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Call for Research Papers to XP2012

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Important dates:

  • January 3, 2012 – Submission deadline
  • February 21, 2012 – Feedback to authors
  • March 10 – Final versions due

Research paper submissions:

All research paper submissions must be made through EasyChair:
The international program committee will review all submissions.
A listing of the program committee can be found here.

General information

The 13th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP2012, is a leading international conference on agile methods in software and information systems development. XP2012 will be located in Malmö in the southern part of Sweden with easy access from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The conference brings together both industrial practitioners and researchers in the fields of information systems and software development, and examines latest theory, practical applications, and implications of agile methods.

Research papers

We are soliciting full and short research papers. Full papers are limited to 15 pages and short papers 8 pages.  The goal of short papers is to promote current work, research, practices, experiences, and issues that are not at a sufficiently mature stage yet to be submitted as full papers.  Formatting guidelines can be found through: Papers not following the guidelines will be rejected. The XP2012 conference proceedings will be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP). The best papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a special section of the Journal of Information and Software Technology.


Agile by Design – Deliberately going Agile in small teams and large organizations, designing systems, workplaces and organizations that enable agility.

Areas of interest

We are inviting high quality research papers related to agile software development. This year´s theme is “Agile by Design”. Topics of particular interest in the conference include, but are not restricted to, the following:
  • Agile/Lean by Design
  • Deliberate Agility
  • TDD by Design
  • The Agile Classics
  • Full XP - or not?
  • Agile Perspectives
  • Agile - Back to The Future?
  • Agile approaches that sustain innovation
  • Production is not development
  • Agile Challenges in Industry
  • Agile and architectural integrity
  • Agile platforms and product lines
  • Agile and third party suppliers.
  • Communicating through tests
  • Leadership/executive perspectives
  • Agile contracts – the context
  • Stronger customer relationships
  • Agile Culture - A competitive advantage



On behalf of the organizing committee and the research program committee, I would like to welcome your submissions to XP 2012.
Claes Wohlin
Research Program Chair, XP 2012
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden