AsianPLoP 2018: 7th Asian Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs
March 1-2, 2018, Tokyo, Japan
Sponsored by Waseda University
AsianPLoP 2018 is a PLoP ® Conference sanctioned by the Hillside Group. PLoP is a registered trademark of the Hillside Group.

What's New

Objective and Motivation

A pattern is a solution to a recurring problem in a certain context where numerous forces are felt. Patterns enable people to share experience-based proven solutions in designing products, managing processes, projects and organizations, and communicating with each other more efficiently and effectively.

Asian Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (AsianPLoP) will take place for the fifth time, as a premier event for pattern authors and users to get together, discuss and learn more about patterns and pattern languages in the Asia region as well as other regions. The purpose of AsianPLoP is to promote development of patterns, pattern languages, technologies and experiences of patterns primarily about software as well as domains.

AsianPLoP 2018 solicits paper submissions that are written in any one the two languages: English and Japanese. Papers in each of the two languages will have their own sessions. Both practitioners from the industry and academics are invited to submit their papers. The conference solicits the papers for the following different sessions. Details can be found in Topics and Submission.




Suggested topic areas of interest include, but are not limited to:


After submission, papers will be screened by the program committee to be accepted for the shepherding process. Authors of each accepted paper will be assigned a shepherd who helps the authors to improve the content and style of the paper. At the end of the shepherding process, papers will be reviewed again to be accepted into the Writers' Workshops of the conference. More information about Writers’ Workshops can be found here.

Paper style

Paper submissions may include short papers (e.g. 1 page), containing one or more patterns, longer pattern languages or sequences (e.g. 10 pages), or work-in-progress papers willing to get an in-depth shepherding by an experienced pattern author at the conference.

AsianPLoP 2018 solicit submissions in English, and Japanese.

There is no specific paper format; however the ACM conference format is recommended.

Harrison, Neil B. "The language of shepherding." Pattern languages of program design 5 (1999): 507-530.


Accepted papers of the workshop will be published in the workshop on-line proceedings. Please note that at least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of the conference to have the paper published in the conference on-line proceedings and the post-proceedings.

Papers discussed at Writers Workshop qualify for submission to the journal "TPLoP - Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming" published by Springer.

Important Dates

Conference Program

Conference Committee

Conference chair:

Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University, Japan

Publicity co-chairs:


Finance chair:


Publication chair:


Program Committee: