TUG 2015, this years meeting of the TeX Users Group will be in Darmstadt, Germany, from July 20 to 22.

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

  • April 10 - bursary application deadline.
  • May 1 - deadline for abstracts for presentation proposals.
  • May 15 - deadline for early bird registration discount.
  • June 1 - deadline for preprints to be in the printed program.

(Thread plagiarized from the last one by Stefan.)

late edit: The program and participants list is posted on the TUG 2015 web site.

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    barring disasters, i shall be there, lurking as is my wont. Commented Feb 26, 2015 at 20:48
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    @yo' -- "lurking" just means, roughly, "hanging around without making much noise". Commented Feb 26, 2015 at 22:59
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    I'd love to attend, Darmstadt being only about four hours by train from Zurich (my current home base). Unfortunately [!], I'm going to be based in Singapore from mid-March and mid-August, and I can't think of a reason for my employer to send me to the Frankfurt area in July... :-(
    – Mico
    Commented Feb 27, 2015 at 5:09
  • I'd like to go since I'm going to stay in Poland from March 1st to end of August. Does anybody know the easiest way to go there from Bydgoszcz? Is there a direct flight?
    – Sigur
    Commented Feb 27, 2015 at 23:46
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    @Sigur There are direct flights from all around Poland to Frankfurt, namely from: Warsaw, Krakow, Gdańsk, Katowice, Wrocław, Poznań, or from Berlin (may be the cheapest). Then there's a quick train from the airport to Darmstadt. Or, you can go by train with 2 changes in Berlin Ostbf and Frankfurt Hbf.
    – yo'
    Commented Feb 28, 2015 at 0:03
  • @yo', thanks. I am Googling to know where the city is. A flight from Bydgoszcz would be nice since I'm afraid to take a train to Poznań since I'm not able to follow one word in Polish. Imagine if the train change the platform... lol
    – Sigur
    Commented Feb 28, 2015 at 0:07
  • @Sigur Then take a train to Berlin, you've got some chance of a foreign language in an intl train (anyways, peak in the chat, we may think something out. I live in the country just next door you know :-) )
    – yo'
    Commented Feb 28, 2015 at 0:21
  • @yo', thanks. I'll keep in mind. I'm going from Sao Paulo to Toruń next Sunday.
    – Sigur
    Commented Feb 28, 2015 at 0:24
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    will there be recording of the talks/presentations made so others can watch them? I hope the talks can be made available on-line somewhere.
    – Nasser
    Commented Mar 10, 2015 at 21:12
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    @Nasser It has been brought up to the right people and they shall keep you posted.
    – yo'
    Commented Mar 13, 2015 at 22:47
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    Two weeks before "my" baby is scheduled... and within school's summer vacation here (Berlin), so I think about joining, but there are obstacles.
    – topskip
    Commented Mar 16, 2015 at 14:17
  • Guys, don't forget to take lots of photos :-)
    – Johannes_B
    Commented May 22, 2015 at 11:23

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I'm planning to go. And I'll probably submit a paper.

Not traveling by train, like Joseph, but by motorbike, of course. ;-)


I plan to attend, to put faces to names of many of the wonderful people here on this site (and elsewhere too), and also to learn about new, exciting developments in the world of TeX and Friends!

I submitted an abstract with the title:

Pretty-printing Git commit history graphs with PGF/TikZ

Update: My abstract was accepted by the conference committee and is now listed on the program page.

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    I can't attend TUG but I'll be interested in seeing your talk notes and ongoing development in this direction!
    – Caleb
    Commented Mar 24, 2015 at 7:58

I'll be going: my first TUG meeting :-) The plan is to talk about the recent work I've been doing on case changing and other things that need Unicode data, so something like

