Call for Contributions: BOB 2018 - Berlin, Feb 23, 2018


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		 BOB Conference 2018
 "What happens when we use what's best for a change?"
	  http://bobkonf.de/2018/en/cfp.html
		 Berlin, February 23
		Call for Contributions
	      Deadline: October 29, 2017

You are actively engaged in advanced software engineering methods,
implement ambitious architectures and are open to cutting-edge
innovation? Attend this conference, meet people that share your goals,
and get to know the best software tools and technologies available
today. We strive to offer a day full of new experiences and
impressions that you can use to immediately improve your daily life as
a software developer.

If you share our vision and want to contribute, submit a proposal for
a talk or tutorial!

Topics

We are looking for talks about best-of-breed software technology, e.g.:

  • functional programming
  • persistent data structures and databases
  • types
  • formal methods for correctness and robustness
  • abstractions for concurrency and parallelism
  • metaprogramming
  • probabilistic
    programming
  • math and programming
  • controlled side effects
  • beyond REST and SOAP
  • effective abstractions for data analytics
  • … everything really that isn’t mainstream, but you think should be.

Presenters should provide the audience with information that is
practically useful for software developers.

We’re especially interested in experience reports. But this could also
take other forms, e.g.:

  • introductory talks on technical background
  • overviews of a given field
  • demos and how-tos

Requirements

We accept proposals for presentations of 45 minutes (40 minutes talk +
5 minutes questions), as well as 90 minute tutorials for
beginners. The language of presentation should be either English or
German.

Your proposal should include (in your presentation language of choice):

  • an abstract of max. 1500 characters.
  • a short bio/cv
  • contact information (including at least email address)
  • a list of 3-5 concrete ideas of how your work can be applied in a developer’s daily life
  • additional material (websites, blogs, slides, videos of past presentations, …)

Submit here:

Organisation

  • direct questions to contact at bobkonf dot de
  • proposal deadline: October 29, 2017
  • notification: November 13, 2017
  • program: December 1, 2017

NOTE: The conference fee will be waived for presenters, but travel
expenses will not be covered.

Speaker Grants

BOB has Speaker Grants available to support speakers from groups
under-represented in technology. We specifically seek women speakers
and speakers who are not be able to attend the conference for
financial reasons. Details are here:

http://bobkonf.de/2018/en/speaker-grants.html

Shepherding

The program committee offers shepherding to all speakers. Shepherding
provides speakers assistance with preparing their sessions, as well as
a review of the talk slides.

Program Committee

(more information here: http://bobkonf.de/2018/en/programmkomitee.html)

  • Matthias Fischmann, zerobuzz UG
  • Matthias Neubauer, SICK AG
  • Nicole Rauch, Softwareentwicklung und Entwicklungscoaching
  • Michael Sperber, Active Group
  • Stefan Wehr, factis research

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Annette Bieniusa, TU Kaiserslautern
  • Torsten Grust, Uni Tübingen
  • Peter Thiemann, Uni Freiburg