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Sixth Annual Tcl/Tk Conference

[Wednesday, September 16]  [Thursday, September 17]  [Friday, September 18]

Technical Sessions   Wednesday, September 16
9:00 am - 10:00 am Welcome/Keynote
Welcome and Best Paper Awards
Don Libes, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Michael McLennan, Bell Labs Innovations for Lucent Technologies

Keynote Address
Tcl/Tk, Agents, and Makin' Pictures: A Whirlwind Tour

Dr. Michael B. Johnson, Pixar Animation Studios

I've used Tcl since it was first publicly available, around 1989. For the last ten years, I've used it in practically every software system I've built, from image processing systems to fault tolerant agent based planners, and a number of 2D and 3D computer animation systems. I'll tell you how I used Tcl in these various systems, and what made it so darn useful. I'll also talk a little about how Tk was (or wasn't) used in such systems, and why certain choices were made. Pretty pictures will be shown and free software will be made available.

Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson is a Media Arts Technologist for Pixar Animation Studios, the studio that brought "Toy Story" to life and the forthcoming "A Bug's Life." He previously worked for Thinking Machines, NCSA, and IBM. Michael received his MA in Visual Studies and PhD in Media Arts & Sciences from MIT's Media Lab.

10:00 am - 10:30 am Break

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Applications
Session Chair: Tom Poindexter, Talus Technologies, Inc.

NBC's GEnesis Broadcast Automation System: From Prototype to Production
S. J. Angelovich, NBC Broadcast and Network Operations, Kevin B. Kenny, B. D. Sarachan, GE Corporate Research & Development

An Extensible Remote Graphical Interface for an ATM Network Simulator
Michael D. Santos, P. M. Melliar-Smith, L. E. Moser, University of California, Santa Barbara

WinACIF: A Telecom IC Support Tool Using Tcl/Tk
David Karoly, Todd Copeland, David Gardner, Advanced Micro Devices

Charity Telethon Supported by Tcl/Tk
Dave Griffin, Compaq Computer Corporation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch (on your own)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Tcl/Tk Update
John Ousterhout, Scriptics Corporation

John Ousterhout will provide an update on the Tcl/Tk development going on at Scriptics Corporation. He will also formulate plans for the coming year, and as usual, he will collect feedback by letting the audience "Ouster Vote" on the issues facing Tcl and Tk.

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Break

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Object Technology
Session Chair: Jeffrey Hobbs, Siemens AG

The Tycho Slate: Complex Drawing and Editing in Tcl/Tk
H. John Reekie, Edward A. Lee, University of California, Berkeley

Iclient/Iserver: Distributed Objects using [incr Tcl]
Lee F. Bernhard, Bell Labs Innovations for Lucent Technologies

Data Objects
George A. Howlett, Bell Labs Innovations for Lucent Technologies

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Conference Dinner

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

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