Call for Contributions (closed)

Looking for speakers

You are engaged in software development or software architecture, and have an interesting story to tell about an advanced tools, technique, language or technology that you're using? Or a gnarly problems that these tools fail to address but should?

Tell us about it!

Meet people that share your goals, and get to know the best software tools and technologies available today. Moreover, meet researchers working on the next generation of functional-programming languages and tools.

If you share our vision and want to contribute, submit a proposal for a talk!

NOTE: The conference fee will be waived for presenters. Travel expenses will not be covered (for exceptions see "Speaker Grants").

Speaker Grants

BOB has Speaker Grants available to support speakers from groups under-represented in technology. We specifically seek women speakers and speakers who are not be able to attend the conference for financial reasons.


The program committee offers shepherding to all speakers. Shepherding provides speakers assistance with preparing their sessions, as well as a review of the talk slides.


We are looking for talks about best-of-breed software technology, e.g.:

  • functional programming
  • persistent data structures and databases
  • types
  • formal methods for correctness and robustness
  • abstractions for concurrency and parallelism
  • metaprogramming
  • probabilistic programming
  • math and programming
  • controlled side effects
  • beyond REST and SOAP
  • effective abstractions for data analytics
  • … everything really that isn’t mainstream, but you think should be.

Presenters should provide the audience with information that is practically useful for software developers.

We're especially interested in experience reports.
Other topics are also relevant, e.g.:

  • demos and how-tos
  • reports on problems that cutting-edge languages and tools should address but don't
  • overviews of a given field


We accept proposals for presentations of 45 minutes (40 minutes talk + 5 minutes questions). The language of presentation should be English.

Your proposal should include (in your presentation language of choice):

  • An abstract of max. 1500 characters.
  • A short bio/cv
  • Contact information (including at least email address)
  • A list of 3-5 concrete ideas of how your work can be applied in a developer's daily life
  • additional material (websites, blogs, slides, videos of past presentations, …)
  • Don't be confused: The system calls a submission event.


  • Direct questions to contact at bobkonf dot de
  • Proposal deadline: May 17, 2019
  • Notification: May 31, 2019
  • Program announcement: June 14, 2019