception will take place on Sunday late afternoon or early evening.

The banquet is planned for Thursday evening.


We expect the cost of the conference itself to be in the neighborhood of 350US. The accomodation package cost is (to come). Note: the only evening meal provided is the banquet on Thursday.

Bursary Funds

We hope to arrange bursary funds for support of students and those participants who demonstrate need. For bursary requests, send email to or by postal mail to

TUG'97 Bursary Committee
135 Center Hill Road
Plymouth, MA 02360 USA