Call for Diversity & Inclusion in Agile

JUNE 8-12, 2020

Copenhagen, Denmark


XP 2020 — 21st International Conference on Agile Software Development

An Agile Alliance Event

 June 8-12, 2020 Copenhagen, Denmark


Important Dates

  • Submissions due: February 20, 2020
  • Notifications: March 13, 2020
  • Camera ready: July 7, 2020

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

The need for diversity is growing as a result of the fourth industrial revolution. Diverse teams are important elements of company innovation and future success. In the software industry, talk about diversity is focusing strongly on gender bias. But diversity is more than just gender – it can refer to age, race, skills, and different backgrounds. The need for more diverse teams and organizations also challenges those in management, coaching, and leadership. More research into best practices and new approaches is needed in order to create sustainable ways of implementing and improving more diverse ways to work.

Topics of Interest

This track welcomes short research and position papers (max 7 pages in LNBIP format) from researchers and practitioners around the topic of diversity and inclusion in Agile software development. We also invite experience case studies and best practices from practitioners in the form of talks or interactive sessions. We are interested in various viewpoints about the topic and welcome different angles to encourage discussion on the track. We are especially looking for new ideas and emerging areas in diversity and inclusion in Agile software development. Below are some topics of interest, but contributions beyond these are also encouraged:

  • Diversity and inclusion in Agile Software development
  • Gender bias in the software industry
  • Gender equality and gender equity
  • Different career paths
  • Diversity in age and race
  • Diverse teams
  • Leaderships and coaching of diverse teams
  • Diversity in small and large companies
  • Diversity in skills and competence
  • Values and attitudes in diversity and inclusion
  • Diversity strategies in companies
  • Success factors for diverse organizations
  • The future of diversity and inclusion


The research and position papers on this track will be published in the XP 2020 post-conference proceedings. Papers will be evaluated by the program committee for quality, fit, and the novelty of the content.


We welcome submissions via Easychair. The maximum length of the research and position papers is 7 pages including references in Springer LNCS. The case studies and best practices from practitioners should be described in the submission with maximum length of 4 pages.

Program Committee



If you have any questions or comments, please contact the track co-chairs.