Authors should send their papers in English in PDF format
by email to the conference
chairs no later than June 16.
There is no limit on the length of submissions; they should
be as long as necessary to fully describe the patterns (
most papers submitted to previous PLoPs have been 20 pages
As at all PLoP conferences, we invite submissions of pattern
papers that describe in pattern form an individual pattern,
a collection of related patterns, or a fragment of a pattern
language. The papers you submit for the conference are considered
After you submit your paper, you'll be assigned an experienced
pattern author, or shepherd, who will help you improve your
pattern for acceptance for a writers workshop at the conference.
During the writers workshop, you'll get additional feedback
on your paper from other patterns authors. Authors of papers
that were not accepted for a writers' workshop may still
attend the conference. As in previous years, we will have
activities to develop pattern writing skills.
To ease the shepherding and workshop process, for submissions
longer than 10 pages (2000 words) please designate a 10
page section to be reviewed in detail. When preparing your
submission, remember that readers often prefer concise writing.
Please contact the conference chairs if you have any other
questions about the paper length, or how to select sections
for detailed review.
Submissions must be accompanied with the following information:
- The paper's title
- Author's name/s
(if there is more than one author, indicate which author
is the primary contact person)
- Email addresses for all authors
- Postal address for the primary contact
- Phone number for the primary contact
- An abstract for the submission
(important: shepherds will decide whether they will shepherd
a paper or not based on this abstract.)