HICSS 2007 Call for Agile Papers
- 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
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:
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  implemented at companies like Toyota , and knowledge
management strategies developed by Takeuchi and Nonaka , now at the
Hitotsubashi Business School in Japan, and Peter Senge  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  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 .
• 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,
• Research on special topics or tools: configuration and resource
management, testing, project steering, user involvement, design for
agility, virtual teams or others. See .
• Research on integrating ideas from other fields, e.g. interaction
design, requirements engineering, cognitive science, organizational
psychology, usability testing, software security, into agile
• Research studies of development teams using ethnographic or social
• 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
Jeff Sutherland, Ph.D., PatientKeeper, USA. jeff.sutherland@...
Certified ScrumMaster Trainer and Co-Creator of the Scrum Agile
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.
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
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
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 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
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
December 1 Deadline to guarantee your hotel room reservation at conference rate.
December 15 Deadline to receive conference registration refund.
• 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
• 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.