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    PLoP

    For the 25th conference, Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP®) in 2018 will be held in Portland Oregon in conjunction with the PUARL Conference October 24th - 26th.  The purpose of AsianPLoP is to promote the development of patterns, pattern languages, technologies and experiences of patterns primarily about software; however, these for domains outside of software are also welcome. Visit the PLoP Official Site Read the full story Read More
  • SugarLoaf PLoP

    SugarLoaf PLoP

    SugarLoafPLoP'2018 Huaso Edition will be held on one of the campuses of Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM) in Valparaísr, Chile between November 20th and 23rd, 2018. SugarLoafPLoP is the premier Latin American Conference onPattern Languages of Programs. This is the twelfth SugarLoafPLoP conference and the first time that the SugarLoaf PLoP conference has been held in Chile. Read the full story Read More
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The Hillside Mission

The mission of the Hillside Group is to improve the quality of life and society as a whole. This includes architects, developers, managers, owners, workers, educators, students, and more. Understanding and helping the human element is critical for achieving success. The Hillside Group believes in making processes and design more humane by paying attention to real people and existing practices.

The Hillside Group promotes the use of patterns and pattern languages to record, analyze, and share knowledge to help achieve its mission. The Hillside Group sponsors a variety of activities to achieve this mission—organizing workshops, hosting PLoP (pattern) conferences, and producing publications for discussing, recording, and documenting successful practices.

The Hillside Group supports many different conferences such as: PLoP, EuroPLoP, AsianPLoP, VikingPLoP, SugarLoafPLoP, and ChiliPLoP. These conferences focus on writing groups to better improve patterns through group exposure. Each conference offers advanced topics for the more adept pattern writers. Participants have the opportunity to refine and extend their patterns with help from knowledgeable and sympathetic patterns enthusiasts.

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Patterns Resources

This page has been created to assist PLoP conference chairs on what to do while chairing the conference.

  • At the end of the conference, the incoming chair needs to get with the new Program Chair and the outgoing chairs and schedule the next conference.
  • The incoming Conference Chair needs to make a feedback form to give to all conference attendees at the end of the conference.
  • Create flyers for OOPSLA and create the beginning web-pages.
  • Send out the call for papers found on the ConferenceAdvertising pages.
  • Create a list for needed volunteers which should include:
    • Maintaining the Web Pages
    • Creating the Paper Proceedings
    • Burning the CDROMs
    • Registration software (web-pages)
    • Registration onsite
    • Entertainment and Coffee Shop
    • Computer Support
    • Books and Gifts
    • Pizza :-)
    • PLoP News
  • Start assigning volunteers to the tasks above; the first task that should be immediately assigned are to the Registration software.
  • Create schedule for submission and send out announcements to the ConferenceAdvertising pages.
  • Get the Games Person and get props needed from them.
  • Create budget from previous budgets. See outline. This requires you to contact Allerton for pricing etc. This might include the tent, props for the games, ...
  • Get Registration software ready.
  • ChairSuccession.

Each conference produces a lot of assorted memos, documents, announcements and bulk mailings. Many of these will be archived on ftp servers here and elsewhere. These pages describe the purpose of files, who created and/or maintains them, and when & how they should be used.


Form Letters

Budgets

  • Example

Writers Workshops

Shepherding

Proceedings

Conference Chair - The conference chair is responsible for implementing the budget set forth and accepted by the committee. The chair works directly with venue personnel to create the desired atmosphere for the conference. The chair assists in all aspects of the conference, including setting up the website, determining deadlines for registration, creating transportation information, and negotiating meeting space.

Program Chair - The program chair sets up the topics for the conference. (refer to Bob’s timeline)

Hillside Treasurer - The Hillside Treasurer is responsible for authorizing payment of bills incurred on behalf of the conference. No further discussion is needed, if the bills are aligned with the proposed and accepted budget.

Site Webmaster - The Site Webmaster is responsible for maintaining the information on the web site. If registration takes place online, the Webmaster will work with the chair in documenting the registration information, as well as keeping the information for the conference up to date.

Hot Topic Leaders - Hot Topic Leaders should propose their topics to the Program Chair for approval. In their email to the chair, they should include a list of people they believe would be interested in joining the group. The Hot Topic Leader takes responsibility for finding participants for their topics, for leading discussion the event, and for responding to any inquiries by possible attendees. (would this also be the case for focus groups?)

This set of pages captures some of the experiences of those who have run a PLoP conference. These pages are evolving and contain information such as example letters, example budgets, principles of PLoPs, tips for the chairs, and more. If you have been involved in planning a PLoP conference and have some insight or examples to share that will benefit organizers, please contact the hillside webmaster.

Program Committee members should look to these pages to find ...

portions of this page were originally posted on www.c2.com

  • Hillside Fellowship Award
  • PLoP 2018 in Portland
  • Security Patterns in Practice
  • PLoP Conference Proceedings

The Hillside Fellowship Award

Congratulations to Ralph Johnson and Richard Gabriel for being presented the first Hillside Fellowship award at the 2016 PLoP event at Allerton, PLoP 2016 .

Hilside Fellowship Award Recipients 2016

The Hillside Fellowship Program was established in 2016 to recognize members of The Hillside Group who have made exceptional contributions to the Hillside community and to the patterns community at large. The title of Hillside

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PLoP™ 2018 in Portland, Oregon

 
Check out the main PLoP Website for more information and details!!!

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Security Patterns in Practice

Eduardo Fernandez's new book " Security Patterns in Practice: Designing Secure Architectures with Software Patterns " has been published.

SecurityPatternsInPractice

It is the result of 14 years of producing security patterns with students and colleagues. Almost all of these patterns went through PLoP, EuroPLoP, AsianPLoP, or SugarLoafPLoP. Many of you have participated as shepherds or workshop commentators, the book owes something to

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PLoP Conference Proceedings

After the PLoP Workshops, writers are encouraged to modify their papers and submit a final version. The final versions are collected and submitted to the ACM Digital Library. The versions are also available from the conference website.

Conference Proceedings (ACM Digital Library)

Some of the PLoP accepted papers have been published on the ACM Digital Library . The program committee will

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TPLoP

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