[Seaside] 20th International Smalltalk Joint Conference - Call for Contributions

Damien Cassou damien.cassou at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 12:18:50 UTC 2012

20th International Smalltalk Joint Conference - Call for Contributions

              Gent, Belgium
              August 27-31, 2012; Camp Smalltalk August 25-26

This call includes:
      1) Developers forum
      2) Innovation Technology Award
      3) International Workshop
      4) Student Volunteer program
      5) Free ESUG tickets program


For the past 20 years, the European Smalltalk User Group (ESUG) has
organised the International Smalltalk Conference, a lively forum on
cutting edge software technologies that attract people from both
academia and industry for a whole week. The attendees are both
engineers using Smalltalk in business and students and teachers using
Smalltalk both for research and didactic purposes.

This year's edition of the largest European Smalltalk event will

      - The regular Smalltalk developers conference with
        renowned invited speakers

      - a Smalltalk camp that proved fruitful for interactions and
        discussions (August 25-26)

      - 9th edition of the Innovation Technology Awards where prizes
        will be awarded to authors of best pieces of
        Smalltalk-related projects

      - IWST: an international workshop on Smalltalk and dynamic

You can support the ESUG conference in many different ways:

      - Sponsor the conference. New sponsoring packages are described
        at http://www.esug.org/About/SupportESUG

      - Submit a talk, a software or a paper to one of the events.
        See below.

      - Attend the conference. We'd like to beat the previous record
        of attendance (170 people at

      - Students can get free registration and hosting if they enroll
        into the the Student Volunteers program. See below.

1) Developers Forum: International Smalltalk Developers Conference

This year we are looking for YOUR experience on using Smalltalk. In
addition, we are looking for tutorials. The list of topics includes,
but is not limited to the following:

      - XP practices
      - Development tools
      - Experience reports
      - Model driven development
      - Web development
      - Team management
      - Meta-Modeling
      - Security
      - New libraries & frameworks
      - Educational material
      - Embedded systems and robotics
      - SOA and Web services
      - Interaction with other programming languages

Submissions due on 15 June 2012
Notification of acceptance on 25 June 2012

How to submit?

Pay attention: the places are limited so do not wait till the last
minute to apply. Prospective presenters should submit a request to
board at esug.org AND damien.cassou at gmail.com AND
stephane.ducasse at free.fr following the template below. Please use this
template since the emails will be automatically processed!

Subject: [ESUG 2012 Developers] + your name

First Name:

Last Name:

Email where you can always be reached:


Abstract: (max 1400 characters)

Bio: (max 1400 characters)

Any presentation not respecting this form will be discarded

2) Innovation Technology Award

We are proud to announce the 9th Innovation Technology Awards. The top
3 teams with the most innovative software will receive, respectively,
500 Euros, 300 Euros and 200 Euros during an awards ceremony at the
conference. Developers of any Smalltalk-based software are welcome to
compete. This year we will request 3-5min videos.

More information at:

3) International Workshop - IWST 2012

International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies, August 28

The goals of the workshop is to create a forum around advances or
experience in Smalltalk and to trigger discussions and exchanges of
ideas. Participants are invited to submit research articles. We will
not enforce any length restriction. Nevertheless, we expect papers of
two kinds:

- Short position papers describing emerging ideas.
- Long research papers with deeper description of experiments and of
 research results.

We welcome research papers on all aspects, theoretical as well as
practical, of Smalltalk related topics. All accepted papers will be
published in ACM DL, and the authors of the best papers will be
invited to submit an extended version to a journal special issue (to
be confirmed).

Submissions deadline: June 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2012

More information at:

4) Student Volunteer Program

If you are a student wanting to attend ESUG, have you considered being
a student volunteer? Student volunteers help keep the conference
running smoothly; in return, they have free accommodations, while
still having most of the time to enjoy the conference.

More information at:

5) Free ESUG tickets program

ESUG will offer 10 free entrance tickets. To get a free ticket you
should send a mail to board at esug.org

Subject: [ESUG 2012 Free entrance] + your name

And you should write a small motivation.

We hope to see you there and have fun together.

The ESUG board
Board mailing list: board at lists.esug.org

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