[Squeak-ev] [ANN] ESUG Smalltalk Event in Slovenia

Roel Wuyts roel.wuyts at iam.unibe.ch
Fre Dez 13 13:50:04 UTC 2002

                        The European Smalltalk User Group
                               invites you to the
			      Smalltalk Joint Event
                            11th ESUG Smalltalk Conference &
		                ESUG Research Track
		  Tuesday, August 25, - Friday, August 29, 2003
		               Camp Smalltalk
                    Saturday, August 23 - Sunday, August 24, 2001
                                Bled, Slovenia

                 Information and Preliminary Call for Contributions


For the 11th consecutive year, the European Smalltalk User Group  
organizes a Smalltalk Conference to bring together Smalltalk users from  
both academia and industry in a friendly atmosphere.  As always the  
attendents will enjoy tutorials, workshops and demonstrations on  
various Smalltalk related subjects. New this year is that the talks are  
scheduled primarily in the morning and that the afternoon focuses on  
concrete collaborations between participants and workshops.

Continuing a strong tradition in organizing Smalltalk events for  
Smalltalk practicioners, this year promises to be very exiting. ESUG  
organizes a Smalltalk Joint Event comprised of Camp Smalltalk, Advanced  
Seminars and a Research track:
      - An official (and free) Camp Smalltalk, starting the week-end  
before and continuing the rest of the week.
      - The Advanced Seminars, where invited speakers and technical  
presenters show concrete applications and research using Smalltalk.
      - ESUG Research Track: an academic research track with  
top-of-the-line program committee. A separate call for paper was issued  
for this event, which is attached to this mail at the bottom.

All these exiting events will take place in the last week of August,  
between the 23rd and 29th.

As always, we cannot make this work without contributions from the  
actual Smalltalk practioners.  Therefore we invite people to submit  
proposals to present papers (both academic or industrial, technical or  
experience report), or to exhibit.  Together with invited speakers and  
Campers this promises to be another exciting Smalltalk event.


Prospective speakers must clearly explain the format they would like to  
use (tutorial, experience report, workshop or demo).  Each proposal  
must include a valid e-mail address and an abstract of around 200  
words.  All proposals have to be sent to Roel Wuyts  
(wuyts at iam.unibe.ch) AND Stephane Ducasse (ducasse at iam.unibe.ch), in  
plain ASCII pasted in the body of the e-mail (NOT attached).

Hot topics include, but are not limited to,
- web service applications using Smalltalk
- experience using eXtreme Programming
- distributed applications
- new Smalltalk implementations and optimizations
- Smalltalk Development Tools
- Language improvements or enhancements

Exhibitors or sponsors should directly contact the ESUG board for more  
information (esug-info at esug.org).


The Conference takes place in Bled, in Slovenia. Bled is a city in the  
north west of Slovenia, under mountains. It is near the Austrian and  
the Italian border, with the beautiful Italian city of Venice only  
three hours away.

More information about the city of Bled can be found in English at the  
following URL: http://www.bled.si/eng/informacije/obledu.htm.

The conference will be held in hotel Golf  
(http://www.gp-hoteli-bled.si/ang/golf.htm). This hotel has all  
necessary facilities (internet and beamers) to support a successful  
organization. Conference attendees have to book accommodation  
themselves this year, either at this hotel or at other hotels in Bled.


deadline for proposals: April 11th
notification of acceptance: April 28th
camera ready copy for slides of accepted speakers: July 7th

                           	ESUG Research Track
				  25-29 Aug 2003

				   Bled Slovenia

The European Smalltalk User Group is proud to announce that the 11th  
Annual ESUG Conference will include a refereed academic track. A strong  
program committee has been selected and we expect the academic track to  
include high-quality papers. Proceedings will be published.

The goal of the academic track is to have a forum for academic  
publications related to research in Smalltalk and dynamically-typed  
languages. We encourage authors to submit excellent quality papers as  
we plan to produce proceedings.

A non-exhaustive list of topics is	
	- new languages features (mixins, AOP,...)
	- multi-agent systems
	- meta and reflective programming
	- code analysis (refactoring,...)
	- process development (Agile processes, Unit testing)
	- virtual machines (optimization, new trends)
	- integrated development environments (browsers, visualization, ...)
	- frameworks (web, graphical...)
	- software evolution (metrics,...)
Program Chair:
	Stephane Ducasse (University of Berne)
	email: ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
	Roel Wuyts (University of Berne)
	email: roel.wuyts at iam.unibe.ch

Program Committee:
	- Prof. Andrew Black (Oregon Health and Science University, USA)
	- Dr. Noury  Bouraqadi (Ecoles de Mines de Douai, France)
	- Prof. Serge Demeyer (Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium)
	- Prof. Theo D'Hondt (Universiteit Vrije Brussels, Belgium)
	- Prof. Stephane Ducasse (Universitaet Bern, Switzerland)
	- Prof. Ralph Johnson (University of Illinois, USA)
	- Eliot Miranda (Cincom, USA)
	- Joseph Pelrine (MetaProg, Switzerland)
	- Dave Simmons (Quasar, USA)
	- Dr. Serge Stinckwich (University of Caen, France)
	- Dave Thomas (Bedarra, USA-Canada)
	- Dr. Roel Wuyts (Universitaet Bern, Switzerland)

Important Dates:
	- Deadline: 15th of April 2003 (and not 15th of March as originally  
	- Notification of acceptance: 1st of June 2003
	- Final version: 1st of July 2003

Important Information:
	- Preferred format: PDF
	- Maximum paper length 15 pages

Information related to the ESUG Academic Track inside the ESUG  
Conference Organization:
We plan to have the Academic track the first day of the Conference: the  
25 of August 2003.

The web site is under construction at http://www.esug.org/

Roel Wuyts                                                   Software  
Composition Group
roel.wuyts at iam.unibe.ch                       University of Bern,  
Board Member of the European Smalltalk User Group: www.esug.org