PLoP 2012 Final Paper Submissions:

Submissions Due by March 25th 2013

Upload ACM Version.

Papers have to follow the PDF and file naming guidelines
setout in the following examples from ACM.

If your paper is not in this format, it will not be accepted into the digital library.

PDF Guidelines

It is of particular importance that you leave sufficient space in the lower left corner of the first column on the first page if using the two column template to insert the copyright information.

Please submit a camera-ready PDF version (produced on a high-resolution output device) of your paper on __letter paper size (8 1/2" x 11")__ following the proceedings format below. Proceedings templates to create camera-ready copy are available in Word, WordPerfect, and LaTex, otherwise ACM might not accept the paper for the digital library.

Papers should have Type 1 fonts (scalable), not Type 3 (bit-mapped). All fonts MUST be embedded within the PDF file. Any PDF that is not deposited with fonts embedded will need to be corrected. In order to help you through this process, the ACM have created documentation on how to embed your fonts. Please download the ACM Digital Library optimal distiller settings file, ACM.joboptions.

For those creating their PDF using Word's Save to PDF feature, you need to change one option to embed the fonts. On the Save to PDF dialog, click the "Options" button and check the ISO 19005-1 compliant box. Once done, be sure to check that the fonts are indeed embedded per the instructions on the ACM download file above.

We are happy to announce that PLoP submissions can now accept a single column formatted paper along with the original two column format!

The original two column templates are located at:

These can be accepted, but we also have permission to use a single column template. An example of the single column format with our copyright can be found in this PDF.

Single column format Word template: Single Column Template

Single column format TeX template: TeX Template.

Please use the following text as the copyright notice on the first page.
Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page. To copy otherwise, to republish, to post on servers or to redistribute to lists, requires prior specific permission. A preliminary version of this paper was presented in a writers' workshop at the 19th Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP). PLoP'12, October 19-21, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Copyright 2012 is held by the author(s). ACM 978-1-XXXX-XXXX-X

Permission / Release Form

Hillside Group and the ACM have negotiated an agreement that allows authors to submit only a Permission Release Form instead of a full Copyright Form. This means that authors maintain full permission and ownership of their papers in order to do with them as they please. Therefore, for each paper reviewed in the Writers' Workshops, at least one author must sign the attached Permission / Release form, filling in the details as follows:

The Title of Non-ACM Work: <Title of your paper>

Description: Paper

Title of ACM publication: __Proceedings of the 2012 Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs__

If you are signing for your co-authors, please circle the phrase "one agent signs for all co-authors." at the bottom of the form.

Download the Permission Release Form

File Naming Guidelines

  1. All file names must take the form: <first_author_last_name>.pdf
        For example: smith.pdf
    If the first author has more than one submission, us a -1 and -1, etc.
        For example: smith-1.pdf and smith-2.pdf

  2. Use lowercase throughout file names-- DO*NOT* CAPITALIZE.

  3. There are rules for special names.

    1. a hyphenated last name remains hyphenated e.g., Wu Yen-Tse -----> yen-tse

    2. a compound last name takes an underscore e.g., Robert van Gulik -----> van_gulik

    3. accents in last names are omitted e.g., Wolfgang Schr<o with umlaut>der -----> schroder (NOT schroeder)
      or Jean Ren<e with acute> -----> rene (NOT renee)

    4. apostrophes in last names are replaced by an underscore e.g., Elizabeth O'Neill -----> o_neilll

    5. retain periods after abbreviated name elements e.g., Melissa St. Thomas -----> st._thomas

    6. drop suffixes from file names e.g. Corbin Jones Jr. -----> jones

Note: Middle names are not used in teh filenames. There may be cases that are ambiguous, and you'll have to decide wehter a word is a middle name or a piece of the last name.

For example: Jose Perez Garcia -----> perez_garcia

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