12-13 Sept 2012 Oslo Spektrum, Norway

Call for Speakers is now closed

To take place in Oslo, Norway, on September 12th-13th 2012, the conference will offer a combination of technical talks and panels in an informal atmosphere with an expected attendence of 2000. JavaZone 2012 will be the eleventh consecutive JavaZone conference. Join us in recreating the success from last years!

As previous years, last year's conference was a massive success, with software professionals and partners enjoying more than 100 sessions covering multiple topics, and an impressive lineup of internationally known speakers. Leading evangelists in the community rate JavaZone as one of the most important Java events in Europe. Both videos and programs from previous years are available.

The JavaZone conference is organized by javaBin, the Norwegian Java User Group (JUG). JavaBin is an idealistic, non-profit organization established in 1996 by a group of Java enthusiasts. The JUG has since evolved to be the leading group for promotion of the Java platform in Scandinavia.


Abstracts should be tagged with the appropriate topics from the list below:

  • Alternative Languages - Programming paradigms, concepts, and languages...
  • Architecture in Practice - Architectures of amazing applications, architecture refactoring, accidental/evolutionary architecture, why it suceeded / why it failed?
  • Big Data and NoSQL - Cassandra, Hadoop, MongoDB, HBase, CouchDB, DynamoDB, Neo4j, ...
  • Continuous Delivery - Automated build & deployment, DevOps, virtualization, monitoring, infrastructure ...
  • Core Java - AOP, concurrency, generics, Java memory model, bytecode, ...
  • Distributed Systems and Cloud - High performance / scalability / availability, concurrency in cloud applications, integration technology, ...
  • Enterprise - Big projects, big systems, integration, simpler enterprise software development, coping with complexity ...
  • Experience Report - Going from Maven to Gradle, How we failed when replacing SQL with NoSQL, ...
  • Frontend - Rich user experience, AJAX, thick clients / Swing, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, ClojureScript, HTML5, CSS, Sass
  • Innovation and Startups - Creativity and follow-through, Profiting off ideas, Lean Startups, Funding and organisation, ...
  • Mobile - Android, iOS, web apps for mobile, ...
  • Research and Trends - Beyond Java, technology radar, "Next big thing", ...
  • Security - Secure Coding, design patterns for application security, security howtos, SSO, REST- and WS security
  • Software Craftsmanship and Tools - Testing, programming practices, refactoring, tools, TDD / BDD, ...

If you have a sufficiently awesome talk that falls outside these areas but fits the idea of the conference, please submit that too. The audience consists mostly of software developers and generally talks should be technical enough that they include code (although that is not a requirement). Talks purely related to practices (agile etc.) are less likely to be accepted.


This year we would like also to invite the Communities to submit suggestions for talks, and we will provide dedicated slots for topics not normally associated with earlier JavaZone conferences.

Format and duration

The presentations may be given in two formats, either a 60 minute presentation or a 10 minute lightning talk.

  • Speakers of accepted presentations will get free admission to the conference. They will also be invited to the speakers dinner and can join us on the JourneyZone.
  • Speakers of accepted lightning talks will be invited to the speakers dinner and can join us on the JourneyZone but have to provide for their own admission to JavaZone. Lightning talk speakers will be able to buy tickets at early bird price no matter when the ticket is bought.


  • Introductory - a basic introduction to a subject. Assume no knowledge of the subject.
  • Intermediate - expecting more than basic knowledge of a subject, but not yet advanced.
  • Advanced - Good knowledge of the subject.
  • Hardcore - Assume a fair amount of knowledge in the audience. Do not spend more than 5-7 minutes on setting the stage or introducing your topic.

To mark the talk as "Hardcore", please follow these guidelines:

  • Must be technical in nature
  • Must avoid unnecessary introductory material.
  • Should not spend more than 5 minutes on the introduction/setting.
  • Should ideally focus on a single subject, for instance "classloaders", "debugging", "bytecode generation", "the monoid".
  • Should be between 45 to 55 minutes (or a hardcore 10 minute lightning talk if its feasible)

    Remember: The deeper and more hardcore, the better.

Where to submit?

The Call for Speakers is now closed.


  • Call for Speakers opens February 3rd, 2012
  • Presentation workshop March, 2012
  • Call for Speakers closes April 16th, 2012
  • All speakers notified by June 29th, 2012
  • Schedule announced by June 29th, 2012
  • Deadline for submission of slides August 18th, 2012
  • Conference September 12-13th, 2012

Presentation workshop

Do you need help with getting an idea for a talk, or help develop your talk? We are planning to host a presentation workshop in Oslo in the middle of March. If you are interested in attending, please send a mail to [program@java.no] and we will send you a detailed invitation.


We are arranging JourneyZone on the first weekend after JavaZone, September 13th-16th. This is our third annual journey to the Norwegian wilds. We would like to invite all speakers exclusive to explore the Norwegian nature, enjoy the very best of Norwegian food and have a great time together. The Journey will be a great base for trips at all skill levels.

To ensure safety and exclusivity, this journey is limited to 40 participants on a first come, first served basis. JavaZone will subsidize the journey with qualified guides to ensure the best possible experience. Your personal expenses will be around NOK 1500.

More information about the trips destination, departure and arrival times to Oslo will be provided.

Practical information summarized:

  • Transport, food, guides and accommodation are arranged and provided.
  • The Journey will be adjusted for all hiking skill levels.
  • Your personal expenses are estimated to NOK 1500.

This will be epic - make your reservation today!

If you're uncertain, take a look at some pictures from the Journey of 2010 and JourneyZone 2011.

Some additional pictures can be found in the Norwegian Computerworld (norwegian).

More detailed information will be provided closer to the conference. For questions and registration get in touch with us at [program@java.no].

Monetary policy

The organiser of JavaZone is javaBin (the Norwegian Java User Group), an independent, non-profit organization. The conference has partners but no sponsors. The agenda is defined by the Program Committee without external interference. This independence is among the things that make JavaZone unique. We therefore have a limited budget for reimbursing conference speakers. Please see our monetary policy for more information.

Contact information

Please do not hesitate to contact us at program@java.no should you need any further information.

Hope to see you there, and feel free to spread the word about JavaZone 2012 in your local community.

Best Regards,

The JavaZone Program Committee

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About JavaZone

JavaZone is an important meeting place for software developers in Scandinavia, and is the biggest community driven conference of its kind. JavaZone has been described as a high quality, independent conference โ€“ a leading forum for knowledge exchange for IT-professionals. All speakers are selected by the independent Program Committee.

Over 30 large and mid-sized companies โ€“ our partners โ€“ exhibit their brand and services/products during the conference. Without partners, volunteers, the speakers and the participants, the conference would not be possible.

About javaBin

javaBin is a non-profit, independent organization. The purpose is to promote Java expertise among members, member firms and the market. javaBin is headquartered in Oslo, with subgroups in Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim and in southern Norway. In 2009 the group had over 2,000 members from over 210 companies.

javaBin arranges monthly meetings for its members. The meetings are a good way to strengthen the Java platform and is a venue for sharing experiences and information in addition to being a social arena that links people across firms and institutions.