Call for Research Papers

June 13-17, 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark


XP 2022 – 23rd International Conference on Agile Software Development

Sponsored by Agile Alliance

 June 13-17, 2022

Important Dates

  • Abstracts due: Feb 7, 2022 (voluntary)
  • Submission deadline: Feb 14, 2022
  • Notification to authors: Mar 25, 2022
  • Camera-ready due: April 15, 2022

All dates are defined as AoE (Anywhere on Earth).

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 2022 will provide an informal environment to learn and trigger discussions.

While the XP conference originally focused on eXtreme Programming and pre-dated the Agile Manifesto, XP 2022 solicits contributions that address all modern Agile approaches as well as the application of Agile to applications including (but not limited to) FinTech, AI/ML, IoT, and other mission-critical systems with global reach.

Agile methods originally favored small, co-located teams, emphasizing face-to-face interaction. While Agile methods have since been successfully scaled up to large and distributed projects, we are now facing new challenges in the Era of Hybrid Work. The Covid-19 pandemic has served as a catalyst of this trend. Hybrid work brings new challenges: not quite distributed, and not quite co-located, but rather individual developers working from anywhere, and touching base in the office intermittently. Thus, the theme for XP 2022 is “Agile in the Era of Hybrid Work.”

Topics of Interest

We invite submissions of unpublished high-quality research papers full (15 pages) and short (8 pages) related to Agile and Lean software development. Full papers should present completed research that clearly addresses a research problem and document the details and results of a study. Short papers are expected to communicate emerging research results and/or trends that have the potential to be further developed.  Such papers may also present a vision on a given topic that addresses long-term challenges and opportunities that are thoroughly justified or clearly related to prior literature. 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 to this year’s conference include, but are not restricted to, the following, in Agile and Lean contexts:

  • Agile in the era of Covid-19
  • Business and startups
  • Business and enterprise agility
  • Diversity & Inclusion in Agile
  • Education and training
  • Emerging topics and future directions
  • Empirical studies and evaluations
  • Engineering and management
  • Foundations and conceptual studies
  • Games and game-based techniques
  • Global software development and offshoring
  • Human aspects, morale, values, ethics and believes
  • Hybrid approaches to Agile software development
  • Large projects and organizations
  • Leadership and coaching
  • Measurement and metrics for projects, processes, software, and teams
  • Qualitative/quantitative improvement techniques
  • Requirements gathering
  • Sustainability of products, development, business models, and management
  • Development and operations
  • Software startups
  • Testing, release management, and deployment
  • Tools and techniques for Agile and lean development

Submissions based on empirical studies conducted in industry-academia collaboration are encouraged.


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.


All submissions must conform to the LNBIP formatting and submission instructions. See the instructions for authors here.

The paper length should not exceed 15 pages (full papers) and 8 pages (short papers).

  • There is no limit on the number of submissions an author may submit, but authors are advised to focus on quality rather than quantity.
  • By submitting to the XP Research Papers Track, authors acknowledge that they are aware of and agree that papers submitted to XP 2022 must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere while under consideration for XP 2022. Please read the Code of Conduct for Authors.
  • Papers must be submitted electronically via EasyChair by the defined deadline.
  • Please note – The abstracts deadline is voluntary, so you can still submit after that deadline

Program Committee



If you have any questions or comments, please contact the track co-chairs by email.