Come to ChiliPLoP and spend three days working on your favorite patterns! At ChiliPLoP, experienced patterns people have a chance to break new ground in specific pattern areas, or Hot Topics.
Hot topics will be selected by the program committee based on current relevance, interest in the community, and the quality of the workshop plan.
Submit your proposal to Eugene Wallingford, the program chair for ChiliPLoP'99, by November 15, 1998. The program committee will announce its selections to all proposers by December 1, 1998.
Send a two- to four-page proposal that includes:
Please submit your proposal via e-mail as a URL, in HTML, or in ASCII.
If your Hot Topic is accepted, you will be expected to provide a short call for participation by December 15 and to select the participants for your Hot Topic by January 15.
We are hoping for small groups of around six people for each Hot Topic. Please let us know if you expect more or fewer people. If you know of pattern experts who will certainly want to participate, please let us know that, too.
ChiliPLoP aims to promote ongoing communities of patterns people working on important topics over an extended period of time. To this end, it encourages continuation of previous Hot Topic groups at the 1999 conference. Unless informed otherwise by the program committee, existing Hot Topic groups that comply with the requirements listed here and that submit a short proposal of the form listed here can proceed with reasonable expectation that they will be invited to return.
In order to be considered an existing Hot Topic, a workshop group must:
To propose an existing Hot Topic group, send a short proposal that it includes:
The program committee may accept a smaller group if it deems the topic sufficiently hot or if it accepts more Hot Topics than expected. The committee also reserves the right to restrict Hot Topic attendance in order to accommodate more Hot Topic groups.
If the existing Hot Topic is accepted, the group's contact person will be expected to provide a short call for participation upon request and to select the participants.
Note: PLoP is a trademark of The Hillside Group, Inc.