Call for Papers

EclipseCon Europe is about sharing best practices, insights, case studies, and innovations in the Eclipse community and in the wider world of software development. We want attendees to be educated and inspired after each talk, and we need your help to create a great program. We are pleased to once again co-locate with the OSGi Alliance Community Event, adding more breadth and expertise to the program.

Theme Days. This year’s conference includes two Theme Days: an IoT Day on Tuesday, 23 October, and a Project Quality Day on Wednesday, 24 October. Theme Days offer a full track of content on their specific topics.

If you have questions that aren't answered below, please see the Submission FAQs or Speaker FAQs. Still need help? Email us.

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Important Dates

  • May 15: submissions open
  • July 2: early-bird submission deadline
  • July 16: final submission deadline

Talk Categories

Main Track Categories

  • Tools and IDEs. There are countless plugins and tools based on Eclipse to support developers in their daily work. Technologies such the Language Server Protocol (LSP), Eclipse EGit, Eclipse Xtext, Gradle, Docker, the various Eclipse IDEs, Eclipse Papyrus, and more, cover use cases from typical IDE features over domain-specific languages, to application lifecycle management. Tell us about the best plugins and tools built on Eclipse, how you have built them, what technologies they adopt, and lessons learned.
  • Java & JDT. Java is moving forward faster with a rapid release model. It's an exciting time for Java developers. Every new Java version promises interesting features and updates. If you are an early adopter, tell us about your first experience. But it's not only about the next version; share what's new with tips and tricks for Eclipse JDT, tell us about your experience with local variable type inference, module system, lambda expressions, streams, using Java libraries for corner cases, garbage collection, performance tuning, real-time Java, combining Java with other JVM languages, and other interesting things you do in the Java world.
  • Runtime & Frameworks. Eclipse is more than an IDE; it is a host for a lot of great open-source runtime and framework technologies such as Eclipse OpenJ9, Eclipse DeepLearning4J, Eclipse Equinox, Eclipse RAP, Eclipse Jetty, Eclipse RCP, and the Eclipse 4 Application Platform. Use this track when discussing Eclipse runtimes and frameworks.
  • Web & Cloud Development. Are you building web applications using modern frameworks such as Angular or React? Tell us about your experience with JavaScript and TypeScript, your favorite frameworks and about best practices in deployment and DevOps. This is also the track for talks about cloud development and web-based tools at such as Eclipse Orion, Eclipse Che, Eclipse Dirigible, Eclipse Theia or other ways to move tooling to the cloud, such as next-generation IDEs and developer tools.
  • Built on Eclipse. Eclipse technologies provide a platform for very cool solutions built by our community for a vast array of consumers and we want to learn from you. This is your opportunity to show what you are doing with the cool projects provided by the Eclipse community. Your talk could show others how to use the software, or provide feedback for project developers. Do you deal with legacy components, or maybe build IDE’s using the Eclipse C++ tools? Real world examples also go in here.
  • Eclipse 101. There are a lot of people out there, and at the conference — who are fairly new to the Eclipse community and projects. This is your chance to tell them about your project and introduce new members into your community. Explain why it is a good idea to go to the Eclipse Foundation with your open source project; How to set up a project, or even why make it open source; Why legal issues matter; What it means to be a committer, how you handle Graduation Reviews and Release Reviews and how to organize an Eclipse project. If you’ve founded a new Eclipse Working Group or plan to do so — please share your ideas and plans with the community.
  • Cloud Native Java. The technical sessions of this track is filled with content covering everything you need to know about developing applications and cloud native microservices using Java. The topics include best practices, experiences, and recommendations using technologies and frameworks such as Eclipse Vert.x, Eclipse MicroProfile, Eclipse Jakarta EE and Java EE as well as reactive programming.
  • Other Cool Stuff. Not everything will fit easily into one of these tracks. If your talk is one that's hard to categorize, submit it here!

Focused Content Track Categories

  • OSGi. The OSGi Alliance Community Event is co-located with EclipseCon Europe, and offers a full OSGi specific program that is open to all attendees. Talks related to OSGi technology and the OSGi ecosystem, including use cases and new initiatives around OSGi in enterprise, embedded, Cloud and IoT, should be submitted here. OSGi provides a vendor-independent, standards-based approach to modularizing Java software applications and infrastructure. Its proven services model enables app and infrastructure modules to communicate locally and distributed across the network, providing a coherent architecture for IoT services. OSGi specifications are tested and ready now to provide highly scalable remote management and effective maintenance over the long term.
  • IoT Day. This Theme Day features sessions on developing applications for IoT. If you have a story to tell about using Eclipse IoT projects, experience reports about building IoT solutions or new open source projects for IoT, then submit here.
  • Project Quality Day.This year’s Project Quality Day will focus on quality, testing and quality engineering in IoT, Industry 4.0, and digitalization. Enter your talks about what challenges you see, how we can use technology or process to overcome them, and examples and ideas of testing interconnected systems.

If you aren't sure what track is the best fit for your submission, just take a best guess and the program committee may change it later.

Talk Types

  • Standard (35 minutes)
  • Tutorial (3 hours)
  • Ignite (5 minutes in a special format)

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Please Note

You must have an eclipse.org account before you can submit a talk. See this section of the Submissions FAQs for more information.

Not all speakers receive discounts. The first speaker on a standard talk and the first and second speakers on a tutorial receive a free pass. We are not able to offer discounts to Ignite Talk speakers.

We strongly encourage the actual speakers to submit their own proposals. We want speakers who are engaged with the community and really want to speak at the conference. Sometimes a third party will submit on a speaker’s behalf. The program committee will review all proposals, but proposals submitted by third parties will be given lower priority.

Program Committee

See this page for more about the Program Committee.

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