Patterns Promotion and Anti-patterns Prevention (PPAP)
Patterns are good solutions to problems reoccurring in certain contexts while anti-patterns are the contrary, i.e., common poor practices. Now, it has been almost two decades since design patterns [Gamma et al., 1994] and anti-patterns [Koenig, 1995] were introduced in the domain of software engineering. Since then, there has been a tremendous number of works mainly on the definition, detection, application, and impact of design patterns and anti-patterns. These works built a well-established topic of research and a foundation for new families of patterns and anti-patterns. In the past few years, we have seen emerging patterns (e.g., testing [Soundarajan et al., 2008], API evolution [Kim et al., 2007], anti-patterns (e.g. linguistic [Abebe et al., 2009; Arnaoudova, 2010], and requirement [Shoemaker, 2007]).
The Second Workshop on Patterns Promotion and Anti-patterns Prevention (PPAP) 2015 is co-located with the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER'2015) and will be held in Montréal, Canada.
The goal of the the second edition of PPAP is to understand to what extent practitioners benefit from the concepts of patterns and anti-patterns and the existing catalogs. In fact, patterns are widely studied in the research community to asses their benefit for program comprehension, maintenance, and more generally the quality of the software. In addition, many researchers studied to what extent anti-patterns can negatively impact the different software activities and software quality. However, limited feedback exist on how practitioners benefit from the existing body of research on patterns and anti-patterns. Thus, the second edition of PPAP aims at providing a platform for practitioners and researchers to exchange experiences and needs.