Important Dates

June 2 (extended)
Paper submissions due.
June 9
Shepherding begins
July 28
Deadline focus group / workshop proposals
Aug 4
Second draft due for review
Aug 7
Notification of acceptance
Oct 1
Conference registration ends
Oct 1
Conference versions due
Oct 23
Patterns Bootcamp
October 23-26
PLoP Conference Days
January 15, 2014
Proceeding version due


The 2013 Conference Proceedings are online!

PLoP: 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

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.

Click to submit to PLoP13.

PLoP13 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

  • June 2nd (extended): Initial Draft Submission
  • June 9th: Shepherding starts
  • July 28th: Focus Groups Submission
  • July 28th: Second Drafts Due for Review
  • Aug 7th: Notification of Acceptance
  • Sep 15th: Early Registration ends
  • Sep 26th: Conference Versions Due
  • October 23rd: Patterns Bootcamp
  • October 23-26: PLoP conference days

More information

For more information, please contact the organizers: Christian Köppe.

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

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