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Call For Participation: STIC 2013

December 16, 2012 19:03:15.000

It's time to get ready for STIC 2013: We are putting out the call for participation for next year's conference. I'm pleased to announce that I'll be helping put together the schedule for this year's talks. This one has some added excitement - we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Smalltalk.

STIC is a forum where Smalltalk professionals, researchers and enthusiasts can meet and share ideas and experiences. STIC is currently accepting proposals for talks involving Smalltalk technology and other areas of innovation in the software industry. We’re looking forward to an excellent conference and need your participation to maintain the high technical level of the conference!

We are also looking for academic papers for the “Smalltalk Directions” part of the conference. If you plan to submit a paper, please follow the same directions listed below for presentations. Such papers should address possible future directions for Smalltalk and/or Smalltalk-inspired dynamic languages.

The conference will take place at the Wigwam Resort in Phoenix, Arizona on June 9-12, 2013.

Presentations will have 45 minutes time slots including discussion, and they may be in the form of:

  • History of Smalltalk – It’s the 30th Anniversary of the language, and we would love to see presentations on this topic.
  • Technical presentations
  • Experience reports
  • Technology demonstrations
  • Panel discussions
  • Workshops
  • Describe your idea to us!

Proposals should be submitted by email to Sts_Speakers@stic.st and should include the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Type of presentation
  • A brief abstract
  • A short biography for the presenter(s)
  • Any date/time constraints
  • Any other information you think we should know

If you cannot discuss the internal application you are working on due to corporate restrictions, perhaps you can discuss the application’s component usage or development process. We also plan to reserve time for short presentations in the form of Lightning Talks and short technology demonstrations, but these will be available for sign-up at the conference rather than as advanced proposals. These talks will be limited to a five- to eight-minute time window. So if you intend to volunteer for one at the conference, please be prepared for that!

Submissions should be received by February 28, 2013, and should be submitted either in PDF or Word (Microsoft) format. Note that submissions with incomplete information may be rejected (particularly if a bio or abstract information is missing).

Presenters will qualify for a discounted registration. If your talk is accepted, we’ll have full details on the specifics.

For updates and announcements about the conference, please visit us on the web at http://www.stic.st

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posted by James Robertson

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