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Acceptance for shepherding
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Patterns represent practical experience and best practices, and EuroPLoP is the premier European conference on patterns and pattern languages.
Authors Authors gain visibility by publishing patterns and get active, high-quality feedback that can significantly improve their pattern writing and daily activities.
Practitioners enlarge their network and increase visibility at EuroPLoP by meeting leading experts and practitioners. They are also trained how to get and give structured feedback.
Academics Academics gain from EuroPLoP’s intensive process of shepherding, reviews, and peer discussions at Writers’ Workshops which will yield a high-quality publication:
Participants keep up-to-date with contemporary movements in software engineering and related topics, with in-depth discussions during EuroPLoP’s Writers’ Workshops.
We encourage you to submit pattern papers on software-related topics, as well as other topics. EuroPLoP is open for synergies with other fields and therefore accepts up to 20% of pattern papers on non-computing topics. EuroPLoP accepts papers containing patterns or pattern languages, as well as papers related to the theory and the practical application of patterns. EuroPLoP also accepts excerpts from Ph.D. theses or book projects. In the past, many book authors have submitted parts of their work to get feedback from the pattern community.
We particularly welcome submissions on the following topics (theory and practice):
* The exact assignment of topics to writers workshops may change due to balancing reasons.
Do you have a pattern-related topic with the potential to spark a discussion? Focus Groups at EuroPLoP are an excellent opportunity to collaborate with other passionate pattern writers. They are 1 to 2 hour sessions, usually workshops, but you are welcome to experiment with different formats. Your submission should include a summary of the topic, outcomes you envision, a brief description of how you will organize the session, its time budget, and the required number of participants.
The submission runs through three quality gates before the final proceedings will be published. After the first draft is accepted, your paper will be assigned to a shepherd. This is an experienced pattern author, who will provide feedback and suggestions on how to improve your paper. Following several iterations of shepherding, your improved second draft will be reviewed again and accepted or rejected for the conference. On acceptance, your paper will be discussed in the writers’ workshop during the conference. Based on the feedback received during the workshops, you must submit a final revised version that will be published. The submission system is available under https://www.europlop.net/submission/.
The final submission for publication must be formatted using the two-column ACM template, but for the drafts and intermediate versions, you can use any format. However, we encourage you to use the ACM format right from the beginning to avoid layout problems in the end. If you don’t intend to publish with ACM, you can choose whatever format you like. We recommend 10 pages as a guideline and especially welcome shorter papers. Longer papers are also possible but bear in mind that the writers’ workshop might decide to focus only on a part of your paper. Have a look at the introductory information pack for examples.
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.
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.
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.
On acceptance, your paper will be discussed in the writers’ workshop during the conference. Based on the feedback received during the workshops, you must submit a final revised version that will be published.
The final submission for publication must be formatted using the single-column ACM primary article template, but for the drafts and intermediate versions, you can use any format.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Conference Chair: Tsvetelina Plummer, GfK SE Germany, tsvetelina dot plummer at gfk
Program Chair: Filipe Correia, FEUP, Porto, Portugal, filipe dot correia at fe dot up dot pt
Focus Group Chair: Olaf Zimmermann, OST Switzerland olaf dot zimmermann at ost.ch