ESUG 2018 Innovation Technology Awards: Call for Submissions

The 15th edition of the ESUG Innovation Technology Awards is now officially open. As for every year, you can submit software based on any Smalltalk flavor, to attempt to win one of the three prizes.

All you have to do is to provide a 3-5min video demo.

More info and a link to the submission server is at:

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ESUG 18: Registration is open

The conference registration is open. Pay attention the 13th of July is the deadline for the early registration

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CFP - IWST 2018 - International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies

CALL FOR PAPERS Cagliari, Italy; Between September 10th and 14th, 2018

Goals and scopes

The goals of the workshop is to create a forum around advances or experience in Smalltalk and to trigger discussions and exchanges of ideas. The topics of your paper can be on all aspect of Smalltalk, theoretical as well as practical. Participants are invited to submit research articles or industrial papers. This year we want to open two different tracks: one research track and one industrial track with less scientific constraints. We expect papers of three kinds: Short position papers describing emerging ideas Long research papers with deeper description of experiments and of research results. Industrial papers with presentation of real and innovative Smalltalk applications; this kind of paper should enlighten why Smalltalk is really appropriate for your application. We will not enforce any length restriction.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: June 15th, 2018
  • Notification deadline: July 20th, 2018
  • Workshop : between September 10th and 14th, 2018

All accepted papers will be published in ACM DL (To be confirmed)


We welcome contributions on all aspects, theoretical as well as practical, of Smalltalk related topics such as:

  • Aspect-oriented programming,
  • Design patterns,
  • Experience reports,
  • Frameworks,
  • Implementation, new dialects or languages implemented in Smalltalk,
  • Interaction with other languages,
  • Meta-programming and Meta-modeling,
  • Tools

Best Paper Award

To encourage the submission of high-quality papers, the IWST organizing committee is very proud to announce a Best Paper Award for this edition of IWST. We thank the Lam Research Corporation for its financial contribution which makes it possible for prizes for the three best papers: 1000 USD for first place, 600 USD for second place and 400 USD for third place. The ranking will be decided by the program committee during the review process. The awards will be given during the ESUG conference social event. The Best Paper Award will take place only with a minimum of six submissions. Notice also that to be illegible, a paper must be presented at the workshop by one of the author and that the presenting author must be registered at the ESUG conference.


Both submissions and final papers must be prepared using the ACM SIGPLAN 10 point format. Templates for Word and LaTeX are available at This site also contains links to useful informations on how to write effective submissions.


All submissions must be sent via easychair:

Program chairs

  • Anne Etien (Université de Lille, France)
  • Loic Lagadec (Ensta Bretagne, France)
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VA Smalltalk News

VAST 9.0 Success Story, New VAST Release Coming Soon, Growing our Staff

Dear VA Smalltalk User,

There has been so much going on at Instantiations since the v9.0 release of VA Smalltalk and we've been looking forward to giving you this update. VA Smalltalk 9.0 - Rock Solid Stability!

Last September we launched the v9.0 release of VA Smalltalk which introduced our new 32 & 64-bit virtual machines. Since that time we have been delighted to hear how smoothly our customers are transitioning their production systems to 64-bit technology. The stability of our modernized virtual machines since launch has proven to be fantastic! Instantiations has always taken great care and pride in providing compatible and stable software to help protect our customers' investments as they move their systems forward. For more information, download the v9.0 data sheet by clicking here. New Instantiations Staff Member

We are very pleased to announce that well-known Smalltalker Mariano Martinez Peck has joined the VA Smalltalk engineering team as a Senior Software Engineer on January 1, 2018. Mariano holds a PhD in Computer Science from RMOD-INRIA and the École Des Mines de Douai in France. His academic research has been published across various international journals and he has been developing commercial software for more than ten years in various industries such as financial services, simulations, retail and logistics. In his new role at Instantiations, Mariano will be a key contributor in the continued development and modernization of VA Smalltalk and will be involved in all aspects of product development and architecture.

New Release of VA Smalltalk Coming This Summer

Our next release of VA Smalltalk (v9.1) is shaping up to be one of the largest feature releases Instantiations has ever done. Additionally, will be releasing a new version of VAST on Linux which will be utilizing our state-of-the-art 32 & 64-bit virtual machines. The VAST engineering team has been working incredibly hard and plans to provide VA Smalltalk v9.1 this summer. When v9.1 is released, we will send out another announcement to let you know. Remember, if you have a current support agreement the upgrade is free! It is a pleasure to update you with all the exciting news that is happening at Instantiations and thank you again for your continued support.

Onward and upward! Seth Berman President & CEO

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ESUG 2018 Call for Participation

Call-for-Presentations 26rd International Smalltalk Joint Conference

The ESUG board is pleased to announce that the 26th ESUG conference/summer-school will be held in Cagliari, Italy 10-14 September 2018; with Camp Smalltalk 8-9 September 2018. The conference is co-organized by University of Cagliari and the Agile Group of the faculty of computer science.

This call includes:

  • Developer Forum
  • Smalltalk Technology Award
  • International Workshop Link
  • Student Volunteer Link

You can support the ESUG conference in many different ways:

  • Sponsor the conference. New sponsoring packages are described at here
  • 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.

Students can get free registration and hosting if they enrol into the the Student Volunteers program. See below.

Call For Participation

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:

  • Micro Services, Container, Cloud, Big Data,
  • XP practices, Development tools, Experience reports
  • Model driven development, Web development, Team management
  • Meta-Modeling, Security, New libraries and 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!!)

How to submit?

  • Submissions deadline is 15 of June 2018
  • Notification of acceptance will be on done on the fly.

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] AND USE THE following header [ESUG 2018 Developers] Title: Please follow the template below the email will be automatically processed!


Any presentation not respecting this form will be discarded automatically.

International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies

Read the page: here

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 here

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 here

We hope to see you there and have fun together.

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