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CFP - IWST 2017

International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies - CALL FOR PAPERS

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 16th, 2017
  • Notification deadline: July 21th, 2017
  • Workshop : between September 4th and 8th, 2017
  • All accepted papers will be published in ACM DL (To be confirmed)

Topics

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.

Publication

Both submissions and final papers must be prepared using the ACM SIGPLAN 10 point format. Templates for Word and LaTeX are available at http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigplan/authorInformation.htm. This site also contains links to useful informations on how to write effective submissions.

Submission

All submissions must be sent via easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwst2017

Program chairs

  • Anne Etien (Université de Lille 1, France)
  • Jannik Laval (Université Lyon 2 Lumière, France)
Posted by admin at 20 April 2017, 3:53 pm comment link

UK Smalltalk User Group meeting - Monday, 24th April

The next meeting of the UK Smalltalk User Group Meeting will be on Monday, 24th April.

We'll meet at our usual venue The Counting House at 7pm.

If you'd like to join us, you can just show up at the pub. You can also sign up in advance at the meeting's Meetup page

See you there!

Posted by admin at 19 April 2017, 5:04 pm comment link

25rd International Smalltalk Joint Conference - Call

  • Maribor, Slovenia
  • from 4-8 September 2017

http://www.esug.org/Conferences/2017/

This call includes:

You can support the ESUG conference in many different ways:

  • Sponsor the conference. New sponsoring packages are described 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 (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:

  • Micro Services, Container, Cloud, Big Data,
  • 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?

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 damien at cassou.me 
	AND USE THE following header ESUG 2017 Developers].

Please follow the template below the email will be automatically processed!

 Subject: [ESUG 2017 Developers] + your name
 First Name:
 Last Name:
 Email where you can always be reached:
 Title:
 Type: Tutorial/Talk/Teaching Pearl
 Abstract:
 Bio:

Any presentation not respecting this form will be discarded automatically

International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies

Read the page: http://www.esug.org/wiki/pier/Conferences/2017/International-Workshop-IWST_17

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/wiki/pier/Conferences/2017/Innovation-Technology-Awards

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.

Send an email to stephane.ducasse at inria.fr and serge.stinckwich at gmail.com with:

  • title: [ESUG 2017 Student]
  • name, gender, university/school, country, email address
  • short description of you and why you are interested in participating

More information at http://www.esug.org/wiki/pier/Conferences/2017/Student-volunteers

We hope to see you there and have fun together.

Posted by admin at 20 March 2017, 2:55 pm comment link

UK Smalltalk Meeting Feb 27

The next meeting of the UK Smalltalk User Group Meeting will be on Monday, February 27th.

We'll meet at our usual venue The Counting House at 7pm.

If you'd like to join us, you can just show up at the pub. You can also sign up in advance at the meeting's Meetup page.

Posted by admin at 15 February 2017, 9:28 am comment link

[ANN] Camp Smalltalk In Raleigh NC

Instantiations is sponsoring a Camp Smalltalk In Raleigh NC the end of March.

We would like to invite you to Camp Smalltalk - RDU, March 31st – April 2nd 2017 in downtown Durham, North Carolina. Event details and registration info are available at http://www.campsmalltalk-rdu.com.

There will be a demonstration of VA Smalltalk running on the Raspberry Pi.

Hope to see you there!

Posted by admin at 17 January 2017, 1:40 pm comment link
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