XP 2017 Cologne - Scientific Workshops

May 22-26, 2017
Cologne, Pullman Hotel

Scientific Workshops

May 22, 2017

International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt (MTD 2017)

May 22, 2017 (Full day workshop)

Organizing Committee and Contact Information

Francesca Arcelli Fontana, Università di Milano-Bicocca (Italy)

Clemente Izurieta (main contact), Montana State University, Bozeman, MT (USA)

Robert L. Nord, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (USA)

Wolfgang Trumler, Siemens AG Corporate Technology, Erlangen (Germany)

MTD 2017 Workshop Homepage

Generating Innovations for the Internet of the Things: Agility and Speed

May 22, 2017 (Half day workshop)

Organizing Committee and Contact Information

Mats Magnusson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Xiao Feng Wang, University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

Juan Garbajosa (main contact), Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)

INNO4IOT2017 Workshop Homepage

May 26, 2017

3rd International Workshop on Agile Development of Safety-Critical Software (ASCS 2017)

May 26, 2017 (Half day workshop)

Organizing Committee and Contact Information

Geir K. Hanssen (main contact), SINTEF (Norway)

Thor Myklebust, SINTEF (Norway)

Stig Ole Johnsen, SINTEF & NTNU (Norway)

Osama Doss, University of York (United Kingdom)

Call for papers, Third International Workshop on Agile Development of Safety-Critical Software (ASCS)

The third international workshop on Agile Development of Safety-Critical Software (ASCS) will be organized in conjunction with the XP2017 conference, on May 26 in Cologne.

The workshop will be based on a mix of presentations by an invited key-note speaker (to be announced later on www.xp2017.org) and by authors of accepted papers (approximately 20 minutes). Around 40% of the time will be reserved for discussions.

The workshop aims to cover a variety of topics, including but not limited to the following list:

  • Empirical studies, including industry experience reports
  • Tools to support and automate development
  • Agile methods introduction
  • Adapting existing agile methods for the safety critical domain
  • Addressing safety standards with agile methods
  • Maintaining traceability in agile methods
  • Agile documentation methods including automation of documentation
  • Agile analysis practices for safety-critical systems
  • Change impact analysis
  • Configuration management
  • Compliance with safety standards
  • Agility in safety assessment including assessor collaboration
  • Automotive Safety Cases
  • Assurance case experience report
  • Integrating safety/security into agile methods
  • How to submit

    The workshop organizers call for original papers (either short papers, 5 pages, or full papers, 8-12 pages), which will undergo peer-review. Workshop papers will be considered for publication in the conference proceedings and must adhere to the ACM formatting guidelines. We strongly encourage work presenting industrial experience as well as papers from academia providing new insights, ideas and analysis of practice.

    The submission deadline is March 31, 2017. Proposals must be submitted through the Easychair conference submission site.

    Accepted and presented papers will be published in ICPS ACM workshops proceedings.

    Program committee

    Geir K. Hanssen, SINTEF, Norway
    Thor Myklebust, SINTEF, Norway
    Stig Ole Johnsen, SINTEF & NTNU, Norway
    Osama Doss, University of York, U.K.
    Jingyue Li, NTNU, Norway
    Steven Vanderleest, Calvin College and DornerWorks Ltd., USA
    Klaas-Jan Stol, Lero, Ireland
    Marion Lepmets, SoftComply Ltd., Ireland
    Jiamei DengLeeds, Beckett University, U.K.
    Barbara Gallina, Mälardalen University, Sweden

Microservices Architectural Styles: Agile or not Agile? (WMSA17)

First International Workshop on Microservices for Agile Software Development

May 26, 2017 (Half day workshop)

Organizing Committee and Contact Information

Claus Pahl, University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

Davide Taibi (main contact), University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

Andrea Janes, University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

Valentina Lenarduzzi, University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

Call for papers, First International Workshop on Microservices for Agile software development (WMSA17)

Large and complex systems have been developing for several years. Monolithic systems are often developed, deployed and tested as one big self-standing piece of code. The modification of features in monolithic systems often requires the execution of comprehensive test suites to test the whole system. Experience teaches that monoliths often turn into unmaintainable systems.

Microservice-based architectures can support the migration into cloud of monolithic systems. However, they are complex to design, requiring substantial expertise. On one hand, microservices can help developers to split the development into autonomous tasks, on the other hand, they require to implement a complex architecture and a messaging system to communicate between each other that require a lot of planning effort that contradicts agility. Therefore, the introduction of microservices often slows down or interferes with the Agile development process, turning it into a waterfall-like process, particularly in migration projects. This context connects also to the recently discussed DevOps context where development and continuous deployment are closely linked.

