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PLoP 2016 : 23rd International Pattern Languages of Programs Conference 2016


When Nov 24, 2016 - Nov 26, 2016
Where Allerton Park, IL, USA
Submission Deadline May 19, 2016
Notification Due Aug 5, 2016
Final Version Due Sep 15, 2016
Categories    pattern   plop   computer science   design pattern

Call For Papers

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 23rd International Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP) Conference.

PLoP is the original and premier event for pattern writers, enthusiasts, academics, and practitioners to gather, discuss, and learn more about patterns in programming, software development, and in other non-software disciplines.

PLoP is a unique experience. Unlike traditional conferences, the program is primarily structured around Writers’ Workshops, where pattern papers are critiqued and improved by fellow pattern writers, led by expert workshop facilitators. The spirit of PLoP is about pattern writers helping each other produce better work.

Other activities include Focus Groups, Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions, Patterns Bootcamp (for pattern newcomers), games, and discussions during shared meals.

Submissions may include short papers containing one or more patterns, longer pattern languages or sequences, or works-in-progress by writers wishing to get in-depth shepherding by an experienced writer at the conference. Suitable topics include all aspects of software programming and delivery, including the human aspects. We also encourage patterns and pattern languages on other topics, essays on patterns, and visions for the future.

In addition, you may submit proposals for free-format discussion groups or workshops bringing together people interested in a hot topic related to patterns or proven practices—with a duration about two hours. Unconventional formats are welcome.

More details on submissions can be found here:

PLoP submissions will be peer reviewed and digitally archived at ACM. Papers discussed at writers’ workshops at this conference qualify for submission to the TPLoP journal, “TPLoP—Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming,” published by Springer.

Important Dates:
19 May - paper submissions due
26 May - shepherding begins
30 June - focus group / workshop proposals due
21 July - paper 2nd draft due for review
5 August - notification of acceptance
15 September - paper conference version due
25 September - conference registration ends
23 October - Patterns Bootcamp
24 - 26 October - PLoP Conference
15 February 2017 - paper proceedings version due
For any inquiries, please contact:

We look forward to seeing you at PLoP 2016.

On behalf of PLoP 2016 and the Hillside Group,

Jason Yip, Program Chair

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