Access to UNIX User Groups

Susanne W. Smith sws at
Mon Mar 19 16:43:59 AEST 1990

From: sws at (Susanne W. Smith)

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. 

There are three related articles, posted at the same time as this one,
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.
These articles were originated by John S. Quarterman 
of TIC, Austin, Texas. This issue of March 1990 was researched by 
Susanne W. Smith of Windsound Consulting, Edmonds, Washington 
<sws at>.

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 bi-monthly).

Changes since last posting: AMIX, UKUUG, GUUG, i2u, NLUUG, Sinix, 
	USENIX workshops, AFUU 

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
1990 Aug 27-28	UNIX Security Workshop	Portland, OR
1990 Oct 4-5	Mach Workshop		Burlington, VT
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

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 22-25	UniForum	Washington Hilton, Washington, DC
1991 Jan 21-24	UniForum	Infomart, Dallas, TX
1992 Jan 20-23	UniForum	Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
1993 Mar 15-18	UniForum	Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
1994 Feb 7-10	UniForum	Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX
1995 Mar 6-9	UniForum	Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX
1996 Mar 11-14	UniForum	Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
1997 Mar 10-13	UniForum	Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

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. In 1990 there will
be a west coast UNIX Expo in Los Angeles.

1990 May 7-9	  UNIX EXPO West	Los Angeles, CA	  
1990 Oct 31-Nov 2 UNIX EXPO		New York, NY

		National Expositions Co., Inc.
		15 West 39th Street
		New York, NY 10018
		tel: +1-212-391-9111
		fax: +1-212-819-0755

		Reservations Department
		Sheraton Centre Hotel
		811 Seventh Avenue
		New York, NY 10019
		Tel: +1-212-581-1000
		Fax: +1-212-262-4410
		Telex: 421130

/usr/group/cdn is the Canadian branch of UniForum, 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

UNIForum Swedish holds an annual conference. 

	UNIForum Swedish AB
	Torshamnsgatan 39
	S-16440 KISTA
	Tel: +46 8 750 3976
	Fax: +46 8 751 2407

1990 Nov 14-16	UNIX EXPO 90	Alvsjo, Stockholm, Sweden

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
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.

		Miss Ann Garnery
		11 Rue Carnot
		94270 Le Kremlin Bicetre
		Fax: +33 1 46 58 94 20
		anne at

1990 Mar 27-30	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
		Fax: +44 763 73255
		ukuug at

1990 Jul 9-13   UKUUG C London,UK
1990 Dec 17-19  UKUUG C Cambridge, UK
1991 Jun/Jul    UKUUG C Liverpool, UK
1991 Dec        UKUUG C Edinburgh, 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 exhibition organised by EMAP International 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)
		Dr Anton Gerold
		Elsenheimerstr 43
		D-8000 Muenchen 21
		Federal Republic of Germany
		+49 089 570 76 97
		Fax: +49 89 570 7607
		gerold at

1990 Sept 4-6   GUUG C  Wiesbaden, Germany

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

1990 May 16-18  i2u C   Milan, Italy

The Netherlands UNIX Users Group (NLUUG) holds a fall conference with 
techninal 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

1990 May 17     U & Parallel Systems C  NLUUG, Ede, Netherlands
1990 Nov 8      Open Systems C  NLUUG, Ede, Netherlands
The following information about European groups courtesy EUUG:

		Austria (UUGA)
		Friedrich Kofler
		Schottenring 33/Hof
		A-1010 Vienna
		Tel: +43 222 34 61 84
		uuga at

		Belgium (BUUG)
		Marc Nyssen
		Department of Medical Informatics
		Laarbeeklaan 103
		B-1090 Brussels
		+32 2 4784890 Ext. 1424
		Fax: +32 2 477 4000
		buug at vub.uucp

		Denmark (DKUUG)
		Mogens Buhelt
		Kabbeleejvej 27B
		DK-2700 Bronshoj
		Tel: +45 31 60 66 80
		mogens at

		Finland (FUUG)
		Anu Patrikka-Cantell
		Finnish UNIX Users' Group
		Arkadiankatu 14 B 45
		00100 Helsinki
		Tel: +358 0 494 371

		Hungary (HUUG)
		Dr Elod Knuth
		Computer and Automation Institute
		Hungarian Academy of Sciences
		P.O. Box 63
		H-1502 Budapest 112
		+36 1 665 435
		Fax: +361 1 354 317


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

		Ireland (IUUG)
		Norman Hull
		Irish UNIX Systems User Group
		Court Place
		Tel: +353 503 31745
		Fax: +353 503 43695
		iuug-exec at

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

		Portugal  (PUUG)
		Legatheaux Martens
		Avenue 24 de Julho
		Tel: +351 1 673194/609822
		Fax: +351 1 7597716
		puug at

		Sweden (EUUG-S)
		Hans Johansson
		NCR Svenska AB
		Box 1206
		S-164 28 Kista
		Tel: +46 8 750 26 03
		hans at

		Yugoslavia  (YUUG)
		Milan Palian
		Iskra Delta Computers
		Parmova 41
		61000 Ljubljana
		Tel: +38 61 574 554
		mpalian at idcyuug.uucp

AMIX - the Israeli UNIX user group, is a S.I.G. of the Israeli
Processing Association (IPA). AMIX has a yearly conference including
an exhibition, and a mid year sequence of tutorials and workshops.

                Israeli UNIX User Group (AMIX)
                c/o IPA, P.O.Box 919
                attn: Ariel J. Frank
                Ramat-Gan, Israel, 52109
                amix at bimacs.bitnet
                amix at
                fax: +972-3-5744374

1990 May 23-24  5th AMIX Conference     AMIX, Ramat-Gan, Israel

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.

1990 Sep 25-28  AUUG    World Congress Centre, Melbourne, Australia

AUUG also holds regional summer meetings to provide an information
forum for the presentation of technical issues of interest to programmers, 
system administrators, and experiences users. 

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

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 and 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

1990 Dec 10-12  Unix Asia '90 C Sinix, Singapore
1990 Dec 13-16  Unix Pavillion '90 T    Sinix, 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

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:

1990 Jan 22-26  DECUS		Toronto, Canada
1990 Mar 26-29	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

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

Interex, The International Association of HP Computer Users
has a UNIX SIG (Special Interest Group) that participates
in its general meetings, which are held once a year in the
U.S. and Europe.

	585 Maude Court
	P.O. Box  3439
	Sunnyvale, California,   94088-3439

1990 Aug 20-23	Interex Conference	Boston, MA

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 and numerous other companies.

For more information, contact:

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

UNIX International (UI) was formed to advise AT&T on UNIX System V
development.  Its membership includes AT&T, Control Data, Data General,
Fujitsu, Gould, Intel, Interactive, NEC, Sun Microsystems, Texas
Instruments, Unisys, and other companies and institutions.

        UNIX International
        20 Waterview Blvd.
        Parsippany, NJ 07054

Volume-Number: Volume 19, Number 4

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