To address the current uncertainties including a limited documentation of best-practice and benefits, this workshop aims at collecting experiences on microservice adoption, reporting best practices, but also specially failure cases, so as to build a community knowledge based on previous errors and successes. The workshop is open to experience reports from practitioners and academia.

We solicit case studies and research reports on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Experiences on microservice adoption
  • Experience on decomposition
  • Overhead in microservice adoption
  • Failure cases
  • Experiences in using DevOps and microservices
  • Developers acceptance of microservice
  • Other microservice related experiences
  • New proposals
  • New microservice methods, techniques and tools

We seek following types of contributions (maximum length):

  • Full research papers (6-12 pages)
  • Industry experiences & case studies (4-6 pages)
  • Position papers (2 pages)
  • Lightning talks (1 page abstract)

Important Dates

  • Submissions are due: March 30, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: tbd.
  • Camera ready due: tbd.
  • Workshop date: May 26, 2017

How to submit

Papers should be formatted in ACM format and submitted through EasyChair.

Selected papers will be published in the XP2017 workshop proceedings published by ACM ICPS.

For further details, refer to the workshop website and for any further queries, please contact Davide Taibi (davide.taibi@unibz.it).

5th International Workshop on Large-Scale Agile Development

May 26, 2017 (Half day workshop)

Organizing Committee and Contact Information

Torgeir Dingsøyr (main contact), SINTEF (Norway)

Nils Brede Moe, SINTEF (Norway)

Call for papers, 5th International Workshop on Large-Scale Agile Development

Agile software development methods were made for small, co-located development teams, but are increasingly applied in other settings. Several large projects, with a number of teams that develop complex systems have started to use agile methods.

How to apply agile methods to large projects was identified as the "top burning research question" by practitioners at XP2010. At XP2013 to XP2016, this workshop has addressed research challenges in large-scale agile development and identified topics such as inter-team coordination, large project organization, release planning and architecture and practices to scaling agile methods (see here).

For 2017, we seek to facilitate knowledge sharing about current practice of large-scale agile development and also deepen the knowledge of principles of such development. We seek contributions in the form of position papers with experience reports, empirical studies, reviews of relevant literature, and papers arguing for research needs or describing planned research.

We ask for contributions in the form of 4-page short-papers, which will be peer-reviewed by program committee members for acceptance or rejection. Extended and revised short-papers can be included in the post-conference proceedings published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series.

Important dates

  • March 31, 2017: Submission deadline
  • April 25, 2017: Notification of acceptance/rejection
  • May 26, 2017: Workshop at XP2017
At least one author of each accepted paper must participate in the workshop and give a presentation based on the paper. Papers are submitted as a PDF through EasyChair.

Review process

All submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee. The authors of the accepted papers are expected to revise their paper based on the comments from the peer review for post-conference proceedings published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series. Papers must present original material.

Workshop structure

The workshop will consist of the following:

  • Invited keynote
  • Paper presentations
  • Discussions
  • Consolidation of ideas
  • Program committee

    Julian Bass, University of Salford, UK
    Saskia Bick, SAP SE, Germany
    Finn Olav Bjørnson, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University, USA
    Siva Dorairaj, Software Education, New Zealand
    Jutta Eckstein, IT communication, Germany
    Elke Hochmüller, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria
    Juha Itkonen, Aalto University, Finland
    Andreas Jedlitschka, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
    Maarit Laanti, Nitor Delta, Finland
    Parastoo Mohaghegi, Norwegian Welfare Administration
    Sridhar Nerur, University of Texas, USA
    Helena Holmström Olsson, Malmö University, Sweden
    Jaana Nyfjord, SICS Swedish ICT
    Maria Paasivaara, Aalto University, Finland
    Yvan Petit, Universitá du Québec á Montréal, Canada
    Alexander Scheerer, SAP SE, Germany
    Rini van Solingen, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
    Kai Spohrer, University of Mannheim, Germany
    Christoph Stettina, Leiden University, the Netherlands
    Klaas-Jan Stol, Lero - Irish Software Research Centre

    ImpAct - 2nd International Workshop on the Impact of Agile Practices

    May 26, 2017 (Half day workshop)

    Organizing Committee and Contact Information

    Philipp Diebold (main contact), Fraunhofer IESE (Germany)

    Daniel Mendez Fernandez, TU Munich (Germany)

    Darja Smite, Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden)

    Stefan Wagner, University of Stuttgart (Germany)

    ImpAct Workshop Homepage

    All 2017 ICPS volumes must use the new proceedings template with the "sigconf" option.

    Authors can download the template from the following page: http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

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