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ESUG 2011 Seeks Contributions

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Edinburgh, ScotlandESUG 2011 will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 20-26, 2011, and conference organizers are seeking contributions from attendees.

For the past 19 years, the European Smalltalk User Group (ESUG) has organized the International Smalltalk Conference, a lively forum on cutting-edge software technologies that attracts people from both academia and industry for an entire week. The attendees are both engineers using Smalltalk in business and students and teachers using Smalltalk both for research and didactic purposes.

Like in previous years, this year’s edition of the largest European Smalltalk event will include the regular Smalltalk developers conference with renowned invited speakers and a Smalltalk camp that proves fruitful for interactions and discussions. In addition, this year will mark the 7th edition of the Innovation Technology Awards where prizes will be awarded to authors of the best pieces of Smalltalk-related projects, as well as an international workshop on Smalltalk and dynamic languages (click here).

ESUG will offer 10 free entrance tickets. To get a free ticket, send an email to the ESUG board ( and include the words “ESUG 2011 Free Entrance” and your name in the subject line. Then, write a brief explanation as to why you would like to be awarded the free entrance.

You can support the ESUG conference in many different ways, including:

  • Sponsor the conference. New sponsoring packages are described at
  • Submit a talk, software or a paper to one of the events. See below.
  • Attend the conference. We’d like to beat the previous record of attendance (156 participants at Brest, 170 people at Amsterdam and 150 at Barcelona)!

Students can get free registration and hosting if they enroll in the Student Volunteers program. See below.

Developers Forum:
International Smalltalk Developers Conference

This year we are looking for YOUR experience on using Smalltalk. In addition, we are looking for tutorials. 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
  • Meta-Modeling
  • Security
  • New libraries and frameworks
  • Educational material
  • Embedded systems and robotics
  • SOA and Web services
  • Interaction with other programming languages

Submissions are due on July 1, 2011, and notification of acceptance will be provided by July 5. For more information, visit

How to Submit

Please note: Positions are limited, so please do not wait until the last minute to apply. Prospective presenters should submit a request to AND following the template below. Please use this template, since emails will be automatically processed.

Subject: [ESUG 2011 Developers] + your name
First Name:
Last Name:
Email where you can always be reached:
Abstract: Bio:

Any presentation that does not follow this template will be automatically discarded.

Innovation Technology Award

We are proud to announce the 6th Innovation Technology Awards. The top three 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. This year we will request three- to five-minute videos. for more information, visit

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 time to enjoy the conference. For more information, visit or

We hope to see you there!