21st International Smalltalk Joint Conference - Call for Contributions

Annecy, France from 9 to 13 September 2013

This call includes:

For the past 21 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. This year will be held the 9th 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 Become a Sponsor
  • 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 enrol into the the Student Volunteers program. See below.

Developers Forum: International Smalltalk Developers Conference

We are looking for YOUR experience on using Smalltalk. You will have 30 min for presentations and 45 min for hand-ons tutorial.

The list of topics for the normal talks and tutorials 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

Teaching Pearls

New this year!!! We want two news types of sessions in addition to default talk and show us your projects sessions.

  • Show your business 10 min session (Get prepared!!)
  • Teaching pearls : we want some session on how to teach some design aspects. We want your tip and tricks to teach Smalltalk or OOP.

We expect to have several 10 to 15 min sessions aggregated.

Open Forum: starting with Smalltalk

New this year!! The event will be held at IAE Savoie Mont-Blanc - University of Savoie. This is an opportunity for students and local professionals to discover Smalltalk. A room will be freely accessible and we would like to propose some talks and workshop for Smalltalk beginners.

How to submit?

Submissions are due on 15st June 2013. Notification of acceptance will be on done on the fly. More information at Pay attention: the places are limited so do not wait till the last minute to apply. Prospective presenters should submit a request to AND USE THE following header [ESUG 2013 Developers].

Please follow the template below the email will be automatically processed!

Subject: [ESUG 2013 Developers] + your name First Name: Last Name: Email where you can always be reached: Title: Type: Tutorial/Talk/Teaching Pearl/OpenForum Abstract: Bio: 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 submissions to the International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies which is held as part of the ESUG 2013 joint event. The goals of the workshop is to create a forum around advances or experience in Smalltalk. 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

Technology Award Competition

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.