Important Dates

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June 1
Paper submissions due.
June 1
Deadline focus group / workshop proposals
June 8
Shepherding begins
July 20
Second draft due for review
August 10
Notification of acceptance
September 21
Conference versions due
September 22
Early Conference registration ends
October 23
Patterns Bootcamp
October 24-26
PLoP Conference Days
January 15, 2019
Proceeding version due
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25th CONFERENCE ON PATTERN LANGUAGES OF PROGRAMS

PLoP 2018 will be chaired by Kyle Brown. PLoP is shaping up to be, once again, a great experience. Check back as the program is updated with more details!

PLoP will be held in Portland, Oregon, in conjunction with the PUARL Conference. The PLoP conference starts on the evening of Tuesday, October 23, with the traditional games and dinner and it will conclude on Friday afternoon, October 26th.

The BootCamp, a special full-day Pre-PLoP activity for newcomers, will happen during Tuesday, October 23rd 8h30–17h00.

The International Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs

Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP) conference is a premier event for pattern authors and pattern enthusiasts to gather, discuss and learn more about patterns and software development.

The conference program offers pattern authors an unique opportunity to have their pattern languages reviewed by fellow authors, which occurs mainly in the form of Writers' Workshops.

Authors and non-authors will find in the different PLoP activities (Writers' Workshops, Focus Groups, BoF sessions, BootCamp, Games) many opportunities to learn more about patterns and pattern writing.

As a whole, the conference provides a friendly and effective environment to give and get feedback, to share expertise, and to allow the participants to improve their patterns and make them more useful and more publishable.

Call For Submissions

PLoP promotes development of pattern languages on all aspects of software, including design and programming, software architecture, user interface design, domain modeling, software processes, project management, and more. As well as software patterns, we encourage patterns about collaboration, education, and creativity in broader sense toward better quality of work and life.

Paper submissions may include short papers containing one or more patterns, longer pattern languages or sequences, or works-in-progress by writers wishing to get in-depth shepherding by an experienced author at the conference. Patterns and pattern languages on other topics, essays on patterns, and visions for the future are encouraged.

In addition, you may submit proposals for free-format discussion groups or workshops bringing together people interested in a hot topic related to patterns or proven practices—with a duration about two hours. Non-conventional formats are welcome.

Suggestions or proposals for activities are welcome and encouraged. Please contact the chairs with your ideas.

PLoP18 submissions are peer reviewed and digitally archived at ACM. Papers discussed at writer's workshop at this conference qualify for submission to the journal "TPLoP - Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming" published by Springer. See Springer's pages on TPLoP for details of this journal.

Important Dates

More information

For more information, please contact the organizers: Takashi Iba and Joseph Yoder.

At the Hillside Group web site you can learn more about patterns, writing patterns, PLoP conferences, and previous PLoP's.

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