Software developers have long observed that certain patterns recur and endure across different applications and systems. The growing interest in Design Patterns, Architectural Patterns, Analysis Patterns, Pedagogical Patterns, and so on, represents an effort to catalog and better communicate knowledge, providing handbooks of proven solutions to common problems.

SugarLoafPLoP brings together researchers, educators, and practitioners whose interests span a remarkably broad range of topics and who share an interest in exploring the power of the pattern form. SugarLoafPLoP invites you to add your expertise to the growing corpus of patterns. SugarLoafPLoP focuses on improving the expression of patterns. You will have the opportunity to refine and extend your patterns with the help from knowledgeable and sympathetic fellow pattern enthusiasts. You will also be able to discuss applications of patterns in industry and academia.

Highlights of the conference include tutorials, invited speakers, and workshops, all held in a beach in the Brazilian Northeast, an area of great natural and cultural beauty.

The SugarLoafPLoP program is organized in three different tracks:

  • Writers' Workshop (WW) - papers that document patterns and pattern languages will be workshopped in the traditional PLoP format.

  • Pattern Applications (PA) - papers that explore the use and application of patterns, such as using patterns in industry and academia tools for using patterns, evaluation of productivity when using patterns, teaching and consulting with patterns, and so on. Both practitioners from the software industry and academics are invited to submit to this track.

  • Writing Patterns (WP) papers of newcomers who want to learn how to better elaborate an idea intended to evolve to a pattern or pattern language. This is more like a hands-on tutorial on writing patterns.

SugarLoafPLoP'2012 will be held in one of the most beautiful and receptive cities of Brazil, Natal - Rio Grande do Norte, from September 20th to 22nd, 2012, at the Praiamar Natal Hotel & Convention, a few days before CBSoft'2012 - the 3rd Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice. The event is organized by the Informatic and Applied Mathematic Department (DIMAp) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN).

Welcome to SugarLoafPLoP'2012!


General Chair:

Uira Kulesza (DIMAp/UFRN, Brazil)

Sergio Soares (CIn/UFPE, Brazil)

Program co-Chairs:

Rosana T. Vaccare Braga (ICMC/USP, Brazil)

Mary Lynn Manns (University of North Carolina, USA)

Local Organization:

MarĂ­lia Freire (DIMAp/UFRN, Brazil)

Daniel Alencar (DIMAp/UFRN, Brazil)

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