XP 2023 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

XP2023 Call for Submissions - Research Workshops

International Workshop on Global and Hybrid Work in 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 Global and Hybrid Work in Software Engineering (GoHyb)

Global software engineering has been widely practiced for several years, and there is quite a lot of knowledge in the field about distributed teams.
The recent Covid-19 pandemic forced software engineers to work fully remotely, making it necessary for everyone to quickly learn how to efficiently collaborate and use tools for remote
work. Even now, after the pandemic, many software engineering organizations are adopting hybrid ways of working, creating new opportunities for individuals and companies.

However, hybrid work also brings challenges: teams and companies need to agree on the new ways of working. Is there something we can learn from global software engineering that can be used in hybrid work? How are hybrid agile teams going to work in the future? What is going to be the new normal for software engineering in the world of hybrid work?


There are two submission categories: i) 8-page full papers; and ii) short industrial presentations.

Full papers: We encourage submissions of contributions describing different stages of research, from position papers and work-in-progress to complete research reports, as well as industry experience reports. We welcome both research and industry papers.

Short industry presentations: We welcome industry experiences, challenges, solutions and ideas for topics that would benefit from rigorous research. Presentation suggestions can be submitted in the format of a 2-page paper or max 5 slides describing the main idea, the presenters and their experience in the topic.

GoHyb seeks submissions describing novel research, experience reports, as well as emerging ideas. We are interested in studies describing original and unpublished results in the field of global and hybrid work in software engineering. The focus of the workshop is on new promising ideas and therefore work-in-progress reports are welcome to ignite discussion in the workshop. The industrial presentations aim to bring the industry viewpoint by discussing current challenges, solutions and new ideas on the topic.

Topics of Interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Issues and challenges in global and hybrid work, such as inequality between hybrid and non-hybrid employees, fewer socialization possibilities, workplace culture, well-being, and their impact on software engineering activities
  • Methods, tools and practices for hybrid work. For example, coordination, synchronization, and collaboration practices in hybrid teams Adaptations of methods and tools for hybrid work
  • Agile software development in global and hybrid working settings
  • Innovative way of collaboration in global and hybrid working settings
  • Industry experience on global and hybrid work
  • Education and training on global and hybrid work in software engineering, e.g., skills and mindsets needed for effective hybrid work

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


The full workshop papers will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) after the conference (Volume II) 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 novelty, soundness, significance, 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 8 pages (full papers).

Proposals must be submitted electronically via EasyChair by the defined deadline.

Program Committee


Programme Committee Members

  • Ricardo Britto, Ericsson/BTH, Sweden
  • Tony Clear, Auckland University of Technology, N.Z.
  • Christof Ebert, Vector Consulting, Germany
  • Filippo Lanubile, University of Bari, Italy
  • David Redmiles, University of California, Irvine, U.S.
  • Darja Smite, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Igor Steinmacher, Northern Arizona University, USA
  • Paolo Tell, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Aurora Vizcaíno, U. of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Mani V.S., Siemens Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., India