6th International Conference on Smalltalk Technologies.
Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco
November 7th—9th, Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Smalltalks12 Research Track

Conference Location: Puerto Madryn (Argentina)

The Smalltalks series of conferences (FAST) 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.


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

Papers must be submitted through the EasyChair submission web site at

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 (

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.

And any topic relevant in applying and/or supporting dynamic languages: Smalltalk, Python, Ruby, Javascript, Scheme, Lisp, Self, ABCL, Prolog, Ioke, Clojure and many more...



Important dates

  • Submission (Hard Deadline): (Extended!) September 24th, 2012 (Argentinian time: UTC/GMT -3 hours).
  • Notification of acceptance: October 8th, 2012.
  • Camera Ready Submission: November 2nd, 2012.


  • FAST, FundaciĆ³n Argentina de Smalltalk

Program chair

Program committee

  • Alexandre Bergel (DCC, Universidad de Chile, Chile)
  • Andy Kellens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Coen De Roover (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Damien Cassou (Inria Arles Research Group, France)
  • 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 (CompuGroup Medical Schweiz AG, Switzerland)
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