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Workshop Information
Discounts and Student Stipends
Technical Sessions: USENIX offers a discount rate of $75 for Technical Sessions for full-time students. You must include a copy of your current student ID card with your registration. This fee is not transferrable.

Stipends: The USENIX student stipend program covers travel, living expenses, and registration fees to enable full-time students to attend USENIX conferences and workshops. To apply for a stipend, visit the USENIX Web site:, read, or send email to

Conference Proceedings
One copy of the proceedings is included with your Technical Sessions registration fee. To order additional copies, send email to or call 510.528.8649.
Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, July 15 and 16

Do you have a topic that you'd like to discuss with others? Our Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions may be perfect for you. BoFs are very interactive and informal gatherings for attendees interested in a particular topic. Schedule your BoF in advance by telephoning the USENIX Conference Office at 714.588.8649, or email to:
Work-In-Progress Sessions (WIPs)
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 15 and 16

Do you have a Work-In-Progress that would be of interest to the Tcl/Tk community? We invite you to briefly present your work at one of the WIP sessions which will take place during the Technical Program. Sign up at the registration desk on-site. An overhead projector will be available.
Commercial Product Demonstrations
Tuesday afternoon, July 15

Do you have a commercial product related to Tcl/Tk? We invite authors and vendors of Tcl/Tk development tools, Tcl/Tk-based commercial applications, soon-to-be-released applications, and Tcl/Tk-related books to briefly present their products on Tuesday afternoon. Contact the program co-chairs with email to to reserve a slot before the conference, or sign up at the registration desk.
Informal Demonstrations
Wednesday evening, July 16

Attendees are invited to demonstrate Tcl/Tk-related software informally during the Poster Session Wednesday evening, and during conference breaks. We regret that we must ask you to supply your own equipment.
For more information, please contact:
USENIX Conference Office
22672 Lambert Street, Suite 613
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone: 714.588.8649
Fax: 714.588.9706
Office hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Pacific Time
Hotel and Travel Information
Hotel Discount Reservation Deadline:
Thursday, June 19, 1997
USENIX has negotiated special rates for workshop attendees at the Tremont House Hotel. Contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. Please mention USENIX to get the special rate. A one-night room deposit must be guaranteed on a major credit card. To cancel your reservation, you must notify the hotel at least 24 hours before your planned arrival date.
Tremont House Hotel
275 Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116-5694

Toll Free: 800.331.9998
Local Telephone: 617.426.1400
Reservation Fax: 617.482.6730
Single/Double Occupancy  $125.00
(plus local taxes, currently at 9.7%)
Note: Requests for hotel reservations made after the deadline will be made on a space- and rate-available basis only.

Discount Airfares
Special airline discounts will be available for USENIX attendees. Please call for details:

JNR, Inc.
Toll Free in US and Canada:
Telephone: 714.476.2788

Airport To Hotel Transportation
Logan International Airport is approximately three miles from the hotel. City Transportation provides daily shuttle service every 30 minutes from 6:30 am until 10:30 pm to the Tremont House Hotel and other downtown hotels. Catch the shuttle outside the baggage claim area at the island with signs for "Greater Boston Hotels". It currently costs $7.50 one way. Reservations are not required. Taxi service is approximately $14.

Parking/Local Transportation
Boston parking is scarce and expensive; currently the Tremont is charging $20/day. Consider using the "T", Boston's subway. It links all sections of the city and nearby communities. The fare is just $.85 one way and it runs from 5:00 am to 12:45 am. The New England Medical Center Stop on the Orange Line is just across the street from the Tremont House Hotel and the Boylston Street Stop on the Green Line is 2 blocks north.

Points of Interest
Founded over 350 years ago, Boston has a rich tradition of education, history, arts, and high technology. Boston is an historical city with diverse and interesting attractions including:

  • Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market
  • Museums: Boston Computer Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, MIT Museum, JFK Library and Museum, Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, and the Children's Museum.
  • Historic Sites: Freedom Trail, Paul Revere House, Boston Red Sox/Fenway Park
  • New England Aquarium
Conference Organizers
Tutorial Program Chair
Joseph A. Konstan, University of Minnesota
Brent Welch, Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Inc.

Program Committee
Dave Beazley, University of Utah
Mark Harrison, DSC Communications Corporation
Jeffrey Hobbs, University of Oregon
George Howlett, Bell Labs Innovations for Lucent Technologies
Ray Johnson, Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Inc.
Kevin Kenny, General Electric Corporate R & D
Gerald Lester, Computerized Processes Unlimited, Inc.
Don Libes, NIST
John Robert LoVerso, Open Group Research Institute
Michael J. McLennan, Bell Labs Innovations for Lucent Technologies
Brian C. Smith, Cornell University

Workshop & Hotel Info - Program at a Glance - Registration
Technical Sessions - Tutorials - Tcl/Tk 97