"Call for Hot Topics"
Come to ChiliPLoP and spend three days working on your favorite patterns and pattern languages! At ChiliPLoP, experienced patterns people have a chance to break new ground in specific pattern areas, or Hot Topics.
The organizers of ChiliPLoP invite proposals for Hot Topic workshops for the 2010 conference. You may propose a new Hot Topic, or you may propose to reconvene an existing Hot Topic.
Hot topics will be selected by the program committee based on current relevance, interest in the community, and the quality of the workshop plan. It helps if you also can provide a list of certain, probable, or possible participants up front. Naturally, you'll have plenty of time to invite participants once your Hot Topic proposal is accepted, but we try to encourage those people already focusing on certain pattern areas to bring their work to ChiliPLoP.
Submit your proposal by to the program chair Ralph Johnson. You will be contacted by the program committee as soon as possible.
Proposing a New Hot Topic:
Send a one- to three-page proposal that includes:
Please submit your proposal via e-mail as a URL, or as an attachment of any format.
If your Hot Topic is accepted, you will be expected to canvas a short call for participation and to select the participants for your Hot Topic before the early registration date. Registrations after this date will be at a higher cost to your participants.
We are hoping for small groups of around four to six people
for each Hot Topic. Please let us know if you expect more or fewer
people. If you know of pattern experts who will certainly want to
participate, or those whom you wish would participate, please let us
know that, too.
ChiliPLoP aims to promote ongoing communities of patterns people working on important topics over an extended period of time. To this end, it encourages continuation of previous Hot Topic groups at the previous ChiliPLoPs. Unless informed otherwise by the program committee, existing Hot Topic groups that comply with the requirements listed here and that submit a short proposal of the form listed here can proceed with reasonable expectation that they will be invited to return.
In order to be considered an existing Hot Topic, a workshop group must
To propose an existing Hot Topic group, send a short proposal that includes:
The program committee may accept a smaller group if it deems the topic sufficiently hot or if it accepts more Hot Topics than expected. The committee also reserves the right to restrict Hot Topic attendance in order to accommodate more Hot Topic groups.
If the existing Hot Topic is accepted, the group's contact person will be expected to provide a short call for participation upon request and to select the participants.