Similar to pattern literature, we make every effort to improve the
PLoP conferences themselves. This is to sharpen the unique character
of the PLoP conference series as well as the individual character of
each of its family members. For those who have attended last year's
EuroPLoP this page summarizes the changes and explains their intent.
Feel free to contact us for any
comment or suggestion you have.
Changes to the CFP
- Earlier deadlines:
To have more time for shepherding and final preparation, the
submission deadlines are one month earlier this
year! Please do not miss.
- More emphasis on Pattern Writing
Workshops: Some pattern papers will benefit most from
work in close collaboration with an experienced pattern author,
beyond the shepherding process. This is the setting provided by
pattern writing workshops.
- Focus Groups: Focus
groups concentrate on pattern-related issues rather than the
submitted patterns themselves. We are inviting proposals for
workshops on research and experiences, and on learning from other
- Publication Process:
To give the authors a chance to incorporate the improvements to
their pattern before formal publication, the preliminary proceedings
distributed at the conference are not going to be published.
Instead, you have the chance to submit an improved version of the
paper for final publication. Therefore, every pattern accepted for a
Writer's Workshop and every Focus Group report will count as a