Call for Presentations

17th International Smalltalk Joint Conference - Call for Contributions

Brest, France August 31 - September 4, 2009 includes:

For the past 17 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 5th edition of the Innovation Technology Awards where prizes will be awarded to authors of best pieces of Smalltalk-related projects and an international workshop on Smalltalk and dynamic languages (

You can support the ESUG conference in many different ways:

  • Sponsor the conference. New sponsoring packages are described at
  • Submit a talk, a software or a paper to one of the events. See below.
  • Attend the conference. We'd like to beat the previous record of attendance (170 people at Amsterdam 2008)!
  • 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 29-30 august 2009
  • Developers Forum
  • Technology Forum
  • International Workshop

Developers Forum: International Smalltalk Developers Conference

This year we are looking for YOUR experience on using Smalltalk. In addition, we are looking for tutorials. For a tutorial, you can get 3 hours slot in an independent track. 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 & frameworks
  • Educational material
  • Embedded systems and robotics
  • SOA and Web services
  • Interaction with other programming languages

Submissions due on 1st June 2009 Notification of acceptance on 15 of June 2009 More information at

How to submit?

Pay attention: the places are limited so do not wait till the last minute to apply. Prospective presenters should submit a request to following the template below. Please use this template since the email will be automatically processed!

Subject: [ESUG 2009 Developers] + your name

First Name:

Last Name:

Email where you can always be reached:




Any presentation not respecting this form will be discarded automatically

International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies

Smalltalk is considered as a design pearl and as a beacon in the realm of programming languages and programming environments. We are proud to invite submisssions to the International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies which is held as part of the ESUG 2009 joint event. The goals of the workshop is to create a forum around advances or experience in Smalltalk.

The workshop has a cooperation agreement with ACM SIGPLAN. The workshop is therefore a SIGPLAN event, and all papers will appear in the ACM Digital library.

We welcome contributions on all aspects, theoretical as well as practical, of Smalltalk related topics such as

  • aspect-oriented programming,
  • meta-programming,
  • frameworks,
  • interaction with other languages,
  • implementation,
  • new dialects or languages implemented in Smalltalk,
  • tools,
  • meta-modeling,
  • design patterns,
  • experience reports

Format: 4-15 pages in ACM format. Detailed author instructions are available at the ACM web site:

Important Dates:

  • Submission: 24 of June 2009
  • Feedback: 7 of July 2009

Technology Forum

We are proud to announce the 5th 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 compete. More information at

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.