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If you receive this, it's cause we think you're a shepherd for a PLoP-96 paper. The following is a letter used by Bobby Woolf which is a letter that you may want to use when contacting your author.

     Dear <Author/Contact's Name>,

My name is <Shepherd's Name>. I will be shepherding the paper you've submitted to PLoP '96, <Paper's Title>. What this means is that I will help you improve it (if necessary) prior to the conference so that you can present the best possible paper for review at the conference. It is also up to me to decide whether or not your paper is good enough for the conference. It's in your best interest to use this opportunity to improve your paper as much as possible. People who make the most of this process will have the best chances of being accepted to the conference.

Here's the schedule for what's due when:

July 15th -- Notification to authors July 29th -- Final pre-conference draft due September 4-6th -- Conference October 14th -- Proceedings draft due

So we have between today and July 15th to work on your paper. If I accept your paper, you'll have one more chance to make changes to your final draft for the conference. It is then due by July 29th.

I will be contacting you within a few days with my initial comments on your paper. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the review process or the conference, feel free to contact me at <Shepherd's e-mail address and/or phone number>.

I look forward to working with you.

<Shepherd's Signature>

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  • Hillside Fellowship Award 2016
  • Security Patterns in Practice
  • PLoP 2017 in Vancouver
  • PLoP Conference Proceedings

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.


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™ 2017 in Vancouver, Canada

Check out the main PLoP Website for more information and details!!!

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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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