[ecoop-info] CFP EuroPLoP 2014 on Design Patterns

Uwe van Heesch uwe at vanheesch.net
Wed Jan 8 08:52:50 CET 2014

19th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (EuroPLoP 2014)


Kloster Irsee, Germany, July 9-13, 2014


February 3, 2014: Paper submission deadline
March 10, 2014: Shepherding starts
April 28, 2014: Second draft due for review
April 28, 2014: Submission deadline for focus groups
May 11, 2014: Paper acceptance notification, Registration opens
June 2, 2014: Closing date for early registration
June 9 2014: End of shepherding
June 16, 2014: Conference draft version due
July 9-13, 2014: Conference


EuroPLoP is the premier European conference on patterns and pattern
languages. Design patterns are a unique and effective 
way to capture expertise, tacit knowledge and research findings. Unlike
other conferences EuroPLoP focuses on improving
papers instead of only presenting them.

Authors will receive high quality feedback in a constructive way. The
comments and suggestions can be used to improve 
submitted papers for final publication.  All accepted papers will be
published in the EuroPLoP companion proceedings. Selected
papers from the computing domain will be published in the ACM Digital
Library. Papers discussed in a Writer’s Workshop also
qualify for a submission to the Springer journal LNCS Transactions on
Pattern Languages of Programming (TPLoP).

EuroPLoP also accepts work from PhD thesis or book projects. In the past
many book authors have submitted parts of their work 
to get valuable feedback from the pattern community.


Share and learn: Patterns are an effective way to share knowledge about a
domain. A pattern description generalizes about
multiple cases and reflects about regularities and driving design forces.
The interdisciplinary topics of EuroPLoP 2014 provide
new insights and inspiring ideas from other fields.

Theory meets practice: EuroPLoP attracts both participants from academic and
industrial contexts. It is a unique community of
experts, researchers, practitioners and thought-leading people. The creative
and constructive atmosphere is highly productive.

High-quality feedback: All submissions will benefit from an iterative
shepherding process prior to the conference. In this process,
authors receive feedback and suggestions for their work from an experienced
pattern author. At the conference, your paper will
be discussed by peers and experts from the same or related domains in so
called Writer’s Workshops. Instead of giving yet
another slide presentation, the authors get a lot of constructive feedback
and comments that help to improve your paper.


We are looking for patterns in the fields of:

    Software engineering
    Software architecture and design
    Embedded systems
    Web development and cloud computing
    Mobile computing
    Agile development and coaching
    Distributed and service-oriented systems
    Software quality and verification
    Requirements engineering
    Protocols and standards
   Business and organization
    Education and collaboration
    Human computer interaction
    and from other domains as well..

EuroPLoP accepts papers containing patterns or pattern languages as well as
experience reports and papers related to the theory
and use of patterns.

Papers on applying and identifying patterns:
Apart from papers containing patterns or pattern languages, we also welcome
papers on the use of patterns in industrial projects.
They should stimulate a general discussion on how to utilize patterns more
widely in practice.

Please submit:

  Scientific studies on patterns and pattern applications
  Papers that present theoretical arguments about patterns
  Reflections, analysis and empirical evaluations of patterns and pattern
  Reports on using patterns in industry projects, education and
  The pattern approach as a research methodology


We are also looking for focus groups and proposals for new session formats.
We have reserved time slots during EuroPLoP for
scheduled focus groups and open spaces. If you want to announce a focus
group topic in advance, please write a short abstract and
submit it through our submission system. You can also propose and experiment
with new formats (e.g. fishbowls, collaboration sheets,
six thinking hats). Please state shortly how you will organize your session,
how much time is needed, and how many participants are 
required. Our focus group chair can support you in organizing and planning
your focus group.


Submission deadline for initial papers: February 3, 2014
Submission deadline for focus groups: April 28, 2014

After the initial submission, you have time to revise your paper and
incorporate the feedback you received during the shepherding
process. All accepted papers will be discussed in Writer’s Workshops during
the conference.

Paper submissions should not exceed 10 pages although larger submissions are
acceptable. If your paper is significantly longer than 10
pages or contains more than five patterns, please consider to split it up
into several submissions. Papers with pattern languages may be
longer, but we can only discuss parts of the larger work in the workshops.
We especially welcome papers that only contain one or two

Link to submission system:

We look forward to receiving your contributions!


Each year, EuroPLoP is held at Kloster Irsee, Klosterring 4,  87660 Irsee,
Germany (http://www.kloster-irsee.de)


Program Chair: Uwe van Heesch, Germany, uwe at vanheesch.net
Conference Chair: Veli-Pekka Eloranta, Finland, veli-pekka.eloranta at tut.fi
Focus Group and Open Space Chair: Claudius Link, Germany,
claudius.link at gmail.com


EuroPLoP 2014 is run by Hillside Europe e.V. Chairs of Hillside Europe:
Dietmar Schütz, Klaus Marquardt, Tim Wellhausen
Hillside Europe e.V. was entered into the register of associations at the
Munich Court under number VR 17650 on 6th May, 2002. Hillside
Europe is registered at the Munich Tax Office under tax number 143/843/46079
and was last approved as non-profit on 17th January 2013.

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