BoFs are an opportunity for informal, relaxing discussions on topics
of interest in the patterns community. Anyone can propose a BoF
upon arrival at PLoP. These are the ones that are happening so far:
Patterns and Symmetry: The Role of Symmetry in Architecture and Programs
There is a lot of talk about this, but what is it all about? Dick Gabriel
and Ali Arsanjani will lead a discussion that promises to be very thought-provoking!
What formats are pattern writers using? Do we have too many? Is there
one format that is “best”?
Rules versus Patterns
What is the difference between a
Rule and a Pattern? What role(s) do Rules play in Pattern Mining?
Can Rules indicate Patterns? Can Patterns indicate Rules? Are both
Rules and Paterns structured? Is there agreement within the Pattern community
on the differences between Rules and Patterns ( No ). Can the
Pattern community arrive at a consensus position on the differences between
Rules and Patterns that can be succinctly documented and communicated?
David Hecksel will lead this interesting discussion.
If you wish to get your BoF idea on
the web page before PLoP, email a title and short description to