XP 2020 will be held June 8-12, 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
XP is the premier Agile software development conference combining research and practice. It is a 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. Whether you are new to Agile or a seasoned Agile practitioner, XP 2020 will provide an informal environment to learn and trigger discussions.
Topics of Interest
We invite submissions of unpublished high-quality research papers (full and short) related to Agile and Lean software development. We welcome submissions addressing topics across the full spectrum of Agile software development, broadly on Agile, and on issues of concern to researchers or practitioners (or both).
The authors of the best full research papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to a special section on XP2020 in Information and Software Technology (IST) for evaluation.
The topics of interest to this year’s conference include, but are not restricted to, the following, in Agile and Lean contexts:
Business and startups
Business and enterprise Agility
Education and training
Emerging topics and future directions
Empirical studies and evaluations
Foundations and conceptual studies
Games and game-based techniques
Global software development and offshoring
Large projects and organizations
Leadership and coaching
Requirements gathering, engineering
Testing, release management, and deployment
Qualitative/quantitative improvement techniques
Measurement and metrics for projects, processes, software, and teams
Sustainability, evolution, and revolution
Tools and techniques for Agile and Lean development
XP 2020 marks the 21st edition of the “First Conference in Agile”. Agile continues to advance – and the focus of the XP conference program has expanded over the years. While the first XP conference focused on eXtreme Programming and pre-dated the “Agile Manifesto”, XP 2020 solicits contributions that address all modern agile approaches, as well as the application of agile to applications including, but not limited to FinTech, AI/ML, IoT, and other mission-critical systems with global reach.
XP 2020 will consist of a 5-day program with sessions that feature research papers, experience reports, keynotes, panels, workshops, an agile leadership symposium, a doctoral symposium, an agile education and training track, lightning talks, networking receptions, and Open Space evening.
Call for Submissions
Submissions solicited below will be reviewed by the program committee based on relevance, significance, rigor, novelty, replicability, and quality. In some cases, submissions that have been accepted will be subject to shepherding by a designated committee member.
The research papers and research workshop calls are open (see more information from the links below), and the rest of the calls will be opened soon.
Research Papers. We invite submissions of unpublished high-quality research papers, full (15 pages) and short (7 pages), related to Agile and Lean software development. Submissions addressing topics across the full spectrum of Agile software development, broadly on Agile, on issues of concern to researchers or practitioners or both are welcomed.
Research Workshops. We welcome proposals for both original and new editions of prior workshops that address relevant Agile topics. Workshops may be proposed to run for a half or a full day.
Experience Reports. This is an opportunity to share practical experience through a paper and an accompanying talk. An experience report is a reflection of personal industry experiences including challenges seen, approaches taken – and what worked or didn’t. Submit an abstract with a brief unpublished experience. Accepted proposals will be shepherded. Experience reports are reviewed papers which will be published on the Agile Alliance website.
Industry/Research in Practice. We invite proposals for engaging and experimental sessions oriented towards practitioners. Rather than presentations, we favor mini-workshops, demonstrations, games, and interaction based on your experience and practice from working in the industry. Please excite and surprise us! Sessions can be either 30, 60 or 90 minutes.
Doctoral Symposium. We encourage submissions from doctoral students who are at least 12 months from defending their dissertation but have at least a preliminary research design. The intention is that doctoral students will have an opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from reviewers and other participants.
Agile Education and Training Track. This track will provide a forum for those with a vested interest in Agile education and training to share ideas for translating methods, practices, and theory into trainings, courses, curricula, and mentoring programs. We are looking for papers, talks, demo, activities, etc., on techniques and experiences for teaching and training any facet of Lean and Agile software development.
Leadership Track. This track is intended for managers and other decision makers working in Lean and Agile.
Agile Games. We invite proposals for Agile game sessions as well as experiences on training and teaching with Agile games.
Onsite Research. Researchers are invited to submit their research plans for conducting empirical studies during the XP2020 conference. When accepted, researchers can collect real-time data among participants either during dedicated sessions or during the coffee breaks and Open Space. The type of research conducted may include (but is not limited to) controlled experiments, surveys, interviews, etc.
Lightning Talks. These are very short talks about experiences, opinions, or ideas on Agile topics. They can be used to generate inspiration, discussion, or as wake-up calls.
The XP 2020 conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series, as open access. Full and short research papers will be published in the main proceedings before the conference, while the post-conference proceedings volume will include the workshop and doctoral symposium papers.