PLoP 2006

PLoP Pattern Languages of Programs 2006


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PLoP 2006

Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP) conference is a place for pattern authors to have their pattern languages reviewed by fellow authors. This occurs in Writer's Workshops and the feedback allows the participants to improve their patterns to make them more useful and more publishable.

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Call For Participation

To be held in Portland Oregon, October 21-23, in conjunction with OOPSLA’06. This conference is open to both patterns writers and users alike.

The purpose of PloP is to promote development of pattern languages on all aspects of software, including design and programming, software architecture, user interface design, domain modeling, and software process. Domain-specific patterns are encouraged.

The Paper Submission deadline for 2006 has passed.

Papers are sought on:

  • Patterns and pattern languages

  • Critiques of patterns and pattern languages

  • Research on patterns and pattern languages

  • Case studies of the use of patterns and pattern languages

Papers will be reviewed carefully and most papers are revised before they are accepted. Authors will receive early feedback within two weeks of submission, and a final result by August 1.

PloP is run in the “writers’ workshop” style. No more than 15 pages can be covered in a session, so the normal size of papers is 15 pages or less. Short papers are encouraged! Longer papers are possible, especially for pattern languages, but authors of long papers will have to work with the workshop leader to select a portion of the paper to be covered in the workshop. Authors of books-in-progress who would like to have their work reviewed at PloP should contact the program chairs.

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Important Dates

Apr 14 Conference Registration opens
May 15 Paper submissions due
June 1 Shepherding begins
July 30 Shepherd recommendations due
Aug 15 Notification of acceptance
Sep 24 Conference Drafts Due
Oct 21 First Day of PLoP
Oct 23 Last Day of PLoP


Co Program Chairs Joseph Yoder
Ralph Johnson
Conference Chair  
Webmaster Jason Frye
Weerasak Witthawaskul


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