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Call for Papers

The second conference on "Chaos and Agile In Action"

The second edition of the Agile Tour attracted over 2500 participants in 18 cities around the world, all at no cost for attendees!

This unique event, which combined local networking with a fun way to learn about agile, was highly appreciated and will therefore be extended another year.

For these third edition, we would like to relaunch agility in the research world and we propose a scientific open-issue about agility viewed as new foundation of Software Engineering, Knowledge Management, and Learning Organization.

The conference will be held at the University of Paris, October 28, 2010. There is view as a mixed event between practitioners and scientific members.

More information about these events are available on Agile Tour web site.

Call for Papers

Agile software development refers to software development methodologies which conforms to the twelve principles formulated by the Agile Manifesto. Agile methods generally promote:

  • a disciplined project management process that encourages frequent inspection and adaptation,
  • a leadership philosophy that encourages teamwork, self-organization and accountability,
  • a set of engineering best practices that allow for rapid delivery of high-quality software,
  • a business approach that aligns development with customer needs and company goals.

Therefore, the declaration of interdependence for modern management increase the reuse of a large part of previous concepts and extends it for other types of management. Then the agile posture becomes a standard which can be studied according to several points of view.

The main goal of this conference is to communicate about agility in action in several domains. Contributions on software engineering or process methods are welcome, but not limited in theses fields. The following list of topics is not exhaustive.

Even if the program committee remains the same for both research and practitioner thematic, we would like insist on the good work of the contributions. Practitioner contributions can be a point of view, a trend, a study or any other information would be important to communicate to the community.

Please attach to your contribution one of these or summarize in one sentence the field of the contribution. The submission process starts with uploading your contribution via a mail to paper@agiletour.org


  • Software Engineering & Agile Best-Practices :
    • Agile Methods
    • What's new about tests and refactoring ?
    • How can relate agile methods, patterns and models ?
    • Testing & Proof
    • Refactoring
    • Automation
    • Emergent design
    • Quality
  • Team & Management
    • Measuring Agility
    • Psychologic aspects in agile environment
    • Collaborative extension (Distributed teams, Telecommuting)
    • Human perspective
    • Conflict and agility
    • Personal and group coaching
    • Organization and science
    • Education (Agility applied in education, Learn Agility in University)
    • Enterprise aspects (Contract, Process, Financial, Legal issue)
    • Agility in Chaotic Environment (Research project management)
  • Anthropology and computer science evolution.
  • Boundaries of Agile

Topics of AgileTour 2009

The last year, we had scientific contributions about:

  • Agile and model driven engineering,
  • A themed based analysis on the introduction of an agile development methodology in a large software development team,
  • Automated generation of functional acceptance tests.

And we had practitioner contributions about:

  • Agile as a new managerial paradigm,
  • The experiences of a SCRUM team’s transition to TDD in a large scale environment,
  • A global agile method dedicated to information system,
  • Pathological patterns and anti-patterns of agile teams.

Submission Process

Papers papers must be at least 6 pages (for short or position papers) and must not exceed 15 pages (for long papers). paper submissions must conform to the LNCS formatting guidelines.

All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. They will undergo a thorough review process by a track-specific committee comprising experts from academia and industry. Accepted papers will be published in a PDF free mode and will be published in a book support format with Agilbee editor. Proceedings of the first edition Chaos And Agile In Action - 2009 / 2010 will be available in August 2010. Being given the international scope that we want to give this event, we urge contributions in English but we also accept contributions in French. All winnings will be donated to the event, notwithstanding cost accounting.

Important Dates

  • Limit of submission: August 31th
  • Official response: September 15th
  • Conference: October 28th

Programme Comittee

  • Hervé Leblanc, Assistant Professor, University of Toulouse
  • Patrice Petit, Phd, Agilii, Agilbee & University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
  • Benoit Baudry, full-time researcher, INRIA Rennes
  • Jérôme Barrand, Phd, Grenoble, in charge of Institut d'Agilité des Organisations
  • Isabelle Borne, Professor, University of South Britanny
  • Frédéric Fondement, Associate Professor, ENSISA, Mulhouse
  • Pierre Ratinaud, Educational Sciences, University of Toulouse
  • Arnaud Bailly, PhD, Software Craftsman at Murex SAS