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Software patterns constitute a highly effective means of improving the quality of software engineering, system design and development, and communication among the people building them. Patterns capture the best practices of software design, making them available to all software engineers.

This new LNCS Transactions subline aims to publish papers on patterns and pattern languages as applied to software design, development, and use, throughout all phases of the software life cycle, from requirements and design to implementation, maintenance and evolution. The primary focus of the LNCS Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming is on patterns, pattern collections, and pattern languages themselves. The journal also includes reviews, survey articles, criticisms of patterns and pattern languages, as well as other research on patterns and pattern languages.

In addition to presenting and discussing patterns, this LNCS journal aims to present material that is validated -- crucial to the application and advancement of both industry and research. In this spirit, the LNCS Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming focuses on publications that present patterns, research results and industrial studies that are verifiable. Every paper has been reviewed by both patterns experts and domain experts, including researchers and practitioners.

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James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Ralph Johnson, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA

European Editor

Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna, Austria

North American Editor

Eugene Wallingford, University of Northern Iowa, USA

Editorial Board

Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Joe Bergin, Pace University, New York, USA
Robert Biddle, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Grady Booch, IBM, USA
Frank Buschmann, Siemens AG, Germany
Jim Coplien, Nordija, Denmark
Ward Cunningham, AboutUS, USA
Jutta Eckstein, Consultant, Germany
Susan Eisenbach, Imperial College London, UK
Richard P. Gabriel, IBM research, USA
Erich Gamma, IBM, Switzerland
Neil B. Harrison, Utah Valley State College, USA
Kevlin Henney, Curbralan Ltd, UK
Doug Lea, SUNY Oswego, USA
Mary Lynn Manns, University of North Carolina at Asheville, USA
Michael J. Pont, The University of Leicester, UK
Lutz Prechelt, Free University Berlin, Germany
Dirk Riehle, SAP Labs LLC California, USA
Mary Beth Rosson, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Andreas Rueping, Consultant, Germany
Doug Schmidt, Vanderbilt University, TN, USA
Peter Sommerlad, Institute for Software at HSR Rapperswil, Switzerland
Jenifer Tidwell, Consultant, USA
Joseph W. Yoder, Consultant, USA

Aims and Scope

LNCS Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming publishes:

Patterns and pattern languages
Reviews and critiques of patterns and pattern languages
Research on patterns and pattern languages
Case studies of the use of patterns and pattern languages
Empirical assessment and evaluation of patterns and pattern languages
Tool support for patterns and pattern languages


Authors are encouraged to submit papers on the following topics, though papers on other patterns topics are also welcome:

Patterns in software development generally, including software design, software engineering, and software architecture
Process patterns for management and development processes
Patterns for human-computer interaction (user-interface patterns, or novel modes of interaction)
Patterns for education (ranging from professional training to classroom teaching)
Patterns for business and organizations
Modeling patterns, analysis patterns, design patterns
Patterns for object-oriented design, aspect-oriented design, and software design generally
Patterns to describe libraries, frameworks, and other reusable software elements
Patterns for middleware, including distribution, optimization, security, and performance improvement
Domain specific patterns and technology specific patterns, as well as generic patterns
Patterns for refactoring and reengineering
Formal models and type systems for patterns
Programming environments, software repositories, and programming languages for patterns
The use of patterns to improve quality attributes such as adaptability, evolvability, reusability and cost-effectiveness

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should follow LNCS formatting guidelines, and should be submitted as PDF files to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We expect papers submitted for consideration to have been workshopped and reviewed at at least one Hillside Group PLoP conference. When you submit your paper, please identify the most recent conference, year, writers workshop, and the workshop chair where you paper was workshopped.

All queries should be addressed to the above email address.

The Springer Journal Website accompanies this site with information regarding the patterns journal.


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