With such a high productivity
factor that Smalltalk gives us, reaction times to market changes have enabled us to beat most of our competitors.

Dr. Colin Lewis, Vice-President, JPMorgan

IWST16 — International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies Issues Call for Papers

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Goals and Scopes

The goal of the workshop is to create a forum around advancements or experiences in Smalltalk and to trigger discussions and exchanges of ideas. The paper topics can be all aspects of Smalltalk—theoretical as well as practical. Participants are invited to submit research articles or industrial papers. This year the workshop will be made up of two different tracks: a research track and an industrial track with less-scientific constraints.

Workshop organizers are seeking three types of papers:

  1. Short position papers describing emerging ideas
  2. Long research papers with a deeper description of experiments and research results
  3. Industrial papers with a presentation of real and innovative Smalltalk applications. This kind of paper should enlighten why Smalltalk is really appropriate for your application.

The papers also have no length restrictions.

Important Dates

Submission deadline:  May 15, 2016

Notification deadline: June 20, 2016

All accepted papers will be published in ACM DL (to be confirmed), and the best papers would be extended in an international journal.


Workshop organizers 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.

They 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. Please note that to be illegible, a paper must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors, and 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 http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigplan/authorInformation.htm. This site also contains links to useful information on how to write effective submissions.


All submissions must be sent via easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwst20160.

Program Chairs

Anne Etien (Université de Lille 1, France)

Jannik Laval (Université Lyon 2 Lumière, France)