AsianPLoP 2019: 8th Asian Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs
Mar 20-22, 2019, Tokyo, Japan
AsianPLoP 2019 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 2019 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.

Machine Learning Engineering Group

In addition to the above-mentioned general topics, this year AsianPLoP organizers collaborate with JSSST Special Interest Group on Machine Learning Systems (MLSE, ) to solicite patterns for machine learning systems and engineering.


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2-12-3 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 1060047 Japan
5min walk from Shirokane-takanawa Station (Tokyo Metro, Tokyo Subway)
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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.

All authors should submit through submission system.

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 2019 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

Agile quality workshop


Conference Committee

General Chair:

Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University / NII / SYSTEM INFORMATION / eXmotion, Japan

Program Chairs:

Taichi Isaku, Keio Research Institute at SFC & CoCooking, Japan

Joseph Yoder, The Refactory Inc., USA

Nobukazu Yoshioka, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Web Chairs:

Teddy Lee, Taipei Tech, Taiwan

Yu Chin Cheng, Taipei Tech, Taiwan

Program Committee:

Ademar Aguiar, Universidade do Porto
Arisa Kamata
Bimlesh Wadhwa, National University of Singapore
Christian Kohls, Technische Hochschule Köln
Chu-Ti Lin, National Chiayi University
Eduardo Guerra, National Institute of Space Research
Eduardo Fernandez, Florida Atlantic University
Emiliano Tramontana, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, University of Catania
Foutse Khomh, DGIGL, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University
Jiwon Kim
Joseph Yoder, The Refactory, Inc.
Jung-Sing Jwo, Tunghai University
Kai Chang, Auburn University
Nobukazu Yoshioka, National Institute of Informatics
Norihiro Yoshida, Nagoya University
Shang-Pin Ma, National Taiwan Ocean University
Shinpei Hayashi, The University of Tokyo
Sumit Kaira, IIT Kanpur
Taichi Isaku, Keio Research Institute at SFC & CoCooking, Japan
Teddy Lee, National Taipei University of Technology
Y C Cheng, National Taipei University of Technology
Yuma Akado


IPSJ Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSE)