EuroPLoP Logo EuroPLoP '98 
Third European Conference on
Pattern Languages of Programming and Computing


Wednesday, 8.7.98

1500 - 1830 Registration
1900 onwards Welcome Reception

Thursday, 9.7.98

0700-0900 Breakfast
0900-1045 Welcome Session
1045-1100 Coffee Break
1100-1230 Writer's Workshops
1215-1315 Lunch
1315-1415 Nap Time 
Publisher's Cafe
1415-1445 Afternoon games
1445-1545 Focus Groups 
1545-1600 Coffee Break
1600-1700 Focus Groups (cont'd)
1700-1800 Pattern Writing Workshop 
Art Studio
1800-1900 Dinner
1900-1930 Daily Summary
1930 onwards Bar and BOFs

Friday, 10.7.98

0700-0830 Breakfast
0830-0900 Morning Games
0900-1045 Writer's Workshops
1045-1100 Coffee break
1100-1230 Writer's Workshops
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1430 Nap Time 
Brewery Tour (German with translation) 
Publisher's Cafe
1430-1500 Afternoon Games
1500-1600 Focus Groups 
1600-1615 Coffee Break
1615-1715 Focus Groups (cont'd)
1715-1815 Pattern Writing Workshop 
1815-1845 Daily Summary
1900-2100 Conference Banquet
Banquet games 
Art Studio

Saturday, 11.7.98

0700-0830 Breakfast
0830-0900 Morning games
0900-1045 Writer's Workshops
1045-1100 Coffee Break
1100-1230 Pattern Writing Workshop 
Art Studio 
Pattern Sketching Workshop Gallery
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1430 Nap Time 
Monestary Tour (English)
1430-1600 Writer's Workshops
1600-1630 Coffee Break
1630-1800 Farewell Session
1800-1900 Dinner
1900 onwards Bar and BOFs

Sunday, 12.7.98

0800-1000 Breakfast
1000 onwards Departure
If you have some time left, you may enjoy a group visit of the Tollwood festival in Munich.

Other activites

One of the unique features of the PLoP series of conferences is the emphasis we place on non-technical, right-brain activities. We try to create an environment that excercises the parts of the mind and body that have nothing at all to do with developing software but have everything to do with finding and writing patterns (whether they are software patterns or any other kind). These other activities include:


Morning and Afternoon Games (every day). Led by our 'Querdenker Koordinator', George Platts, these non-competative games are one of the highlights of EuroPLoP. Many new friendships have been founded whilst untying human knots or making a 5m high 'mushroom'!

Art Studio

Also hosted by George, the art studio is opened thoughout most of the day. Many different materials are available for anyone to go and relax, to be creative, and to listen to music.


Irsee has a rich history and superb beer! Afternoon tours will explore both the monastery itself and the attached brewery. The monastery tour will be held in English, the brewery tour will be held in German - usually with one of the attendees translating. For organizational reasons, the time for the English day may change!


The Ritterstube Bar will be open every evening - a great place to meet people and relax.


Irsee has a traditional Bavarian Bowling Alley in the cellar, a sauna, table-tennis facilities and the near-by lake is popular for swimming. There are also many opportunities for walking and cycling in the local countryside.


Registration will start at 1600 on Wednesday afternoon (although you may arrive before this time if you wish). Registration is a very informal afair - really just an opportunity to pick up a name badge, a copy of the proceedings, and have a cup of coffee and a chat.

Welcome reception

Generously sponsored jointly by Addison-Wesley Longman and John Wiley and Sons, this Bavarian-style buffet will start at 1900 in the Ritterstube bar.

Welcome session

Starting at 0900, this is the first session of the conference and will outline other session activites as well giving everyone a chance to meet each other.

Daily summary

A final session at the end of each day that gives everyone a chance to find out what went on in the sessions they couldn't attend plus any other news.

BOFs (Birds of a Feather)

BOF sessions can be organised by anyone to discuss anything with any group of people that are interested! If you have a subject that you find interesting, and you think other's might also be interested, organise a BOF to discuss it. A noticeboard will be available to annouce BOFs. If you're really keen and want to announce one before the start of the conference contact us at

Farewell Session

Also lead by George Platts, this session is the traditional show-down of the conference. Get latest information about publication and other hot topics - and don't miss the opportunity to say farewell to all the friends you have made or met.

Conference Dinner

A three-course sit-down meal. Another highlight of the conference program.

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