Joseph's Adventures in Unicode-land

paired with one about the galley entitled

Through the \parshape, and what Joseph found there

  • Good to know I'll meet you finally :-)
    – yo'
    Commented Mar 1, 2015 at 1:32
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    Or maybe Joseph's Multi-coded Coat?
    – Alan Munn
    Commented Mar 1, 2015 at 20:00
  • @AlanMunn I'm hoping to come up with something better :-)
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Commented Mar 1, 2015 at 21:25
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    i'm really rather sorry that your original title wasn't accepted. Commented May 22, 2015 at 12:54
  • @barbarabeeton Karl wanted something 'searchable': I plan to stick to the original at the event
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Commented May 22, 2015 at 12:55
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    I'm officially attending; just booked flights. Really looking forward to properly meeting :) Commented May 27, 2015 at 13:05
  • @barbarabeeton Now I have two talks, so I am sticking to the fun title at least at the meeting
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Commented Jul 9, 2015 at 16:58

Guess the answer in my case is going to be yes (might even cycle there) and yes (I plan to give a talk) -- see you there folks

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    From Mainz to Darmstadt, sounds like a cycling distance :-) Lucky you!
    – yo'
    Commented Mar 16, 2015 at 21:01
  • well it is (50km maybe) but not to go back and forth on a daily basis :-) ... let's see what the weather is going to be like and then I decide Commented Mar 17, 2015 at 17:50
  • 37 km centre-to-centre. And 3 times is not "a daily basis" ;)
    – yo'
    Commented Mar 17, 2015 at 18:08
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    what I meant is that I have no intention of cycling home in the evenings and back next morning (on a daily basis) but rather spend time with friends - and it is 42,5km according to Mr. Google Commented Mar 17, 2015 at 18:17

I plan to be there and I plan to submit an abstract, too, with the preliminary title:

Creating university journal and theses LaTeX classes/templates.

(As a note, it seems that I have currently one empty seat for anybody on the axis Prague--Nuremberg--Darmstadt, probably Sunday overnight in and Thursday morning out.)


I need to get a move on to organise it, but I'd like to attend this year as well. Especially if Joseph will be there, since we've never met before! But I'll need to come up with something to talk about quick smart…

  • Promises, promises ... I still can’t see your name on tug.org/tug2015/program.html ;-) Commented May 23, 2015 at 2:28
  • Erg... you're right—I need to get my act together! Commented May 23, 2015 at 6:11
  • So you are still planning to go? Great! Commented May 24, 2015 at 0:19
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    Just booked my flights… finally! Commented May 27, 2015 at 13:04
  • Fantastic :-) Looking forward to finally meeting you. Commented May 27, 2015 at 13:34
  • Agreed! It has taken me quite some time. Might need to start practising my beer drinking? I'm a little rusty these days I hate to admit. Commented May 28, 2015 at 0:53

Me too planning to come for TUG-15. :)

There is a mailing list for TUG-15 possible attendees. TUG-15 mailing list

It will be great to discuss travels plans on mailing list. So that one can refer back to the information specially about travel plans etc. of others to join for travel.


I will try to attend just for the lolz and of course a little bit of autobahn naughtiness...

I don't have any idea for an abstract yet and probably I won't anyways. So it depends on how much I can spare.


I will attend TUG 2015. I submitted an abstract entitled

Functional data structures in TeX

which was accepted.


I'd like to go as well but am not sure if it fits my schedule.


I'm planning to go. And I don't plan to submit a paper.


I plan to arrive Sunday and to stay for the whole conference. Luckily my job projects will allow it, even better, I can do it as a business travel. At work people saw my TikZ generated network architecture drawings.

  • I think many people will be envious of being able to treat this as business!
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Commented Jul 9, 2015 at 17:36
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    That's because I could show my employer that TeX can improve our work-flow and the results both in design phase and in documentation of projects. I'll pay the price by actually introducing TeX as a work tool here.
    – Stefan Kottwitz Mod
    Commented Jul 9, 2015 at 20:07
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    @StefanKottwitz Please consider writing up for all of us the lessons you learned as you have and continue to "introduce TeX as a work tool". Commented Jul 9, 2015 at 23:34

I'll be there; arriving on Sunday and departing on Thursday. We should organize a TeX.SE BoF session.

  • What's a 'BOF session'?
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Commented Jul 11, 2015 at 19:18
  • @JosephWright: I've added a link. :-) Commented Jul 11, 2015 at 22:39

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