XP 2018 | Welcome

19th International Conference on Agile Software Development

XP 2018 will be held the week of May 21 to 25th in Porto, Portugal.

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 2018 will provide a playful and informal environment to learn and trigger discussions around its main theme — makeinspectadaptJoin us!

Keynote Speakers

Laurie Williams

Laurie Williams
North Carolina State University


Cristina Videira
University of California, Irvine


Kent Beck
Three Rivers Institute (TRI)


Erik Lundh
The Joy of Engineering

Open-Closed Program

XP 2018 will offer an open-closed program on the main conference days (Tue, Wed, Thu), with three days of research and practice sessions, keynotes, experience reports, panels, tool demonstrations, lightning talks, as well as a lot of free space for informal and lively Open Space sessions, Makerspace challenges, and Guru Space challenges.

In addition, XP 2018 will have two days (Mon, Fri) of tutorials and workshops (research and practice), a Doctoral Symposium, an Agile in Education and Training event, and co-located agile events. It will be an intensive agile week!

Discover Porto

XP 2018 conference’s program will mashup a sample of Porto’s attractions, from historical to cultural, gastronomic and social, including local academy and industry. All of this to promote informal and playful conversations about agile, to make sure that your XP’s experience will be un-for-get-ta-ble! (@^◡^)

Interested in sponsoring XP 2018?

XP 2018 offers a wide range of sponsorship opportunities and plans. If you are interested in sponsoring XP 2018, please contact us!