Call for Proposals: XP2013 Workshops and Tutorials

Workshop Chairs: Charlie Poole, Martin Heider ( or

Note: The Call for Proposals is now closed.


General information

We are inviting proposals for interesting and innovative workshops and tutorials for XP2013, the fourteenth conference in the XP series of conferences. This conference takes place from June 3rd to 7th, 2013, with the first and last days (Monday, June 3rd and Friday, June 7th) devoted to half-day and full-day workshops and tutorials. This call is limited to those workshops and tutorials. Shorter workshops are being accepted in the main program, June 4th, 5th and 6th, and are the subject of a separate call.

What You May Propose

Proposals are welcome on any and all agile topics. Both technical and non-technical sessions are welcome and we will try for a good balance in the conference. Tutorials are intended to present fairly established material to folks who are new to it. They are usually about topics of interest to agile practitioners and may involve presentation of material, discussions and group activities. Workshops, on the other hand, are intended to be a valuable learning experience for both the organizer and the participants. They generally involve much more participation and input on the part of the attendees. Workshops may be oriented toward academics or practitioners.
  • Academic workshops can either be presentation-oriented (i.e., concentrating on the presentation of accepted papers) or discussion-oriented (i.e., emphasizing discussions).
  • Practitioner-oriented workshops sometimes ask for an advance submittal as well, although this is less common.
The audience you target and how you organize your workshop or tutorial is completely up to you, but should be made clear in your proposal. Organizers of presentation-oriented academic workshops are expected to manage their own proceedings (e.g., using CEUR series).

Fees and Compensation

Conference attendees who register for Monday and/or Friday are able to attend any workshops or tutorials on those days. Please review the conference compensation policies for further information on discounts and compensation for contributing to the conference.

Proposal Content

The proposal should consist of no more than three pages. The following information must be included:
  • The title of the workshop or tutorial.
  • A summary in 250 words or less.
  • The name of the primary organizer any additional organizers or presenters.
  • A short bio of each organizer in 100 words or less
  • Is the session primarily a Tutorial, a practitioner Workshop or an Academic Workshop?
  • The proposed length: half- or full-day. For our flexibility in scheduling, please indicate whether you can adjust the session to a longer or shorter time.
  • The intended audience and expected benefits of attendance.
  • The maximum number of participants that can be accommodated.
  • How you would like the room to be set up.
  • A description of the session content and how it will be conducted.
  • For workshops that require prior enrollment by participants, a description of how you plan to publicize the session and the process to be used to select and enroll participants. What must the participants submit?
  • Expected outcomes from the session, including any materials to be published, website or wiki and any planned follow-up activities.
  • A brief summary of the experience and background of the organizer or organizers.
  • Information about any prior presentations of this workshop.

How To Submit Your Proposal

Proposals should be submitted electronically in PDF format to the workshop and tutorial chairs. Either of the two addresses may be used: or

Review, Feedback and Acceptance

We want to encourage early submissions by promising feedback and assistance on proposals received before the “Deadline for early Acceptance” (below). That means those who submit early are likely to receive the greatest level of assistance. In order to allow time for submission and review of papers, presentation-oriented academic workshops have earlier deadlines than other types. Late submissions will only be accepted if it appears that sufficient time remains for advertising, reviewing papers and organizing the workshop. Final acceptance will be based on an evaluation of the session’s potential interest for conference attendees, its timeliness, the organizers’ demonstrated ability to lead a successful workshop and the necessary balance of topics on each of the two days.


On behalf of the organizing committee and the Workshop and Tutorial Committee, we would like to welcome your submissions to XP2013. Charlie Poole and Martin Heider Workshop and Tutorial Chair, XP2013

Important dates

Academic Workshops (presentation-oriented)

Immediately Early Submissions Accepted
January 25th, 2013 Deadline for Proposals
February 15th, 2013 Final Notification of Acceptance

All other Workshops and Tutorials

Immediately Early Submissions Accepted
January 25th, 2013 Deadline for Early Acceptance
February 15th, 2013 Notification of Early Acceptance
March 2nd, 2013 Final Deadline for Submissions
March 26th, 2013 Final Notification of Acceptance