Call for Industry & Practice Submissions

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 open in November
  • Submission deadline: Feb 5, 2020
  • Notification: Mar 13, 2020

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


We invite proposals for engaging and experimental sessions oriented towards practitioners. More than presentations, we favor workshops, demonstrations, and interaction based on your experience and practice from working in the industry.

Example topics practices for collaboration, coaching, leading, meeting, communicating, and learning.

Sessions can be 30, 60, or 90 minutes, or full/half-day for in-depth workshops/tutorials. Please excite and surprise us!

The submission should contain the following information:

  • Type and length of a session: (30, 60, or 90 min), e.g. tutorial/workshop (half day or full day)
  • Abstract: Explain the general topic and highlight the concepts the session is going to cover.
  • Learning outcomes: 1-3 reasons why a participant should choose this particular session and what would be the lessons learned.
  • Process / mechanics: Rough agenda for the session, session style (lecture, interactive, demo)
  • Target Audience: (e.g. developers, managers, …)
  • Prerequisites required of attendees: (e.g. basic knowledge in …, familiarity with …, … )
  • Level: introductory, practicing, expert
  • Short biography of the speaker(s)
  • And of course, you can also provide any additional information for the pc that helps deciding for your submission. Note that you can upload a pdf in the submission system, besides an abstract.

Proposals are evaluated on these criteria:

  • Grounded in the proposers’ experiences.
  • Fit with conference theme
  • Clarity and practicality of concept
  • Engaging and involving
  • Novelty

Based on the review comments and with the objective of creating a great conference program, final selections will be made by the program committee.  


Review Process

Submissions will only be accepted via EasyChair (see the submission link above).

Ensure your submission is:

  • Relevant and inspires the participants learning
  • Clear and convincing. Note during the submission phase it competes with other proposals, so convince us of its importance
  • Engaging. Tell us how you make it interesting, attractive, and maybe even entertaining for the participants.
  • Supporting the conference’s theme – and tell us how.

People submitting a proposal will be expected to review 2-3 other proposals.  

Program Committee



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