PLoP 2002
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Welcome to the 9th Conference on Pattern Language of Programs 2002

September 8th-12th, 2002

Towards Pattern Languages

The Sun Singer at Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois

Past Announcements

September 3, 2002 The Allerton tour guided by Ralph Johnson will be on Sunday between 3:30-5pm. Check the schedule section.

August 15, 2002 If you register for the conference, within 2 working days, you should receive a confirmation email and your name will be listed in the Attendee list page. If you don't see your name in the list, please contact Weerasak Witthawaskul.

August 7, 2002 PLoP2002 Attendee list is online, it will be updated every weekday.

August 1, 2002 The PLoP2002 draft schedule is now online.

July 31, 2002 We are creating an attendee list webpage and will update it every few days. Due to the hotel facility, most of the rooms are 2- or 3-bedrooms. So if you and another attendee would like to be roommates, let us know.

July 20, 2002 PLoP2002 Proceedings webpage is publicly available.

July 29, 2002 PLoP2002 registration is now open. Register at your earliest convenience.

July 20, 2002 We are going to have a paper submission system maintenance this evening between 5:30pm-9:30pm CST. The system will not be accessible during the period. Big thanks to Federico Balaguer for his remote support.

July 19, 2002 We have learned that some authors have difficulties submitting the final papers from the submissions page. If it's the case, you can email with attachment to Sorry for any inconvenience.

July 17, 2002 The final paper submission system has been re-opened. Submit your final version now until July 22, 2002.

July 15, 2002 We are working on the online registration form and online final paper submission system. Please stay tuned.

June 6, 2002 New refactoring workshop proposal: The Object Identity Pattern Language in the Focus Topics section.

May 20, 2002 Online submission page is closed. You will not be able to use the online system to submit updated papers. We are in a process of assigning shepherds to papers. Your shepherd will contact you shortly.

May 10, 2002 We are really sorry for the web server issue during the past few days. Now we fixed it and we will extend the paper submission deadline to Wednesday May 15th, 2002. Again, sorry for any inconvenience.

  • Submit a paper (first version):
  • Edit your submission:
  • QuickSubmission:

Apr 17, 2002 Paper Submissions section is up. We are ready to accept papers online.

Apr 11, 2002 The paper submission system is nearly ready. Please check back in a week.

Mar 12, 2002 Conference fee is announced in the Registration section. The online registration will be up soon.

Mar 11, 2002 Are you a book author in software patterns/architecture/engineering? If so, please let us know about your books. We will have a bookstore section and would be happy to include yours. Send the list of your books to

Mar 11, 2002 PLoP 2002 Masters announced. We are proud to have them serve as PLoP 2002 Masters and they will give talks and/or do workshops. Listen and learn from ones of the best in software community!

  • Dick Gabriel - Master Author
  • Martin Fowler - Master Designer
  • John Crupi - Keynote speaker

Feb 27, 2002 Focus Topics announced

  • Patterns and Pattern Languages for Distributed Real-time and Embedded Systems
  • Design Patterns for Test and Testability of applications having Concurrent Architecture and multithreaded design patterns
  • Patterns for Securing (Enterprise) Software Applications
  • Patterns of Messaging and Web Services

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