Paper submission

The papers will be submitted using EasyChair system.

Submission Guidelines

VikingPLoP accepts papers containing patterns or pattern languages as well as experience reports and papers related to the theory and use of patterns. Papers submitted to VikingPLoP cover a wide range of subjects, from technical issues, like distributed machine control and C++ programming, to social and organization issues. We expect that paper topics cover a wide range of domains such as:

  • Software development: design, architecture, management and processes
  • Human computer interaction (user-interface aspects and novel modes of interaction)
  • Pedagogy and education (both professional training and classroom teaching)
  • Business and organizational questions

The submitted papers should contain one or more patterns and have up to 10 pages following LNCS format guidelines. Longer pattern languages or sequences and work-in-progress papers will also be considered for inclusion. All accepted papers will receive in-depth shepherding by an experienced pattern author before the conference. First-time pattern authors are especially welcomed to participate in the conference. If any questions will arise, contact the conference chairs.

We also accept papers on the application of patterns in practice. The focus of these papers should be on applications of patterns in industrial projects, as well as on systematizing the application of patterns. They should stimulate a general discussion on how to disseminate the patterns literature more widely in higher education and training.

Submission Procedure

There is a three stage submission process:

  • Initial submissions should be made by January 2, 2012. Papers will be assessed for suitability. Accepted papers are then assigned a shepherd who will help the author improve the paper for several weeks.
  • Half way through the shepherding process, on February 2, authors are expected to submit a second draft. The paper will be assessed for quality and the author's willingness to accept feedback. This review will determine whether a paper is accepted to the conference or not.
  • Authors and shepherds are expected to continue working on the paper until March 2, 2012. Final drafts for the conference should be submitted on this date. The authors of accepted papers are also expected to register for the conference before the close of early registration on this date. Failure to do so may result in acceptance being withdrawn. In the case of papers with multiple authors at least one author is expected to register to attend by the close of early registrations.

The submission system will be opened on this web site later.