Proceedings of VikingPLoP 2013 Conference
Research output: Professional › Commissioned report
|Publisher||Tampere University of Technology. Department of Pervasive Computing|
|Number of pages||125|
|State||Published - 2013|
|Publication type||D4 Published development or research report or study|
|Name||Tampere University of Technology. Department of Pervasive Computing. Report|
|Publisher||Tampere University of Technology, Department of Pervasive Computing|
The papers in this proceedings book are updated versions of the papers workshopped in the conference. In the beginning, participants submitted their papers for shepherding process. In the shepherding process, the shepherd, an experienced pattern writer, gave ideas and feedback for the author, colloquially known as a sheep. The sheep incorporated this feedback in to her paper. After three iterations of shepherding the paper was discussed at the conference in a writer's workshop. The workshop group gave comments, criticism and praise. After the conference the authors updated their papers according to the workshop feedback.
This process of giving feedback was made possible by having a community of trust. Mutual trust was built by playing non-competitive games and by having social activities. VikingPLoP 2013 focused on patterns and their usage in various fields of expertise. These fields included a wide range of topics from educational patterns to safety patterns and embedded system's software architecture patterns. Bringing people together from various fields of expertise stimulates creativity and new ideas might emerge. These innovations are reflected in the papers in these proceedings. VikingPLoP 2013 was especially a conference for newcomers and over half of the participants were first time PLoP participants.
These proceedings contain 9 papers. In addition, a book reading workshop was arranged with Bob Hanmer who presented his new title Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture for Dummies and discussed it with the participants using video conferencing tools.