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Welcome to VikingPLoP 2012

VikingPLoP is a Nordic PLoP conference. VikingPLoP 2012 will be held in Saariselkä, Finland in March. The location is in the middle of ruggedly beautiful wilderness of Lapland with marvelous landscape and wondrous fells. In March the snowy Lapland nature is at its best. The venue is easy to reach by airplane as it is in the vicinity of Saariselkä ski resort.

Landscape picture by Jussi Vestman

Picture by Jussi Vestman

The conference offers writers' workshops that allow you to learn about patterns, to receive feedback on your own work, and to discuss with fellow pattern enthusiasts. It is an excellent venue to exchange knowledge about patterns and learn from other experts. We especially encourage new-comers and non-academic pattern enthusiasts to participate in the conference. Open and supportive community makes VikingPLop a great opportunity to get familiar with patterns and PLoP culture.

The core of VikingPLoP is a series of writers' workshops where authors work together to improve their papers. Before patterns or other papers are accepted for a writers' workshop, they are shepherded. This means that an experienced author will discuss your submission with you, so that you can refine your paper prior to the conference. After shepherding, all submissions will be peer-reviewed in the conference and the patterns will be published later on.

VikingPLoP News

  • 06. 03. 2012 - Map of the conference location published here.
  • 21. 02. 2012 - Collaboration with NordForsk (CONES) announced
  • 10. 02. 2012 - Paper acceptance notifications sent, see blog for more information
  • 01. 02. 2012 - Registration opened.
  • 19. 01. 2012 - VikingPLoP blog published to keep everybody updated. Names of shepherds was published as well.
  • 02. 01. 2012 - Deadline for initial submission extended. New date is 16th of January
  • 10. 12. 2011 - Hotel information published. Check hotels here.
  • 28. 10. 2011 - Guidelines for pattern writing published. Conference events are now described in about page.
  • 04. 10. 2011 - Papers discussed at a writer's workshop at conference qualify for submission to TPLoP journal published by Springer.
  • 29. 09. 2011 - Website open, Call for Papers published.