The international conference on Lean and Agile Software Development (LASD) was founded in 2017 as a part of the FedCSIS multiconference. The conference grew each year until 2020 when it noticed a dramatic decline in the number of submissions. To remedy this issue, in 2021 and 2022, LASD was held as a standalone, free of charge conference. Recently, it has joined ACM SAC as a track.
The objective of LASD is to extend the state-of-the-art in lean and agile software development and spread best practices as well as stories of successful transitions and adaptations to changing work environment.
LASD has already become a prominent forum where practitioners, researchers, and academics meet to share and discuss their concerns, experience, and research findings. As for the past two editions, in total, authors of six best papers have been invited by the editor of either Computer Science and Information Systems (ComSIS, IF: 1.17) or Journal of Computer Languages (Cola, IF: 1.78) to publish an extended version of their papers. The conference is also famous for its conscientious PC members, who provide detailed, journal-quality reviews.
The evolution of software development methods is driven by the perennial quest on how to organize projects for better productivity. Plan-driven methods recommend spending much effort and resources to comprehensively capture all requirements and elaborate a big up-front design. Although they succeeded in projects where all properties of the software system could be specified in detail, they were unable to meet the dynamism, unpredictability and changing conditions that characterize today's competitive business environment. Thereby, traditional methods were superseded by lightweight methods based on iterative and incremental software development, frequent feedback from the customer, and an agile mindset. Agile methods have not only acknowledged that business requirements change, but also that customers are unable to definitively express their needs up front. Accordingly, agile teams start with a small set of core requirements to initiate the project and develop a working product. This working product becomes the basis for further discussions with the customer and new features are incrementally deliver on top of it. Later on, the software industry also started to adopt practices from lean manufacturing as a means of further waste elimination by removing all non-value-adding activities.
While agile and lean software development has already become mainstream in industry and a strong community has crystallized around the new way of thinking, making the transition to the new mindset is still challenging for many project managers. Besides, as the vast majority of software development projects are unique, agile methods often need to be tailored to accommodate specific situations. However, method tailoring is not trivial and poses serious challenges for practitioners. Indeed, one of the most distinctive features of Scrum is that its practices are not independent, but instead are very tightly coupled and synergistic.
Furthermore, Scrum, XP, and Kanban were originally designed for small, single teams and do not provide guidance on dealing with scaling issues, while the last decade has seen the spread of agile into large-scale and distributed projects. To help companies in large-scale transformations, several agile scaling frameworks including LeSS, S@S, Nexus and SAFe have been proposed. These off-the-shelf solutions incorporate predefined workflow patterns to deal with issues related to large number of teams, inter-team coordination, and lack of up-front architecture. Nevertheless, numerous challenges while adopting off-the-shelf frameworks have been reported, including mismatch between framework and organization, changes in management structure, changes in company's policies, and the impossibility of fully implementing the whole framework at once.
On top of that, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced co-located teams, who relied on face-to-face communication for work coordination, to transition into a remote work environment, which agile methods just ignore.
Research papers and experience reports related to the above topics are solicited. Papers should be submitted in the PDF format using the ACM-SAC proceedings format via the START submission system. Full papers are limited to 8 pages with the option (at an extra charge) to add 2 more pages.
Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. To facilitate the double-blind reviewing, authors are kindly requested to provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors' personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors' identity.
Papers that receives positive reviews but are not accepted due to space limitation are invited for the poster session. The length of poster papers is 3 pages (included in the registration) + 1 page (at an extra charge).
Upon paper acceptance, prospective authors must provide a camera-ready version which takes into account the review comments. The conference proceedings will be published by ACM and also available online through the ACM Digital Library.
Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for the paper/poster to be included in the ACM digital library. No-show of registered papers and posters will result in excluding them from the ACM digital library.
Students are invited to submit research abstracts (maximum of 4 pages in ACM camera-ready format) following the instructions published at the SAC 2023 website.
Authors of selected abstracts will have the opportunity to give poster and oral presentations of their work and compete for three top-winning places. The SRC committee will evaluate and select First, Second, and Third place winners. The winners will receive medals and cash awards. Winners will be announced during the conference banquet. Invited students receive SRC travel support (US$500) and are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student Travel Award Program (STAP) for additional travel support.
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Almeida, FernandoPortugal, University of Porto & INESC TEC
Alshayeb, MohammadSaudi Arabia, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Aziz Butt, ShariqPakistan, University of Lahore
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Behutiye, WoubshetFinland, University of Oulu
Bernhart, MarioAustria, Vienna University of Technology
Biesialska, KatarzynaSpain, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Borg, MarkusSweden, SICS Swedish ICT AB
Buchalcevova, AlenaCzech Republic, Prague University of Economics and Business
Cruzes, DanielaNorway, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Datta, SomaUSA, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Derezinska, AnnaPoland, Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Computer Science
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Heil, SebastianGermany, Chemnitz University of Technology
Hohenstein, UweGermany, Siemens AG
Janes, AndreaItaly, Free University of Bolzano
Jarzębowicz, AleksanderPoland, Gdańsk University of Technology
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Matthies, ChristophGermany, Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam
Mazzara, ManuelRussia, Innopolis University
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Miler, JakubPoland, Gdańsk University of Technology
Miller, GloriaGermany, Maxmetrics
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Mohapatra, Durga PrasadIndia, NIT Rourkela
Morales Trujillo, Miguel EhecatlNew Zealand, University of Canterbury
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Münch, JürgenGermany, Reutlingen University
Muszyńska, KarolinaPoland, University of Szczecin
Naidoo, RennieSouth Africa, The University of Pretoria
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Noyer, ArneGermany, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences
Özkan, NecmettinTurkey, Kuveyt Türk Participation Bank
Panda, SubhrakantaIndia, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
Pereira, Rui Humberto R.Portugal, Instituto Politécnico do Porto - ISCAP
Petrillo, FábioCanada , University of Quebec at Chicoutimi
Poniszewska-Maranda, AnetaPoland, Institute of Information Technology, Lodz University of Technology
Poth, AlexanderGermany, Volkswagen AG
Przybyłek, MichałPoland, Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology
Ramírez Mora, SandraMexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Ramsin, RamanIran, Sharif University of Technology
Riel, AndreasFrance, Grenoble Alpes University
Ristić, SonjaSerbia, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences
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Russo , DanielDenmark, Aalborg University - Copenhagen
Rybola, ZdenekCzech Republic, FIT CTU in Prague
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Schön, Eva-MariaSpain, University of Seville
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Theobald, SvenGermany, Fraunhofer IESE
Thomaschewski, JörgGermany, University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer
Torrecilla Salinas, CarlosSpain, University of Seville
Werewka, JanPoland, AGH University of Science and Technology
Winter, DominiqueGermany, University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer
Wysocki, WłodzimierzPoland, West Pomeranian University of Technology
Yilmaz, MuratTurkey, Çankaya University
Zakari, AbubakarNigeria, Kano University of Science and Technology
Jiménez-Hernández, Eréndira MiriamMexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
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