TUG 2013, this years meeting of the TeX Users Group will be in Tokyo, Japan, from October 23 to October 26.

Who would like to go there? Does anybody plan to make a presentation?

Deadline for presentaton proposals, bursary application and early registration discount is July 15th

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I posted this question because I consider to go there, and I'm interested if somebody else would like to attend too.

It's a long travel from Germany to Japan for me, so I think a good reason to attend would be making a presentation:

Application of pgf/TikZ in Science and Technology

Since I'm maintaining TeXample.net with the TikZ Example Gallery, I had contact to many people who used TikZ in their works, mainly in natural sciences but also in electrical engineering and further areas. The presentation is intended to show TikZ' capabilities in this regard, and to talk about experiences with the application of TikZ.

Furthermore, TikZ is the most popular topic on TeX Stack Exchange, so I think it would be a great opportunity to represent our community at the conference in Japan.

My decision to go there may depend on the approval of our TeX.SE community members, if you would symbolically support it, if you like the trip plan and the presentation topic.

I made a similar trip in 2011, if you would like to read about it: The TUG 2011 Experience.


i've asked for time off to attend, and, barring disasters, hope to be there.

no decision yet on any presentation, but there are some possibly interesting topics that might be considered.

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    I'm planning to go (sadly the costs aren't inviting) and I really hope I can lure you to sign my TeXbook. :) Commented Mar 1, 2013 at 19:40
  • @PauloCereda -- well, i'm not the author, but i've been quoted there, and i'll be happy to sign that page. (and to meet you -- tug meetings are really good for letting one associate faces with disembodied names.) Commented Mar 1, 2013 at 19:46
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    Considering faces, @Paulo 's one is all around the place :)
    – yo'
    Commented Mar 4, 2013 at 18:02
  • How many annual TUG conferences have you not been to, Barbara? :-) Commented Jul 1, 2013 at 23:16
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    @MartinSchröder -- two that i can think of offhand: the first one in india, and the one in china. i do think, though, that nobody else has been to more, or maybe even as many. (i know nelson beebe's record comes close.) Commented Jul 2, 2013 at 21:08

I would love to go to TUG 2013 in Japan. I would have visited TUG 2012 but couldn't because of my PhD studies.

As a presentation topic I would like to talk about some parts I contributed to. I think either a talk about using stand-alone diagrams etc. in larger document, e.g. standalone with a comparision to the externalise TikZ library. An alternative would be the different possibilities of including and modify image and text content using graphicx and adjustbox.


I will be there, of course ;-) If there are any questions concerning planning, travel etc, I will try my best to help


I had really hoped to go but it's looking impossibly tight with my end-of-semester teaching.

I've enjoyed TUGs 2010 and 2012 and would highly recommend the trip!

  • Similar story here, except its the start of term for me.
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Commented Jun 28, 2013 at 6:08
  • i've enjoyed the tug conferences i've been to, but there is no way i could even imagine travelling to japan. so i shan't be there. Commented Jun 28, 2013 at 11:09
  • @wasteofspace Only one thing for it: we'll have to volunteer to hold it in the UK in 2015!
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Commented Jun 28, 2013 at 14:51
  • @JosephWright: ooh I'd go to UK for that! :) Commented Jun 28, 2013 at 18:36
  • I also wish to attend TUG-2013. :) Attended TUG in 2002, 2004,2008 and 2011. It is really memorable experience. One should not miss it.
    – manjusha
    Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 13:21

My presentation's abstract is here: TeX Live for Android: Development and usage.

One of my friend, Jie Su, also provided a presentation: A short history of TeX in China.

We will introducing PUTeX to the TeX world.

  • Typo: \acor\acro in your abstract. Commented Jul 14, 2013 at 21:42
  • @BrunoLeFloch The \acro macro is added by TUG13 committee. These two abstracts are modified by them, and the typo maybe comes from one of them.
    – Clerk Ma
    Commented Jul 14, 2013 at 22:40
  • BTW, don't forget to send me the data I asked you for!
    – norbert
    Commented Jul 21, 2013 at 8:35
  • @norbert I will ask Jie Su for his plan. We have not contacted with each other for several days.
    – Clerk Ma
    Commented Jul 21, 2013 at 21:52

I'd really like to go. Not sure I can yet bit its on my wishlist


I would like to make a presentation about programming video games in LaTeX using the build in functionality in PDF files that is supported by Adobe reader.

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