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The 12th International Rexx Symposium

30 April-2 May 2001
Research Triangle Park
North Carolina
Sponsored by the Rexx Language Association

Plan now to attend The 12th International Rexx Symposium for Developers and Users in the Research Triangle Park on 30 April -2 May, 2001. The Symposium provides a focal point for information about the Rexx family of languages and a venue for technical interchange among members of the Rexx community.

The 2001 Rexx Symposium highlights the multi-platform capabilities of the Rexx Language. Some topics to be covered:

  • development of Rexx/Object Rexx within IBM
  • using Object Rexx for E-mail with Microsoft Outlook
  • getting started with OODialog: adding a GUI to your Windows Rexx programs
  • using Object Rexx for CGI programming on Apache with database access
  • how to setup IIS for CGI Rexx scripts
  • writing practical, cross-platform, GUI applications in Rexx
  • "More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About PARSE"
Don't miss the Rexx Shootout where proponents of Rexx on different platforms take the same application and demonstrate the benefits of their favorite solution. So far, we have codeslingers for Windows, Java, TSO, and Linux.
"So you gotta ask yourself: do you have another platform? Well, do you, punk?"

Mike Cowlishaw, IBM Fellow and author of Rexx and NetRexx, will be covering aspects of the addition of Rexx's Decimal Arithmetic to the Java Language.

Professor Rony Flatscher of the Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics plans to demonstrate the use of the Java Bean Scripting Framework from Rexx.

Manfred Schweizer, Manager of Rexx Development at IBM, will discuss new developments in the IBM Rexx family, including Rexx availability under the Windows Scripting Host facility.

Mark Hessling of QCOM Australia, author of THE, Rexx/SQL, and other Rexx external function packages and maintainer of the Regina Rexx Interpreter and Rexx/Tk also plans to attend and show that real-world, cross-platform GUI products can be written in Rexx.

For more details on each day's events see the schedule


Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center 
4700 Emperor Blvd 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27703 

Registration Information

Registration Fees Before 1 April  After 1 April 
Full Symposium1 $195  $235 
Any single day2 $69  $79 
Symposium Banquet  $50/person  $60/person
1Includes conference sessions, proceedings, lunches, Symposium Banquet on Tuesday, and annual RexxLA membership.
2Includes conference sessions only.
Registration fee may be remitted by PayPal, VISA or MasterCard, personal check drawn on US bank, money order, or bank check.

To register, complete the 2001 Symposium Registration Form. If you have any questions about the Registration process, please contact the RexxLA Treasurer.

On-site registration in the Sheraton lobby
Sunday, 29 April  5:00-7:00pm
Mon-Wed, 30 April-2 May  8:00-8:30am

Register before 1 April 2001 and save!

Adjunct Activities

The X3J18 Committee is meeting in conjunction with the Symposium. This committee is considering additions to the ANSI Standard for the Rexx language. The committee will meet Sunday, 29 April, at the conference hotel. Anyone interested in Rexx or the ANSI Standard is welcome to attend. Contact the committee chairman, Dr. Brian Marks for further information.

Mingle with your colleagues at the Welcome Reception, hosted by Safe Data Inc., from 5-7pm on Sunday night. Then stay for a tutorial on Object Rexx delivered by Professor Rony Flatscher of the Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics. Eat, drink, and make objects!

Lodging Information

Symposium Hotel  Reservations
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center 
4700 Emperor Blvd 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27703 
Reservations (USA)  +1-800-325-3535
International  +1-919-941-5050
Fax  +1-919-941-2958

A block of rooms is reserved until 6 April. Be sure to ask for these Rexx Symposium discounted rates:

Hotel Level Single/Double Day Rate US$125.00
Club Level Single/Double Day Rate US$145.00

Call the toll-free (in US) Reservations number above or contact the hotel directly for reservations. 

Travel Information

Raleigh/Durham International (RDU) is the nearest commercial airport to the Symposium. For General Aviation arrivals, RDU is a Class C airport with two excellent FBOs offering 100LL and jet-A fuels. Consult the AirNav database for more information.

The Sheraton Imperial offers a complimentary airport shuttle service to RDU 24 hours a day. Use the Sheraton's courtesy phone in Baggage Claim to request pickup.

All major car rental agencies are available at RDU, as are taxi and shuttle services.


The Sheraton Imperial is located off Interstate 40 (exit 282 - Page Road) in Research Triangle Park, just 3 miles from Raleigh Durham International Airport.  

For More Information

Email your questions to us and we will do our best to help you.

Read Brian Mark's report on the 2000 Rexx Symposium and see what you missed last year. This year's Symposium should be even better!