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Sherman Alpert <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 4 Sep 2003 22:00:50 -0400
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Agile Development Conference
June 25-26, 2004
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
In cooperation with Agile Alliance

Call for Papers
The Agile Development Conference is an integrated, 4-day conversation about
techniques and technologies, attitudes and policies, research and
experience, the management and development sides of agile software
development. The agile approach focuses on delivering business value early
in the project lifetime and being able to incorporate late breaking
requirements changes by accentuating the use of rich, informal
communication channels and frequent delivery of running, tested systems,
and attending to the human component of software development.

The Agile Development Conference gives attendees access to the latest
thinking in this domain and bridges communities that rarely get a proper
chance to exchange ideas and thoughts, bringing together researchers from
labs and academia with executives, managers, and developers in the trenches
of software development. The Agile Development Conference is not about a
single methodology or approach, but rather provides a forum for the
exchange of information regarding all agile development technologies.

We invite you to share your knowledge and experience via the submission of
Research Papers and Experience Reports for the 2004 Agile Development
Conference. Research Papers present significant contributions to the field
of agile software development, advancing the state of the art, influencing
the framework of thought in the field, or, perhaps, criticizing current
agile development methodologies in a reasoned fashion. Experience Reports
contain first-hand information and reflection, offering valuable knowledge
gained through hands-on experience in real projects. Papers may present a
view of what works, what doesn't, and why, in employing agile methods in
software development projects.

The following are example paper topics, but submissions are by no means
limited to themes listed here:
- Research on new, or existing, agile development (AD) methodologies and
approaches, including Adaptive, Crystal, DSDM, FDD, Scrum, XP
- Case studies, empirical studies involving agile development or a
particular technique, tool, or approach; What has worked; What hasn't? What
sort of gains (if any) was seen in projects employing an agile approach?
- Does AD scale? to development in the large (including
multi-person/multi-year/multi-component projects)? to safety-critical,
life-critical, mission-critical systems?
- Critical comparisons/evaluations of alternative AD methodologies; is
there a "more perfect world" that involves picking and choosing the best
from each?
- Business analyses -- e.g., is AD cost-effective and justified?
- Management of AD projects, teams, and individuals therein
- Relationships between AD and user-centered design (UCD)
- Cognitive aspects of AD; Cognitive aspects of software development
(psychology of programming and design) and consequences for AD
- Patterns and AD; Patterns for AD
- Introducing AD into existing IT organizations; reactions of developers
and executives to AD
- Sociology of AD; Are there people-oriented problems involved in applying
AD methods, and how can they be solved? Sociology of software development
and consequences for AD
- Relationships between CSCW (computer supported cooperative work) and AD
- Tools for AD, computer-based and others.

Authors are invited to submit papers in PDF by January 30, 2004 to:
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All papers will be reviewed by multiple members of a committee of experts.
Papers may be 5 to 10 pages in length. Please do not submit previously
published material or material that has been or will be submitted to other

Conference Chair: Todd Little, Landmark Graphics
Research Papers Chair: Sherman R. Alpert, IBM Watson Research Center
Experience Reports Chair: Andy Pols, Pols Consulting Ltd