Call for Submissions – Research Workshops

11th International Workshop on Large-Scale Agile Development: Legacy, Architecture Modernisation and Technical Debt

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

Important Dates

  • Workshop paper submissions: April 19, 2024
  • Workshop paper notifications: May 14, 2024
  • Camera-ready versions of accepted papers: TBD (post-conference date)

* All dates are defined as the end of the day anywhere on Earth (AoE). Please note that some dates may change.

Call and Topics of Interest

There are Agile transformations and projects no-one wants to make. Systems that are so large, so complex and so critical that you would really rather not undertake the project. These systems are already providing essential services, often to a large audience, hence these are typically brownfield (in contrast with greenfield) projects. Example application might include core banking transformations in financial services or stock control in large retail supermarket chains. In this workshop, we will critically review principles for monster agile projects. We plan to develop, refine and subsequently publish a short-list of principles guiding such projects.

Beyond this main theme, the research workshop will explore selected research challenges involved in large-scale agile software development. Large-scale Agile comprises issues, such as: inter-team coordination, knowledge sharing, continuous software development, and project models that facilitate several self-managing teams. 

There will be paper presentations but also plenty of opportunities for interaction and networking in keeping with the research workshop format. As well as research submissions, we also invite Experience Report contributions from industry practitioners.

In addition to invited keynote speakers and paper presentations there will be small group discussions in the form of World Cafe (or similar technique), focusing on the main topics presented in the talks. We plan to have plenty of time for discussion and networking. The workshop will connect people who have interests in research on large-scale agile development.

Submission Guidelines

We are soliciting contributions addressing the main theme of fear-based agile transformations and projects but also the full range of issues around how organisations, teams and individuals handle large-scale agile working.

Aspiring speakers are invited to submit a short 6-page paper using the Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) format. 

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the programme committee. Selected speakers will be invited to extend their papers for inclusion in post-conference proceedings. Speakers will be invited to extend their papers, for inclusion in the post-conference proceedings which have previously been published in the Springer LNBIP series.

There is no limit on the number of submissions an author may submit, but authors are advised to focus on quality rather than quantity.

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

If the submission is accepted, at least one of the authors needs to attend the conference, as the workshop will run in person.

All submissions must be done electronically via EasyChair by the defined deadline.


The XP 2024 workshops conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) as Open Access.

Submissions will be screened on rigor and relevance and then evaluated by program committee members based on soundness, significance, novelty, verifiability, and presentation quality.

Keynote Speaker

Peggy Gregory is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow UK.  She is a founder member of the Agile Research Network, a funded collaboration of academic researchers who have worked together for over ten years. She is also Chair of the XP Conference Series Steering Committee. Her research interests include agility, sustainability, and IT workplace competencies.


  • Prof. Julian Bass, University of Salford, UK (email)
  • Dr Gloria Iyawa, University of Salford, UK

Program Committee Members (TBC)

  • Elizabeth Bjarnason, Lund University, Sweden
  • Jutta Eckstein, IT communication, Germany
  • Morten Elvang, Accenture, Denmark
  • Tomas Gustavsson, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Gloria Iyawa, University of Salford, UK
  • Eric Knauss, Gothenburg University, Sweden
  • Maarit Laanti, Nitor, Finland
  • John Noll, University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • Jan Pries-Heje, Roskilde University, Denmark
  • Helena Holmströom Olsson, Malmö University, Sweden
  • Nils Brede Moe, SINTEF, Norway
  • Alexander Poth, Volkswagen, Germany
  • Scarlet Rahy, University of Salford, UK
  • Abdallah Salemeh, University of Salford, UK
  • Darja Smite, BTH, Sweden
  • Viktoria Stray, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Ömer Uludağ, TUM, Germany


If you have any questions or comments about a specific workshop, please contact the organizers above.

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