In conjunction with XP 2017
We are extending the deadlines for submitting mandatory abstracts for the workshop to March 6, 2017, and submitting full papers to March 10, 2017. Notification of acceptance will now occur on March 31, 2017.
Registration for the workshop is open. Registration to the workshop is included in the full XP Conference package, or you can register separately for the Tutorial/Workshop Day on Monday.
The Ninth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt will be held in conjunction with XP 2017 in Cologne, Germany, on May 22, 2017.
Big design upfront has widely been replaced by iterative and agile development approaches. In some agile environments, the architecture is even something that is meant to emerge in the course of the project through continuously revisiting and refactoring the product code. Projects have shown that both approaches lead to insufficiencies in design or implementation over the long term, known as technical debt, which is a metaphor used to communicate key tradeoffs related to release and quality issues.
The Ninth Workshop on Managing Technical Debt will bring together leading software researchers and practitioners, especially from the area of iterative and agile software development, for the purpose of exploring theoretical and practical techniques that quantify technical debt. Questions of interest for the workshop include but are not limited to the following:
The Managing Technical Debt workshop series has provided a forum since 2010 for practitioners and researchers to discuss issues related to technical debt, share emerging practices used in software development organizations, and emphasize the need for more research and better means for sharing emerging results. Consensus from our community indicates a need to focus on quantification approaches as well as qualification and measurement of technical debt on higher levels of design and architecture. Contributions from the area of agile and incremental development and their impact on technical debt are of special interest. The following topics are aligned with our theme:
We invite submissions of papers in any areas related to the themes and goals of the workshop in the following categories:
Submissions should be original and unpublished work. Each submitted paper will undergo a rigorous review process by three members of the program committee. Submissions must be submitted online via EasyChair and conform to ACM's general guidelines for academic publishing. Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and published in the XP 2017 post-conference proceedings.