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XP 2018 : 19th International Conference on Agile Software Development


Conference Series : Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming
When May 21, 2018 - May 25, 2018
Where Porto, Portugal
Submission Deadline Jan 20, 2018
Categories    agile   XP   computer science

Call For Papers


19th International Conference on Agile Software Development
May 21 - 25, 2018, Porto, Portugal

XP is the premier agile software development conference combining
research and practice. It is an unique forum where agile researchers,
practitioners, thought leaders, coaches, and trainers get together to
present and discuss their most recent innovations, research results,
experiences, concerns, challenges, and trends. XP conferences have
been pushing forward the successful evolution and adoption of agile by
teams and organizations, not only in the software industry and
academia, but also beyond. Whether you are new to agile or a seasoned
agile practitioner, XP 2018 will provide a playful and informal
environment to learn and trigger discussions around its main theme —
make, inspect, adapt. Join us!

XP 2018 will take place in Porto, Portugal, one of Europe's most
ancient cities, considered the “Best European Destination in 2017”,
a charming city that will embrace you as soon as you arrive!
Porto has a growing innovation ecosystem, with several important
startups, full of challenges for agile experts and enthusiasts.
ScaleUp Porto is one of the most recent initiatives of the city.

XP 2018 main venue will be the Faculty of Engineering of University of
Porto (FEUP), promoting Agile in national industry and academia since
2001, and founder of Agile Portugal conferences. FEUP is at walking
distance to the Science and Technology Park of University of Porto
(UPTEC), hosting more than 100 tech startups, and is located in
Asprela Campus, where more than 50,000 people work and learn in one
square kilometer.

XP 2018 has several types of sessions to present and discuss
research and practice on different topics of Agile Software
Development and related areas, where the participants can bring in
either initial ideas, work in progress, preliminary results, ongoing
work, or final findings and results rigorously analyzed and presented.

XP 2018 conference program will mashup a sample of Porto’s attractions,
to promote informal and playful conversations about agile, and to make
sure that your XP’s experience will be un-for-get-ta-ble! (@^◡^)

RESEARCH PAPERS. Unpublished high-quality research papers (full and
short) related to agile and lean software development.

RESEARCH WORKSHOPS. Scientific workshop proposals on agile related
topics, to discuss or present results of research and practice, in one
half or full-day. We welcome both already existing well-known
workshops and new cutting-edge workshops in innovative topics.

RESEARCH POSTERS. Poster proposals addressing new research ideas,
research that is in an early state, or industrial experiences, capable
to trigger discussions and collaborations, to get feedback, to
disseminate, or validate work in different states.

DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM. Submissions from doctoral students, preferably at
a mid-point in their dissertation work (at least 12 months from
defending their dissertation, or having at least a preliminary
research design), to present their work at the symposium and receive
feedback from advisors, and other participants.

INDUSTRY & PRACTICE. Proposals for session topics oriented toward
practitioners, either from industry or academia, that explore
collaboration practices, coaching practices, management practices,
meeting practices, effective communication practices, and games to
promote optimal agile practices, possibly taking advantage of minimal,
yet sufficient, use of tools.

EXPERIENCE REPORTS. Experience reports are firsthand descriptions of
challenges faced, approaches taken, observations and reflections. We
invite proposals that describe in more detail your original,
unpublished experience related to agile and lean software development
and what you intend to focus on in your written report. The sessions
will be oriented toward industry practitioners and welcoming to
interested academics.

TOOLS & DEMOS. Proposals addressing work in progress, commercial or
in-house applications, proofs of concept, results of academic or
industrial research, or any other innovative programming tools or
systems to show work in action, and increase the visibility of results
possibly also submitted as research papers, research posters, doctoral
research plans, and in in workshops.

TUTORIALS & WORKSHOPS. Proposals for both technical and non-technical
sessions oriented toward practitioners, either from industry or
academia. Tutorials should present fairly established material on
topics of interest to agile practitioners and may involve presentation
of material, discussions and group activities. Workshops should
provide a valuable hands-on learning experience, achieved primarily
through activities attendees perform, with more of a peer-to-peer
nature, and may be about exploring a topic further, rather than be
based on knowledge transfer by the presenter to the attendees.

AGILE IN EDUCATION & TRAINING. Proposals of structured sessions
(descriptions, lightning talks, research papers, demos), to mix with
spontaneous “unconference” sessions, addressing educational challenges
in agile that could foster good discussion, such as topics that are
hard to teach effectively, questions about how to assess certain forms
of agile learning, and more.

CO-LOCATED EVENTS. Events addressing topics related with agile are
encouraged to co-locate with XP 2018, therefore taking advantage of the
audience, venue and related facilities, and at the same time enriching
the conference as a whole. Contact us in advance as much as possible.
Contact us!

XP 2018 is an all-volunteer, not for profit event. If your submission
is accepted, XP 2018 will offer you a discount on your registration
fees (from 50% to 100%), depending on the type of submission above.
All details will be described in the registration page.

Dec 2, 2017: submission of proposals for Research Workshops.
Jan 6, 2018: final submission deadline for Experience Reports.
Jan 20, 2018: submission deadline for Research Papers,
Research Posters, Doctoral Symposium plans, Industry & Practice
sessions, Tools & Demos, Tutorials & Workshops proposals.
Jan 29, 2018: Submission deadline for Agile in Education & Training

Ademar Aguiar, Universidade do Porto
Research Papers
Juan Garbajosa, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Xiaofeng Wang, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Research Workshops
Stefan Wagner, University of Stuttgart
Rashina Hoda, The University of Auckland
Doctoral Symposium
Pekka Abrahamsson, University of Jyväskylä
Casper Lassenius, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Industry & Practice
Jan Coupette, Codecentric
Nils Wloka, Codecentric
Experience Reports
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Wirfs-Brock Associates
Joseph Yoder, The Refactory
Agile in Education and Training
Craig Anslow, Victoria University of Wellington
Robert Chatley, Imperial College London / Develogical Ltd
Tools & Demos
Seb Rose, Cucumber Limited
Allegra Cooper, IT CTO, The Vanguard Group, Inc
Tutorials & Workshops
Alan O'Callaghan, Emerald Hill Limited
Lachlan Heasman, Independent
Steven Fraser, Innoxec
Charlie Poole,Poole Consulting
Media Design
Miguel Carvalhais, Universidade do Porto
Sponsors Liaison
Philip Brock, Agile Alliance
Agile Alliance Liaison
Jutta Eckstein, Independent
Agile Portugal Liaison
Filipe Correia, Universidade do Porto
Catarina Reis, IP Leiria
Communication Design
Rita Ribeiro, Freelancer
Mafalda Marinho, Freelancer
Press & Media Sponsors
Pam Hughes, Agile Alliance


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All tracks and sessions are available at the conference website along
with the call for submissions and their dates, committees, and guidelines.

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