Agility with Microservices Programming

JUNE 13-17, 2022

Copenhagen, Denmark

XP 2022 – CALL FOR PAPERS: Research Workshop – Third International Workshop on Agility with Microservices Programming

XP 2022 — 23rd International Conference on Agile Software Development

An Agile Alliance Event

 June 13-17, 2022


Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: April 1st, 2022 (AoE)
  • Paper submission deadline: April 8th, 2022 April 29th, 2022 (AoE)
  • Author notification: May 20th, 2022 (AoE)
  • Workshop date: June 13th, 2022

Agility with Microservices Programming

Agile architecture does not necessarily emerge from the use of agile development practices, it needs to be deliberately sought after. This often means creating systems as sets of small, independent components that collaborate to provide the desired functionality. Such components are usually loosely-coupled and expose well-defined APIs that are accessible over standard communication protocols and data formats – they can be individually developed and tested, they can be easily replaced by alternative implementations if needed, and they provide great flexibility when deploying and scaling the system.

This style of architecture is often described as microservices. Essentially, microservices decompose a system into an architecture of standalone modules that (i) are simpler to maintain and evolve; (ii) scale efficiently; and (iii) can be reused as building blocks for other architectures. Transitioning to a microservice architecture is crucial for companies in highly-competing markets, where agility and flexibility of software systems become a critical asset to establish leadership.

While microservices are a solution for scalability, maintainability, and evolvability, they come at a cost: an increased complexity that calls for an improvement of the current techniques for software construction and advanced engineering practices.

Topics of Interest

The third edition of AMP aims to continue the success of its previous editions AMP 2020 and AMP 2021 in collecting original work on the science and engineering of programming microservices. The topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Using microservices to enable an evolutive and agile architecture
  • Software engineering methods and tools for microservices
  • Patterns for microservices design and development
  • Operations practises for microservices and DevOps support
  • Impact of microservices’ usage on agile teams and processes
  • Programming languages and techniques for microservices
  • Combining microservices with other architectural styles
  • Achieving software qualities, e.g., security, maintainability, and deployability
  • Metrics and software analytics in microservices architectures
  • Verification of microservice architectures
  • Test-driven approaches and testing in microservices development
  • Refactoring in the context of microservices architectures
  • Empirical studies on microservices
  • Experience reports on microservice adoption and teaching.

Contributions and Evaluation

AMP 2022 seeks original contributions of the following types:

  • Full papers: research papers, industry case studies (from 6 to 8 pages, including references)
  • Extended Abstracts: tool presentations, position papers (2 pages, including references)

All submissions must be in English, conform to the Springer LNBIP format and must be submitted through EasyChair. Please also read the Code of Conduct for Authors.

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.

For further details, refer to the workshop website and for any further queries, please contact the chairs.

Program Chairs

  • Florian Rademacher, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, DE (
  • Eduardo Guerra, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, IT (
  • Larisa Safina, INRIA Lille – Nord Europe, FR (

Publicity Chair

  • Lovro Lugović, University of Southern Denmark, DK (
  • Philip Wizenty, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, DE (


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