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


Everyone who plans to attend PLoP has to register. This includes authors, non-authors, students, staff, conference organizers and volunteers.

About Registration

PLoP registration is now open on the SPLASH website. You can use the registration form on the SPLASH website to register for both SPLASH and PLoP, or for PLoP only. Please register as early as possible, as this helps us a lot with the planning.

NOTE: All PLoP attendees need to select the PLoP Participant option (see below). PLoP Observer is only for SPLASH attendees that might want to learn more about PLoP or Patterns and attend in a limited fashion. All others especially authors must select the PLoP Participant option.

PLoP Registration Example


Registration to the Bootcamp is done separately. THIS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON!!! Please see the Bootcamp page for additional instructions.

Feel free to contact the chairs with any questions.

Conference fees

Description Early Reg on or before Sept 22 Normal Reg after Sept22
PLoP, Oct 23-25 $640 $760
PLoP, Oct 23-25 - Student $315 $375
Bootcamp, Oct 22nd TBA TBA
Bootcamp, Oct 23rd - Student TBA TBA

Early registration will remain possible at least until September 22.

Registering to PLoP includes attendance at the three days of the event (Oct 23-25), and coffee breaks and lunch.

Registering to the Bootcamp includes attendance at the Bootcamp on Oct 22nd. It does not include meals.

Accommodation is not included with any of the registration options above. SPLASH offers a hotel discount rate at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver where PLoP will be located that will be available for reservations made until September 23rd. Be sure to mention "SPLASH 2017" to benefit from the discount rate.

Please feel free to send any additional questions or comments to the chairs.