JUNE 8-12, 2020
JUNE 8-12, 2020
XP 2020 — 21st International Conference on Agile Software Development
An Agile Alliance Event
June 8-12, 2020 Copenhagen, Denmark
All dates are defined as AoE (Anywhere on Earth).
The annual XP conference is a premier event which regularly attracts a large number of software practitioners and researchers. There is a range of events at the conference in which participants learn new techniques or come together to discuss particular issues of interest. These events, together with the main conference, offer a rare opportunity to conduct empirical studies on-site and collect high-quality empirical data.
To take advantage of this opportunity, XP 2020 will offer the On-Site Empirical Studies in Agile Software Development track for the second time.
To participate in this track, researchers are invited to submit their research plans for conducting empirical studies during the conference. This will enable researchers to collect real-time data among event participants it their submissions are approved.
The accepted research plans will be implemented during XP 2020 events that best generate the data identified in the plans. At least one author from accepted plans must register, attend, and conduct their planned data collection.
Authors are expected to make explicit in their submission whether they opt for a specific session or for an ad-hoc meeting slot.
Research plans should include the following information:
Plans may include collecting data from coding sessions that occur at XP 2020 events, for example, test code produced during a coding challenge could be analyzed to compare test code coverage/styles/errors/etc. to any qualitative study involving particularities dependent on developers’ demographics. Plans could thus also envision qualitative studies using, for instance, questionnaire-based interviews or focus groups; e.g. an interview investigating the extent to which practitioners find stand-up meetings to be effective.
If you have an idea for a study for which you might be struggling to collect data from practitioners, XP 2020 is your chance to collect data from a potentially large pool of practitioners and experts in Agile Software Development.
Research plans will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. The significance, rigor, and originality of the proposed research will be assessed along with the suitability of the planned research to be conducted.
After the conference, it will be possible for authors to add preliminary results of their on-site research, i.e. information about the data collection procedures and first results for their paper. The camera-ready version of the paper should conform to LNBIP format with a maximum length of 8 pages. These final papers will be published in the post-conference proceedings after a second, short review round.
The authors of the best research plans will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers emerging from the data collected during XP 2020 to a special section in Information and Software Technology (IST).
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the track co-chairs.