ESUG 2007 Call for Contributions

28 April, 2007

ESUG Conference 2007 Call for Contributions

15th International Smalltalk Joint Conference – Call for Contributions

August 25 – 31, 2007 – Lugano, Switzerland

For the past 14 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.

As every year, this year’s edition of the largest European Smalltalk event will include the regular Smalltalk developers conference with renowned invited speakers, a Smalltalk camp that proves fruitful for interactions and discussions. Besides, this year will be held the 4th edition of the Innovation Technology Awards where prizes will be awarded to authors of best pieces of Smalltalk-related projects. Last, but not least the event includes as usual a research conference which was renamed this year into “International Conference on Dynamic Languages”. This reflects the widening of the scope of this conference to enable cross-fertilization with research conducted using other dynamic languages.

You can support the ESUG conference in many different ways:

* Sponsor the conference. New sponsoring packages are described at
* 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 (116 people at Köthen, Germany in 2004)!
* Students can get free registration and hosting if they enroll into the the Student Volunteers program. See below.

The conference features the following events:

* Camp Smalltalk
* Developers Forum
* Research Forum
* Technology Forum

Camp Smalltalk
Camp Smalltalk is a free forum where smalltalk developers can join forces on projects.
Developers Forum : International Smalltalk Developers Conference

This year we are looking for YOUR experience on using Smalltalk. 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 are due on 30th of May 2007.

Notification of acceptance on 15 of June 2007.

More information here.

Research Forum : International Conference on Dynamic Languages
Smalltalk is one of the oldest object-oriented languages, but its conception and programming environment can still be considered as a design pearl and as a beacon in the realm of programming languages and programming environments. The bulk of its modern contenders are still lacking many of the features that Smalltalkers find both mundane and essential. Nevertheless, as software engineering practices and new application fields evolve, Smalltalk should keep up. This concerns the language, its implementation technology, its programming tools as well as the software development culture it supports. The research forum invites scientific articles that report on original research conducted in and/or for Smalltalk. The list of topics includes, but is not limited to the following:

* Aspects, Aspect languages and Applications
* Ambient Intelligence, Ubiquitous & Pervasive Computing
* Embedded Systems
* Compilation Technology, Optimization, Virtual Machines
* Formalizations
* Language Engineering, Extensions
* Model Driven Engineering
* Programming in the Large, Design, Architectures, Components
* Development Environments
* Program Analysis
* Reflection and Metaprogramming
* Testing
* Agile Techniques
* Web Services & Internet Applications

More information can be found here.

Technology Forum
We are proud to announce the 4th 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.

More information.

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 is available here.

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