2nd Call for Contributions: BOB 2022 [March 11, Deadline Dec 6]

Clojure material very welcome at BOB! Deadline is Dec 6!

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		     BOB Conference 2022
     "What happens when we use what's best for a change?"
	      https://bobkonf.de/2022/cfc.html
		     Berlin, Mar 11
		    Call for Contributions
		 Deadline: December 6, 2021
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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
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We expect we'll be able to hold BOB 2022 in Berlin. If that is not
possible, we'll make BOB a successful online event, like BOB
2021. 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
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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
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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
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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.

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

Challenges
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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
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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
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- Direct questions to contact at bobkonf dot de
- Proposal deadline: December 6, 2021
- Notification: December 17, 2021
- Program: December 22, 2021

Submit here:

https://bobcfc.active-group.de/en/bob2022/cfp

Program Committee
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(more information here: https://bobkonf.de/2022/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