Call for Research Workshop Proposals

JUNE 8-12, 2020

Copenhagen, Denmark

XP 2020 – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – RESEARCH WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

XP 2020 — 21st International Conference on Agile Software Development

An Agile Alliance Event

 June 8-12, 2020 Copenhagen, Denmark

 


Important Dates

We aim at following unified deadlines for submissions, notification, and camera-ready. Please see the important dates below:

  • Submission deadline: December 1, 2019.
  • Workshop call for contributions ready: December 22, 2019.
  • Workshop paper deadline: March 17 , 2020.
  • Notification: April 17, 2020.
  • Workshops: June 8, 2020 & June 12, 2020
  • Camera-ready versions of accepted papers: July 7, 2020 (for those papers to be included in the post conference proceedings)

All dates are defined as end of day anywhere on earth.


In addition to the main tracks of the conference, XP hosts a variety of high-quality workshops, providing a forum for groups of 20-40 (or more) participants to meet and discuss research questions with peers to mature new and exciting ideas, which may optionally be recorded in formal proceedings. Research workshops are usually very effective to help on defining new research agendas for collaboration, and incubating scientific communities.

We invite full or half-day scientific workshop proposals on Agile related topics, to discuss or present results of research and practice. We welcome both already existing well-known workshops and new cutting-edge workshops in innovative topics. If there is a topic relevant to the topics of the XP conference that you feel passionate about and you want to connect with others who have similar interests, you should consider submitting a proposal to organize a workshop!

Workshop proponents may define the format of the workshop and we more than welcome new and unconventional ideas for workshop formats, ranging from traditional mini-conferences, more presentation-oriented, to highly interactive sessions, to act as retreats for domain experts, or agenda-setting opportunities. Common activities at workshops also include poster sessions, hands-on practical work, and focus groups.

Workshops may be held before or after (Monday the whole day and Friday morning) the main conference days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). Participation in XP research workshops is preferably open. We encourage workshops that include presentation of research papers to publish the accepted papers in a separate volume of the XP proceedings, which will be prepared to be archived by Springer (open access).

Guidelines

The workshop proposals should include:

  • Title and abbreviation to use for advertising purposes
  • Theme and goals of the workshop and its relevance to the Agile community
  • Abstract with max. 200-words summarizing the theme and goals of the workshop to use for advertising purposes on the XP 2020 website
  • Organizers’ names, affiliations, expertise on the topics, experience on running workshops, responsibilities for the proposed workshop, and contact details indicating the primary organizer and contact person (not necessarily the same)
  • Expected number of participants (ideal, minimum, and maximum) and numbers of previous editions, and links (if any); please note that the workshop registration has additional fees on top of the main XP conference days
  • Planned advertisement for the workshop to promote participation
  • Preparation expected from participants and how attendees gain access to the workshop (e.g., submission of a full paper, an extended abstract, a position paper); we favor open access
  • Program committee, including tentative and already committed members;
  • Format of the workshop (e.g., introductory material, paper presentations, keynotes, focus groups, panel discussions, debates) and a preliminary timetable (e.g., half or full day);
  • Expected results and how they will be disseminated to the wider public after the workshop (e.g., proceedings, workshop website)
  • Any special requirements (e.g., room configuration, audio and video)
  • A 1-page draft of the call for submissions/participation
  • Workshop proposals should not exceed more than 5 pages

Workshop organizers are responsible for advertising the workshop (e.g., sending calls for contributions to relevant mailing lists), managing the workshop website, organizing the reviewing process (e.g., by forming a small program committee), running the workshop, and collating any results of the workshop for dissemination.

Submission

Make your submission through Easy Chair.

Evaluation

The workshop proposals will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • The relevance and importance of the topic addressed
  • The attractiveness and novelty of the topic for the Agile community, as well as other relevant communities
  • The potential of the workshop results to advance the state of Agile research and practice, either by forging a new research community or by creating new collaborations
  • The interactive nature of the workshop format, e.g., workshops stimulating discussions will be preferred to those based solely on presentations
  • The experience of the organizers to lead a successful workshop on the topic
  • The balance and synergy with respect to other workshops and co-located events
  • The ability of the workshop to attract and cater to mature research, new and emerging ideas, or preferably bothT

Program Committee

Co-chairs:

  • Mansooreh Zahedi, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Hubert Baumeister, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Questions?

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