MAY 21 - 25, 2019
MAY 21 - 25, 2019
XP 2019 — 20th International Conference on Agile Software and Systems Development
An Agile Alliance Event
May 21-25 - Montréal, Québec, Canada
XP, the International Conference on Agile Software Development, is the premier agile software development conference, providing a unique forum where researchers, practitioners, agile thought leaders, coaches, and trainers present and discuss their most recent innovations, research results, experiences, trends and concerns in the field of Agile Software Development. XP2019 marks the 20th edition of the “First Conference in Agile”. Whether you are new to agile, a seasoned practitioner, an executive, or a researcher – XP will provide you with a broad-based learning and networking experience. The theme for XP2019 will be “Agile - the Next 20 Years: Share and Discover!”
Agile continues to advance – and the focus of the XP conference program has expanded over the years. While the first XP conference focused on eXtreme Programming and pre-dated the “Agile Manifesto” – XP2019 solicits contributions that address all modern agile approaches, as well as the application of agile to applications including but not limited to: DevOps, FinTech, AI/ML, IoT, and other mission critical systems with global reach.
The XP 2019 conference will be in downtown Montréal at the École de technologie supérieure, an engineering school part of the Université du Québec network. A renowned metropolis in the province of Québec that is among the largest cities in North America, Montréal is home to multiple and diverse attractions. In addition to the large Francophone population, there is also a sizable Anglophone community and many cultural communities, which gives the city a cosmopolitan flair. Boasting a human dimension in a city where everyone feels safe, Montréal features vibrant neighbourhoods and numerous green spaces, along with restaurants to suit every taste and budget.
The Experience Reports provides the opportunity for you to share observations, hard fought wisdom, and practical advice through a paper and accompanying talk at the conference. An experience report is a firsthand description of challenges faced, approaches taken, observations and reflections. We invite you to submit a proposal that describes in more detail your original, unpublished experience related to agile and lean software development and what you intend to focus on in your written report.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.
If your proposal is accepted, you will then be shepherded as you write your report. Experience reports are short papers (maximum 8 pages) that will be published on the conference website in ACM full-page format (authors will be provided a file template). Authors retain the copyright to their work. Authors of accepted proposals are further expected to prepare and deliver a 30 minute presentation (25 minute talk with 5 minutes for questions) at XP2019 in Montreal.
Proposals are submitted electronically via the Agile Alliance submission system by the defined deadlines. You do not need to upload a full paper as part of your initial submission but you are encouraged to write an extensive abstract and submit a detailed proposal sharing highlights of your experience and what you intend to focus on. We encourage you to give us enough information so we can make an informed decision and ask you clarifying questions. There will be an opportunity for reviewers to ask questions and for submitters to revise their proposals before selections are made.
These questions might help you decide how to focus your experience report:
We know it’s not easy to get an idea onto paper. Whether you’re a first-time author or you already have some publications under your belt, we can all benefit from some guidance and help. ‘Shepherding’ is a process where more experienced authors guide and coach you through writing your experience report paper. If your proposal is accepted you will be assigned a shepherd to work with you to help you shape your paper and get it ready for publication.
Shepherds work closely with authors, reviewing drafts and freely giving advice. Shepherds ask clarifying questions and suggest improvements. But ultimately, it is you, the author, who decides what to tell and how to tell it. A shepherd is not an editor, although they may generously make detailed comments on how to revise your paper. Once the shepherd and the program committee agree that your report is acceptable, you will have time to make final revisions before the paper is published.
Those who submit early (before the December 08 deadline) and who provide us with timely answers to our questions are likely to receive the greatest level of assistance. Those who submit proposals well before the deadline are more likely to receive feedback than those who wait until the last minute.
Consider these areas if you are looking for ideas to focus your experience report. Topics of particular interest to the conference include, but are not limited to the following:
All dates/times are defined as AoE (Anywhere on Earth).
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the program chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All tracks and sessions of XP 2019 are available at the conference website along with the specific call for submissions, dates, committees, and guidelines.