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HICSS 2007 Call for Agile Papers

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  • Jeff Sutherland
    HICSS2007 is your chance to get a paper published in the IEEE Digital Library. If you submitted to Agile 2006, get another paper (or upgrade the one you have)
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      HICSS2007 is your chance to get a paper published in the IEEE Digital
      Library. If you submitted to Agile 2006, get another paper (or upgrade
      the one you have) on your list of IEEE publications. And spend a week
      on the beach in Hawaii during the first week of January with low hotel
      rates at a prime resort! Jeff Sutherland, Mary Poppendieck, and Jean
      Tabaka are Co-Chairs of the Agile Track below.

      Incorporating Lean Development Practices into Agile Software Development

      CALL FOR PAPERS
      Fortieth Annual Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences
      January 3 - 6, 2007 (Wednesday-Saturday)
      Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort and Spa on the Big Island
      425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
      Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738
      Tel: 1-808-886-1234 Fax: 1-808-886-2900
      www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com

      HICSS conferences are devoted to advances in the information,
      computer, and system sciences, and encompass developments in both
      theory and practice. Papers may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial
      or descriptive in nature. Submissions undergo a double-blind peer
      referee process and those selected for presentation will be published
      in the Conference Proceedings.

      Additional detail may be found on HICSS primary web site:
      http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu
      Mirror site http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/hicss/

      Agile software development processes have been influenced by best
      practices in Japanese industry, particularly by lean development
      principles [1] implemented at companies like Toyota [2], and knowledge
      management strategies developed by Takeuchi and Nonaka [3], now at the
      Hitotsubashi Business School in Japan, and Peter Senge [4] at MIT.
      This minitrack will focus on advancing the state of the art or
      presenting innovative ideas related to agile methods, individual
      practices and tools. Accepted papers are potentially to enrich the
      body of knowledge, to influence the framework of thought in the field
      by investigating Agile methods in a rigorous fashion.

      We are looking for research papers on all aspects of agile methods,
      particularly those that bring best practices in knowledge management
      and lean development to Scrum [5] and similar practices:
      • Agile methods and processes
      • Business and social facets of agile software development
      • Technical facets of agile software engineering
      • Agile usability
      • Tools for agile developers and teams
      • Empirical studies of agile methods
      Topics may include, but are not restricted to:
      • Research on existing or new methodologies and approaches: informal
      modeling techniques and practices, adapting/trimming existing methods,
      special projects or others. See [5].
      • Research on existing or new techniques or practices: pairing,
      war-rooms, test-first design, paper-based prototyping, early
      acceptance test driven development, exploratory testing, refactoring,
      or others.
      • Research on special topics or tools: configuration and resource
      management, testing, project steering, user involvement, design for
      agility, virtual teams or others. See [6].
      • Research on integrating ideas from other fields, e.g. interaction
      design, requirements engineering, cognitive science, organizational
      psychology, usability testing, software security, into agile
      processes.
      • Research studies of development teams using ethnographic or social
      research techniques.
      • Research on agile software engineering economics.
      • Quantitative and qualitative studies of agile methods, practices, and tools.
      Papers are particularly relevant when lean thinking, lean development,
      and lean product development are shown as the means through which
      knowledge-based, knowledge-creating companies and organizations
      effectively implement agile software development principles and
      practices.

      Co-Chairs:
      Jeff Sutherland, Ph.D., PatientKeeper, USA. jeff.sutherland@...
      Certified ScrumMaster Trainer and Co-Creator of the Scrum Agile
      Development Process.

      Mary Poppendieck. Poppendieck, LLC, USA. mary@...
      Global consultant on Lean development. Author of Lean Software Development.

      Jean Tabaka. Rally Development Corporation, USA. jean.tabaka@...
      Certified ScrumMaster; a Certified Professional Facilitator; a member
      of the Project Management Institute, and author of Collaboration
      Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Project Leaders.

      References:
      1. Poppendieck, M. "A History of Lean: From Manufacturing to Software
      Development." in JAOO Conference. 2005. Aarhus, Denmark: EOS.
      2. Liker, J.K., "The Toyota way: 14 management principles from the
      world's greatest manufacturer. 2004, New York: McGraw-Hill. xxii, 330
      p.
      3. Takeuchi, H. and I. Nonaka, "Hitotsubashi on Knowledge Management.
      2004, Singapore: John Wiley & Sons (Asia).
      4. Senge, P.M., "The Fifth Discipline: the Art and Practice of the
      Learning Organization. 1990, New York: Currency.
      5. Sutherland, J. "Future of Scrum: Parallel Pipelining of Sprints in
      Complex Projects." in AGILE 2005 Conference. 2005. Denver, CO: IEEE.
      6. Sutherland, J., A. Viktorov, and J. Blount. "Distributed Scrum:
      Agile Project Management with Outsourced Development Teams." Submitted
      to Agile 2006, 2006. Available from
      http://scrumalliance.org/index.php/scrum_alliance/for_everyone/resources/scrum_articles/distributed_scrum_agile_project_management_with_outsourced_development.


      IMPORTANT DEADLINES
      Abstracts Authors are encouraged to contact Minitrack Chairs for
      guidance and indication of appropriate content. Manuscripts are not
      accepted based on abstracts. Full manuscripts must be submitted by
      June 15.

      June 15 Authors submit full manuscripts to the Peer Review System,
      following Author Instructions found on the HICSS web site
      (www.hicss.hawaii.edu). All manuscripts will be submitted in double
      column publication format and limited to 10 pages including diagrams
      and references. Since manuscripts will undergo a double-blind review,
      author names and affiliations must not be included on the original
      manuscript. This information will be collected later through the
      system.

      August 15 Acceptance notices are sent to Authors via the Peer Review System.

      September 15 Authors submit Final Version of accepted papers following
      submission instructions on the Peer Review System web site. At least
      one author of each paper must register by this date with specific
      plans to attend the conference to present the paper. Early
      Registration fee applies. (General Registration fee applies Sept
      16-Dec 15.)

      December 1 Deadline to guarantee your hotel room reservation at conference rate.

      December 15 Deadline to receive conference registration refund.
      Late registration
      fee applies.

      SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
      • HICSS manuscripts must contain original material not previously
      published, nor currently submitted elsewhere.
      • HICSS will conduct double-blind reviews of each submitted manuscript.
      • Consult the conference website (www.hicss.hawaii.edu) for the
      listing and description of Minitracks for HICSS-40.
      • Contact the Minitrack Chair(s) by email for guidance and
      verification of appropriate content. (Optional but strongly
      encouraged)
      • Manuscripts may not be submitted to more than one Minitrack Chair.
      (One will be summarily rejected.) If unsure which Minitrack is
      appropriate, submit abstract to the Track Chair for guidance.
      • Submit full manuscript according to detailed instructions found on
      the Peer Review System website.
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