Call for Contributions (closed)

PURPLSOC 2017 calls for high-quality and innovative contributions from both scientist and practitioners that address one or more of the following topics:

  • Application of the pattern language approach in all domains such as architecture, collaboration, education, creativity, IT, social activism, management, health and arts
  • Increase of understanding of Alexander’s fifteen fundamental properties of living structure and their application: motivation, empirical evidence, application, case studies, etc.
  • Application of the pattern language approach as a paradigm for societal change and innovation
  • Application of the pattern language approach in general and in everyday life

The PURPLSOC 2017 call is open for five different types of contributions:

  • Research Papers
  • Talks and Presentations
  • Posters
  • Workshop Proposals
  • Exhibition Objects (design or architectural work, project presentations)


Authors are required to submit an abstract/description of their contribution (250 words), that will undergo an open review process by the program committee, until June 25th, 2017. Full papers/Detailed descriptions/Full Presentations are due August 22nd, 2017. Research papers and other suitable contributions will be published in print after undergoing a double-blind review.

Important Dates

  • Abstracts/Descriptions are due: June 25th, 2017
  • Acceptance notice/invitation: July 18th, 2017
  • Full paper/Detailed description/Full Presentation: August 22nd, 2017
  • Conference: October 19th to 21st, 2017
  • Conference publication: August 2018

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