Conference Information
PLoP 2016: International Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs
http://www.hillside.net/plop/2016/
Submission Date:
2016-05-19
Notification Date:
2016-08-05
Conference Date:
2016-10-24
Location:
Monticello, Illinois, USA
Years:
23
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Call For Papers
The Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP™) conference is the premier event for pattern authors and enthusiasts to gather, discuss, and learn more about patterns, programming, and software development.

The conference is not traditional—the main event is a set of Writers’ Workshops where pattern papers are reviewed by fellow authors, led by expert workshop leaders.

Authors and everyone will find lots of opportunities to learn about patterns, pattern languages, pattern writing, and the quest for human-centered software creation in the panoply of PLoP activities: Writers’ Workshops, Focus Groups, BoF sessions, BootCamp, Games, shared meals and chit-chat.

Reinventing the past is hard to do and not what we plan. Programming, software, and software development are changing fast. We plan to explore where it could all go, how code will be made, what the nature of software design will be, how scale will infect everything, and what kinds of new software will emerge.

Topics

Suggested topic areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

New Patterns and Pattern Languages of:

    innovation
    business models and operation
    requirements and analysis
    architecture and design
    programming and refactoring
    user research and interaction design
    exploratory and automated testing
    software maintenance
    process and organisational management
    pedagology and education
    communication

Critiques, research, and case studies of:

    Patterns and Pattern Languages
    related areas, such as Agile software development and wikis

Submissions

Paper 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 author at the conference. Patterns and pattern languages on other topics, essays on patterns, and visions for the future are encouraged.

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. Non-conventional formats are welcome.

Submissions should fall into one of the following categories:

Pattern Papers

Short papers (5-10 pages) containing one or more patterns. Longer papers containing pattern languages or sequence as well as work-in-progress papers will be considered. All accepted papers receive in-depth shepherding by an experienced pattern author before the conference. Long papers might have only a portion shepherded and workshopped. Papers may receive further shepherding at the conference.

Papers on Applying Patterns

Papers on the practical application of patterns. The focus of these papers should be either on applying patterns to industrial projects, education, and organizations, or on systematizing the application of patterns. They should stimulate discussion on how better to disseminate patterns in higher education, training, and practice.

Essay or Classical Style Papers

Essays and classical papers. Some pattern papers don't fit the traditional pattern. Papers in this category can be essay, classical technical papers, or articles.

Focus Group Proposals

Focus groups: free-format discussion groups or workshops lasting approximately three hours. Focus groups bring together people interested in a challenging (hot) topic related to patterns. Non-conventional ideas such as goldfish bowls and renga circles are welcome.
Workshop Proposals

Half-day workshops. In addition to the Focus Groups, PLoP 2016 invites ideas for half-day workshops on a (hot) topic with a pattern focus.

Submission Procedure

The core of PLoP is the Writers' Workshop, where authors work together to improve their papers. Before papers are accepted for a Writers' Workshop, they are shepherded. Shepherding is an iterative process, where an experienced author discusses the submission with its authors to refine the paper prior to the conference. All submissions are peer-reviewed after shepherding.

Following shepherding, papers may be accepted directly into a Writers' Workshop or alternatively, into a Writing Group. Writing Group papers will receive additional face-to-face shepherding at the conference. Writing Group papers reaching a required standard will be considered for workshop review on the final day of the conference.

The PLoP proceedings are published after the conference through the ACM Digital Library. Papers discussed at a Writers' Workshop at PLoP qualify for submission to the journal Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming published by Springer.

There is a three stage submission process for the conference:

    Initial submissions are assessed for suitability. Papers judged suitable are assigned a shepherd who will help its authors improve the paper.
    Authors are expected to submit a second draft part way through the shepherding process. After shepherding, each paper will be assessed for quality and its authors' willingness to accept feedback. This review will determine whether a paper is accepted to the conference.
    Authors and shepherds are expected to continue until the final drafts are due.

To submit your paper, please visit: http://www.hillside.net/plop/2016/submission. The final version of the paper should be submitted in the PDF format (produced on a high-resolution output device) on letter paper size (8 1/2" x 11") following the ACM single column format. Initial submissions that don't follow the format will be accepted, but the last version should follow the templates to be published on the ACM library. ACM single column templates are available in Word and LaTex:

    Single column format Word template: Single Column Template
    Single column format TeX template: TeX Template

At least one of the authors of accepted papers are expected to register for the conference before the close of early-bird registration. Failure to do so may result in acceptance being withdrawn.

I am looking forward to reading your submissions, learning about the patterns that you have observed, and to meeting you in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Welcome to PLoP 2016!
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2016-04-04
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