About us

EuroPLoP is the premier European conference on patterns and pattern languages. Design patterns are a unique and effective way to capture and share expertise, tacit knowledge and research findings.

EuroPLoP is part of the *PLoP conference series that attracts participants from all over the world. EuroPLoP is sponsored by Hillside Europe.

Our values

High-quality feedback

All submissions will benefit from an iterative shepherding process prior to the conference: an experienced pattern author will give you feedback and suggestions on how to improve your paper. In Writers’ Workshops – the core of the conference – peers and experts will discuss your paper. You will receive in-depth, constructive feedback and insights to improve your paper further. If you wish, you may complement your paper with alternative media (e.g., short video clips linked from the paper) to get feedback on that format as well.

Share and learn

Patterns are an effective way to share knowledge about a domain. The interdisciplinary topics of the conference will provide you with new insights and inspiring ideas from other fields.

Theory and practice

EuroPLoP, with its creative and constructive atmosphere, attracts participants from both industry and academia. You will be part of a unique community of pattern book authors, researchers, and practitioners.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Conference Chair
tsvetelina Plummer

GfK, Bulgaria

Program Chair
Filipe Correia

University of Porto / FEUP, Portugal

Focus Group Chair
Olaf Zimmermann

Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland