Important Dates

May 23rd
Initial Draft Submission
Jun 11th
Shepherding starts
Aug 1st
Focus Groups Submission
Aug 17th
Second draft due for review
Aug 27th
Notification of Acceptance
Sep 15th
Conference Draft Due
Sep 21st
Early Registration ends
October 18th
October 19-21
PLoP Conference Days



Please use the SPLASH 2012 registration form to register for PLoP!
Early registration ends September 13th

PLoP 2012 is co-hosted with SPLASH.
You can use the SPLASH registration form to register for both conferences or for PLoP 2012 only.

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 purpose of PLoP is to promote development of pattern languages, primarily about aspects of software: design and programming, testing, software architecture, user interface design, domain modelling, and software processes. Patterns and pattern languages for domains outside software are also welcome

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.

PLoP's are unique conferences based on a strong community, a community of trust.

Join the community!   Come to PLoP!

Call For Submissions

The purpose of PLoP is to promote 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.

Paper submissions may include short papers, containing one or more patterns, longer pattern languages or sequences, or work-in-progress papers willing to get an in-depth shepherding by an experienced pattern author at the conference.

In addition, you can submit proposals for free-format discussion groups or workshops aimed at bringing together people interested in a hot topic related to patterns or proven practices, for a period of about two hours. Proposals addressing interdisciplinary topics and topics from other domains than software development are especially encouraged. Non-conventional formats are welcome.

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

PLoP12 is sponsored by the Hillside Group.

PLoP12 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: Eduardo Guerra.

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

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