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  • AsianPLoP

    AsianPLoP

    Asian Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP) conference is a premier event for pattern authors and users to gather, discuss and learn more about patterns and software development in the Asia region as well as other regions. The purpose of AsianPLoP is to promote 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 Asian PLoP Official Site   Read More
  • EuroPLoP

    EuroPLoP

    EuroPLoP is the premier European conference on patterns and pattern languages. EuroPLoP 2017 will be held again at Kloster Irsee, Bavaria, Germany. At this fantastic venue you will experience a creative and constructive atmosphere that inspires your work. Visit the EuroPLoP Official Site. Read the full story Read More
  • ScrumPLoP

    ScrumPLoP

    ScrumPLoP is a PLoP® conference. It will be a gathering of experienced Scrum practitioners, assembled with the goal of contributing to the body of pattern literature with proven practices. If you don't yet know what a PLoP conference is, read about what a PLoP is here. Visit the ScrumPLoP Official Site. Read More
  • Viking PLoP

    Viking PLoP

    VikingPLoP contains writer’s workshops for submitted pattern papers, focus groups, and other activities. The conference provides participants with the opportunity to share their experience about patterns and software. As with the PLoP series of conferences, our overall goal is to build a community of patterns' people. VikingPLoP especially encourages submissions related to embedded systems, however, also other pattern-related topics are very welcome. Read More
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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 2016
  • Security Patterns in Practice
  • PLoP Conference Proceedings
  • Asian PLoP
  • EuroPLoP

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

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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

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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

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Asian PLoP

The premier Asian conference on
Pattern Languages of Programs

AsianPLoP solicits paper submissions written in both of English and Japanese; English papers and Japanese ones will be discussed in different sessions. Both practitioners from the industry and academics are invited to submit their papers. The conference solicits the papers for the following different sessions. Details can be found in Topics

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EuroPLoP

European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs

EuroPLoP is a conference that explores, develops and celebrates patterns in software. As with PLoP in the US, the main focus of EuroPLoP will be a series of writer's workshops where pattern authors work together to improve their patterns.

In addition to these workshops there will be discussion groups, BOF sessions and

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