16th International Smalltalk Joint Conference - Call for Contributions
August 25-29, 2008 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
For the past 16 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.
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 Koethen, 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 - There will be a Smalltalk camp the 23-24th of
- Developers 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
- New libraries & frameworks
- Educational material
- Embedded systems and robotics
- SOA and Web services
- Interaction with other programming languages
Submissions due on 1st June 2008
Notification of acceptance on 15 of June 2008 More information at
How to sumbit?
Pay attention: the places are limited so do not wait till the last
minute to apply. Prospective presenters should submit a request to
firstname.lastname@example.org following the template below. Please use this
template since the email will be automatically processed!
Subject: [ESUG 2008 Developers] + your name
Email where you can always be reached:
Any presentation not respecting this form will be discarded
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
More information at http://www.esug.org/conferences/2008
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 at
We hope to see you there and have fun together.