Call for Submissions: Industry and Practice

Process Innovation

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

Important Dates

  • Proposal submissions: February 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

In a world vastly different from when Extreme Programming emerged and the Agile Manifesto was created, we stand at a pivotal juncture in the Agile journey. Our collective experience has since revealed an intricate picture where teams do not operate in isolation but are deeply entwined with the organizations they inhabit and the society we are living in.

In our post-pandemic, distributed, and complex era, pressing questions emerge: What elements of Extreme Programming truly endure? What will propel us into the next era of Extreme Programming evolution? We are especially interested to hear your thoughts and experience from a process innovation and organizational development perspective.

We invite you to share your discoveries and insights on a range of pivotal topics:

  • Agile Essentials: How can organizations embrace the true spirit of Extreme Programming without succumbing to the pitfalls of heavyweight frameworks? We seek perspectives on structures and processes that genuinely embody Agile principles.
  • Complexity Theory and System Thinking: In what ways can these disciplines guide us in uncovering and evolving organizational structures? Your experiences in applying these theories to enhance Extreme Programming practices are invaluable.
  • Adapting to New Work Dynamics: In the era of remote work, hybrid models, and distributed teams, what practices reinforce the core Agile values of communication and feedback?
  • Company Management in an Agile Context: We’re interested in exploring innovative approaches to budgeting, portfolio management, and resource allocation that align with and support Agile methodologies at both the team and organizational levels.
  • Sustainability: Teams and organizations don’t live in a bubble, and they affect the surrounding social environment. We would love to hear your strategies and processes that consider the social, environmental, and economic impacts, fostering a sustainable approach to Agile practices.
  • Inclusive Workspaces: Transforming work environments into universally accessible collaboration spaces, embracing extreme programming values of respect and courage.
  • Any experience in organizing people in a team based on skills, capabilities, or other organizational needs; new role definitions not previously covered in extreme programming, but functional to supporting teams and organization in the agile journey; newly discovered patterns in management. Those topics are all well accepted.

Submission Guidelines

The submission should contain the following information:

  • Type and length:
    • Talk: 30, or 60 min
    • Workshop: 60, or 90 min
  • Abstract: Explain the general topic and highlight the concepts the session is going to cover.
  • Learning outcomes: reasons why a participant should choose this particular session and what the lessons learned would be.
  • Process / Mechanics: Rough agenda for the session, session style (lecture, interactive, demo)
  • Target Audience: (e.g. Developers, Managers, …)
  • Prerequisites required of attendees: (e.g. Basic knowledge in …, Familiarity with …, … )
  • Level: Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
  • 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. 

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
  • Impact on real-world application (can you actually use the knowledge in your practical work environment)
  • 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
  • Any trait of novelty
  • Clarity and practicality of the session structure
  • Preferably supporting the conference’s main theme

Process Innovation​ Co-chairs

  • Marco Trincardi, Nebulab (email)
  • York Rössler (email)


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

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