XP 2023 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

XP2023 Call for Submissions - Research Workshops

International Workshop on Agile-Quantum Software Engineering

XP 2023 — 24th International Conference on Agile Software Development

Amsterdam, The Netherlands  •  June 13-16, 2023

Important Dates

  • Workshop paper submissions: April 14th, 2023
  • Workshop paper notifications: May 5th, 2023
  • Workshops: June 13th, 2023
  • Camera-ready versions of accepted papers: to be decided

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

International Workshop on Agile-Quantum Software Engineering

The key enabler for developing QC technologies is quantum software. Quantum software, amongst other requirements such as full stack support ranging from novel techniques and tools, needs processes and methods that explicitly focus on developing software systems based on quantum mechanics. However, the present-day quantum software engineering (QSE) processes are far from mature and are often based on hybrid concepts (quantum-classical practices). The quantum-classical development must be orchestrated; therefore, embarrassing iterative and agile practices are needed to develop quantum software. The QSE processes can benefit from well-developed iterative agile practices for team collaboration, short development iterations, and continuous delivery.

This workshop aims to provide a venue to discuss-empirically derived understanding of agile adoption in quantum software development, agile-quantum toolchain, roles and responsibilities, agile-quantum ecosystem, challenges, and opportunities. This workshop will seek submissions reporting original, unpublished research on agile-quantum software development covering any aspect of experimental, empirical, and evidence-based software engineering, for example, processes, methods, tools, and best practices. This will be a one-day paper-based presentations workshop, accepting research and industry papers on embracing agile for quantum software development.

Topics of Interest

The term quantum software engineering attracts significant attention from both academia and the software industry. However, it is emergent for the community to discuss the experience reports and highlight the new trends and practices of the agile-based software development process. We welcome the research articles that report studies addressing the challenges of agile-based QSE. More specifically, the goal of the workshop is to attract quality academic and industrial submissions and to stimulate discussions around the themes (but are not limited to) listed below:

  • State-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice in agile-based software development
  • Empirical studies using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods
  • Empirical evaluation of quality management techniques
  • Quality improvement standards and models
  • Knowledge management in agile-based quantum software engineering
  • Risk management
  • Testing, verification, and validation
  • Systematic literature reviews and mapping studies on agile-based software quantum software development.
  • Controlled experiments and quasi-experiments on the agile-based software development process.
  • Best practices and lessons learned in the agile-based software development process.


The XP 2023 conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP), and will be open access.
Submissions will be first screened on rigor and relevance, and then evaluated by at least three members of the program committee, mostly based on soundness, significance, novelty, replicability, and presentation quality.


All submissions 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. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form.

The workshop will accept research and industry papers, depending on the quality of the submissions. The workshop papers to be published by Springer, should be no longer than 8 pages. The selection process is based on each submitted paper being reviewed by no less than two program committee members. The participants will be solicited through public calls for papers and open participation.

  • There is no limit on the number of submissions an author may submit, but authors are advised to focus on quality rather than on quantity
  • Proposals must be submitted electronically via EasyChair or sent to the track chairs by the defined deadline.

Program Committee


  • Muhammad Azeem Akbar, Ph.D., <azeem.akbar@lut.fi>, LUT University, Finland
  • Arif Ali Khan, PhD, <arif.khan@oulu.fi>, M3S Unit Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland

Program Committee Members

  • Shahid Hussain (Penn State University, USA)
  • Mohammad Shameem (Koneru Lakhmiyah Educational Foundation, India)
  • Aakash Ahmad (University of Ha’il, Saudi Arabia)
  • Irfan Kamran (Global Institute Lahore, Pakistan)
  • Kashif Hussain (National College of Commerce, Hasilpur, Pakistan)