Access to UNIX User Groups

std-unix at uunet.UU.NET std-unix at uunet.UU.NET
Mon Oct 30 11:27:43 AEST 1989

This is the latest in a series of similar comp.std.unix articles,
intended to give summary information about UNIX User groups;
to be accurate, but not exhaustive.  It's cross-posted to and comp.unix.questions because there might be
interest there. These articles were originated by John S. Quarterman
of TIC, Austin, Texas. This issue of October 1989 was researched by 
Susanne W. Smith of Windsound Consulting, Seattle, Washington 
<sws at>.

There are three related articles, posted at the same time as this one,
and with subjects
	Calendar of UNIX-related Events
	Access to UNIX-Related Publications
	Access to UNIX-Related Standards
The latter is posted only to comp.std.unix.

Corrections and additions to this article are solicited.  I keep track
of the conferences, groups, and publications that I attend, am a member
of, or subscribe to.  All others (the majority of the listings) I derive
either from listings elsewhere, or from contributions by readers.
In particular, the meeting schedules and descriptions of most of the
groups are provided by their members.  If a group doesn't have a
meeting schedule listed, it's because nobody has sent me one.  This is
a low-budget operation:  I publish what I have on hand when the time
comes (approximately monthly).

Changes since last posting: 1990 meeting dates for JUS and /usr/group/cdn,
			    DECUS Toronto meeting

Access information is given in this article for the following:
user groups:	USENIX, UniForum, UNIX Expo, /usr/group/cdn,
		EUUG, AFUU, UKUUG, /usr/group/uk, GUUG, i2u, NLUUG
		DECUS UNIX SIG, Sun User Group (SUG),
		Apollo DOMAIN Users' Society (ADUS),
		Open Software Foundation (OSF),
		UNIX International (UI).

Telephone numbers are given in international format, i.e., +n at
the beginning for the country code, e.g., +44 is England, +81 Japan,
+82 Korea, +61 Australia, +64 New Zealand, and +1 is U.S.A. or Canada.

UNIX is a Registered Trademark of AT&T.

USENIX is ``The Professional and Technical UNIX(R) Association.''

		USENIX Association
		2560 Ninth Street
		Suite 215
		Berkeley, CA 94710
		tel: +1-415-528-8649
		fax: +1-415-548-5738
		office at

USENIX sponsors two USENIX Conferences a year, featuring technical papers,
as well as tutorials, and with vendor exhibits at the summer conferences:

1990 Jan 22-26	USENIX	Omni Shoreham, Washington, DC
1990 Apr 9-11	C++	San Francisco, CA
1990 Jun 11-15	USENIX	Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, CA
1991 Jan 21-25	USENIX	Grand Kempinski, Dallas, TX
1991 Jun 10-14	USENIX	Opryland, Nashville, TN
1992 Jan 20-24	USENIX	Hilton Square, San Francisco, CA
1992 Jun 8-12	USENIX	Marriott, San Antonio, TX
1993 Jan	USENIX	Town & Country, San Diego, CA
1993 Jun 21-25	USENIX	Cincinnati, OH

They also sponsor workshops, such as

1989 Nov 16-17	Graphics Workshop V	Monterey, CA

Proceedings for all conferences and workshops are available at
the door and by mail later.  Some of the older ones have been
out of print, but the office will duplicate small quantities for you.

USENIX publishes ``;login:  The USENIX Association Newsletter''
bimonthly.  It is sent free of charge to all their members and
includes technical papers.  There is a USENET newsgroup,, for discussion of USENIX-related matters.

In 1988, USENIX started publishing a new refereed quarterly
technical journal, ``Computing Systems:  The Journal of the USENIX
Association,'' in cooperation with University of California Press.

They also publish an edition of the 4.3BSD manuals and distribute the
2.10BSD software distribution.  They coordinate a software exchange for
appropriately licensed members.  They occasionally sponsor experiments,
such as methods of improving the USENET and UUCP networks (e.g., UUNET),
that are of interest and use to the membership.

There is a USENIX Institutional Representative on the IEEE P1003
Portable Operating System Interface for Computer Environments Committee.
That representative also moderates the USENET newsgroup comp.std.unix,
which is for discussion of UNIX-related standards, especially P1003.
There is also a USENIX Standards Watchdog Committee following several
standards bodies.  For more details, see the posting in comp.std.unix,
``Access to UNIX-Related Standards.''

