Information and Preliminary Call for Papers
The European Smalltalk User Group
invites you to the Smalltalk Joint Event
10th ESUG Smalltalk Conference
2nd Smalltalk Doctoral Symposium
Tuesday, August 27, - Friday, August 30, 2001
Saturday, August 24 - Monday, August 26, 2001
For the 10th consecutive year, the European Smalltalk User Group is organizing a Smalltalk Conference to bring together Smalltalk users from both academia and industry in a friendly atmosphere. As always, the attendents will enjoy tutorials, workshops and demonstrations on various Smalltalk related subjects. Continuing a strong tradition in organizing Smalltalk events for Smalltalk practicioners, this year promises to be very exciting.
ESUG organizes a Smalltalk Joint Event comprised of: Camp Smalltalk, Smalltalk Conference, a Free Software Day, a Teachers Forum and Smalltalk Doctoral Symposium!
- An official (and free) Camp Smalltalk (notice that it starts on the saturday before so that Campers can be productive and stay during the week).
- The Smalltalk Doctoral Symposium, where students doing Master and PhD theses have the opportunity to present and discuss their research work with industrial and academic Smalltalk experts.
- Finally the Advanced Seminars: Similar to last year, we will offer two tracks: invited talks which should interest everyone, and the technical presentations, which are more specicalized.
- a free Software day will be organized around GnuSmalltalk, PocketSmalltalk, and Squeak.
- a Teachers Forum will be organized to share teaching experiences. We are looking for experience reports.
- ESUG will support the Squeak Foundation by donating 10% of its benefits.
All these exciting events will take place in the last week of August, at the Ecole des Mines de Douai in Douai, France (1h30 away from Brussels by car and 1h10 away from Paris by train). The Conference takes place at Douai in France. Early information can be found at http://www.esug.org or at http://www.iutc3.unicaen.fr:8000/esug2002/1.
As always, we cannot make this work without contributions from the actual Smalltalk practioners. Therefore we invite people to submit proposals to present papers (both academic or industrial, technical or experience report), or to exhibit. Together with invited speakers and Campers this promises to be another exciting Smalltalk event.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE SPEAKERS
Prospective speakers must clearly explain the format they would like to use (tutorial, experience report, workshop or demo). Each proposal must include an abstract of around 200 words. All proposals should be sent to Stephane Ducasse (firstname.lastname@example.org) AND Roel Wuyts (email@example.com), in plain ASCII pasted in the body of the e-mail (NOT attached).
We will make a ESUG Smalltalk Conference Web Site, containing the
abstracts and the slides of the talks presented during the Conference.
Hot topics include, but are not limited to,
- Experience using eXtreme Programming
- Webserver applications
- Distributed applications
- Squeak and Open Source Development
- New Smalltalk implementations and optimizations
- Smalltalk Development Tools
- Language improvements or enhancements
We are especially interested in real-world industrial applications written in Smalltalk.
Exhibitors or sponsors should directly contact Stephane Ducasse
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Roel Wuyts (email@example.com) for more
deadline for proposals: May 1st
notification of acceptance: May 15th