Monday, April 28, 2008

Book BoF request

Now that the EuroPLoP 2008 review deadline is fast approaching, I've started thinking about the conference itself - how to get there, what to take, etc. Something that I'd personally like to arrange is a Book BoF - if you haven't heard of a BoF before, it's an informal "Birds-of-a-Feather" meeting where people meet up to discuss a subject of mutual interest.

I've been developing a patterns-based book idea for a while now; it's slowly maturing and I'm confident that there's a book (or two) in the idea, however I'd like to find one or two committed co-authors to help out. The feedback I've received from shepherding (and especially writer's workshops) at *PLoP conferences has been invaluable, however I've felt a lack of feedback during the book development process because so far it's been all my own endeavour.

So if you want to get involved, perhaps to provide feedback, or to get on board as a co-author, please get in touch via email or catch me at the conference (assuming all goes well with my paper in the review!). I'm thinking that meeting for an hour in one of the conference rooms should work OK - once I have an idea of a time and place I'll be in touch with everyone who shows an interest.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Shepherding on its way

Most authors have by now finished their first round of shepherding. This means that a shepherd has inspected the paper and provided initial comments to inspire the authors to improve their paper. You can find a list of papers that are currently shepherded at the EuroPLoP web site: List of papers.

Since shepherding started a bit late, we also decided to move the review deadline for the papers a bit. The new date is May 5th. This will give the authors a bit more time to finish at least one more iteration before the deadline.