After several busy weeks, the PC has finally selected the talks and tutorials for EclipseCon Europe 2016. I would like to thank all members of the PC for their great work and all submitters for their proposals.
I am sorry we had to reject so many talks. We tried hard to provide a meaningful declined comment, so that people might understand our reasoning. In some cases, it was very difficult to decide though – we liked the submission, but we just liked others a bit more or had to think about the overall balance of topics throughout the conference.
It was amazing to see the diversity and quality of the submitted talks. We could have easily extended the conference by one or two days and still filled them with interesting slots. This might be worth a thought for next year.
The program reflects the diversity and strength of the Eclipse ecosystem. We are looking forward to interesting sessions about classic Eclipse technologies and tools, a strong web and cloud track, experience reports from industry, science talks and much more. Some special highlights for me are (among others):
- Strong Java 9 track, especially the “Jigsaw vs. OSGi”discussion and Eclipse Java 9 support
- Talks about cross-cutting topics, such as usability, performance, open source and the community
- The presence of most major Eclipse projects including the Eclipse Platform, Git CDT, the modeling community and Xtext
On top of that, we have very good content for the IoT theme day and the project quality day. So be prepared for a hard time when selecting the talks you want to attend at EclipseCon Europe 2016!
Looking forward to see you in 2 months!