June 14-18, 2021
June 14-18, 2021
All dates are defined as the end of the day anywhere on earth (AoE).
XP is the premier Agile software development conference combining research and practice. It is a unique forum where Agile researchers, practitioners, thought leaders, coaches, and trainers get together to present and discuss their most recent innovations, research results, experiences, concerns, challenges, and trends. Whether you are new to Agile or a seasoned Agile practitioner, XP 2021 will provide an informal environment to learn and trigger discussion.
This year’s conference theme is “Agile turns Twenty while the world goes online”. 2021 marks 20 years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, making it a good time to reflect on the past, the present and the future of Agile. The strength of XP is the way it enables conversations and the exchange of ideas between academics and industry practitioners. After the challenges of 2020 and during these times of great change it is as important as ever for us to come together and share what we have learnt over the last year. The conference will run online for a second year which gives us the opportunity to reach out to a global and diverse audience, and we particularly welcome contributions from new contributors and new perspectives, and look forward to meeting old and new friends in June 2021.
Topics of Interest
Agile continues to advance over the course of 20 years, and the focus of the XP conference program has expanded over the years. XP2021 solicits contributions that address all modern Agile approaches, as well as the application of Agile to applications including, but not limited to, DevOps, FinTech, AI/ML, IoT, and other mission-critical systems with global reach.
We invite submissions of unpublished high-quality research papers (full and short) related to agile and lean software development. We welcome submissions addressing topics across the full spectrum of agile software development, broadly on agile, and on issues of concern to researchers or practitioners (or both).
The topics of interest include, but not limited to, the following, in Agile and Lean contexts:
Submissions based on empirical studies conducted in industry-academia collaboration are encouraged.
The XP 2021 conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP), and will be open access.
Submissions will be first screened on rigor and relevance, and then evaluated by at least three members of the program committee, mostly based on soundness, significance, novelty, replicability, and presentation quality.
All submissions must conform to the LNBIP formatting and submission instructions. Authors should consult Springer’s author guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form.
The paper length should not exceed 15 pages (full papers) and 8 pages (short papers).
Programme Committee Members