July 23-25, 2001
March 15, 2001 for all submissions.
May 1, 2001 for acceptance notification.
June 1, 2001 for final manuscript submission.
Educators' Symposium Papers
How to Submit
Goal and Scope of Papers including Educators' Symposium Papers
papers should offer significant contributions to the
study and use of XP and other lightweight software
development processes. Submissions should focus on
experience-based accounts and other insights gathered
from practical applications (the good, the bad, and the
ugly are all worthwhile topics). Papers containing both
research and experiential components are very much
symposium papers should discuss experiences and/or
results of introducing XP and lightweight methodologies
into undergraduate and graduate courses.
must be original and not under consideration for
publication elsewhere. Authors must clearly explain the
contribution of the work in terms of its theoretical
and/or practical value and relationship to previous
Accepted papers will be presented in oral sessions.
should carefully follow the format guidelines specified
in the document XPUniverseFormatting.pdf.
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference
Proceedings. The final manuscript should be a minimum
five-page paper in PDF format, and adhere to the above
mentioned format guidelines.
There is a ten-page limit.
Program Committee will evaluate all papers standards of
originality, relevance, significance, generality,
correctness, appropriate comparisons to related
research, organization, and clarity.
and Scope of Tutorials
XP Universe tutorial program provides conference
participants the opportunity to gain new insights,
knowledge, and skills in topics related to XP and other
lightweight software development processes. Participants
may include venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, software
developers, managers, teachers, researchers, and
Tutorials are an independent instruction on a
self-contained topic of relevance to conference
attendees. Therefore no commercial or sales-oriented
presentations will be accepted. We encourage
tutorial proposals that provide clear utility to
practitioners, especially innovative tutorials, which
depart from lecture style delivery, and tutorials on
highly advanced topics in lightweight processes.
Tutorials are presented in half-day (3-hour) or full-day
sessions (6-hour). Accepted tutorials will run
only if there is enough attendance. Tutorial presenters
will receive half of the revenue generated by the
tutorial proposal should include:
title and summary (used in advance program)
(full- or half-day), aims and audience
resume with contact information
of supporting material
tutorial proposal will be evaluated on its anticipated
benefit for prospective participants and its fit within
the tutorial program as a whole. Factors to be
considered also include: relevance, timeliness,
importance, and audience appeal; suitability for
presentation in a half- or full-day tutorial format;
effectiveness of teaching methods; and qualifications of
and Scope of Workshops
provide a forum for a group of participants to exchange
opinions and to advance the status of the art on topics
in research and/or applications of XP and lightweight
software development processes. Workshops also provide
the opportunity for representatives of a technical
community to coordinate efforts and to establish
collective plans of action. To ensure a sufficiently
small group for effective interaction, workshop
organizers manage attendance based on a review of short
position papers from potential attendees.
Workshops are typically half-day (3-hour) in length.
We particularly encourage proposals for novel,
call for participation is for workshop organizers only.
A later call will occur for workshop attendees. Each
workshop must have at least two organizers, preferably
from different organizations. The organizers will
typically manage a workshop Web site and the whole
workshop participation process.
workshop proposal should include:
title and summary (used in advance program)
of the theme and goals of the workshop
description of the desired number of participants,
the participant solicitation and selection process
brief description of each organizer's background
with contact information
will be based on an evaluation of the workshop's
potential for generating useful results, the timeliness
and expected interest in the topic, and the organizers'
ability to lead a successful workshop.
and Scope of Panel and Activity Sessions
sessions and activity sessions serve to stimulate
discussion about ideas and issues of importance to the
XP and lightweight software development processes
community. They may emphasize technical issues, or they
may provide an opportunity to air views and address
controversies through informed debate.
topics for discussion include pressing issues in
practice, emerging industrial trends and enabling
technologies, and professional, organizational, and
A panel must present different viewpoints on an
An activity session may have various formats. Debates,
"goldfish bowls", game show formats, courtroom
simulations are among the kinds of sessions that raise
important issues and encourage discussion in creative
Panels and activity sessions should be informative and
even fun. The best panelists include people with a
variety of backgrounds and viewpoints. They do not have
to be experts. Valuable insights can come from
"gurus" as well as from those in the trenches
of daily system development.
panel or activity session proposal should include:
or activity session title and summary (used in
of the issues to be discussed, and their relevance
to conference attendees
description of the session format, stating how the
session will be conducted and why the proposed
format is suitable for the proposed topic
list of the panelists and/or other players
brief description of the organizer's background with
will be based on an evaluation of the session's
potential for engaging the panelists and audience in
lively and substantive discussions, the timeliness and
expected interest in the topic, and the organizers'
ability to lead a successful session.
extenuating circumstances occur, submissions should be
submitted electronically as e-mail attachment in either
Adobe Portable Document Format or HTML.
papers by e-mail to Don