Call for papers EuroPLoP 2018

23rd European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs  - Call for Papers (PDF)

Important Dates

February 5, 2018: Extended paper submission deadline
March 12, 2018: Shepherding starts
May 2, 2018: Second draft due for review
May 2, 2018: Submission deadline for focus groups
May 16, 2018: Paper acceptance notification, Registration opens
June 4, 2018: Closing date for early registration
June 11, 2018: End of shepherding
June 18, 2018: Conference draft version due
July 4-8, 2018: Conference
October 31, 2018:  Proceedings version due
 

Why come to EuroPLoP 2018?

Patterns represent practical experience and best practice, 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.

Participants may keep up-to-date with contemporary movements in software engineering and related topics, with in-depth discussions during EuroPLoP’s Writers’ Workshops.

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 publication:

  • 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).

 

Call for Pattern Papers

We encourage submitting pattern papers on software-related topics, as well as on other topics. We particularly welcome submissions on the following aspects of software theory and practice:
  • (Continuous) software engineering
  • Software & systems architecture and design
  • HCI design and architecture
  • Cloud, fog, edge computing
  • Agile and DevOps
  • Business and organization
  • Software quality and verification
  • Requirements engineering
  • Cyberphysical systems & (I)IoT
  • Safety, security, dependability
  • Digital transformation, Industry 4.x
  • Education and collaboration
  • Interdisciplinary topics

If you think an important topic is missing, you can propose a special topic track. Email the program chair before December 31, 2017.

EuroPLoP accepts papers containing patterns or pattern languages, as well as papers related to the theory and use of patterns. EuroPLoP also accepts excerpts from PhD theses or book projects. In the past, many book authors submitted parts of their work to get feedback from the pattern community.
 

Call for Papers on Applying and Identifying Patterns

In addition to papers containing new patterns and pattern languages, we encourage submitting papers describing the application of existing patterns in industrial projects.
Please submit:

  • Reports on using patterns in projects, education and organizations
  • Scientific studies on patterns and pattern applications
  • Papers that present theoretical arguments about patterns
  • Empirical evaluations of patterns and pattern languages
 

Call for Focus Groups

EuroPLoP also welcomes focus group proposals. Focus groups are 1-2 hour workshop sessions where you present or elaborate a pattern-related topic. You can also propose and experiment with other session formats. Your submission should briefly sketch how you will organize your session, its time budget, and the required number of participants.

 

Submissions Details

  • ACM single column format if you want to publish your paper with ACM.
  • Any format you like if you do not want to publish your paper with ACM.
  • For logistical reasons, we recommend submissions of 10 pages or less and we especially welcome shorter papers. Longer papers are possible, but bear in mind that in that case, the Writers’ Workshop might decide to focus on only a part of your paper.
After the initial submission, your paper will be assigned to a shepherd, who is an experienced pattern author. This shepherd will provide you suggestions, which you can use to improve your paper. You’ll then submit an improved version of your paper, which will then be reviewed. All accepted papers will be discussed in Writer’s Workshops during the conference.
 

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Program Chair: Christian Kreiner, Austria, christian.kreiner (at) tugraz.at
Conference Chair: Taichi Isaku, Japan, tisaku (at) cocooking.co.jp

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