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Final CfP: EuroPLoP 2008 - General Conference and Thematic Tracks

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  • Till Schümmer
    EuroPLoP 2008 13th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs July 9-13, 2008 Irsee Monastery, Bavaria, Germany http://www.hillside.net/europlop/
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      EuroPLoP 2008
      13th European Conference on
      Pattern Languages of Programs
      July 9-13, 2008
      Irsee Monastery, Bavaria, Germany
      http://www.hillside.net/europlop/

      Final Call For Papers

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      IMPORTANT DATES

      February 18, 2008: Paper Submission Deadline
      July 9-13, 2008: Conference
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      [we apologize for duplicate receipt of this message]

      EuroPLoP is the premier European conference on patterns. The
      conference offers a variety of tracks and workshops that allow you
      to learn about patterns, to receive feedback on your own work, and
      to discuss with fellow enthusiasts. It is a unique venue to exchange
      knowledge about best practices and learn from other experts in
      various fields. EuroPLoP 2008 will be held July 9-13, 2008 in the
      Irsee Monastery, Germany. Join us for an experience that will
      combine outstanding technical events with a visit to the lovely
      Bavarian countryside.

      EuroPLoP accepts papers containing patterns or pattern languages as
      well as experience reports and other papers related to the theory
      and use of patterns. For the first time, EuroPLoP 2008 will offer
      thematic tracks allowing practitioners and researchers from a
      specific domain to exchange knowledge.

      In previous years, thematic clusters evolved implicitly including
      areas like:

      - Software development
      - Software design and architecture
      - Software management and development processes
      - Human computer interaction
      (e.g., user-interface aspects or novel modes of interaction)
      - Education
      (ranging from professional training to classroom teaching)
      - Business and organizational questions

      This year, we like to invite you to champion one of these thematic
      areas or propose new topics by submitting a proposal for a thematic
      track.

      Several open tracks will be retained to provide for new topics and
      topics outside the thematic tracks.

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      THEMATIC TRACKS
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      Starting in 2008, EuroPLoP hosts thematic tracks that put a special
      focus on hot topics. In 2008, the tracks are:

      Pragmatic and systematic approaches in applying patterns

      Organized by Paris Avgeriou (University of Groningen, The Netherlands),
      Neil B. Harrison (Utah Valley University, USA), and Uwe Zdun (Vienna
      University of Technology, Austria)

      Patterns for Collaboration Technology and Processes

      Organized by Stephan Lukosch (FernUniversitaet in Hagen, Germany),
      Gwendolyn L. Kolfschoten (Delft University of Technology, the
      Netherlands), Gert-Jan de Vreede (Institute for Collaboration Science,
      University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA) and Robert O. Briggs (Institute
      for Collaboration Science, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)

      Patterns for Collaboration Technology and Processes

      Organized by Symeon Retalis (University of Piraeus, Greece) and
      Christian Kohls (KMRC - Knowledge Media Research Center, Tuebingen, Gemany)

      Please visit the EuroPLoP web site http://hillside.net/europlop and the
      EuroPLoP BLOG at http://europlop.blogspot.com/ for more details on the
      goals of the specific thematic tracks.

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      SUBMISSION CATEGORIES
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      Submissions should fall into one of the following categories:

      Pattern papers

      Short papers (5 to 10 pages) containing one or more patterns, longer
      pattern languages (about 15 to 20 pages) or sequences and
      work-in-progress papers. All accepted papers will receive in-depth
      shepherding by an experienced pattern author before the conference.
      Newcomers papers may receive further shepherding at the conference
      itself.

      Proven practices papers

      Papers about the craft of writing software or patterns, papers about
      the concept of patterns and proven practices in general, case
      studies of patterns in action, or papers about software development
      communities of practice.

      Focus group proposals

      Focus groups are free-format discussion groups or workshops lasting
      between 3 and 6 hours. They are designed to bring together people
      who are interested in a challenging topic related to patterns or
      proven practices. Non-conventional ideas such as goldfish bowls are
      welcome. Organizers of thematic tracks are encouraged to submit a
      focus group proposal that covers parts of their topic.

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      CONFERENCE STRUCTURE
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      The main track of EuroPLoP will be organized as a series of writers'
      workshops where authors work together to improve their papers.
      Before pattern or other papers are accepted for a writers' workshop,
      they are shepherded (non-anonymously). This means that an
      experienced author will discuss your submission with you, so that
      you can refine your paper prior to the conference. All submissions
      will be peer-reviewed.

      The EuroPLoP proceedings are published in book form after the
      conference.

      Papers discussed at writer's workshop at this conference qualify for
      submission to the new journal "Transactions on Pattern Languages of
      Programming" published by Springer. See http://hillside.net/tplop/ and
      http://www.springer.com/home/computer/lncs?SGWID=5-164-2-470309-0Final
      for details of this journal.

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      SCHEDULE
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      February 18, 2008: Paper Submission Deadline

      March 10, 2008: Start of shepherding

      April 18, 2008: Review Version Due
      May 12, 2008: Paper Acceptance notification

      May 26, 2008: Closing date for Early Registration

      June 20, 2008: End of shepherding and conference version due
      July 9-13, 2008: Conference
      December 2008: Final Publication Version Due

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      SUBMISSION PROCEDURE and CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION
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      To submit your paper, please visit the submission page at
      http://hillside.net/europlop/submission. This page will be available
      in January.

      Program Chair: Till Schuemmer, FernUniversitaet in Hagen,
      Germany, till.schuemmer@...
      Conference Chair: Allan Kelly, Software Strategy Ltd.,
      UK, allan@...
      Focus Group Chair: Tim Wellhausen, IT-Beratung Wellhausen,
      Germany, kontakt@...
      Web Chair: Michael Weiss, Carleton University
      Canada, weiss@...

      For more information, please visit http://hillside.net/europlop
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