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EuroPLoP 2016 : 21th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs


When Jul 6, 2016 - Jul 10, 2016
Where Irsee, Germany
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2016
Notification Due May 9, 2016
Final Version Due Jun 13, 2016
Categories    design patterns   patterns   pattern languages   applying patterns

Call For Papers

21st European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (EuroPLoP 2016)
Kloster Irsee, Germany, July 6-10, 2016



February 15, 2016: Paper submission deadline (EXTENDED 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
May 30, 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


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.


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

Theory and 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, you receive feedback and suggestions for your 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 a so-called Writer’s Workshop. Instead of giving yet another presentation, you get a lot of constructive feedback and comments that help to improve your paper.


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


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


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.


Extended Submission deadline for initial papers: February 15, 2016
Submission deadline for focus groups: April 25, 2016

Submission format: ACM, single column, max. 10 pages

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.

Please submit your paper here


Each year, EuroPLoP is held at Kloster Irsee, Klosterring 4, 87660 Irsee, Germany (


Program Chair: Veli-Pekka Eloranta, Vincit Ltd, Finland, veli-pekka.eloranta (at)
Conference Chair: Christopher Preschern, Bernecker+Rainer, Austria, ch.preschern (at)


EuroPLoP 2016 is run by Hillside Europe e.V. Chairs of Hillside Europe: Christian Kohls, Andreas Fiesser, and treasurer 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 27th January 2004.

Twitter: @euPLoP

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