Second International Workshop on Microservices: Agile and DevOps Experience (MADE18)

(formerly titled International Workshop on Microservices for Agile software development (WMSA17)

Organizers: Davide Taibi, Vladimir Mandić, Ronald Jabangwe, Saverio Giallorenzo

In the last years, cloud-native architectures have emerged as a target platform for the deployment of microservice architectures. The migration of existing monoliths into cloud-native applications is still in the early phase, and only few companies already started their migrations. Therefore, success and failure stories about different approaches are not available in the literature. This context connects also to the recently discussed Agile and DevOps context where development and continuous deployment are closely linked.

To address the current uncertainties including a limited documentation of best-practice and benefits, this workshop aims at collecting experiences on microservice adoption, reporting best practices, but also specially failure cases, so as to build a community knowledge based on previous errors and successes. The workshop is open to research papers, industrial experience papers, and tool presentations.

In this workshop, we propose a follow-up of the first International Workshop on Microservices for Agile software development (WMSA17) organized at XP2017. It is also a continuation of discussions on software engineering from the first International Conference on Microservices (Microservices 2017, organized at the University of Southern Denmark. The workshop will be conducted in collaboration with the Microservices Community

(, which was formed at the Microservices 2017 conference.

The topics include:

- Empirical research on microservices

- Experiences on microservice adoption

- Experience on decomposition

- Overhead in microservice adoption

- Failure cases

- Experiences in using Agile principles or DevOps and microservices

- Developers acceptance of microservice

- Other microservice related experiences

- New proposals

- New microservice methods, techniques and tools


March 3, 2018 >> March 13th, 2018: Submission deadline
April 6, 2018:  Notification of acceptance/rejection
May 25, 2018:  Workshop at XP2018


MADE 2018 seeks original contributions of the following types (maximum length):

  • Full research papers (6-8 pages)
  • Industry experiences & case studies (4-6 pages)
  • Tool presentations (2 pages)
  • Position papers (2 pages)
  • Lightning talks (1 page abstract)

Program Committee: TBC