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PPAP 2016 : 3rd International Workshop on Patterns Promotion and Anti-patterns Prevention


When Mar 15, 2016 - Mar 15, 2016
Where Osaka
Submission Deadline Dec 11, 2015
Notification Due Jan 10, 2016
Final Version Due Jan 21, 2016
Categories    patterns   anti-patterns   software engineering   software evolution

Call For Papers

- Call for Papers -
3rd International Workshop on
Patterns Promotion and Anti-patterns Prevention
(PPAP 2016)
March 15, 2016 Osaka, Japan
(satellite workshop of SANER 2016)

Patterns are proven solutions to problems that recur in certain
contexts whereas anti-patterns are the contrary, i.e., known poor
practices. In the SANER community, patterns and anti-patterns are
widely studied in relation to program comprehension, software
maintenance, and more generally software quality. However, limited
feedback exist on the extend to which practitioners benefit from this
body of work. The third edition of PPAP aims to provide a platform to
promote the adoption (and adaption) of patterns and anti-patterns in

The overall goal is to bring together practitioners, researchers and
students to discuss challenges and opportunities surrounding the
(anti-)patterns in software evolution, and to develop a roadmap that
aims to further their application. We expect to gain a common
understanding of the positive and negative aspects related to
pattern application and anti-pattern detection. In particular,
researchers will gain insights on the factors that may prevent
practitioners to adopt patterns and practitioners will benefit from
a deeper understanding of the current state of the art.

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit position papers,
experience reports, and discussion papers.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* show-stoppers in (anti-)pattern adoption / removal;
* the need for new (anti-)patterns and their benefits;
* enriching existing (anti-)patterns by adding context,
alternative solutions or other relevant information;
* impact on software quality and software testing;
* empirical studies that use patterns or anti-patterns;
* the relation between (anti-)patterns and software evolution.

This will be a highly participative workshop that consists of
lightning talks and interactive working sessions. For more
information, we refer to the workshop’s website at

Paper submission

Participation to the workshop is on invitation, based on accepted
position papers. There are two options for submitting:

1: Archival submissions: These papers need to be submitted by
December 11, 2015. If accepted, these will be published as part
of the SANER proceedings and you are invited to participate in
the workshop;
2: Non-Archival submissions: These can be submitted until two weeks
before SANER’s early registration deadline. If accepted, you are
invited to participate in the workshop, however, your paper will
not be published as part of the SANER proceedings. Acceptance
will be on a rolling basis, until we have reached maximum

Papers should be submitted as PDF file, follow the IEEE two-column
proceedings format, and should not exceed 4 pages. The submission
will be done via EasyChair:

Important dates

Submission of archival papers: December 11, 2015
Author notification of archival papers: January 10, 2015
Camera-ready of archival papers: January 21, 2016
Workshop: March 15, 2016

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