UniForum (formerly /usr/group) is a non-profit trade association dedicated 
to the promotion of products and services based on the UNIX operating system.

		2901 Tasman Drive
		Suite 201
		Santa, Clara, CA  95054
		tel: +1-408-986-8840
		fax: +1-408-986-1645

UniForum sponsors an annual conference and trade show which 
features vendor exhibits, as well as tutorials and technical sessions.

1990 Jan 23-26	UniForum	Washington Hilton, Washington, DC
1991 Jan 22-25	UniForum	Infomart, Dallas, TX
1992 Jan 21-24	UniForum	Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
1993 Mar 2-4	UniForum	Washington, D.C.

Proceedings for all conferences are available at the shows and later
by mail.

UniForum publishes ``CommUNIXations,'' a member magazine that
features articles by industry leaders and observers, technical issues,
standards coverage, and new product announcements.

UniForum also publishes the ``UNIX Products Directory,'' which lists
products and services developed specifically for the UNIX operating system.
``/usr/digest'' is also published by UniForum.  This newsletter covers
product announcements and industry projections, and is sent biweekly
to General members of UniForum and to non-member subscribers.

UniForum has long been deeply involved in UNIX standardization,
having sponsored the ``/usr/group 1984 Standard,'' providing an Institutional
Representative to the IEEE P1003 Portable Operating System for Computer
Environments Committee, and sponsoring the UniForum Technical Committee
on areas that P1003 has not yet addressed.  They have recently produced
an executive summary, ``Your Guide to POSIX,'' and a technical overview
``POSIX Explored,'' and funded production of a draft of a ``Rationale and
Notes'' appendix for IEEE 1003.1.

UNIX EXPO is an annual very large vendor exhibit in New York City
with tutorials and technical presentations.  It is held at the
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, with lodging arrangements with
the Sheraton Centre Hotel, both in Manhattan.

1989 Nov 1-3	  UNIX EXPO	Javits Conv. C, New York, NY
1990 Oct 31-Nov 2 UNIX EXPO	New York, NY

		National Expositions Co., Inc.
		15 West 39th Street
		New York, NY 10018
		fax: +1-212-819-0755

		Reservations Department
		Sheraton Centre Hotel
		811 Seventh Avenue
		New York, NY 10019
		Fax: +1-212-262-4410
		Telex: 421130

/usr/group/cdn is the Canadian branch of /usr/group, and holds an
annual spring conference and trade show modeled after UniForum,
usually at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.  They also hold
a UNIX in Government show in the winter in Ottawa.

Exhibitors and attendees can contact:
		Fawn Lubman
		Communications 2000
		4195 Dundas St. #201
		Etobicoke, Ontario M8X 1Y4

		241 Gamma St.
		Etobicoke, Ontario M8W 4G7

1990 Jan 9-10		U in Gov. C&T	/usr/group/cdn, Ottawa, ON
1990 May 30-Jun 1	U 9x/etc C&T	/usr/group/cdn, Toronto, ON
1991 Feb		U in Gov. C&T	/usr/group/cdn, Ottawa, ON
1991 May		U 9x/etc C&T	/usr/group/cdn, Toronto, ON

EUUG is the European UNIX systems Users Group. EUUG is closely coordinated 
with national groups in Europe, and with the European UNIX network, EUnet.

		EUUG secretariat
		Owles Hall
		Herts SG9 9PL
		+44 763 73039
		fax: +44 763 73255
		euug at

They have a quarterly newsletter, EUUGN, and hold two conferences a year:

1990 Apr 23-27	EUUG	Munich, Germany 
1990 Oct 22-26	EUUG	Nice, France
1991 May 20-24 	EUUG	Tromso, Norway (tentative)
1991 Sep 16-20	EUUG	Budapest, Hungary
1992 Spring	EUUG	Jersey, U.K. (tentative)
1992 Autumn	EUUG	Amsterdam, Netherlands (tentative)

AFUU is the Association Franc\*,aise des Utilisateurs d'UNIX,
or French UNIX Users' Group.  They are holding a small convention
in November and a large one in the spring with tutorials and a
vendor exhibit.

		11 Rue Carnot
		94270 Le Kremlin Bicetre
		Telex: 263 887 F

1989 Nov 24	AFUU Convention		 Paris, France
1990 Mar 26-30	AFUU Convention		 Paris, France
UKUUG is the United Kingdom Unix systems Users' Group.

