Call for Papers for the Research Conference

Call for Papers

14th International Smalltalk Conference 4 - 8 September 2006 Prague, Czech Republic

Although Smalltalk is one of the oldest object-oriented programming languages, 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 as mundane as 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. This research conference invites research papers that report on original scientific research conducted in and/or for Smalltalk. Topics of interest include:

  • Aspects, Aspect languages and Applications
  • Ambient Intelligence, Ubiquitous Computing, Pervasive Computing, Embedded Systems.
  • Compilation Technology, Optimization, Virtual Machines
  • Formalizations
  • Language Engineering, Extensions
  • Model Driven Engineering
  • Programming in the Large, Design, Architectures, Components
  • Programming Environments, Browsers, User Interfaces, ...
  • Reasoning About Code (Analyses, Refactoring, Type Inferencing, Metrics)
  • Reflection and Metaprogramming
  • Testing, Extreme Programming.
  • Web Services, Internet Applications, Event-driven Programming.

Important dates:

  • Submission Deadline: Sunday 28th May, 0hrs CET.
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 of July 2006.
  • Final Submission: 1st August 2006.

Papers: Papers (max. 25 pages, references included) are to be submitted by email and should be in pdf-format. Send the paper to Wolfgang De Meuter ( A selection of the best papers will be published in the Elsevier journal "Computer Languages, Systems & Structures". If the paper is accepted for publication in the journal, it will have to abide by elsevier's guidelines. Check out All accepted papers will be published as an LNCS volume by Springer Verlag.

Program Committee:

  • Dave Simmons, Smallscript Corporation, USA, (
  • Noury Bouraqadi, Ecole des Mines de Douai, France, (
  • Nathanael Schaerli, Google R&D, Zurich, Switzerland, (
  • Andrew Black, Portland State University, USA, (
  • Serge Stinckwich, Université de Caen, France (
  • Joseph Pelrine, MetaProg GmbH, Switzerland, (
  • Alan Knight, Cincom, USA, (
  • Thomas Kuehne, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, (
  • Christophe Roche, Université de Savoie, France, (
  • Maja D'Hondt, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France, (
  • Maximo Prieto, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, (
  • Brian Foote University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, (
  • Dave Thomas, Bedarra Research Labs, USA, (
  • Gilad Bracha, SUN Java Software, USA, (
  • Serge Demeyer, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium (
  • Pierre Cointe, Ecole de Mines de Nantes, France, (
  • Michel Tillman, Real Software, Belgium, (
  • Tudor Girba, Universität Bern, Switzerland, (
  • Wolfgang De Meuter (PC Chair), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (