European OpenACS and Tcl/Tk Conference
20 - 21 July 2023, Vienna

Welcome to the European OpenACS and Tcl/Tk Conference 2023

After the success in 2022, we are proud to again announce the joint European OpenACS and Tcl/Tk Conference 2023. This event will combine the 7th OpenACS conference and the 19th European Tcl/Tk Users Meeting (EuroTcl).

July 20th - July 21st, 2023

Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria

Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna


1 Call for Participation and Call for Presentations

This year, the conference will again be a combined Tcl/Tk and OpenACS event. The joint conference seeks practitioners, developers, and researchers whose work involves Tcl/Tk and/ or OpenACS. The conference will offer multiple presentations and discussions about Tcl/Tk programming, as well as for developments and applications of the OpenACS Web application framework. You are invited to contribute and participate actively by proposing a presentation. The conference language is English.

We invite proposals for long and short presentations from practitioners, developers, and researchers. After registration, you will be offered to submit an abstract via this website (minimum 250 words, max. 2 pages). Deadline for abstract submission is June 15th, 2023. There will be slots for long (30m) and short presentations (15m) at the conference (including discussions). Once the abstracts will have been reviewed by the program committee, you will be notified about acceptance of your proposal.

We also invite proposals for the following activities, running in parallel or after the main presentation session:

  • Birds of a Feather (BoF) will be 60-minute sessions that bring together participants interested in a selected topic relevant to the conference and suitable for discussion and networking. A BoF provides for an open forum for exploring issues and questions. Initiators are invited to present the topic (max. 20 mins) and the remaining time will be for audience discussion.
  • Demonstrations of new software tools and software prototypes based on Tcl/Tk and OpenACS will be considered for inclusion into a showcase session.

2 Important Dates

  • March 1st, 2023: Registration opens
  • June 15th, 2023: Deadline for submissions of abstracts (max. 2 pages, min. 250 words);
  • June 19th, 2023: Notification of acceptance; tentative program
  • June 30th, 2023: Registration ends
  • July 19th, 2023: Meet & greet
  • July 20th - July 21st, 2023:  Conference

3 Committees

3.1 Conference Chairs

Gustaf Neumann (Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration)
Harald Oehlmann

3.2 Program Committee

  • Gustaf Neumann (WU)
  • Harald Oehlmann (ELMICRON)
  • Stefan Sobernig (WU)
  • Jesus G. Boticario (UNED)

3.3 Organization Committee

  • Kathrin Kreuz-Koch (WU)
  • Monika Andergassen (WU)
  • Stefan Sobernig (WU)

4 Location

4.1 How to get to the WU by public transport

The conference's sessions will be held in our auditorium TC.0.04 in WU's Teaching Centre (TC; OpenStreetMap, Google Maps). When traveling by metro (line U2), the TC can be reached best from station Krieau, exit Krieau (6min walk). The WU campus is also easy to reach by bus line 82A (Krieau station) and tram line 1 (Prater Hauptallee station)

4.2 Arrival by bike

Cycling is not allowed on the WU campus; the approximately 1,000 bicycle parking spaces are located along the cycle path that runs around the campus. City bike stations are located near the two subway stations Messe-​Prater and Krieau, as well as at the south entrance of the WU Campus.

4.3 Arrival by car

The underground car parking is located below the main campus walkway (€22 per day max). The entrance to the garage is in Trabrennstraße. There are a total of 411 parking spaces, of which approx. 180 spaces are available at short notice, the rest is reserved for long-​term parkers. There are four entrances to the campus from the garage. The exits of the garage are located in the open space - thus, each building can be entered via its main entrance on the ground floor.

4.4 Hotels

We can offer special conference rates for the following hotel next to the WU Campus (5-10 minutes walking distance).
Booking details will follow upon registration.
Please note that the conference special rate room contingent is reserved only until 30 April 2023!

There are several more hotels or Airbnb opportunities close to the Campus.

5 Registration and Costs

Registration to the conference opens on March 1st. Please register first on the conference website via the "Log in" button above, or use your existing OpenACS website account. This is a pre-requirement for the conference registration. The conference fee is set to €160 (regular) and €60 (student). This fee covers for lunches, coffee breaks, and one social event (conference dinner) on Thu, July 20th, 2023. On the day before the conference starts (Wed, July 19th) there will be an informal get-together on your own costs.