Chaos and Agile in Action (Call for Papers)

The first edition of the Agile Tour attracted over 800 participants in 7 cities in France and Switzerland, all at no cost for attendees!  This unique event, which combined local networking with a fun way to learn about agile, was highly appreciated and will therefore be extended another year.

For these second edition, we would like to launch agility in the research world and we propose a scientific open-issue about agility viewed as new foundation of Software Engineering, Knowledge Management, and Learning Organization.

The conference will be held at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, October 15, 2009 afternoon. There is view as a mixed event between practitioners and scientific members.

More information about these events are available on Agile Tour web site.

Call for Papers

Agile software development refers to software development methodologies which conforms to the twelve principles formulated by the Agile Manifesto. Agile methods generally promote:

  • a disciplined project management process that encourages frequent inspection and adaptation,
  • a leadership philosophy that encourages teamwork, self-organization and accountability,
  • a set of engineering best practices that allow for rapid delivery of high-quality software,
  • a business approach that aligns development with customer needs and company goals.

Therefore, the declaration of interdependence for modern management increase the reuse of a large part of previous concepts and extends it for other types of management. Then the agile posture becomes a standard which can be studied according to several points of view.

The main goal of this conference is to communicate about agility in action in several domains. Contributions on software engineering or process methods are welcome, but not limited in theses fields. The following list of topics is not exhaustive. Please attach to your contribution one of these or summarize in one sentence the field of the contribution. The submission process starts with uploading your contribution via a mail to paper@agiletour.org

Topics

  • Software Engineering & Agile Best-Practices :
    • Agile Methods
    • What’s new about tests and refactoring ?
    • How can relate agile methods, patterns and models ?
    • Testing & Proof
    • Refactoring
    • Automation
    • Emergent design
    • Quality
  • Team & Management
    • Measuring Agility
    • Psychologic aspects in agile environment
    • Collaborative extension (Distributed teams, Telecommuting)
    • Human perspective
    • Conflict and agility
    • Personal and group coaching
    • Organization and science
    • Education (Agility applied in education, Learn Agility in University)
    • Enterprise aspects (Contract, Process, Financial, Legal issue)
    • Agility in Chaotic Environment (Research project management)
  • Anthropology and computer science evolution.
  • Boundaries of Agile

Submission Process

Papers papers must be at least 6 pages (for short or position papers) and must not exceed 15 pages (for long papers). Paper submissions must conform to the LNCS formatting guidelines.

All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. They will undergo a thorough review process by a track-specific committee comprising experts from academia and industry. Accepted papers will be published in PDF free mode and will be published in a book support format with Agilbee editor. All winnings will be donated to the event, notwithstanding cost accounting.

Important Dates:

  • Limit of submission: August 31st
  • Official response: September 15th
  • Conference: October 15th

Programm Comittee

  • Hervé Leblanc, Assistant Professor, University of Toulouse
  • Patrice Petit, Phd, Agilii, Agilbee & University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
  • Jérôme Barrand, Phd, Grenoble, foundator of Institut d’Agilité des Organisations
  • Marta Rukoz, Professor, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
  • Isabelle Borne, Professor, University of South Britain
  • Frédéric Fondement, Assistant Professor, ENSISA, Mulhouse
  • Pierre Ratinaud, psycho sociology and education science, University of Toulouse