XP 2018___ Call for Submissions

19th International Conference on Agile Software Development.

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. 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!

FEUP___ Porto.

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.

Conference Program.

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’s program will also 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Unpublished high-quality research papers (full and short) related to agile and lean software development. More...

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. More...

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. More...

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. More...

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. More...

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. More...

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. More...

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. More...

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. More...

Co-located Events.

Events addressing topics related with agile are encouraged to co-locate with XP2018, 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!


The XP 2018 conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP). A special journal issue for the best papers submitted to XP2018 is under negotiation.

Special registration fees.

XP 2018 is an all-volunteer, not for profit event. If your submission is accepted, XP2018 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.

Organizing team.


  • 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

Research Posters

  • Hugo Ferreira, Universidade do Porto
  • Davide Taibi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

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

Co-located Events

  • Charlie Poole,Poole Consulting


  • Steven Fraser, Innoxec

Agile Portugal Liaison

  • Filipe Correia, Universidade do Porto
  • Catarina Reis, IP Leiria

Media Design

  • Miguel Carvalhais, Universidade do Porto

Communication Design

  • Rita Ribeiro, Freelancer
  • Mafalda Marinho, Freelancer

Press & Media Sponsors

  • Pam Hughes, Agile Alliance

Agile Alliance Liaison

  • Jutta Eckstein, Independent

Sponsors Liaison

  • Philip Brock, Agile Alliance


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Important dates

Dec 02, 2017

Submissions due for Research Workshop Proposals

Jan 20, 2018

Submissions due for Experience Reports, Research Papers, Industry & Practice, Research Posters, Doctoral Symposium, Tools & Demonstrations, Tutorials & Workshops, and Co-located events

Jan 29, 2018

Agile in Education and Training

Mar 03, 2018

Research Workshop Papers


Submission systems

Agile Alliance


More information



  • Call for Submissions
  • Program Overview
  • Keynotes
  • Panels
  • Open Space
  • Makerspace
  • Guru Space
  • Social Events
  • Co-located Events
  • Schedule
  • Proceedings


  • Research Papers
  • Research Workshops
  • Research Posters
  • Doctoral Symposium


  • Industry & Practice
  • Experience Reports
  • Tutorials & Workshops
  • Tools & Demos
  • Agile in Education & Training


  • Registration
  • Accommodation
  • Visiting Porto
  • FEUP__U.Porto
  • Travel Information
  • Visa Information


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