Software researchers, as well as developers, have long observed that certain themes recur and endure across different applications and systems. The emerging interest in patterns represents an effort to catalog and communicate these themes and motives--to provide handbooks of proven solutions to common problems.
PLoP brings together researchers and practitioners whose interests span a remarkably 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 corpus of patterns. PLoP focuses on improving the expression of patterns. You will have the opportunity to refine and extend your patterns with help from knowledgeable and sympathetic fellow patterns enthusiasts.
We are particularly interested in the experiences of teams adopting pattern languages to guide development. Reports of experiences should still adhere to PLoP's preference for the discussion of particular patterns over theoretical or abstract topics.
Submission will be handled electronically. Submission requirements will be available on PLoP99's Web page.
|Conference dates:||August 15-18, 1999|
|Submissions due:||April 30, 1999|
|Notification of acceptance:||July 1, 1999|
|Final copy due:||July 16, 1999|
In addition to single track presentations, the conference will offer discussions of patterns in a workshop/BoF setting. Every effort will be made to provide an informal and creative atmosphere. The organizers are open to out-of-the-ordinary submissions (write first) so long as they, like patterns, celebrate that elusive quality called good design.
Registration will be handled electronically. See the conference web page for more details.
|Dragos Manolescu||Bobby Woolf|
|Conference Chair||Program Chair|
Contact them by email at [email protected].