Call for Tutorials and Workshops Submissions

MAY 21 - 25, 2019

Montréal, Canada


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 and System 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 and System 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 predated the “Agile Manifesto”, XP2019 solicits contributions that address all modern agile approaches, as well as the application of agile in areas 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 that is part of the Université du Québec network.  A renowned metropolis in the province of Québec, which 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.


We invite proposals, preferably fitting under the theme "Agile the next 20 Years" 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 that 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.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Should present concepts or practices that are grounded in experience.
  • Actively involves participants in their own learning.
  • Describe (for reviewers) how you will use the time period to meet the objectives you have stated for your session.
  • Give a clear description of what new knowledge or abilities attendees will take away.


Target audiences may be identified by roles (e.g., manager, coach, developer, tester) or interests (e.g., team development, test automation, programming practices, enterprise adoption). The audience that you target and how you organize your session is entirely up to you, but should be made clear.


Proposals must be submitted electronically via Agile Alliance submission system by the defined deadline.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: Jan 19, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
  • Notification: Feb 18, 2019.
  • Camera ready due: Mar 02, 2019.


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

Program Committee

  • Robert Chatley, Imperial College London, UK
  • Shane McIntosh, McGill University, Canada


If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at




All tracks and sessions of XP 2019 are available at the conference website along with the specific call for submissions, dates, committees, and guidelines.