Unpublished quality research papers (full and short) related to agile and lean software development. Deadline for submission: Jan 20, 2018.
Submission requirements and deadlines are indicated on each individual workshop's website.
Poster proposals that address emergent research or industrial experiences are solicited. Proposals should outline how they might trigger debate and foster discussion.
Submissions are invited from doctoral students to present their initial research (or research plans) toreceive feedback from symposium 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. Proposals are invited that describe original, unpublished experience related to agile and lean software development practices. The sessions will be oriented toward industry practitioners and welcoming to interested academics. Accepted reports will be announced in March 2018.
XP 2018 panels will feature lively discussions on topical issues by industry and academic practitioners.
Tools & Demos.
Proposals addressing work in progress, commercial or in-house applications, proof-of-concept tools, research results (academic or industrial), or other innovative programming tools or systems are invited from industry, academics,a and tool vendors.
The Open Space program is an emergent unstructured forum developed by participants for participants. Bring your ideas and start a discussion!
Makerspaces are fundamentally places to design, explore and create. XP 2018 will provide a physical space where participants gather to share resources and knowledge, work on prototypes, to network and build. The goal of the XP 2018's Makerspace is to provide an opportunity to experiment with agile in practice, with the agile mindset: ideas, prototypes, practices, tools, and technologies, both software and hardware. Share ideas, bring your compoents, and let's make something together, the agile way!
Do you see around you people and organizations suffering from any Agile maladies? Ineffective agile approaches, broken practices, dysfunctional teams, intractable impediments, wrong tooling? Agile is not a silver bullet, but it can cure some maladies, and XP 2018 will feature Agile Gurus willing to share their own remedies with you. Guru Space will provide and environment for you to participate either as a Guru, a Patient, or as an observer.
Tutorials & Workshops.
Proposals for both technical and non-technical sessions oriented toward practitioners, either from industry or academia. Tutorials are generally instructor led sessions focused on established material with clear learning objectives. In contrast, workshops are facilitated collaborative group sessions that are more interactive and exploratory.
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 2018, therefore taking advantage of the audience, venue and related facilities, and at the same time enriching the conference as a whole. XP 2018 have confirmed Agile Portugal 2018 as co-located event.
XP 2018 social program will include three official events (welcome reception, banquet, and closing event), and curated self-organized activities, before, during, and after each day, and the conference week, such as points of interest, visits, tours, etc.
- Porto @ Sunset reception will welcome you to XP 2018 and Porto and will give you a first glimpse over the city, a panoramic view, by the Douro river, at sunset.
Tuesday, May 22
- Banquet Dinner will take place at seaside, and will give you a different perspective of Porto and its relationship with the sea.
Wednesday, May 23
- Porto Walk & Talk will be the closing social event and will invite you to walk and talk about agile and Porto, while visiting some of its historical streets and places, meeting locals and their agile challenges. It will be a unique event!
Thursday, May 24
Program Overview. (Tentative)