11 February, 2015
Please distribute widely
23rd International Smalltalk Joint Conference – Call for Contributions
from 13 to 17 July 2015
This call includes:
Smalltalk Technology Award
Camp Smalltalk 12 July 2015
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 (170 people at Amsterdam 2008)!
* Students can get free registration and hosting if they enrol
into the the Student Volunteers program. See below.
Developers Forum: International Smalltalk Developers Conference
We are looking for YOUR experience on using Smalltalk. You will have
30 min for presentations and 45-60 min for hand-ons tutorial.
The list of topics for the normal talks and tutorials 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
Teaching Pearls and Show us Your Business
– Show your business 10 min session (Get prepared!!)
– Teaching pearls : we want some session on how to teach some design aspects. We want your tip and tricks to teach Smalltalk or OOP.
We expect to have several 10 to 15 min sessions aggregated.
!! How to submit?
Submissions deadline is 15 of May 2015
Notification of acceptance will be on done on the fly.
More information at http://www.esug.org/conferences/2015
Pay attention: the places are limited so do not wait till the last minute to apply. Prospective presenters should submit a request to Stephane.Ducasse at inria.fr AND USE THE following header [ESUG 2015 Developers].
Please follow the template below the email will be automatically processed!
Subject: [ESUG 2015 Developers] + your name First Name:
Email where you can always be reached:
Type: Tutorial/Talk/Teaching Pearl
Any presentation not respecting this form will be discarded automatically
International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies
Technology Award Competition
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 at http://www.esug.org/conferences/2015/
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
We hope to see you there and have fun together.
5 October, 2013
From Eliot: Clément Béra is, amongst other things, working on Cog performance, looking at adaptive optimization/speculative inlining (Sista in Cog, for Speculative Inlining Smalltalk Architecture).
I just wanted to welcome Clément Béra and to say thank you to everyone working on the VM for both communities, you know who you are (and we do to) and especially Eliot for working on Cog and keeping the advancements coming! Hip Hip … and all that.
21 August, 2011
Stéphane Ducasse got proceedings off to a flying start yesterday with an intensive introduction to Smalltalk for newcomers. Today, work continues on a number of projects including SUnit, Seaside, Pier, Gofer, SLAPS (an LDAP server implementation) and Spoon.
And, of course, everyone is taking the opportunity to begin catching up with old friends, making new ones, and preparing their presentations for next week’s ESUG Conference.
The 19th International Smalltalk Joint Conference is being held in Edinburgh, Scotland this year on 20-26 August 2011; with Camp Smalltalk running on 20-21 August and the main conference continuing on 22-26 August.
As usual, it will also play host to the International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies, a forum to trigger discussion and exchanges ideas around advances or experience in Smalltalk, which will be held on 23 August.
This year will also see the 8th competition for the Innovation Technology Awards for excellent Smalltalk projects.
But, as always, the main attraction will be the chance to meet, discuss and socialise with old and new Smalltalkers from around the world.
There is an open call for papers; registrations are now open; and bookings are being taken for accommodation during the conference (which is being held at the same time as the world famous Edinburgh Festival, so early booking is essential).
To encourage newer Smalltalkers, there is a student volunteer programme, and also the opportunity to apply for one of ten free places by emailing the ESUG board with subject: [ESUG 2011 Free entrance] + your name, and your case for receiving a free place.
You can support the ESUG conference in many different ways:
- Sponsor the conference. New sponsoring packages are described at http://www.esug.org/supportesug/becomeasponsor/
- Submit a talk, a software or a paper to one of the events.
- Attend the conference! The board would like to beat the previous records of attendance (156 participants at Brest, 170 people at Amsterdam, 150 at Barcelona)!
See you all there!
25 February, 2011
Alain Plaintec has published the call for papers for the International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies which will be held on 23rd August during the ESUG 2011 conference in Edinburgh. The goal 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 short and not-so short research articles, of two kinds
- Short position papers describing emerging ideas.
- Long research papers with deeper description of experiments and of research results.
Contributions can be on a wide range of topics, including meta-programming and meta-modeling, new dialects or languages implemented in Smalltalk and experience reports.
- Submission: 17th June
- Feedback: 15th July
- Workshop: 23rd August
24 September, 2010
This year’s ESUG International Smalltalk Conference ended last Friday, though some attendees are still travelling homewards, slowly recovering from jet lag, or waiting for lost baggage. Nevertheless, for most of us it’s an appropriate time to look back on the conference.
The conference had a great buzz about it this year. As usual Camp Smalltalk gave early arrivals the chance to get their hands dirty and start hacking on code. Among other activities, Seaside 3.0 was finalised and announced.
A packed official schedule kicked off with a great presentation (mp4) of a gorgeous web-based event planning tool based on Seaside. Following presentations covered topics as diverse as the challenges of development in commercial environments, using native widgets from Squeak on the iPhone, next steps for source management systems, a live workshop introduction to Wolf Pack Programming, controlling robots, a panel discussion of the complex issues of licencing and warranties, vendor roadmaps and much, much more. You can see the conference programme for more information.
There were two events which really lifted the energy levels of the whole conference. The “Show Us Your Projects” session gave each speaker a strict ten minutes to present their pet project. These talks were crammed with too many great ideas and implementations to list – you really must keep an eye out for the video of the session. The Innovation Technology Awards had 15 entrants this year, each of whom was asked to provide a video and present their projects for voting. All the entries were very impressive, but the winners (announced during the social event at the Museo de la Ciencia) were Physical Etoys from the Universidad Abierta Interamericana team, Eliot Miranda’s Cog VM, and Mars (native widgets on OS X) by Esteban Lorenzano.
Some other impressions of the conference can be found at the following sites (please add a comment below if you know of any other interesting posts about the conference):
- Bert Freudenberg’s write-up
- Adriaan van Os’ photographs
- Photographs by CitiLab
- Twitter #esug2010 hashtag
The conference was hosted by CitiLab Cornellà, who did a great job of making us feel welcome. All the sessions were live-streamed by CitiLab, and videos are being uploaded and hosted by Cincom. On-the-day support was provided by the student volunteers, who were easily identifiable by their stylish red caps!
Thanks to everyone involved in the sponsoring, hosting and organising of the conference, and here’s looking forward to next year’s conference which is to be held in the UK.
26 August, 2010
This year’s ESUG conference will host the 6th annual Innovation Technology Awards. The top 3 teams with the most innovative software will receive, respectively, €500, €300 and €200 during an awards ceremony at the conference. Developers of any Smalltalk-based software are welcome to compete, and, for the first time, this year entrants are asked to provide a 3-5min video explaining each entry.
There are lots of interesting projects up for the competition, based on Squeak, Pharo, VisualWorks, and Smalltalk/X. You can find out more about the competition at http://www.esug.org/Conferences/2010/Innovation+Technology+Awards, and of course, you’ll be able to see them for yourself at the conference. See you there!