Welcome to XP2006

The 7th International Conference on eXtreme Programming and Agile Processes in Software Engineering
June 17 - 22, 2006, Oulu, Finland

Pictures of OuluPhotos from the conference
Keynote slides are available

The 7th International Conference on eXtreme Programming and Agile Processes in Software Engineering: Tutorials, Workshops, Activities, and Keynote Speeches - VTT Symposium 241 (pdf)

The XP2006 conference proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Springer LNCS)

Agile software development methods and solutions have drawn a lot of attention in the software industry in recent years. The rapidly growing scientific and practical evidence show many quality gains including increased productivity, better quality and increased customer satisfaction. Agile innovations are currently moving into new domains, such as the embedded development industry, safety-critical products and other complex development environments. Movement towards business agility is also emerging  in the field. 

The XP 2006 conference offers a unique forum for industry and academic professionals to discuss their needs and ideas for incorporating agile methodologies into the production models. XP 2006 facilitates the exchange of ideas in a number of ways, including high-profile keynote speakers and professionals on the cutting edge of the Agile Processes, technical presentations, special activity sessions, panels, posters, code camps, workshops, tutorials, and other opportunities to exchange and elaborate the new findings. XP 2006 also features  a PhD Symposium for PhD students.

Conference scope

The conference brings together both industrial practitioners and researchers. The topics will stress practical applications and implications of agile methodologies. New openings, domains and insights are highly appreciated. The topics of interest in the conference include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • Foundations and rationale for agile methods

  • Agile SW development tools and environments

  • Agile development in the large scale including the scalability issues

  • Agile development of Open Source software

  • Combining industry quality standards (e.g., CMMI) and Agile approaches

  • Combining or streamlining the Business processes and Agile SW development

  • Merging of agile processes

  • Using Method Engineering to tailor/build Agile processes

  • Agile organization: Organizational change, management and organizational issues

  • Commitment, motivation and culture in an Agile SW development organization

  • Business agility

  • Subcontracting and Agile SW development

  • Agile contracting processes and issues

  • Experimenting with agile practices: Pair programming, test-first development,
    continuous integration, etc.

  • Case studies, experiments and practitioners' experience reports

  • Agile in embedded software development domain (e.g. SW/HW co-design)

  • Metrics in agile SW development, automated metrics and analysis