PLoP 2002
Call for papers
Focus Topics
Paper Submissions
Call for Volunteers
All PLoPs

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


October 10, 2002 Photos from Brian Foote

September 13, 2002 Photos from the conference.

September 9, 2002 Congratulations to Ed Fernandez for Neil Harrison's Great Shepherd Award 2002.

September 3, 2002 Make sure that your name is in the Attendee list and if you have not told us whether or not you want a shuttle service from Willard airport, send an email to If you do need a transportation, indicate your flight number, date/time of arrival and departure. Have a safe trip and see you at PLoP 2002!


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Important Dates

Conference Dates September 8-12, 2002
Focus Topics Proposals Due (closed) Friday Feb 18, 2002
Paper Submissions and Refactoring Workshop Proposals Due Wednesday May 15, 2002
Shepherding Begins May 20, 2002
Shepherd Recommendations due July 1, 2002
Notification of Acceptance July 8, 2002
Final Conference Copy Due July 22, 2002
Registration Due August 30, 2002
Conference Starts September 8, 2002


What do you like from attending PLoP conference? Meeting with John Crupi, Martin Fowler, Dick Gabriel, Ralph Johnson, Linda Rising and many other world renowned experts in software development, workshoping in a nature inspired park, having fun with creative games and activities? We'd like to hear from you! Send us your short statements on what and why others should attend the conference and we will gladly post it here.

"The PLoP conference is an excellent venue to get
exposed to the practical use of patterns in OO
programming. Not only is it recognition of the use of
patterns but also an identification of patterns in
pattern use. Being an open and free environment it is
a great place to network and share ideas with some of
the most talented people in the OO programming
There is genius in simplicity as I always say and
George demonstrated that with is team building games.
His games where simple in nature but provided a means
for us to work together as a team in a very fun way.
I left this conference with a better understanding of
OO design, patterns of patterns, and a better gamer.
I would highly recommend this conference to anyone
wanting to further their skills in object-oriented technology."

Paul Saletzki

Contact Information

Program Chair Kyle Brown
Conference Chair Weerasak Witthawaskul


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