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Smalltalk Directions Call for Participation

Smalltalk Directions is a refereed symposium that will be co-located with the Smalltalk Industry Conference (STIC’12) in March of 2012. The Smalltalk Directions Symposium will run in parallel with STIC’12, offering a parallel track of presentations of refereed academic work that will be open to all attendees of the conference.

  • To learn more about the Smalltalk Directions Symposium, its organizing and program committees, click here.

We solicit research papers concerned with the future of the Smalltalk language, forward-looking applications of Smalltalk and Smalltalk-inspired languages, and the core technologies supporting such languages, including but not limited to:

  1. Libraries and Frameworks
  2. Language extensions and contractions
  3. Implementation technologies, such as virtual machines, compilers, instruction sets and garbage collection
  4. Object persistence
  5. Distributed objects
  6. Program development tools and environments
  7. Using Smalltalk to educate future object-oriented programmers
  8. Design patterns in and for Smalltalk
  9. Modeling
  10. Meta-programming
  11. Domain-specific languages implemented in Smalltalk
  12. Smalltalk on the web

Both submissions and final papers must be prepared using the ACM SIGPLAN 10 point format. Templates for Word and LaTeX are available at  This site also contains links to useful information on how to write effective submissions.

We are working to have accepted papers appear in the ACM Digital library.

A special issue of the Journal of Object Technology will be published in conjunction with the symposium. The authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their Smalltalk Directions submission to this special issue, which will then conduct its own review precess.

Papers must be submitted electronically using EasyChair. (

Important Dates

  • January 6, 2012 – Paper submission deadline
  • February 4, 2012 – Author notification
  • February 24, 2012 – Final version deadline
  • March 19-21, 2012 – Symposium