The 11th Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP2004)

September 8 - 12, 2004, Allterton Park, Monticello, Illinois

The Fellowship of The Pattern: The Second Decade of the Patterns

Focus Groups
BOF sessions
Saturday Sessions
Writers' Workshop Groups
Papers accepted
PLoP'04 Wiki
All PLoPs

Pattern Languages of Programming (PLoP) conference is a place for pattern authors to have their pattern languages reviewed by fellow authors. This occurs in Writer's Workshops and the feedback allows the participants to improve their patterns to make them more useful and more publishable.

PLoP'04 will also be a place where people can gather to discuss issues relating to patterns and software development. This will happen in Focus Groups, in a special Saturday session, and during other exciting conference events.

Shepherd Award Announcement

Congratulations to Richard P. Gabriel for Neil Harrison's Great Shepherd Award 2004.


Schedule of Events

Click here for all the exciting events!


How to get to Allerton Park

See information from the registration page. We provide a transportation from the UIUC's Willard Airport which is about 30 minutes from the Allerton Park.

Special Presentations...

… during the conference and the Saturday sessions

On Ward!

Call for Pattern Newcomers: Pre-PLoP Bootcamp

Pre-PLoP Bootcamp by Bob Hanmer and Linda Rising. Space is limited, so register early. (Registration opens May 1st)


Program Chair Mary Lynn Manns
Conference Chair Danny Dig
Webmaster Weerasak Witthawaskul



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Important Dates
April 14 Conference Registration opens
May 1

Paper submissions due

May 15 Shepherding begins
June 30 Shepherd recommendations due
July 8 Notification of acceptance
July 26 Conference Drafts Due
Aug 22 Registration deadline
Sept 8-12 Conference


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