Squeak Presence at ESUG'2000

Stephane Ducasse ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Fri Mar 24 08:42:19 UTC 2000


It could be good to have a deep Squeaker showing some nice aspects of Squeak at ESUG'2000.
Two years ago Ian made a really good demoe of Squeak. 

This is not sure but it may happen that some follow up of SmalltalkCamp will occur at 
ESUG'2000, so ESUG'2000 could be also a place for european Squeakers to meet.

Here is the call for submission:

                         8th ESUG Smalltalk Conference
                          August 28th - September 1st
                               Southampton, UK

                          Preliminary Call for Papers


For the 8th 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.  Due to the recent upliving of Smalltalk, this year promises to
be really exiting.  The location of Southampton, on England's south coast
provides lots of tourist attractions.  While it has been dubbed as the
'Entertainment Capital of the South', it is also the ideal touring base to
explore the Hampsire region, one of the most interesting regions in
England.  Because monday August 28th is a banking holiday in England we
will start with the social event on that day.  This is a good opportunity
to meet informally before the actual start of the conference.

Of course we cannot make this work without contributions from the actual
Smalltalk practioners.  Therefore we invite people to submit proposals to
arganize tutorials, experience reports, workshops or demos, or to exhibit.
Together with invited speakers 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 an abstract of around 200 words.  All proposals should be sent to
Stephane Ducasse (ducasse at iam.unibe.ch) AND Roel Wuyts (rwuyts at vub.ac.be),
in plain ASCII pasted in the body of the e-mail (NOT attached).

New this year will be a ESUG Smalltalk Conference CD-Rom, containing the
abstracts and the slides of the talks presented during the Conference.
Because of this, accepted speakers have to take into account that their
slides will need to be ready around the middle of July.

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

We are especially interested in real-world industrial applications written
entirely in Smalltalk.

Exhibitors or sponsors should directly contact Stephane Ducasse
(ducasse at iam.unibe.ch) or Roel Wuyts (rwuyts at vub.ac.be) for more


The Conference takes place in Southampton, UK. More information about the
Conference Center can be found at
http://uke.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?pc=SO147NN&place=SO14+7NN&db=pc.  A
map with the center of Southampton can be found at

deadline for proposals: ?somewhere end of march
notification of acceptance: end of april
camera ready copy for slides of accepted speakers: middle of july

Stephane DUCASSE (ducasse at iam.unibe.ch) http://www.iam.unibe.ch/~ducasse/
"if you knew today was your last day on earth, what would you do 
different? ... especially if, by doing something different, today 
might not be your last day on earth" Calvin&Hobbes

University of Bern, Institut fuer informatik and Mathematik
IAM-SCG, 10 neubruckstrasse, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland.

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