The 7th Annual Conference on
the Pattern Languages of Programs
Call for Papers
August 13-16, 2000
Robert Allerton Park and Conference Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, USA
Software developers and researchers have long observed that certain themes
recur and endure across different applications and different domains. The
emerging interest in software patterns represents an effort to document
and communicate these themes--to provide handbooks of proven solutions
to common problems.
PLoP brings together practitioners and researchers whose interests span
a broad range of topics, who share an interest in exploring the power of
the pattern form. PLoP invites you to add your expertise to the growing
body of patterns. At PLoP, we focus on improving the written expression
of patterns. You will have an opportunity to refine and extend your patterns
with the assistance of knowledgeable and sympathetic patterns enthusiasts.
All aspects of programs and their production are suitable topics of pattern
languages. Patterns might be so specific as to name particular objects,
interface elements, or implementation structures in a solution. They might
be so general as to document high-level architectures. They might describe
configurations of hardware, software, or even people in the process of
writing programs. Patterns may or may not be specific to a particular domain
or programming language. The patterns community is particularly interested
in pattern languages that document software and software development organizations.
The conference prefers papers written in the pattern form but will consider
papers that discuss aspects of the form or experience using it. The actual
subject of patterns and pattern languages need not be original. Rather,
preference will be shown to authors who are best able to exploit the pattern
form to document patterns of software. Authors will be able to revise their
work based on insights obtained at the conference's writers' workshops.
Submission will be handled electronically. See the conference's submission
requirements for more details.
||Monday, May 8
||Monday, May 15
|Shepherds' Recommendations Due
||Monday, June 26
|Notification of Acceptance
||Friday, July 7
|Final Conference Copy Due
||Friday, July 21
||Sunday, August 13
The conference will be held at Allerton House, a mansion on a large, mostly
wooded estate that is owned by the University of Illinois. Accommodations
are available on site, in the nearby village of Monticello, or in Champaign-Urbana.
Airport limousine service is available to and from the conference site.
In addition to writers' workshops, the conference will also offer discussions
of patterns in other forums. Extra sessions during the day will focus on
practical issues of interest to the patterns community. One evening plenary
session will focus on a large-scale topic of interest to the community.
Open time in the afternoons and evenings will offer attendees the opportunity
to organize informal birds-of-a-feather sessions. Every effort will be
made to provide an informal and creative atmosphere for the entire conference.
The organizers are open to out-of-the-ordinary proposals as long as they,
like patterns, celebrate the elusive quality called good design.
Everyone who plans to attend PLoP'2000 should register in advance. This
includes authors, non-authors, students, staff, and conference organizers.
Space is limited, so please register early.
Registration will also be handled electronically. See the conference
web page for more details.
For More Information
If you have any questions, please check the PLoP home page.
If you still can't find the answer, please feel free to contact the conference
You can contact them by email at [email protected].
Conference Chair: Alejandra Garrido
Program Chair: Eugene Wallingford
Note: PLoP is a trademark of The Hillside Group, Inc.
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