Call for Submissions: Industry and Practice

AI and Agile

XP 2024 – 25th International Conference on Agile Software Development
June 4-7, 2024 • Bolzano, Italy

Important Dates

  • Proposal submissions: Feb 19, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2024
  • Deadline to acknowledge acceptance: April 12, 2024

All dates are defined as end-of-day anywhere on Earth.

Please note that some of the dates may change.

Call and Topics of Interest

We’re excited to introduce “AI and Agile” as a new topic at the XP2024 Conference. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the evolving dialogue around the integration of AI in Agile practices.

In the rapidly evolving landscape of technology and software development, the fusion of AI and Agile methodologies is emerging as a transformative approach. This track invites exploration into how AI can be integrated within Agile frameworks to enhance efficiency, decision-making, and innovation in software development processes.

We seek submissions that can range from theoretical discussions on the future trajectory of AI in Agile environments to practical case studies demonstrating the impact of AI on team dynamics, project outcomes, and Agile processes.

We favor interactive presentations, workshops, demonstrations, and interaction based on your experience and practice from working in the industry.

Topics are welcome to cover the entire spectrum of ideas, concepts, and applications of AI within our field. What was not possible yesterday, is now rapidly changing with AI. Let’s discover, explore, and learn from the incredible pool of talent-fed professionals in our ecosystem.

Examples of “AI and Agile” industrial applications may include:

  • Custom Chatbots (Custom GPTs)
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Generative AI Assistant Tools for diverse Agile Roles (e.g. Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Agile Testers..)
  • Cognitive Document Search Applications
  • Agile Project Management tools using AI
  • Predictive Analytics for Product Development
  • User Experience (UX) Design, Testing and Optimization tools
  • Automated Code Review and Quality Assurance
  • AI-Driven Risk Assessment in Agile Projects
  • Customer Feedback Analysis through NLP (Natural Language Processing)
  • AI-Powered Customer Support tools
  • AI-powered Agile Metric dashboards
  • AI-Enhanced Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)
  • Sprint Retrospective AI tools
  • AI-Powered Incident Response and Management
  • Generative AI Tools to enhance capabilities of Agile Developers (Copilots)
  • any other

Ethical AI and Sustainability in Agile Environments

With our dedicated focus on Ethical AI and Sustainability, we invite contributions that delve into the intersection of AI ethics, environmental consciousness, and Agile methodologies. This special section aims to spark a vital conversation around the responsible development and deployment of AI technologies in Agile settings, ensuring that they are not only efficient and innovative but also socially and environmentally conscious.

Submission Guidelines

The submission should contain the following information:

  • Type and length
    • Talk: 30, or 60 min
    • Demo: 30 min
    • Workshop: 60, or 90 min
  • AbstractExplain the general topic and highlight the concepts the session is going to cover.
  • Learning outcomes1-3 reasons why a participant should choose this particular session and what would be the lessons learned.
  • Process / MechanicsRough agenda for the session, session style (lecture, interactive, demo)
  • Target Audience (e.g. Developers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Managers, …)
  • Prerequisites required of attendees (e.g. Basic knowledge in …, Familiarity with …, … )
  • LevelIntroductory, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
  • Bio: Short biography of the speaker(s)

And of course, you can also provide any additional information to help us evaluate your submission. Links to podcasts or videos of previous industry presentations are welcome. You can also upload your presentation as a PDF in the submission system.

Once the information is received, it will go through a review cycle soliciting feedback from various organizers and a final selection made by the program chairs.

Our objective is to create a Great Conference Program! We look forward to your submissions!

Submissions will only be accepted via the EasyChair platform. 


Proposals are evaluated on:

  • Relevancy for and inspiration of the participants’ learning
  • Grounded in the proposers’ experience
  • Clear and convincing. Note during the submission phase it competes with other proposals, so convince us of its importance
  • Engaging and involving. Tell us how you make it interesting, attractive, and maybe even entertaining for the participants
  • Novelty
  • Clarity and practicality of the session structure
  • Preferably supporting the conference’s main theme

Due to the popularity of this topic, selected participants may be asked to contribute to the review of other submissions. Please specify your openness to assist co-chairs in the unbiased review and selection of other proposals. Should you volunteer and be asked to help, you will be provided administrative access to EasyChair to submit your reviews.

Program Committee Co-chairs

  • Alex Polyakov, CEO at Project Simple AI, USA (email)
  • Pekka Abrahamsson, Professor at University of Tampere, Finland (email)
  • Tomas Herda, Agile Coach at Austrian Post, Austria (email)

(Preliminary) Program Committee Members

  • Victoria Pichler, Agile Release Train Coach at Austrian Post
  • Karl Josef Gstettner, Innovationsmanager at AMS Austria
  • Anh Nguyen-Duc, Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway
  • Martin Eder, Agile Release Train Coach at Austrian Post
  • Adam Przybylek, Assistant Professor at Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
  • Yuliia Pieskova, Co-founder/COO at Alpha Affinity and Agile Coach at Yuliia.Co, Germany
  • Kai-Kristian Kemell, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Carmen Gruber, Agile Coach at Erste Digital Group, Digital Banking, Austria


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

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