Call for Submissions – Research Workshops

The AI Scrum Master: Incorporating AI Into Your Agile Practices and Processes

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

Since the introduction of ChatGPTand similar technologies, Scrum Masters have increasingly leveraged AI to grow their operational efficiency. Scrum Masters can use AI tools to automate repetitive tasks, analyze data, and provide insights for informed decision-making. AI can also be used to streamline communication, identify patterns, predict potential risks, and optimize workflows within Agile methodologies.

In this workshop, we will critically review how Scrum Masters and Agilists who are facilitating teams use AI to help support, optimize, and even take over their duties. We plan to develop, refine and subsequently publish an overview of how AI is currently being leveraged by Agile team facilitators.

Beyond this main theme, the research workshop will explore selected research challenges involved in effectively applying AI throughout the process of growing productive teams. 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.

Workshop Format

In addition to invited keynote speakers and paper presentations there will be small group discussions in the form of World Café (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 “The AI Scrum Master” but also the full range of possible applications and innovations around how Agile team facilitators leverage AI to benefit their work processes and teams.

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.

As well as research submissions, we also invite Experience Report contributions from industry practitioners.

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

Dr. George Moschoglou, Professor of the Practice and Faculty Director for the Masters in Project Management program at Georgetown University.

He has over 25 years’ experience leading large-scale digital transformation programs and implementing change for a broad range of organizations. He managed complex enterprise platform establishment programs at the World Bank’s Risk Management and Analytics unit for a number of years providing key capabilities in managing the Bank’s investments and capital markets activities. His previous professional experience also includes various managerial and consulting engagements across multiple functional areas and products; from software engineering and technology transformations in organizations such as NASA, Ericsson, Freddie Mac and Capital One to command and control systems engineering and defense program management overseas. He holds a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University.


  • Zorina Alliata, Georgetown University, USA (email)
  • Lyuba Berzin, Private Sector Group, USA (email)

Program Committee Members (TBC)

  • Jutta Eckstein, Germany
  • Dr. Alfredo Goldman, University of Sao Paolo
  • Dr. George Moschoglou, Professor of the Practice and Faculty Director, Georgetown University
  • Dr. Maha Youssef, Professor of Applied Mathematics, Open Institute of Technology


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

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