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Chair: Grigori Melnik
Assistant Chair: Philippe Kruchten
Submission Deadline: January 26, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: April 2, 2007
Camera-ready manuscripts due: May 14, 2007
The Agile Conference series has become the premier place for bringing to the international community
the results of scientific research on agile software development processes and practices. The Agile
2007 conference invites researchers and practitioners to contribute their part to the advance of our
knowledge and understanding of these processes: agile methods, and the tools and practices that
support them. Our objectives are to enrich our collective body of knowledge, influence the line of
thought in the field, encourage debate, and bring innovative ideas, while applying rigorous
We are inviting submissions on all aspects of agile methods and their
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Research on existing or new methodologies and approaches: Adaptive,
Agile Modeling, Crystal, DSDM, eXtreme Programming, FDD, Lean, Scrum,
OpenUP, informal modeling techniques and practices, adapting existing
methods, special projects or others.
- Research on agile methods in various industrial contexts, good practices, and patterns.
- Research on existing or new techniques or practices: pairing,
war-rooms, test-first design, paper-based prototyping, executable acceptance
testing, storytest driven development, behavior-driven development,
exploratory testing, refactoring, mock objects, and others.
- Research on dealing with large systems or legacy systems.
- Integration of hard requirements (for example, high safety and
security) in agile processes; certification.
- Research on business facets of agile methods: agile adoption, agile
project management, user involvement, agile estimation, and economics of agility.
- Research on special topics or tools: configuration and resource
management, continuous integration, design for agility, virtual teams or others.
- Research on integrating ideas from other fields, e.g. requirements engineering, cognitive
science, organizational psychology, interaction design and HCI research, software security,
- Research studies of development teams using ethnographic or social research techniques.
- Quantitative and qualitative empirical studies of agile methods, practices, and tools
(including replicated studies)
We encourage submissions to offer balanced perspectives and to address both benefits and limitations
of the techniques discussed.
Papers need to follow the IEEE Two-Column Format
Our decision-making process
We are looking for original, finished research. To be accepted, a significant portion of the content
must be new. The papers will undergo a scientifically rigorous peer-review. Motivation for research
and discussion of the related work must be included.
Successful submissions will be considered for the Best Research Paper award.
Papers that report on work in progress should be submitted to the Research-In-Progress workshop.
The conference proceedings will be published by IEEE. Thus, all papers must follow the IEEE
Proceedings Format to be reviewed. Papers are limited to 12 pages (no exception).
The conference aims to increase the participation of researchers. It will offer special discounts for
presenters of accepted papers to attend the conference and present their research. Agile 2007 is offering
a small amount of travel grants to academics and students.
Research Paper Program Committee
Pekka Abrahamsson, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland
Scott Ambler, IBM Rational, Canada
Kent Beck, Three Rivers Institute, USA
Robert Biddle, Carleton University, Canada
Steffan Biffl, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Joseph Chao, Bowling Green State University, USA
Noopur Davis, Carnegie-Mellon Software Engineering Institute, USA
Alain Desilets, National Research Council Canada - Institute for Information Technology, Canada
Torgeir Dingsøyr, SINTEF ICT, Norway
Chris Ebert, Vector Consulting, Germany
Hakan Erdogmus, National Research Council Canada - Institute for Information Technology, Canada
John Favaro, Consulenza Informatica, Italy
Orit Hazzan, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Simon Helsen, SAP AG, Germany
Ron Jeffries, Xprogramming.com, USA
Ole Jepsen, Unwire ApS, Denmark
Philippe Kruchten (Assistant Chair), University of British Columbia, Canada
Tom Kubit, Gene Codes Forensics, USA
Michele Marchesi, University of Cagliari, Italy
Brian Marick, Testing Foundations, USA
Angela Martin, Martin IT Consulting Limited
Robert C. Martin, Object Mentor Inc., USA
Frank Maurer, University of Calgary, Canada
Grigori Melnik (Chair), University of Calgary, Canada
Maurizio Morisio, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Rick Mugridge, Rimu Research, New Zealand
Matthias M. Müller, EnBW AG, Germany
Frank Padberg, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
Tom Poppendieck, Poppendieck LLC, USA
Hugh Robinson, The Open University, UK
Per Runeson, Lund University, Sweden
Helen Sharp, The Open University, UK
Richard Turner, George Washington University, USA
Don Wells, InStream Financial, USA
Laurie Williams, North Carolina State University, USA
The work of the program committee was also supported by external reviewers:
Dietmar Winkler, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Jonathan Sillito, University of Calgary, Canada
Submissions for Research Papers are now closed.
Research Paper presenters receive 1 free registration per paper.