Call for papers EuroPLoP 2016

21st European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs

Important Dates

February 15, 2016: EXTENDED paper submission deadline
March 7, 2016: Shepherding starts
April 25, 2016: Second draft due for review
April 25, 2016: Submission deadline for focus groups
May 9, 2016: Paper acceptance notification, Registration opens
June 2, 2016: Closing date for early registration
June 6, 2016: End of shepherding
June 13, 2016: Conference draft version due
July 6-10, 2016: Conference
November 28, 2016: Proceedings version due

Call for Papers (PDF)

EuroPLoP is the premier European conference on patterns and pattern languages. EuroPLoP is focused on giving and receiving feedback. Instead of presenting, participants discuss contributions to provide authors high quality feedback for improving their publication: 
  • Accepted papers will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
  • Papers discussed at the conference also qualify for a submission to the Springer journal LNCS Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming (TPLoP). 
EuroPLoP also accepts excerpts from PhD thesis or book projects. In the past, many book authors submitted parts of their work to get feedback from the pattern community.

Pattern Papers

We encourage submitting patterns or pattern-related papers on all aspects of software, including the following topics:
  • Software engineering
  • Software architecture and design
  • Education and collaboration
  • Embedded systems
  • Web development and cloud computing
  • Mobile computing
  • Agile development and coaching
  • Software quality and verification
  • Requirements engineering
  • Protocols and standards
  • Business and organization
  • Distributed and service-oriented systems
  • 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

In addition to papers containing patterns and 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: 
  • 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

Focus Groups

EuroPLoP is also looking for focus groups. If you want to propose a focus group, please write a short abstract and submit it through our submission system. You can also propose and experiment with other 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.

Submissions (link)

Submission deadline for initial papers: February 15, 2016 
Submission deadline for focus groups: April 25, 2016
Submission format: Choose any format you like. It should be well readable (single column, not too small font size). You have to re-format your paper to ACM, single column format after the conference if you want your paper to be published in the ACM digital library.
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 than 10 pages, but writer’s workshops can only discuss parts of the larger work. We especially welcome papers that only contain one or two patterns.



We look forward to receiving your contributions! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Conference Chair: Christopher Preschern, ch.preschern (at)
Program Chair: Veli-Pekka Eloranta, Finland, veli-pekka.eloranta (at)