Software developers have long observed that certain patterns recur and endure across different applications and systems. The growing interest in Design Patterns, Architectural Patterns, Analysis Patterns, Pedagogical Patterns, and so on, represents an effort to catalog and better communicate knowledge, providing handbooks of proven solutions to common problems.

MiniPLoP brings together researchers, educators, and practitioners whose interests span a remarkably broad range of topics and who share an interest in exploring the power of the pattern form. MiniPLoP invites you to add your expertise to the growing corpus of patterns. MiniPLoP focuses on improving the expression of patterns. You will have the opportunity to refine and extend your patterns with the help from knowledgeable and sympathetic fellow pattern enthusiasts. You will also be able to discuss applications of patterns in industry and academia. Highlights of the conference include an international tutorial, an introduction to pattern writing, an international keynote, and the writers workshops. This version of MiniPLoP has the goal to encourage the beginners in the pattern world and to put together the Latin-American pattern community. The MiniPLoP program will accept submissions for the Writers Workshop (WW) track. The papers should document patterns and pattern languages and they will be workshopped in the traditional PLoP format.

See how was the MiniPLoP Call for Paper:

Get Involved

Registration for the MiniPLoP 2013:

  • professional: R$60,00.
  • student and professor: R$30,00.
  • UnB/FGA student: R$20,00.



Local: University of Brasília – Gama

Date: September 28, 2013 (Saturday).


  • Bus from Brasília North Hotels sector (8:30h) and South Hotels sector (9:00h) to UnB Gama.
  • Bus from UnB Gama (19:00h) to Brasília South Hotels sector and North Hotels sector.



09:30 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:15

MiniPLoP Games (1)

sala: Auditório

10:15 – 11:45

Keynote: Order out of chaos? Patterns to Free Software Projects

by Antonio Terceiro (Colivre/Linaro, Brasil)

room: Auditório

11:45 – 12:15

Writers’ workshop simulation

by Eduardo Guerra (INPE, Brasil) and Joseph Yoder (U. Illinois/The Refactory, Inc, USA)

room: Auditório

12:15 – 13:45


13:45 – 15:45

Writers’ Workshop with Joseph Yoder and Antonio Terceiro (2 papers)

room: I-8

13:45 – 15:45 Writers’ Workshop A (3 papers)

room: I-5

13:45 – 15:45

Writers’ Workshop B (3 papers)

room: I-4

15:45 – 16:00

MiniPLoP Games (2)

sala: Auditório

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00

Keynote: Taming Big Balls of Mud with Diligence, Agile Practices

by Joseph Yoder (U. Illinois/The Refactory, Inc, USA)

room: Auditório

18:00 – 19:00

Closing – Musical Concerts ;)