		Bill Barrett
		Owles Hall
		Herts. SG9 9PL
		United Kingdom
		+44 763 73039

1989 Dec 11-13	UKUUG Conference	Cardiff, Wales, UK

UniForum UK is the U.K. affiliate of UniForum, and holds an annual
COMUNIX Conference in June in conjunction with the European UNIX User Show,
which is an achibition organised by EMAP INternation Exhibitions.

		Tracy MacIntyre
		Exhibition Manager
		EMAP International Exhibitions Ltd.
		Abbot's Court
		34 Farringdon Lane
		London EC1R 3AU
		United Kingdom

The German UNIX Systems User Group (GUUG) has an annual convention in the fall.
		GUUG (German Unix User Group)
		Elsenheimer Str. 43
		8000 Muenchen 21
		Federal Republic of Germany
		guug at guug.uucp
		+49 089 570 76 97

The Italian UNIX Systems User Group (i2u) holds an annual summer
Italian UNIX Convention, with tutorials and a vendor exhibition.

		Carlo Mortarino
		i2u Secretariat
		Via Monza, 347
		20126 Milano
		i2u at i2unix.uucp

The Netherlands UNIX Users Group (NLUUG) holds a fall conference with 
techinal sessions and tutorials.

		Netherlands (NLUUG)
		Patricia H. Otter
		c/o Xirion bv.
		World Trade Centre
		Strawinskylaan 1135
		1077 XX Amsterdam
		The Netherlands
		+31 206649411
		patricia at hp4nl or nluug at hp4nl

1989 Nov 9	NLUUG	    'De Reehorst', Ede, The Netherlands

The following information about European groups courtesy EUUG:

		Austria (UUGA)
		Friedrich Kofler
		c/o Austro Olivetti
		Rennwe 9
		A-1030 Vienna
		+43 222 7345010
		kofler at oliol.uucp

		Belgium (BUUG)
		Marc Nyssen
		Department of Medical Informatics
		Laarbeeklaan 103
		B-1090 Brussels
		+32 2 4784890 Ext. 1424
		buug at vub.uucp

		Denmark (DKUUG)
		Mogens Buhelt
		Kabbeleejvej 27B
		DK-2700 Bronshoj
		+45 2 865533
		dkuug at

		Finland (FUUG)
		Johan Helsingius
		Oy Penetron Ab
		Box 21
		02171 Espoo
		+358 0 427632 or 673280
		julf at

		Dr El\o'o^'d Knuth
		Computer and Automation Institute
		Hungarian Academy of Sciences
		P.O. Box 63
		H-1502 Budapest 112
		+36 1 665 435


		Iceland (ICEUUG)
		Marius Olafsson
		University Computer Center
		Hjardarhaga 4
		Dunhaga 5
                107 Reykjavik
		+354 1 694747
		iceuug at

		Ireland (IUUG)
		John Carolan
		Glockenspiel Ltd.
		19 Belvedere Place
		+353 1364515
		john at puschi.uucp

		Norway (NUUG)
		Jan Brandt Jensen
		c/o Unisoft A.S.
		Enebakkvn 154
		N-O680 Oslo 6
		+47 2 688970

		Sweden (EUUG-S)
		Hans Johansson
		NCR Svenska AB
		Box 1206
		S-164 28 Kista
		euug at

AUUG is the Australian UNIX systems Users Group.

		Tim Roper
		timr at

		P.O. Box 366
		N.S.W.	2033
		auug at

Phone contact can occasionally be made at +61 3 344 5225

AUUG holds one major national Conference and Exhibition per year during
August or September, and regional, technical meetings in February or

1990 Sep 11-14  AUUG    Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

They publish a newsletter (AUUGN) at a frequency defined to be every 2 months.

The New Zealand UNIX Systems User Group, Inc. (NZUSUGI) has an annual meeting
and publishes a newsletter, ``NUZ.''

		New Zealand UNIX Systems User Group
		P.O. Box 585
		New Zealand

The Japan UNIX Society has three meetings a year, and a newsletter.
The JUS UNIX Symposium is held twice annually, once in the winter and
once in the summer.  It has technical presentations, tutorials,
and a vendor exhibit.  The JUS UNIX Fair is held once a year, and
has a vendor exhibit, tutorials, and seminars.

