EclipseCon 2014 Call for Papers

Mon, 2013-09-16 08:03

Welcome to the EclipseCon 2014 Call for Papers!

Call for Papers is now closed.

EclipseCon 2014 North America will be held March 17-20 in (hopefully) sunny California at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. The EclipseCon Program Committee is now accepting speaking proposals for the conference. Do you have something inspiring, innovative, educational, or just plain interesting to present? Then we want to hear from you!

EclipseCon 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. We love talks about new ways of using Eclipse technology, new ways to be a better software developer, or an introduction to a new open source project. Less inspiring are talks about a new Eclipse project release that most attendees can read in a new-and-noteworthy document. To be inspired for your proposal, here is a list of the most popular talks from EclipseCon 2013 and EclipseCon 2012.

We especially want to hear from new speakers. If you have never presented at EclipseCon, don't be shy. Lets us know what you and your organization are doing with Eclipse. Learning from our users and adopters is an important part of making EclipseCon a great event.

Important Dates

Early-bird submission deadline: November 4, 2013 (five talks will be selected for early acceptance)
Final submission deadline: November 18, 2013


Below are the tracks for 2014. When submitting, you will choose one of these. If you aren't sure what Track is the best fit, just take a best guess and the program committee may change it later.

  • Eclipse RT - talks about Jetty, Equinox, OSGi, Scout, etc.
  • Eclipse RCP/Eclipse 4 - talks on migrating to Eclipse 4, best practices for Eclipse 4, building RCP applications, case studies, etc.
  • JavaScript Development - talks on Orion, frameworks like node.js, bootstrap, general JavaScript development, plus anything else of interest to JavaScript developers
  • Java Development - talks about Java 8, Java for PaaS, new Java frameworks, etc.
  • C/C++ Development - talks on embedded development, Linux development, or other talks relating to using Eclipse for C/C++ development
  • Lifecycle Tools - talks on tools are used throughout the software development process, like Hudson, Maven, Gerrit, Git, etc. This track will be very similar to the ALM Connect conference from last year.
  • Modeling - talks about using Eclipse modeling technology, domain specific languages, etc.
  • Other Cool Stuff - other interesting things that you think developers need to learn, such as usability, community building, or legal issues – you decide what you think is cool!
  • Vert.x Day (for the Vert.x Theme Day; see below) - talks of interest to the Vert.x community
  • M2M Day (for the M2M Theme Day; see below) - talks about Eclipse M2M projects and other related technologies, such as Arduino, BeagleBone or Raspberry Pi
  • PolarSys Day (for the PolarSys Theme Day; see below) - talks about the PolarSys Working Group and technologies related to embedded system development

Special Theme Days

This year we will be hosting theme days for two Eclipse Working Groups, M2M and PolarSys, plus a theme day for the Vert.x project. We encourage you to submit a talk for a theme day. These talks will be selected by the working groups and the Vert.x project leadership.

  • M2M Day will feature talks on creating applications for M2M or IoT. Proposed talks might include experience reports about using open hardware such as Arduino, BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi, using Eclipse M2M projects, or new open source projects for M2M.
  • PolarSys Day will feature talks about system engineering and embedded system development – specifically, technology focused on safety critical systems such as aviation, space, and energy.
  • Vert.x Day will feature talks about the Vert.x project. Proposed talks might include experience reports using Vert.x, best practices and tips, and new and upcoming project features.

We strongly encourage the actual speaker to submit the proposal. Sometimes a third party will submit on a speaker’s behalf. Typically such proposals are not accepted. We want speakers who are engaged and really want to speak at the conference. The program committee will review all proposals, but proposals submitted by third parties will be given lower priority.

Submission Help

The Submission FAQs and Speaker FAQs include lots of information. If you are new to submitting for EclipseCon, we strongly encourage you to read them. To contact us, send email.

You and any co-speakers need an Eclipse Foundation account to submit a session proposal. Please create your account first and have all speakers log into the website before submitting a proposal. For detailed instructions, see this section of the Submission FAQs.

First, make sure you are logged in to the website (you can log in here).

On the submission form

  1. Enter your Session Title
  2. Choose the type – Standard (35 minutes) or Tutorial (3 hours)
  3. In the Speaker field, type each speaker's email address, separate by a comma; if a person has a valid account, the system will perform an auto-complete and locate it
  4. Enter the Tags of your choice
  5. Choose the Track (see the list above)
  6. Choose the Experience Level
  7. Enter the Description, and make it as interesting, specific, and complete as possible!
  8. If you have Slides, upload them in this section of the form
  9. Click Save