AsianPLoP Conference Proceedings

March 5-8, 2014, Tokyo, Japan


AsianPLoP is a premier event for pattern authors and users to gather, discuss and learn more about patterns and pattern languages in the Asia region as well as other regions. AsianPLoP is a PLoP® Conference sanctioned by the Hillside Group. PLoP is a registered trademark of The Hillside Group.

These papers were work-shopped at Asian Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (AsianPLoP) 2014 March 5-8, 2014, Tokyo, Japan. Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page. To copy otherwise, to republish, to post on servers or to redistribute to lists, requires prior specific permission. Copyright is held by the authors.

ISBN: [Hillside 978-1-941652-07-7]

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Welcome to AsianPLoP 2014

Asian Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (AsianPLoP) took place at the third time. The conference had 21 papers for Writer's Workshops (WW), and 5 papers for Writing Groups (WG). Papers for WW were workshopped in the traditional PLoP format. Papers for WG were also explained and commented in the similar workshop style. Moreover there were Keynote titled "How and Why Design Patterns Impact Quality and Future Challenges" by Yann-Gael Gueheneuc, Keynote titled "Nature of Order" by Hiroshi Nakano, Tutorial on how to write good patterns (Bootcamp), Alexander's Properties Workshop, Disaster Prevention Workshop, Workshop on Pattern Language Cards, and Games!

The conference was sponsored and supported by TopSE Education Center, Waseda University Global Software Engineering Laboratory, SIGSE Patterns WG IPSJ, eXtreme Programming Japan Users Group (XPJUG), Agile Process Association, and SEMAT Japan Chapter.

Yasunobu Kawaguchi, Takashi Iba, and Hironori Washizaki, AsianPLoP 2014 Conference and Program Chairs

AsianPLoP 2014 Conference Description

Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP) conference is a place for pattern authors to have their pattern languages reviewed by fellow authors. 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 software were also welcome.

AsianPLoP 2014 was held in Tokyo, Japan from March 5-8, 2014.

We invited contributions from practitioners and researchers on:

  • Patterns and pattern languages

  • Critiques of patterns and pattern languages

  • Research on patterns and pattern languages

  • Case studies of the use of patterns and pattern languages

AsianPLoP is different from other conferences. It is run in the "writers' workshop" style, as described in Richard Gabriel's book. Before the conference, authors interact with a "shepherd" who helps them improve their paper to make it as ready for AsianPLoP as possible. A program committee reviews the papers for final acceptance after they have gone through the shepherding process. The writers workshops provide more feedback.

The table of contents is organized by the workshop groups and the chairs as they were presented at AsianPLoP.

Table of Contents

Writer's Workshops including Writing Groups

Design and Security

Consistent Secure Transaction Pattern

by Ngo Huy Bien and Tran Dan Thu


Two patterns for HIPAA regulations

by Eduardo B. Fernandez and Sergio Mujica


Patterns for cloud firewalls

by Eduardo B. Fernandez, Nobukazu Yoshioka and Hironori Washizaki


Denial-of-Service Misuse Pattern for federated Inter-Cloud

by Oscar Encina, Eduardo B. Fernandez and Raul Monge


A Pattern Language for Mobile Application Development

by Steve Ng and Bimlesh Wadhwa


Applying How To Solve It in Teaching Object-Oriented Programming and Engineering Practices

by Yu Chin Cheng


Detecting Extra Relationships for Design Patterns Roles

by Emiliano Tramontana


Agile and Management

Continuous Inspection: A Pattern for Keeping your Code Healthy and Aligned to the Architecture

by Paulo Merson, Ademar Aguiar, Eduardo Guerra and Joseph Yoder


QA to AQ: Patterns about transitioning from Quality Assurance to Agile Quality

by Joseph Yoder, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock and Ademar Aguiar