		Japan UNIX Society (JUS)
		#505 Towa-Hanzomon Corp. Bldg.
		2-12 Hayabusa-cho
		Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102
		bod%jus.junet at

1989 Nov 9-10	14th JUS UNIX S		Osaka, Japan
1989 Dec 5-6	UNIX Fair '89		Tokyo, Japan
1990 Jul 9-11   15th JUS S		JUS, Tokyo, Japan
1990 Nov 15-16  16th JUS S      	JUS, Osaka, Japan
1990 Dec 4-5    JUS UNIX Fair '90       JUS, Tokyo, Japan

The Korean UNIX User Group (KUUG) has a software distribution service
and a newsletter.  They hold an annual Korean UNIX Symposium in the winter.

		Korean UNIX User Group
		P.O. Box 8
		Daedug Science Town
		Dae Jeon CIty
		Chungnam 301-350
		Republic of Korea

		Kee Wook Rim
		rim at
		+82-42-822-4455 x4646
		fax: +82-42-823-1033

The Malaysian Unix Users Association (MALNIX) hold seminars other meetings.

		The Organiser
		MALNIX/MIMOS International Seminar
		7th Floor, Bukit Naga Complex
		Jalan Semantan
		50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
		+60 3 2552 700
		fax: +60 3 2552 755
		malnix at  or uunet!mimos!malnix

The Singapore UNIX Association (Sinix) holds an annual Southeast Asian
Regional Computer Conference.

		James Clark
		c/o Computer Systems Advisers, Ltd.
		203 Henderson Industrial Park
		Wing B #1207-1214
		Singapore 0315
		fax: 65-278-1783

1989 Dec 8-9    UNIX Asia'89 Conference		Singapore

The China UNIX User Group (CUUG) is the Chinese UniForum affiliate.

		Xu Kongshi
		China UNIX User Group
		P.O. Box 8718
		Beijing, 100080
		People's Republic of China

AMIX - the Israeli UNIX user group, is a S.I.G. of the Israeli Processing
Association (IPA).  AMIX has a yearly conference and other activities.

There are similar groups in other parts of the world.  If such a group
wishes to be included in later versions of this access list, they
should please send me information.

There is a partial list of national organizations in the November/December
1987 CommUNIXations.

DECUS, the Digital Equipment Computer Users Society,
has a UNIX SIG (Special Interest Group) that participates
in its general meetings, which are held twice a year.

		DECUS U.S. Chapter
		219 Boston Post Road, BP02
		Marlboro, Massachusetts  01752-1850

The next DECUS Symposia are:

1989 Nov 6-10	DECUS 		Anaheim, CA

1990 Jan 22-26  DECUS		Toronto, Canada
1990 Mar 26-19	DECUS 		Vasteras, Sweden
1990 May 7-11	DECUS 		New Orleans, LA
1990 Dec 10-14  DECUS 		Las Vegas, NV

1991 Feb 18-22	DECUS 		Ottawa, Canada
1991 May 6-10   DECUS 		Atlanta, GA
1991 Dec 9-13   DECUS 		Anaheim, CA
1992 May 4-8    DECUS 		Atlanta, GA

See also the USENET newsgroup

The Sun User Group (SUG) is an international organization that promotes
communication among Sun users, OEMs, third party vendors, and Sun
Microsystems, Inc.  SUG sponsors conferences, collects and distributes
software, produces the README newsletter and T-shirts, sponsors local
user groups, and communicates members' problems to Sun employees and

	Sun Microsystems User Group, Inc.
	2550 Garcia Avenue
	Mountain View, CA  94043
	+1 415 960 1300
	users at

Their next annual conference is:

1989 Dec 6-8    Sun User Group Conference	Hilton, Anaheim, CA

ADUS is the Apollo DOMAIN Users' Society:

	Apollo DOMAIN Users' Society
	c/o Andrea Woloski, ADUS Coordinator
	Apollo Computer Inc.
	330 Billerica Rd.
	Chelmsford, MA 01824
	+1-617-256-6600, x4448

The Open Software Foundation (OSF) is a vendor group formed 17 May 1988
by Apollo, Bull, DEC, HP, IBM, Nixdorff, and Siemens, and later joined
by Philips.

For more information, contact:

	Larry Lytle or Gary McCormack
	Open Software Foundation
	11 Cambridge Center
	Cambridge, MA 02139

UNIX International (UI).

        UNIX International
        20 Waterview Blvd.
        Parsnippany, NJ 07054

Volume-Number: Volume 17, Number 50

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