EuroPLoP 2020 : 25th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs
Conference Series : European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs
Call For Papers
EuroPLoP 2020 - CALL FOR PAPERS
25th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (EuroPLoP 2020)
July 1-5, 2020 – Kloster Irsee, Bavaria, Germany
PDF version: http://europlop.net/sites/default/files/files/callforpapers2020.pdf
Feb. 6th, 2020: Submission deadline for pattern papers
Submission deadline for pattern school applications.
March 9th, 2020: Acceptance for shepherding notification.
May 7th, 2020: Submission deadline for improved paper after shepherding
Submission deadline for focus group proposals.
May 21st, 2020: Acceptance notification for the conference
June 18th, 2020: Submission deadline for conference version.
July 1st-5th, 2020: EuroPLoP Conference.
Sept. 30th, 2020: Submission deadline for final proceedings.
WHY COME TO EUROPLOP 2019?
Patterns represent practical experience and best practices, and EuroPLoP is the
premier European conference on patterns and pattern languages.
- Authors gain visibility by publishing patterns and get active, high-quality
feedback that can significantly improve their pattern writing and daily
- Practitioners enlarge their network and increase visibility at EuroPLoP by
meeting leading experts and practitioners, and getting feedback.
- Academics gain from EuroPLoP’s intensive process of shepherding, reviews,
and peer discussions at Writers’ Workshops which will yield a high-quality
* Accepted papers will be published in the ACM ICPS
* Further elaborated accepted papers qualify for submission to the Springer
journal LNCS Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming (TPLoP).
- Participants may keep up-to-date with contemporary movements in software
engineering and related topics, with in-depth discussions during EuroPLoP’s
CALL FOR PATTERN PAPERS (Deadline: Feb. 6th, 2020, 23:59 AoE)
EuroPLoP accepts papers containing patterns or pattern languages, as well as
papers related to the theory and the practical application of patterns. The
papers will be assigned to one of the tracks and discussed in the writer’s
workshops. We encourage the domain of software design patterns, but other
domains are also welcome, as well as emerging topics. The topics for the
writers’ workshops will focus on the following tracks:
A) Software/Systems Engineering, Classical Software Design Patterns
- All kind of patterns in software and systems architecture, design, and implementation
- Human-computer-interface design and architecture
- Reports, studies, or empirical evaluations of using patterns and pattern languages
- Patterns for improving software quality and software verification
B) Modern Development and Operations Paradigms
- Patterns in all kinds of agile processes, e.g., Scrum, DevOps, CI/CD, Twelve-Factor Apps
- Patterns in API Design & Management, DDD, Model-Based Development, Microservices, SOA
- Patterns for cloud/fog/edge environments, and embedded edge computing
C) Patterns in Business, Organization, Innovation, and Requirements Engineering
- Business, organization, requirements engineering, and process management
- Patterns for design thinking / lateral thinking, innovation processes, and creativity
- Patterns for transformations of corporate processes and alternative business cultures.
D) Education and Learning Patterns
- Education, collaboration, and interdisciplinary topics
E) Patterns in the Internet of Things / Cyber-Physical-Systems
- Patterns in (Industrial) IoT, Cyber-Physical-Systems, embedded devices, control systems
- Hardware/Software Co-Design patterns
- Patterns about safety, security, reliability, or dependability in general
F) Patterns in Emerging Topics
- Hyper-automation, robotic process automation, digital transformation, Industry 4.0
- Pattern about blockchain and smart contracts
- Patterns for AI and machine learning
- Patterns for virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, and immersive applications
- Patterns for multi-experience environments and people-centric smart spaces
(the exact assignment of topics may change due to balancing reasons)
PATTERN SCHOOL / ON-SITE SHEPHERDING (Deadline: Feb. 6th, 2020, 23:59 AoE)
Pattern school is a special workshop taking place at the conference, which gives
authors the possibility to learn or improve their pattern-writing skills and
increase the quality of their papers. The authors will get a direct on-site
shepherding by highly-experienced pattern writers and can take part in the other
workshops during the conference to interact with the other participants. For the
pattern school, you must at least submit a draft of your paper containing the
idea and a basic structure, but mature papers are also possible, as EuroPLoP
also accepts excerpts from PhD theses or book projects. In the past, many book
authors have submitted parts of their work to get feedback from the pattern
community. Papers in the pattern school will not be published.
CALL FOR FOCUS GROUPS (Deadline: May 7th, 2020, 23:59 AoE)
Focus groups are 1-2 hour workshop sessions during the conference where you
present or elaborate a pattern-related topic. This gives you the possibility to
get in-depth feedback on a specific topic you are working on or to undertake a
survey amongst the participants. The exact session design is up to you. Your
submission should sketch the content, how you will organize your session, its
time budget, and the required number of participants on 1-2 pages.
The submission runs through three quality gates before the final proceedings
will be published. After the first draft is accepted, your paper will be
assigned to a shepherd. This is an experienced pattern author, who will provide
feedback and suggestions on how to improve your paper. Following several
iterations of shepherding, your improved second draft will be reviewed again and
accepted or rejected for the conference. On acceptance, your paper will be
discussed in the writers’ workshop during the conference. Based on the feedback
received during the workshops, you must submit a final revised version that will
be published. The submission system is available under
The final submission for publication must be formatted using the two-column ACM
sigconf template (https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template), but
for the drafts and intermediate versions, you can use any format. However, we
encourage you to use ACM two-column format right from the beginning to avoid
layout problems in the end. If you don’t intend to publish, you can choose
whatever format you like. We recommend 10 pages as a guideline and especially
welcome shorter papers. Longer papers are also possible but bear in mind that
the writers’ workshop might decide to focus only on a part of your paper.
- High-quality feedback: All submissions will benefit from an iterative
shepherding process prior to the conference: an experienced pattern author
will give you feedback and suggestions on how to improve your paper. In
Writers’ Workshops – the core of the conference – peers, and experts will
discuss your paper. You will receive in-depth, constructive feedback and
insights to improve your paper further. If you wish, you may introduce your
contribution to the Writers’ Workshop with alternative media (e.g., short
video clips) to get feedback on that format as well.
- Share and learn: Patterns are an effective way to share knowledge about a
domain. The interdisciplinary topics of the conference will provide you with
new insights and inspiring ideas from other fields.
- Theory and practice: EuroPLoP, with its creative and constructive
atmosphere, attracts participants from both industry and academia. You will be
part of a unique community of thought-leading people such as pattern book
authors, researchers, and practitioners.
We are looking forward to receiving your contributions!
Conference Chair: Michael Krisper
Institute for Technical Informatics
Graz University of Technology, Austria
Program Chair: Tiago Boldt Sousa
Faculty of Engineering
University of Porto, Portugal
EuroPLoP 2020 is run by Hillside Europe e.V. Chairs of Hillside Europe:
Christian Kohls, Uwe van Heesch, and treasurer Niels Seidel
Hillside Europe e.V. was entered into the register of associations at the Munich
Court under number VR 17650 on 6th May 2002, and is registered at the Munich
Tax Office under tax number 143/843/46079 and was last approved as non-profit on
27th January 2004.