SCP: Advances in Smalltalk based systems, from high level environment to hardware devices

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: Oct. 15th, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: Jan. 15th, 2013
  • Final papers due: May 15th, 2013
  • Publication date for the SCP special issue: Oct., 2013

Call for Papers

In connection with the IWST series of workshops, held annually in association with the ESUG conference, the Elsevier Science of Computer Programming (SCP) journal ( will feature a special issue with papers that focus on software system development based on Smalltalk. For this special issue we invite submission of high quality papers, including extended and updated versions of papers published at IWST in 2012 or earlier, and also including other papers with relevant topics as described below.

  • Topics

Relevant topics include Smalltalk support for the entire life cycle of software systems, ranging from high-level active specifications 
to low-level hardware support.

  • Requirements, specification, design, coding, testing, maintenance, metrics and renovation of software;

  • Validation, verification, debugging;
  • Design, implementation and evaluation of domain specific languages;
  • Programming environments, development tools, visualization and animation;

  • Virtual machines;
  • Mobile devices;
  • Software aspects of hardware design.

This special issue of SCP will explore topics in the Smalltalk design of tools and environments that promote good software engineering properties, e.g., with respect to analyzability, predictability, expressiveness, evolvability, and semantic interactions. The special issue aims to highlight some hard and deep issues and tradeoffs, and to try to characterize the conflicts and, to the extent possible, describe useful solutions.

  • Submission Guidelines

Submission of high quality papers to this special issue of SCP are hereby invited, including extended and updated versions of papers published at IWST in 2012 or earlier, and also including other papers with relevant topics as described above.

Submission is by Elsevier Editorial System no later than October 15th, 2012, midnight Samoa Apia time. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue you are editing, it is important that authors select “Special Issue: Smalltalk Based Systems” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. Notification of acceptance is sent out on January 15th, 2013. A final version of the paper is due on May 15th, 2013.

The paper must be formatted according to the Elsevier style as specified on authorinstructions - N10BF0 with a maximum of 20 pages including references and appendices etc. Authors re invited to use elsarticle.cls LaTex template, with 3p and single column options.

The papers will be reviewed by the program committee. Submitted papers will be treated as confidential during the review process. Submitted papers must not be published or submitted for publication elsewhere, and in particular papers published at IWST workshops must be extended and/or updated compared to the workshop version of the paper.

Program Committee

  • Guest Editors
Loïc LagadecLabSticc, ENSTA-Bretagne, France
Alain PlantecLabSticc, University of Brest, France
  • Members
Gabriela ArevaloUniversidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina
Marcus DenkerRmod, INRIA Lille - Nord Europe, France
Luc FabresseEcole des Mines de Douai, France,
Tudor GirbaCompuGroup Medical Schweiz, Switzerland
Dale HenrichsVMWare, USA
Andy KellensSoftware Languages Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Mickaël KerboeufLabSticc, University of Brest, France
Jannik LavalLaBRI, University of Bordeaux, France
Yann MonclairJP Morgan, UK
Mariano Martinez PeckEcole des Mines de Douai, France,
Lukas RenggliGoogle, Switzerland
Jorge RessiaSoftware Composition Group, University of Bern, Switzerland
Bastian SteinertHPI, Software Architecture Group, Germany
Hernan Wilkinson10Pines, IT consultancy, Buenos Aires, Argentina