Important Dates

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May 29
Paper submissions due.
June 5
Shepherding begins
June 30
Deadline focus group / workshop proposals
July 21
Second draft due for review
August 15
Notification of acceptance
September 22
Early Conference registration ends
September 23
Conference versions due
October 22
Patterns Bootcamp
October 23-25
PLoP Conference Days
January 15, 2018
Proceeding version due
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24th CONFERENCE ON PATTERN LANGUAGES OF PROGRAMS

PLoP 2017 will be chaired by Takashi Iba. PLoP is shaping up to be, once again, a great experience. Check back as the program is updated with more details!

PLoP 2017 is co-hosted with the SPLASH conference. PLoP will be held in Vancouver, Canada, at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel. The PLoP conference starts on Sunday evening, October 22nd 17h00, with the traditional games and pizza dinner and it will conclude on Wednesday afternoon, October 25th at 17h00.

The BootCamp, a special full-day Pre-PLoP activity for newcomers, will happen during Sunday, October 22nd 8h30–17h00. The Bootcamp will be held in a different venue, University of British Columbia". The room is: ICICS 836. Check out the following map.

The International Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs

Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP) conference is a premier event for pattern authors and pattern enthusiasts to gather, discuss and learn more about patterns and software development.

The conference program offers pattern authors an unique opportunity to have their pattern languages reviewed by fellow authors, which occurs mainly in the form of Writers' Workshops.

Authors and non-authors will find in the different PLoP activities (Writers' Workshops, Focus Groups, BoF sessions, BootCamp, Games) many opportunities to learn more about patterns and pattern writing.

As a whole, the conference provides a friendly and effective environment to give and get feedback, to share expertise, and to allow the participants to improve their patterns and make them more useful and more publishable.

Call For Submissions

PLoP promotes development of pattern languages on all aspects of software, including design and programming, software architecture, user interface design, domain modeling, software processes, project management, and more. As well as software patterns, we encourage patterns about collaboration, education, and creativity in broader sense toward better quality of work and life.

Paper submissions may include short papers containing one or more patterns, longer pattern languages or sequences, or works-in-progress by writers wishing to get in-depth shepherding by an experienced author at the conference. Patterns and pattern languages on other topics, essays on patterns, and visions for the future are encouraged.

In addition, you may submit proposals for free-format discussion groups or workshops bringing together people interested in a hot topic related to patterns or proven practices—with a duration about two hours. Non-conventional formats are welcome.

Suggestions or proposals for activities are welcome and encouraged. Please contact the chairs with your ideas.

PLoP17 submissions are peer reviewed and digitally archived at ACM. Papers discussed at writer's workshop at this conference qualify for submission to the journal "TPLoP - Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming" published by Springer. See Springer's pages on TPLoP for details of this journal.

Important Dates

More information

For more information, please contact the organizers: Takashi Iba and Joseph Yoder.

At the Hillside Group web site you can learn more about patterns, writing patterns, PLoP conferences, and previous PLoP's.

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