New Website!

We have a new website and a new logo for our community. Go Smalltalk!

Smalltalk was designed for Kids!

Yes! Alan Kay was trying to develop an environment to be used in the education of our kids.

Did you Know that Smalltalk was created in 70's at Xerox?

The use of the mouse, the "copy and paste", the bitblt and others technologies was firstly created in Smalltalk. Steve Jobs saw those ideas at Xerox and he developed a new language, Objective-C.

Mailing List in Spanish!

Please, go to http://groups.google.com/group/clubsmalltalk and join us!

January 16, 2013

Goodbye Andreas Raab

It's sad to communicate that yesterday, Jan 15th 2013, has passed away a great contributor for the Smalltalk community, Goodbye Andreas Raab.

October 11, 2012

Pharo usage poll

Esteban Lorenzano is running a usage poll of Pharo. If you can, please help him answering it here

Smalltalks 2011, videos online of the talks

Now is available the talkings of the event Smalltalks 2011.
Here, uploaded to youtube by the FAST foundation, organizer of the conference.
Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE90823AFF9C8177B

Reference

http://www.fast.org.ar/

ESUG 2012 Photos by Adriaan van Os

Here we can see some picture taken Adriaan van Os in the last event of ESUG 2012. 

Reference

ESUG 9th Innovation Awards

Last August 27th, we knew the award winning projects. Again, in the winners list are latinamericans projects (Argentina and Chile).
The seconds prize was to Guillermo Polito with his project called Hazelnut. The third prize was to Roassal, a chilean project of Vanessa Peña.
Congratulations to all the winners projects!

References

http://www.esug.org/wiki/pier/Conferences/2012/Innovation-Technology-Awards
http://www.esug.org/wiki/pier/Conferences/2012/

August 26, 2012

Smalltalks 2012: Call for Submission/Participation

The Fundación Argentina de Smalltalk (FAST, http://www.fast.org.ar) invites you to the 6th Argentine Smalltalk Conference, to be held on November 7, 8 and 9, 2012 at the Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco located in Puerto Madryn, Argentina.
Everyone, including teachers, students, researchers, developers and entrepreneurs, are welcome as speakers or attendees. Registration is free and now open at http://www.fast.org.ar/smalltalks2012
The goal of the Conference is to strengthen the bonds between the Argentine and the international Smalltalk community through the exchange of works, experiences and anecdotes connected with this technology and related matters.
As in the previous editions, renowned members of the international Smalltalk community will visit us, and like last year we will have a Research Session with publications reviewed by an international committee.
Also, the traditional Industry Track will be available for those who prefer a more practical environment. You can submit papers or talks now through our website at
For more information about related events, such as a Pharo Sprint or related talks and presentations, please visit http://www.fast.org.ar/smalltalks2012/events. For any questions please contact us at info@fast.org.ar.

August 17, 2012

Alan Kay will give a remote keynote at the Smalltalks 2012 conference!

The news has been confirmed by the organization commitee. Alan Kay will give a remote keynote at the Smalltalks 2012 conference. 
For more information about the conference, you can visit the website at: http://www.fast.org.ar/smalltalks2012. In the same site, you can register yourself to go to the conference.
Another confirmed distinguished speakers are Stephane Ducasse and Marcus Denker. 
The conference will be held at Puerto Madryn, at the south of Argentina.

August 9, 2012

Smalltalks 2012, registration available!

The Fundación Argentina de Smalltalk (FAST) proudly invites you to participate in the sixth edition of one of the most exciting Smalltalk conferences around Smalltakers from every corner of the world will attend this international event. Outstanding guest personalities from the community will deliver the conference keynotes. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss!
Smalltalks 2012 will feature a research track for papers, complete with published proceedings and an outstanding program commitee. As always, the conference will also feature an industry track for those preferring a more informal setting.

Smalltalks 2012 - 6th International Conference, Call for papers



http://scg.unibe.ch/wiki/events/smalltalks12
November 7th - 9th, 2012

Important dates:
Submission (Hard Deadline): September 17th, 2012 (Argentinian time: UTC/GMT -3 hours).
Notification of acceptance: October 8th, 2012.
Camera Ready Submission: November 2nd, 2012.
Conference Location: Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco, Puerto Madryn (Argentina)

The Smalltalks series of conferences (www.fast.org.ar) is a lively forum on Smalltalk-based software technologies that brings together more than 200 people from both academia and industry for a period of 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 so on.
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, Virtual Machines.
-Educational Material.
-Language Engineering, Extensions.
-Model Driven Engineering / Development.
-Meta-Modeling, Reflection and Meta-programming.
-Programming in the Large, Design, Architectures and Components.
-Programming Environments, Browsers, User Interfaces, UI Frameworks.
-Source-code analysis and manipulation (Static analysis, refactoring, type inference, metrics).
-Team Management.
-Testing, Extreme Programming / Practices.
-Web Services, Internet Applications, Event-driven Programming.
-Experience Reports.

Important dates:
Submission (Hard Deadline): September 17th, 2012 (Argentinian time: UTC/GMT -3 hours).
Notification of acceptance: October 8th, 2012.
Camera Ready Submission: November 2nd, 2012.

