XP 2018 | Call for Agile in Education & Training

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!

XP 2018 will take place at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP), in Porto, Portugal, a charming city that will embrace you as soon as you arrive! XP 2018 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! (@^◡^)

Agile in Education and Training

The Agile in Education and Training track will centre around how we teach agile concepts - either to students in formal learning environments, or to practitioners on the ground; and also how we can apply our knowledge of agile and lean in developing these learning experiences.

We welcome thoughtful participants interested in teaching and learning. We would like a mix of short talks, interactive sessions and discussions. We want to learn from your experiences, and to develop new ideas. From university to professors, to industrial coaches, to learning organisations - please propose something to help us learn to teach (and learn) agile concepts better, or just come and add to the conversation.


We invite proposals of structured sessions (e.g. short talks, experience reports, tool demos, goldfish bowls), to mix with workshop and discussion sessions. Proposals should address educational challenges in agile that could foster good discussion, such as topics that are hard to teach, techniques and schemes for teaching principles and practices effectively, questions about how to assess certain forms of agile learning, learning through online tools, and more.

Proposals will be evaluated based on these criteria:

  • Relevance to educators
  • Relevance to practitioners
  • Likelihood of starting a discussion
  • Being something interesting and new, not something boring and established

Proposals must be submitted electronically via Easy Chair by the defined deadline.


For potential compensation information, see the following.

Important Dates.

  • Jan 29, 2018: submission deadline.
  • Feb 26, 2018: notification.

All dates are defined as AoE (Anywhere on Earth).

Program Committee.

  • Craig Anslow, co-chair, Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Robert Chatley, co-chair, Imperial College London / Develogical Ltd

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the programme chairs at agile-in-education-and-training@xp2018.org.

Important dates

Jan 29, 2018

Submissions due

Feb 26, 2018

Notification to authors


Submission system


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