The topics of interest in the conference include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • XP, Scrum, Crystal, Lean Software Development and other methods within the agile family
  • Foundations and conceptual studies of agile methods 
  • Agile method adoption, adoption strategies and critical success factors
  • Agile method tailoring
  • Agile development in large scale environments
  • Agile development and open source
  • Agile in offshore and distributed development
  • Agile development of embedded software
  • Agile and software product lines
  • Implications of agile on industry quality standards (e.g. SPICE, CMMI) 
  • Agile practices e.g. pair programming, test-first design, continuous integration, refactoring, etc. 
  • Metrics, automated metrics and analysis
  • Financial aspects of agile development (costing, budgets, forming contracts etc) 
  • Innovation and agile methods
  • Agile software development tools 
  • Business agility 
  • Combining or streamlining business processes and agile development 
  • Social and cultural issues in agile teams
  • Agile method education and training

The XP2008 conference proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (Springer LNBIP). We are also discussing a special issue of a leading international journal on the topic, to which successful conference papers could be submitted.


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