Call for Research Papers to XP2013

General information

The 14th International Conference on Agile Software Development is a leading conference on agile methods in software and information systems development. XP2013 will be located in Vienna, Austria. This conference brings together industrial practitioners and researchers in the fields of information systems and software development, and examines latest theory, practical applications, and implications of agile methods. For more information visit

We allow submission as research papers as well as experience reports.

The proceedings will be published in Springer´s Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP).

Research papers

We are looking for original research, with implications for theory and practice. Motivation for research and discussion of the related work must be included, as well as a description of the research method applied. Full papers are limited to 15 pages and short papers to 8 pages.

Experience reports

We are looking for experience reports sharing experiences about the business impact generated when introducing agile practices, and challenges to be overcome as well as horror stories on failures including lessons learned. Experience papers must be clearly marked as such so that they can be appropriately reviewed by the program committee. Concerning length and formatting, experience reports must follow the same rules and guidelines as research papers. If you would like to receive help from an experienced agile researcher to shepherd you in developing a submission, please contact the PC chairs ( by the time indicated in the important dates list.

Submission instructions

Papers should be submitted electronically as a self-contained PDF file using the EasyChair submission site: Papers have to be written in English and formatted according to Springer’s LNBIP format: Papers not following the guidelines will be rejected.

Presentation of accepted papers

Accepted papers will either be presented within the research track or as part of the main conference track-depending on whether the implications of the contribution are mainly related to theory and/or practice. Authors of papers that are selected for presentations in the main conference track will be assigned a mentor who will advise and assist in adapting the presentation to suit a mixed audience of practitioners and researchers.

Areas of interest

We are inviting innovative and high quality research papers as well as experience reports related to agile software development. Topics of particular interest in the conference include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • Foundations and conceptual studies of and for agile methods
  • Living examples of agility in all areas
  • Current practices and future trends, agile evolution and revolution
  • Empirical studies and experiences
  • Experiments in software development and their relation to agile methods
  • Implications for industrial practice
  • Tools and techniques for agile development
  • Social and human aspects including teams
  • Forming agile organizations and its implications
  • Management and governance aspects
  • Measurement and metrics
  • Global software development and offshoring
  • Systems engineering and safety critical systems
  • Software- and systems architecture
  • Legacy systems
  • Usability
  • Using agile methods in education and research
  • Teaching agile methods in particular in an university context


On behalf of the organizing committee and the research program committee, we would like to welcome your submissions to XP2013.

Hubert Baumeister and Barbara Weber
Research Program Chair, XP2013

Research Program Committee

Important dates

Research Papers and Experience Reports

January 25th, 2013 Extended submission deadline
February 22nd, 2013 Feedback to authors
March 8th, 2013 Final versions due