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'18 will provide a playful and informal environment to learn and trigger discussions around its main theme — make, inspect, adapt. Join us!
Conference on Agile
XP'18 will offer an open-closed program 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'18 will have two days 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!
XP’18 conference’s 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! (＠＾◡＾)
Education & Training
Call for Submissions
XP'18 welcomes submissions to present and discuss both research and practice, from informal initial ideas to rigorous final results.
Unpublished high-quality research papers (full and short) related to agile and lean software development.
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.
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.
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 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.
Events addressing topics related with agile are encouraged to co-locate with XP'18, 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.
- Call for Submissions
- Program Overview
- Open Space
- Guru Space
- Social Events
- Co-located Events
- Research Papers
- Research Workshops
- Research Posters
- Doctoral Symposium
- Industry & Practice
- Experience Reports
- Tutorials & Workshops
- Tools & Demos
- Agile in Education & Training
- Visiting Porto
- Travel Information
- Visa Information