Call for Proposals

Two Conferences, one Call for Proposals

In 2018 there will be two Scala Days conferences: Scala Days Europe will take place in Berlin from May 14 to 17, and Scala Days North America will be held in New York, from June 19 to 21. Both conferences will provide up-to-date and practical knowledge on Scala for software developers, software architects, team leads, and researchers.

The hosts of both conferences invite experts in the field of Scala and its application in business and academia to submit presentations and two-day tutorials by January 7, 2018.

Scala Days aims to provide topics relevant to developers using Scala in varied businesses. You'll find some examples below. While planning a talk, you should consider which aspects of your topic are most relevant to your audience. Please take into account that the knowledge of your audience varies. To help you prepare and hold a successful presentation, we have compiled some online resources for presenters.

Please use our CfP system on to send us your proposal for Scala Days Europe and/or Scala Days North America.


We are looking for talks covering different areas of Scala. Suggested topics for submissions are:

  • Foundations
    • Functional programming fundamentals
    • Types
    • Concurrency and parallelism
  • Experience reports
    • Industrial adoption
    • Open source issues
    • Mentoring
    • Teaching
  • Libraries and applications
    • Distributed systems
    • Machine learning
    • Big data
    • Databases
    • Others
  • Workflow
    • Programming methodologies
    • Deployment
    • DevOps
    • Security issues
  • Tooling
    • Compilers and virtual machines
    • IDEs
    • Testing frameworks
    • Build tools
    • Next generation tooling

The emphasis will be on hands-on introductions, conceptual decisions, live demos, comparisons of different techniques, and real life projects in business. Presentations that are based solely on promoting a product will not be allowed.

Go to our CfP system


The group of professional Scala developers is as diverse as the projects that spring from it. Since this also includes the innovation potential of the industry, we want this to be visible in our line-up. Diversity on the stage also leads to diversity in the long run and can thus give new impulses away from the lecture program.

To this end, in the run-up to the conference we hold many discussions, we are always on the lookout for people with special expertise and are open to suggestions. And, we want to create an atmosphere of respect and certainty so that everyone has the same opportunity to be heard and to be involved. Therefore, it is important to us that speakers, exhibitors and conference participants adhere to our Code of Conduct. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this topic, please contact Kathleen Hayes.

Support for Speakers

For newbies in the speaker world we have compiled a useful collection of links on challenges such as finding a topic, writing a good abstract, making good slides, giving a good presentation, and how to handle the Q&A.

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