Papers:
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
http://www.jot.fm/authors.html
Papers must be submitted through the EasyChair submission web site at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smalltalks12
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 get 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 (ressia@iam.unibe.ch)

Special Issue Publication
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), http://www.jot.fm/

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 developppement, France)
- Tudor Girba (Sw-eng. Software Engineering GmbH, Switzerland)

Program Chair
Jorge Ressia (Univeristy of Bern, Switzerland)

April 15, 2012

20th International Smalltalk Joint Conference - Call for Contributions

For the past 20 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.

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 proved fruitful for interactions and discussions (August 25-26)
- 9th edition of the Innovation Technology Awards where prizes will be awarded to authors of best pieces of Smalltalk-related projects
- IWST: 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 http://www.esug.org/About/SupportESUG
- 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)!
- Students can get free registration and hosting if they enroll into the the Student Volunteers program. See below.

1) Developers Forum: International Smalltalk Developers Conference

This year we are looking for YOUR experience on using Smalltalk. In addition, we are looking for tutorials. 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 15 June 2012
Notification of acceptance on 25 June 2012

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 board@esug.org AND damien.cassou@gmail.com AND stephane.ducasse@free.fr following the template below. Please use this template since the emails will be automatically processed!
Subject: [ESUG 2012 Developers] + your name
First Name:
Last Name:
Email where you can always be reached:
Title:
Abstract: (max 1400 characters)
Bio: (max 1400 characters)
Any presentation not respecting this form will be discarded automatically

2) Innovation Technology Award

We are proud to announce the 9th 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. This year we will request 3-5min videos.


3) International Workshop - IWST 2012

International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies, August 28

The goals of the workshop is to create a forum around advances or experience in Smalltalk and to trigger discussions and exchanges of ideas. Participants are invited to submit research articles. We will not enforce any length restriction. Nevertheless, we expect papers of two kinds:

- Short position papers describing emerging ideas.
- Long research papers with deeper description of experiments and of research results.

We welcome research papers on all aspects, theoretical as well as practical, of Smalltalk related topics. All accepted papers will be published in ACM DL, and the authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a journal special issue (to be confirmed).

Submissions deadline: June 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2012

More information at: http://www.esug.org/Conferences/2012/International-Workshop---IWST-2012

4) 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.


5) Free ESUG tickets program

ESUG will offer 10 free entrance tickets. To get a free ticket you should send a mail to board@esug.org
Subject: [ESUG 2012 Free entrance] + your name

And you should write a small motivation.
We hope to see you there and have fun together.

The ESUG board
Board mailing list: board@lists.esug.org

February 21, 2012

Call for Submission on Special issue on "Advances in Dynamic Languages"

Special issue on "Advances in Dynamic Languages". Special issue of Elsevier's Science of Computer Programming (SCICO)

Context

Over recent years we have seen an increased interest in dynamic programming languages such as Smalltalk, Lisp, Scheme, PHP, JavaScript, Self, Python, Ruby, and so on. These languages have taken a prominent role in teaching, web development, scripting, rapid prototyping, tool building, language engineering, and many other domains.
For this special issue we invite high-quality papers that focus on novel research related to dynamic programming languages and applications of these languages.

We are interested in research that uses dynamic languages in the context of, but not restricted to:
  • Aspects, aspect Languages and applications.
  • Ambient intelligence, ubiquitous / pervasive computing and embedded systems.
  • Compilation technology, optimization, virtual machines.
  • Language engineering, extensions.
  • Model-driven engineering / development.
  • Meta-modeling, reflection and meta-programming.
  • Programming in the large; design, architectures and components.
  • Programming environments, browsers, user interfaces, UI frameworks.
  • Source-code analysis and manipulation (static analysis, refactoring, type inference, metrics).
  • Testing, eXtreme Programming / practices.
  • Web services, internet applications, event-driven programming.
  • Experience reports.
The special issue is associated with the Smalltalks 2011 conference. The Smalltalks series of conferences (www.fast.org.ar) is a lively forum on Smalltalk-based software technologies that brings together more than 200 people from both academia and industry for a period of three days.
Submission Guidelines

Papers should be written in English, in PDF-format and should not exceed 25 pages (including references and figures), using the Elsevier journal format. The LaTeX template for this format can be found at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorsview.authors/latex

Papers must be submitted through the EES submission system located at http://ees.elsevier.com/scico/default.asp. When reaching the "Article type" step in the submission process, it is important to select "Special issue: Advances in Dynamic Languages".

Each paper will be reviewed by at least 3 experts within the domain. The accepted papers will be published in a special edition of Elsevier's Science of Computer Programming.

Papers submitted must not have been previously published (at least 30% new material) 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 Jannik
Laval (jlaval@labri.fr) and Andy Kellens (akellens@vub.ac.be).

Important dates (tentatively)
- Submission round 1: March 16, 2012
- Feedback round 1: May 17, 2012
- Submission round 2: June 29, 2012
- Feedback round 2 (final notification): August 17, 2012
- Camera ready version: September 14, 2012

Guest editors
- Andy Kellens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
- Jannik Laval (LaBRI Bordeaux, France)