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Subject:(SEWORLD) CfPart - APSO at ICSE 2008
From:"Muhammad.AliBabar" <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 11 Mar 2008 12:15:19 -0600 (MDT)

Call for Participation

Workshop on Scrutinizing Agile Practices -- or "Shoot out at Process =20

Co-located with the 30th International Conference on Software =20
Engineering (ICSE 2008) - Leipzig, Germany, 10 - =20=

18 May 2008

Workshop Theme and Goals

Agile methods and practices are gaining momentum in industry, and also
slowly making their way in academia. They bring fresh air, and funny
new jargon. Some practitioners consider them as the ultimate advance
in software engineering. But what do we really know about this? Where
is the evidence? Do they scale? Do they solve real issues or just
substitute new issues to old ones? Are the benefits tangible, or just
acts of faith? Aren't we all agile? Are they no agile failures? Isn't
the "waterfall process" -- that pi=F1ata of agilistas -- the real holy
grail of software engineering, and agile processes only a 'Band-Aid'
to compensate for our deficiencies?

This workshop aims at challenging the ready-made ideas, the fluff, the =20=

hype, putting things into context, and examining these with fresh and =20=

open eyes.

Workshop goals:

We would like to gather in the same room the converts, the
enthusiasts, the researchers, the skeptics, the proponents of more
"traditional" approaches, those coming from more delicate areas
(safety-critical systems, large legacy code), and have an honest
debate, behind the hype and the funny lingo. The ultimate objective of
the workshop is to identify what is established knowledge, what is
dubious knowledge, where research could potentially help validate or
invalidate some of the agile practices, and some strategies to get
there. Converts wanting to play the role of the devil's advocate are
most welcome. One outcome of the workshop could be a research agenda
on agile practices in software engineering.

Workshop Presentations

* Towards a Framework for Understanding the Relationships Between =20
Classical Software Engineering and Agile Methodologies by Jiang and =20
* Exploring Agile by David Gelperin
* In Pursuit of Multi-Modal Executable Acceptance Testing Tool by =20
Shelly Park
* Video Analysis of Pair Programming by Andreas H=F6fer
* RDP Technique: a Practice to Customize XP by Mehdi Mirakhorli
* Adopting an Agile Methodology: Why it Didn't Work by Iva Krasteva
* Using Measurements to Support Real-Option Thinking in Agile Software =20=

Development by Zornitza Racheva
* Agile Process Myths by Elke Hochm=FCller

Workshop Dinner (19:00)

The workshop dinner will be at the Nikolaischule restaurant. The =20
dinner is included in the workshop registration fee.

Workshop organizers

* Philippe Kruchten, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, =20
Canada, [log in to unmask]
* Steve Adolph, WSA Consulting, Vancouver, [log in to unmask]

Program Committee

* Pekka Abrahamsson, VTT, Finland
* Muhammad Ali Babar, LERO, Ireland
* Scott Ambler, IBM, Canada
* Robert Biddle, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
* Jim Coplien, Denmark
* Torgeir Dingsoyr, SINTEF, Trondheim, Norway
* Hakan Erdogmus, NRC, Canada
* Li Jiang, University of Adelaide, Australia
* Jonathan Kohl, Calgary
* Frank Maurer, University of Calgary, Canada
* Grigori Melnik, Microsoft, Redmond, USA
* Eugene Nizker, Evident Point, Canada
* James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
* Linda Rising, Phoenix, AZ
* Laurie Williams, North Carolina State University, USA

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