[ANN] ESUG Conference 2007 Call for Contributions

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[ANN] ESUG Conference 2007 Call for Contributions

Noury Bouraqadi
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 http://www.esug.org/supportesug/becomeasponsor/
     * Submit a talk, a software or a paper to one of the events. See  
     * Attend the conference. We'd like to beat the previous record  
of attendance (116 people at K├Âthen, 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

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 due on 30th of May 2007

Notification of acceptance on 15 of June 2007

More information at


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 at


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 at


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  

More information at


Noury on behalf of the ESUG board
Dr. Noury Bouraqadi - Enseignant/Chercheur
ARMINES - Ecole des Mines de Douai - Dept. I.A.

European Smalltalk Users Group Board

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