Software developers have long observed that certain themes recur
and endure across different applications and systems. The global
interest in patterns represents an effort to catalog and communicate
these themes and motives--to provide handbooks of proven solutions
to common problems.
KoalaPLoP brings together researchers and practitioners whose
interests span a remarkably broad range of topics, who share an
interest in exploring the power of the pattern form. KoalaPLoP
invites you to add your expertise to the growing corpus of patterns.
KoalaPLoP focuses on improving the expression of patterns. You
will have the opportunity to refine and extend your patterns with
help from knowledgeable and sympathetic fellow patterns enthusiasts.
All aspects of programs and their production are suitable topics
of pattern languages. Patterns might be so specific as to name
particular objects, interface elements or implementation structures
in a solution; or so general as to describe high-level architectures.
They could describe configurations of hardware, software or even
people. Patterns may or may not be specific to a domain or programming
language. But they always work together with other patterns. We
encourage the submission of small collections of patterns that
build on each other, and particularly encourage the submission
of pattern languages that capture the timeless structures of our
industry. Above all, we encourage the submission of patterns that
tie into the existing body of published pattern literature.
examples of patterns from past years, browse the material at the
industry Patterns Home Page (http://www.hillside.net/patterns/patterns.html).
As at all PLoP conferences, we invite submissions of
pattern papers that describe in pattern form an individual pattern, a collection of
related patterns, or a fragment of a pattern language. The
actual subject of patterns need not be original.
will be shown to authors best able to exploit the pattern form in the
field of computing.
This year we extend the invitation to include papers about patterns, that are not written in pattern form but contain, for example....
1. descriptions of how accepted design patterns are used,
2. descriptions of how systems can be composed of known patterns, or
3. description, discussion or analysis of exisiting patterns.
1. and 2. can clearly be written in pattern form, so authors should
choose the most appropriate representation for their ideas.
All non-pattern-form papers will be shepherded and workshopped in the normal fashion.
Very liberal revision policies will insure
that authors can incorporate insights obtained at the conference
into the published proceedings.
Detailed submission requirements are available on KoalaPLoP's
Web page http://www.mcs.vuw.ac.nz/~kplop/.
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com.
You will be assigned a shepherd who will review your paper and
suggest improvements. At the end of the shepherding period, the
program committee will evaluate papers for inclusion in the conference
workshops. Authors will be notified whether their papers are accepted
by 19th April 2002.
All papers accepted for workshopping will be distributed to
each attendee at the
commencement of the conference in a loose-leaf binder, as per PLoP convention.
After the conference, authors will be given the opportunity to incorporate feedback
from their writer's workshops and submit a revised version of their paper.
The resulting papers will appear
*after the conference* in a
proceedings in the series of Conferences on Research and Practice
in Information Technology,
published by the Australian Computer Society.
Further details of ACS publication will be announced shortly.
also encouraged to seek subsequent publication of their patterns in
works such as the SPS series (http://www.awl.com/patterns/)
after the conference.
|Monday, 4 March 2002
|Monday, 11 March 2002
|Friday, 12 April 2002
Notification of Acceptance
|Friday, 19 April 2002
Final Conference Copy Due
|Monday, 29 April 2002
|Wednesday, 15 May 2002
We encourage early submissions -- starting immediately!
The conference will be held at The Country Place, a conference
venue high in the pristine Dandenong range about an hour's drive east of Melbourne, Australia. Accommodation is available on site. There will be shuttle
service from Melbourne to the venue; details will be forthcoming.
In addition to Writer's Workshops, the conference will offer
discussions of important and contemporary pattern-related topics in a casual, workshop/BoF setting.
Every effort will be made to provide an informal and creative
atmosphere. Activities being considered include facilitated games, a conference theme dinner, guest speaker(s), a night nature
walk (a very popular activity last year) in addition to the unconventional games and activities unique to the
PLoP conference series.
Everyone who plans to attend KoalaPLoP should register. This
includes authors, non-authors, students, staff, and conference
organizers. Space is limited, and preference will be given to
authors; non-authors may attend, space permitting.
Registration will be handled electronically. See the conference
web page http://www.mcs.vuw.ac.nz/~kplop/
for more details.
- See the KoalaPLoP web page
- Send us E-mail:
Paul Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Bulka email@example.com
James Noble firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Foote email@example.com