IWST 20 Information and Call For Papers

IWST20 — International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies Novi Sad, Serbia; September 1st-3rd, 2020

Call for Papers

Goals and scopes The goals of the workshop is to create a forum around advances or experience in Smalltalk and to trigger discussions and exchanges of ideas. The topics of your paper can be on all aspect of Smalltalk, theoretical as well as practical. Participants are invited to submit research articles or industrial papers. This year we want to open two different tracks: one research track and one industrial track with less scientific constraints.

We expect papers of three kinds:

  • Short position papers describing emerging ideas
  • Long research papers with deeper description of experiments and of research results.
  • Industrial papers with presentation of real and innovative Smalltalk applications; this kind of paper should enlighten why Smalltalk is really appropriate for your application.

We will not enforce any length restriction.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: July 28th, 2020
  • Notification deadline: September 8th, 2020
  • Workshop: September 29th and 30th, 2020.


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

  • Aspect-oriented programming,
  • Design patterns,
  • Experience reports,
  • Frameworks,
  • Implementation, new dialects or languages implemented in Smalltalk,
  • Interaction with other languages,
  • Meta-programming and Meta-modeling,
  • Tools

Best Paper Award

To encourage the submission of high-quality papers, the IWST organizing committee is very proud to announce a Best Paper Award for this edition of IWST.

We thank the Lam Research Corporation for its financial contribution which makes it possible for prizes for the three best papers: 1000 USD for first place, 600 USD for second place and 400 USD for third place.

The ranking will be decided by the program committee during the review process. The awards will be given during the ESUG conference social event.

The Best Paper Award will take place only with a minimum of six submissions. Notice also that to be eligible, a paper must be presented at the workshop by one of the author and that the presenting author must be registered at the ESUG conference.


Both submissions and final papers must be prepared using the ACM SIGPLAN 10 point format. Templates for Word and LaTeX are available at http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author/. This site also contains links to useful informations on how to write effective submissions. Submission

All submissions must be sent via easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwst20

Important Note

In light of the continued uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 situation, to guarantee the safety and well-being of all, the IWST Steering Committee has decided to move to a virtual event format for this year. The global idea is to collect all required material a week ahead of schedule to prevent any live technical issue: slides, but also video. Only the post presentation Q&A sessions will be interactive.

Program chairs

  • Vincent ARANEGA, University of Lille, France
  • Loïc LAGADEC, ENSTA Bretagne, France

Program committee

  • Gabriela Arevalo
  • Jean-Baptiste Arnaud
  • Alexandre Bergel
  • Vincent Blondeau
  • Isabelle Borne
  • Steven Costiou
  • Andrei Chiș
  • Julien Delplanque
  • Igor Dejanovic
  • Christophe Dony
  • Zoé Drey
  • Anne Etien
  • Luc Fabresse
  • Annick Fron
  • Tudor Girba
  • Caroline Landry
  • Nevena Lazarevic
  • Kasper Østerbye
  • Damien Pollet
  • Gordana Rakic
  • Serge Stinckwich
  • Hernan Wilkinson