XP 2021 Research Workshop Submissions

June 14-18, 2021


Research Workshop Submissions

Important Dates

  • Submission of proposals: due January 29, 2021
  • Workshop proposals notifications: due February 5, 2021
  • Workshops call for contributions: by February 12, 2021
  • Workshop papers submissions: due April 23, 2021
  • Workshop papers notifications: due May 21, 2021
  • Conference days: June 14-18, 2021

Camera-ready versions of accepted papers: to be decided (for those papers to be included in the post-conference proceedings)

All dates are defined as the end of the day anywhere on earth (AoE).

Call for Research Workshop Proposals

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. Research workshops are usually very useful to help on defining new research agendas for collaboration and incubating scientific communities. Contributions to the research workshops may optionally be archived in the post-conference proceedings, to be published with open access by Springer LNBIP.

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 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. Typical activities at workshops also include poster sessions, hands-on practical work, and focus groups.

Workshops may be held on 14th or 18th June, before or after the main conference days. Participation in XP research workshops is preferably open. We encourage workshops that include the presentation of research papers to publish the accepted papers in the separate volume of the conference proceedings.


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 2021 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 favour 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 broader public after the workshop (e.g., proceedings, workshop website)
  • Any special requirements (e.g., technological requirements for the video-conference and collaboration)
  • 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.


  • 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 concerning other workshops and co-located events
  • The ability of the workshop to attract and cater to mature research, new and emerging ideas or preferably both;

Program Committee

Co-Chairs Email

  • Ademar Aguiar, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Eduardo Guerra, Free University of Bolzen-Bolzano, Italy


To submit your research workshop proposal, please submit to Easychair by using the button below or use this link.