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  • AsianPLoP

    AsianPLoP

    Asian Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP) conference is a premier event for pattern authors and users to gather, discuss and learn more about patterns and software development in the Asia region as well as other regions. The purpose of AsianPLoP is to promote development of patterns, pattern languages, technologies and experiences of patterns primarily about software; however, these for domains outside of software are also welcome.Visit the Asian PLoP Official Site   Read More
  • EuroPLoP

    EuroPLoP

    EuroPLoP is the premier European conference on patterns and pattern languages. EuroPLoP 2017 will be held again at Kloster Irsee, Bavaria, Germany. At this fantastic venue you will experience a creative and constructive atmosphere that inspires your work. Visit the EuroPLoP Official Site. Read the full story Read More
  • ScrumPLoP

    ScrumPLoP

    ScrumPLoP is a PLoP® conference. It will be a gathering of experienced Scrum practitioners, assembled with the goal of contributing to the body of pattern literature with proven practices. If you don't yet know what a PLoP conference is, read about what a PLoP is here. Visit the ScrumPLoP Official Site. Read More
  • Viking PLoP

    Viking PLoP

    VikingPLoP contains writer’s workshops for submitted pattern papers, focus groups, and other activities. The conference provides participants with the opportunity to share their experience about patterns and software. As with the PLoP series of conferences, our overall goal is to build a community of patterns' people. VikingPLoP especially encourages submissions related to embedded systems, however, also other pattern-related topics are very welcome. Read More
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Set dates for the conference.

  • Joe Yoder and the Conference Chair will help with this.

Establish the PC members.

  • Don’t talk anyone into it. Rather, make sure each person is interested and excited about doing it (or he/she won’t be much help).

  • Put the Conference Chair on the PC.

  • Ask the past year’s Program Chair to be on the PC.

Get the web page going.

  • Even if you don’t have all the information, post a placeholder stating that more information is coming soon.

Include Dates for:

  • Conference registration

  • Paper submissions due

  • Shepherding begins

  • Shepherd recommendations due

  • Notification of acceptance to the authors

  • Conference drafts due

  • Registration deadline

Write the Call for Participation.

  • Think about what events you want in addition to the usual Writers’ Workshops (focus groups, BoFs, etc.)

Decide on a submission system (and make sure it is working).

  • Ask PC members and other friends to help test it.

Budget.

  • The Conference Chair should work on this with help from Joe Yoder and with your input.

Plan the Special Activities, such as:

  • games

  • special “big name” speakers

  • evening events

  • etc.

Keep in touch with shepherds and authors throughout the shepherding!

  • Send regular “how is it going?” emails, with reminders, during shepherding.

Handle the papers when they start coming in.

  • Get shepherds (and PC members) assigned to papers. Allow at least two weeks for this, but better yet, start lining them up before the papers come in.

  • Remember sound guidelines when accepting papers for the conference.

Assign to writers workshops.

  • Get help/input from PC members when doing this.

  • Hillside Fellowship Award 2016
  • Security Patterns in Practice
  • PLoP Conference Proceedings
  • Asian PLoP
  • EuroPLoP

The Hillside Fellowship Award

Congratulations to Ralph Johnson and Richard Gabriel for being presented the first Hillside Fellowship award at the 2016 PLoP event at Allerton, PLoP 2016 .

Hilside Fellowship Award Recipients 2016

The Hillside Fellowship Program was established in 2016 to recognize members of The Hillside Group who have made exceptional contributions to the Hillside community and to the patterns community at large. The

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Security Patterns in Practice

Eduardo Fernandez's new book " Security Patterns in Practice: Designing Secure Architectures with Software Patterns " has been published.

SecurityPatternsInPractice

It is the result of 14 years of producing security patterns with students and colleagues. Almost all of these patterns went through PLoP, EuroPLoP, AsianPLoP, or SugarLoafPLoP. Many of you have participated as shepherds or workshop commentators, the book

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PLoP Conference Proceedings

After the PLoP Workshops, writers are encouraged to modify their papers and submit a final version. The final versions are collected and submitted to the ACM Digital Library. The versions are also available from the conference website.

Conference Proceedings (ACM Digital Library)

Some of the PLoP accepted papers have been published on the ACM Digital Library . The

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Asian PLoP

The premier Asian conference on
Pattern Languages of Programs

AsianPLoP solicits paper submissions written in both of English and Japanese; English papers and Japanese ones will be discussed in different sessions. Both practitioners from the industry and academics are invited to submit their papers. The conference solicits the papers for the following different sessions. Details can be found in Topics

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EuroPLoP

European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs

EuroPLoP is a conference that explores, develops and celebrates patterns in software. As with PLoP in the US, the main focus of EuroPLoP will be a series of writer's workshops where pattern authors work together to improve their patterns.

In addition to these workshops there will be discussion groups, BOF sessions and

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