OCaml-related submissions are extremely welcome at BOB!
================================================================================ BOB Conference 2023 "What happens when we use what's best for a change?" https://bobkonf.de/2023/cfc.html Berlin, Mar 17 Call for Contributions Deadline: November 21, 2022 ================================================================================ You are actively engaged in advanced software engineering methods, solve ambitious problem with software 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! NOTE: The conference fee will be waived for presenters. Travel expenses will not be covered (for exceptions see "Speaker Grants"). Online or Onsite ---------------- We expect we'll be able to hold BOB 2023 in Berlin. Note that we intend to provide a safe environment for all participants. There will be space outside to eat and chat. We may ask you to wear a mask indoors when not presenting or eating, and may also ask you to take a COVID test on-site before the event. If an on-site BOB is not possible, we'll make BOB a successful online event, like BOB 2021 and BOB 2022. Should BOB happen online, we will likely ask for pre-recorded talks to make room for questions and social interactions during the actual conference day. (Of course, we'll provide assistance making those recordings.) Tutorials will likely happen as a live-session. Shepherding ----------- The program committee offers shepherding to all speakers. Shepherding provides speakers assistance with preparing their sessions. Specifically: - advice on structure and presentation - review of talk slides - assistance with recording - review of recording, if applicable Speaker Grants -------------- BOB has Speaker Grants available to support speakers from groups under-represented in technology. We specifically seek women speakers, speakers of color, and speakers who are not able to attend the conference for financial reasons. Topics ------ We are looking for talks about best-of-breed software technology, e.g.: - functional programming - persistent data structures and databases - event-based modelling and architecture - "fancy types" (dependent types, gradual typing, linear types, ...) - formal methods for correctness and robustness - abstractions for concurrency and parallelism - metaprogramming - probabilistic programming - math and programming - controlled side effects - program synthesis - next-generation IDEs - effective abstractions for data analytics - … everything really that isn’t mainstream, but you think should be - … includeing rough ideas worth discussing. Presenters should provide the audience with information that is practically useful for software developers. Challenges ---------- Furthermore, we seek contributions on successful approaches for solving hard problems, for example: - bias in machine-learning systems - digital transformation in difficult settings - accessibiltity - systems with critical reliability requirements - ecologically sustainable software development We're especially interested in experience reports. Other topics are also relevant, 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, …) - Don't be confused: The system calls a submission event. Organisation ------------ - Direct questions to konferenz at bobkonf dot de - Proposal deadline: November 21, 2022 - Notification: December 5, 2022 - Program: December 12, 2022 Submit here: https://pretalx.com/bob-2023/submit/ Program Committee ----------------- (more information here: https://bobkonf.de/2023/programmkomitee.html) - Matthias Fischmann, Wire - Matthias Neubauer, SICK AG - Nicole Rauch, Softwareentwicklung und Entwicklungscoaching - Michael Sperber, Active Group - Stefan Wehr, Hochschule Offenburg Scientific Advisory Board - Annette Bieniusa, TU Kaiserslautern - Torsten Grust, Uni Tübingen - Peter Thiemann, Uni Freiburg