Agile Sustainability

JUNE 13-17, 2022

Copenhagen, Denmark

Research Workshop on Agile Sustainability

XP 2022 — 23rd International Conference on Agile Software Development

An Agile Alliance Event

 June 13-17.6.2022 Copenhagen, Denmark


Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: April 8th, 2022 April 29th, 2022 (AoE)
  • Author notification: May 20th, 2022 (AoE)
  • Workshop date: June 13th, 2022
  • Camera ready deadline: TBD (after the conference)

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

2nd Workshop on Agile Sustainability

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

We invite submissions of unpublished high-quality research papers (full and short) related to Agile and Lean software development.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).  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


The XP 2022 main conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) as Open Access.

Submissions will be first screened on rigor and relevance and then evaluated by at least three members of the program committee based on soundness, significance, novelty, verifiability, and presentation quality.


  • 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).
  • Peer groups with expertise in the workshop focus area will review submissions. The Program Committee will select full papers and extended abstracts for presentation at the workshop. Revised and selected contributions will be included in a separate volume of the XP 2022 conference proceedings published by Springer LNBIP. To this end, one of the authors attending XP 2022 must present the work at the workshop
  • Submissions must conform to the LNBIP formatting and submission instructions (See the instructions for authors here). Please read the Code of Conduct for Authors.
  • Papers must be submitted electronically via EasyChair by the defined deadline.


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

Program Committee:

Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden,

Hong-Mei Chen, University of Hawaii, USA

Ruzanna Chitchyan, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Jutta Eckstein, IT communication, Germany

Peggy Gregory, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom

Sami Hyrynsalmi, LUT University, Finland

Rick Kazman, University of Hawaii, USA

Stefan Naumann, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld, Germany

Anh Nguyen Duc, University college of Southeast Norway, Norway

Andrea Pinna, Università di Cagliari, Italy

Xiaofeng Wang, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University, Japan

Hasan Yasar, Carnegie Mellon University, USA


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