Patterns to Introduce Continuous Integration to Organizations

by Kenichiro Ota, Hiroko Tamagawa and Lei Wang


Crowdsourcing in Project Monitoring of Public Works

by Gautam Hegde and Koushik H


Inoculation Pattern in Change Management

by Gautam Hegde and Koushik H


A pattern language for the ET robot contest: On embedded software engineering (Writing Group)

by Masashi Kadoya, Hironori Washizaki and Yosiaki Fukazawa


Software and Systems


by Tadashi Kondo and Kazunori Sakamoto


Nアクターを導入したアシュアランスケースにおける 責任関係パターンの検討

by Takuya Saruwatari and Shuichiro Yamamoto


UI設計のためのHTMLデザイン パターン

by Katsuya Hino and Hironori Washizaki


「いきいきと美しく生きる」支援システムの開発:The 4th Place ~自分をかたちづくる第4の場所~ (Writing Group)

by Mina Kanazashi, Koji Yamazaki, Rio Sakurai, Norihiko Kimura, Shingo Sakai and Takashi Iba


教育・研究クラウドサービスのためのパターンランゲージ (Writing Group)

by Masaru Nagaku


日本のソフトウェア開発企業組織におけるアジャイル導入パターン (Writing Group)

by Yasunobu Kawaguchi


Society and Education


by Tomoki Furukawazono, Miyu Motoi, Satoko Oki and Takashi Iba



by Naoyuki Okita, Eiichi Hanyuda, Masanari Motohashi and Yuichiro Kato


Pattern Canvas

by Takeshi Kakeda


Takafumi Shibuya, Yuji Harashima, Tetsuro Kubota, Rika Sakuraba and Takashi Iba

by 生成的な参加者のためのパターン・ランゲージ プロジェクト活動における教師の実践知の記述


ゆる思考 - 問題の問題への挑戦

by Masanari Motohashi



by Shingo Tomiyasu, Kae Akiyama, Yusuke Asano, Naoya Itakura, Kasumi Katayama and Yumi Matsumoto


A Pattern Language for Investigation into violations (Writing Group)

by Jiro Shiga



The AsianPLoP Conference would not be a success without the volunteer help of the shepherds and program committee members. The shepherds devote hours of their time to helping authors improve their papers pre-conference. The program committee members help organize the conference, handle requests, and communicate with attendees.

We would like to thank all those who helped make AsianPLoP 2014 a complete success.

Conference Organization Committees

Conference Chair Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University / National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Program Co-Chairs Yasunobu Kawaguchi, Rakuten Inc., Japan
Takashi Iba, Keio University, Japan
Local Chair Masaru Nagaku, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Publicity Co-Chairs Kiro Harada, Attractor Inc., Japan
Youngsu Son, NHN NEXT, Korea
Chin-Yun Hsieh, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Joseph Yoder, The Hillside Group, USA
Dinesha Koravangala V, I.I.I.T. bangalore, India

Program Committee

  • Chin-Yun Hsieh, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
  • Masaru Amano, Eiwa System Management, Japan
  • Chin-Yun Hsieh, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
  • Norihiro Yoshida, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Youngsu Son, NHN NEXT, Korea
  • Hongyu Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
  • Joseph Yoder, The Hillside Group, USA
  • Masaru Nagaku, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Kiro Harada, Attractor Inc., Japan
  • Foutse Khomh, DGIGL, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
  • Koichiro Eto, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
  • Masanari Motohashi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Eric Platon, Cirius Technologies, Inc., Japan
  • Richard Lai, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Takashi Kobayashi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Dinesha Koravangala V, I.I.I.T. bangalore, India
  • Eduardo B. Fernandez, Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Naoyuki Okita, Pattern WG, Japan
  • Yann-Gael Gueheneuc, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
  • Shinpei Hayashi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Yoichi Tamamaki, Jamzz Inc., Japan
  • Masao Tomono, KameNet Inc., Japan
  • Bimlesh Wadhwa, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Kazunori Sakamoto, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Eiichi Hanyuda, MAMEZOU CO., LTD