Workshop on Agile Sustainability

June 14-18, 2021


Workshop on Agile Sustainability

Important Dates

Submissions: due April 23, 2021 April 30, 2021

Notification to authors: due May 21, 2021

Workshop date: June 14-18, 2021 (day to be confirmed)

Camera-ready versions: (post-conference date to be defined)

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


For years, sustainability has been a concern for many communities, and this has been the case for the Agile software development communities. The definition of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, has provided more concrete dimensions to sustainability since at the heart of the Agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Organizations are currently redefining strategic objectives and processes so that all these can be better aligned with these 17 SDGs. Sustainability dimensions are defined using different concepts, for instance, Human, Environmental and Economic.

It seems that it can be the right time to study Agile and Sustainability in depth and from a new and more fresh perspective, seeking a mutual benefit of both Agile and Sustainability. It should not be forgotten that Agile was born on top of a set of values, principles and practices and, in this respect, Agile is different to other development paradigms. The relationship and impact that the Agile paradigm and the agile software development approach have 1) on the sustainability dimensions and, 2) on the SDGs, require to be thoroughly considered. Issues such as resources (human, technical…), and energy consumption both from the process and product perspectives are relevant.

Topics of Interest

This workshop is an attempt to be a place where academics and practitioners can share their own points of view, with the common goal of building a shared agenda. 

The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • The many faces of Sustainability in Agile
  • Agile in the UN SDG context
  • Energy efficiency of Agile methodologies
  • Green Agile design
  • Green Agile development
  • Measures, indicators and assessment of Green in Agile
  • Social Sustainability in Agile
  • Economic Sustainability in Agile
  • Agile and non-Agile from the Sustainability perspective
  • Cynefin and Sustainability
  • Agile, software architecture and sustainability
  • Agile, technical debt and sustainability
  • Green and technical debt agile architecting
  • The Sustainability of Agile

We invite submissions of unpublished high-quality research papers (full papers up to a  maximum of  8 pages and short papers up to a maximum of 5 pages) 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).

Submissions to AMP 2021 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. Accepted submissions will be published in the XP 2021 post-conference proceedings.


Coral Calero. Universidad de Castilla La Mancha. Spain

Juan Garbajosa. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Spain

Jennifer Pérez. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Spain

Agustin Yagüe. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Spain


Programme Committee

Gavina Baralla

Jan Bosch,  Chalmers University of Technology

Hong-Mei Chen, University of Hawaii

Ruzanna Chitchyan, University of Bristol

Jutta Eckstein, IT communication

Fabian Fagerholm, Aalto University

Sami Hyrynsalmi, LUT University

Rick Kazman, Carnegie-Mellon University and University of Hawaii

Siffat Ullah Khan, University of Malakand

Claudia Melo, International Atomic Energy Agency

Suzanne Miller

Stefan Naumann, University of Applied Sciences Trier

Anh Nguyen Duc, University College of Southeast Norway

Andrea Pinna

Seb Rose, Claysnow

Roberto Tonelli, University of Cagliari

Xiaofeng Wang, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University

Hasan Yasar, Carnegie Mellon University