Call for Papers

Fri, 2014-09-05 14:27

Welcome to the EclipseCon North America 2016 call for papers!

Submissions are now closed for the conference. The list of accepted talks will be published soon.

EclipseCon 2016 NA will be held March 7 - 10, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Virginia, a few minutes outside Washington, D.C.

The EclipseCon NA 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.

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.

To contact the program committee, send us email.

Important Dates

Early-bird submission deadline: November 16, 2015, 11:59 PM ET
Final submission deadline: December 3, 2015, 11:59 PM ET


Below are the tracks for 2016. 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 Platform / RCP / Runtimes - talks about the Eclipse Platform, Eclipse RCP, e4, OSGi, Eclipse RT, etc., and covering case studies, best practices, or the future of these technologies
  • Languages and Tools - talks covering best practices and new development around programming languages like Java, JavaScript, C++, Python, PHP, Scala, etc., and the tools that make these fun to use
  • Web / Mobile / Cloud Development - talks about cloud development environments, web frameworks, experience in implementing web or mobile applications or related topics; this track will also cover tools for containerized apps, platforms as a service, and Big Data
  • Modeling - talks about Eclipse modeling technologies as well as domain-specific languages, with a focus on recent advances and industrial experience
  • Methodology and Devops - talks on tools and methodology that are used throughout the software development process: application lifecycle management (ALM), continuous integration and continuous deployment, quality assurance, etc.
  • Embedded - talks about technology in the embedded environment: debugging tools, open hardware, constrained software development, and electronics systems and design
  • Science - talks about the tools on a scientific workbench, or about performing data analysis, visualization, or modeling in a scientific field; any science-related topic is welcome
  • 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!
  • Java 9 Java 9 will be released in September 2016. Proposed talks might include presentations of new features, experience reports with early access releases, or progress reports about support for existing tooling.
  • IDES This track includes talks about new development tool projects at Eclipse like Orion, Che, and Flux, but also other efforts to develop next generation IDEs. Talks about other IDEs on the market (Netbeans, IntelliJ, Visual Studio, etc.) are also welcome.
  • IoT Summit The IoT Summit is two days of talks on building IoT solutions. Proposed talks might include experience reports on using Eclipse IoT projects, best practices on IoT security, architecture and scalability, innovations in open hardware and networking, new ideas for IoT open source projects and other topics of interest to IoT technologists.

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