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

Focus Groups

Focus groups are free-format discussion groups that bring together people who are interested in exploring any topic related to patterns. Interdisciplinary topics are also welcome.

This is a chance for like-minded people to get into a room and rip! There is no limit to the range of proposals. Groups may wish to consider activities such as: pattern mining a new language, discussing experience with an existing language, or exploring the links between software design and design in other disciplines. These are only suggestions – possible topics are limited only by your imagination!

Focus Groups will meet in the late afternoon on Thursday and Friday. They also have the option of continuing to meet all day Saturday.

Prospective focus group leaders are invited to submit proposals that include the following:

  • Name(s) and contact information
  • Title of Focus Group
  • Short description
  • Submission requirements and session results (e.g. whether position papers are required and what the possible focus group outputs would be)

Email Focus Group proposals to the Program Chair. Submissions will be considered for acceptance on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Below is the list of current submitted Focus Groups. Send some of your own ideas!

If you are new to PLoP community, you may want to consider taking the Bootcamp.



PLoP is a trademark of The Hillside Group, Inc.