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Smalltalks 2012 Call for Papers

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The Smalltalks series of conferences is a lively forum on Smalltalk-based software technologies that brings together more than 200 people from both academia and industry for three days.

Past editions of Smalltalks have included many high-quality presentations from industry and research. These contributions have shown interesting applications of Smalltalk, advances in the Smalltalk language, didactic uses of Smalltalk and more.

Similar to last year, Smalltalks 2012 will include a dedicated research track. We welcome submissions to this research track presenting original scientific contributions to, or using, Smalltalk in general.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Aspects, aspect languages and applications
  • Ambient intelligence, ubiquitous/pervasive computing and embedded systems
  • Compilation technology, optimization and virtual machines
  • Educational material
  • Language engineering and extensions
  • Model-driven engineering/development
  • Meta-modeling, reflection and meta-programming
  • Programming in the large, design, architectures and components
    • Programming environments, browsers, user interfaces and UI frameworks
    • Source-code analysis and manipulation (static analysis, refactoring, type inference and metrics)
      • Team management
      • Testing, extreme programming/practices
      • Web services, internet applications and event-driven programming
      • Experience reports

Important Dates

  • Submissions (hard deadline): September 17, 2012 (Argentinian time: UTC/GMT -3 hours)
  • Notification of acceptance: October 8, 2012
  • Camera-ready submission: November 2, 2012

Paper Specifications

Papers should be written in English, in PDF format and should not exceed 15 pages (including references and figures) using the JOT journal format.

Templates for LaTeX formats can be found at

Papers must be submitted through the EasyChair submission website at

The accepted papers will be digitally available on the conference website. We are currently negotiating a special edition of a journal for which the best papers will be invited.

Papers submitted must not have been previously published and must not be under review for publication elsewhere. Papers must strictly adhere to submission guidelines. If you have questions, please send an e-mail to Jorge Ressia (

Special Issue Publication

The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work in a special issue of the International Journal JOT (The Journal of Object Technology),

Program Committee

  • Alexandre Bergel (DCC, Universidad de Chile, Chile)
  • Andy Kellens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Coen De Roover (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Damien Cassou (Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Potsdam, Germany)
  • Gabriela Arevalo (Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina)
  • Gonzalo Zabala (Universidad Abierta Interamericana,Argentina)
  • Hernan Wilkinson (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Jannik Laval (INRIA Lille/LABRI Bordeaux, France)
  • Johan Fabry (DCC, Universidad de Chile, Chile)
  • Luc Fabresse (Ecole des Mines Douai, France)
  • Lukas Renggli (Google, Switzerland)
  • Marcus Denker (INRIA Lille, France)
  • Mircea Lungu (University of Bern,Switzerland)
  • Noury Bouraqadi (Ecole des Mines Douai, France)
  • Serge Stinckwich (Institut de recherche pour le developpement, France)
  • Tudor Girba (Sw-eng. Software Engineering GmbH, Switzerland)

Program Chair

Jorge Ressia (Univeristy ofBern,Switzerland)

For more information on Smalltalks 2012, visit  For more information on the Research Track call for papers, visit