Call for Papers 2023 closed

Welcome to the Agile Testing Days 2023 Call for Papers. The CfP opens in Februray 2023 and will be open until March 19th, 2023. As follows you will find all the important details to submit your proposal. We look forward to receiving your submission(s) for talks, workshops, hands-on sessions, bonus sessions, combo-sessions (talk plus workshop) and social activities.

Please note, that we accept a maximum of four papers per speaker only!

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There shall be no financial remuneration. Speakers and co-speakers shall be granted a free entrance ticket to the 3-day conference (tutorials excluded). The speakers shall be refunded hotel and travel expenses on presentation of receipts, the amount of which is, however, limited to a lump-sum per speaker of € 700.00 (if the speaker travels within Europe) or € 1,400.00 (if the speaker travels from outside of Europe), including economy class trip, car, bus, train or taxi transfer.

In any case we cover 4 (four) hotel nights per speaker. Hotel costs include the accommodation in a double room for max. 4 nights (for the period of November 12-17, 2023) only.

We don’t cover expenses for food, beverages or any other services. All receipts are to be presented to the organization team subsequent to the conference.

We guarantee free parking at the conference venue, therefore please ask the organizer for a free parking ticket. 

What we are Looking for

25-min Talks

A presentation on some subject or topic in front of an audience.

105- and 120-min Workshops

Workshops are designed to teach or develop a certain skill. They are directed more towards collaborating and learning in an interactive environment. The different workshops should contain at least 50% practical exercises, which can be extended to more than 80% distinct full-on training.

Combo Sessions

This is a combination of a 30-min talk delivering the theory, followed by a 75-min or 90-min workshop to practice the preceding talk hands-on. Both sessions need to work individually, as attendees might not stay for both sessions.

Bonus Sessions

Fun and creative sessions that provide a balance to the agile, testing-related and technical sessions.

Social Activities

Sessions that start or roundup a conference day in the morning or evening to encourage networking and socializing.

Our Program Committee:

Profile Image Alessandro Collino

Alessandro Collino

Profile Image Elizabeth Zagroba

Elizabeth Zagroba

Profile Image João Proença

João Proença

Profile Image Bart Knaack

Bart Knaack

Profile Image Søren Wassard

Søren Wassard

Profile Image Lisa Crispin

Lisa Crispin

Profile Image Daniel Knott

Daniel Knott

Profile Image Faiza Yousuf

Faiza Yousuf

Profile Image Tariq King

Tariq King

Profile Image Toyer Mamoojee

Toyer Mamoojee

Profile Image Lisi Hocke

Lisi Hocke

Profile Image Yi Min Yang

Yi Min Yang

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Topics of Interest

Hot topics

  • Machine Learning
  • Ethics in Tech
  • Chaos Engineering
  • API Testing
  • Test Automation
  • Conscious Leadership
  • Mobile Testing
  • Sustainability in Tech
  • Agile Testing in Remote Teams
  • Coding for Testers, Coding workshops/ live Coding Sessions
  • Collaboration Approaches like Pairing & Ensemble Programming
  • Observability & Operability
  • Accessibility, Usability & UX Testing
  • Testing Pipeline of Microservices
  • Agile Scale & Cloud Based Testing
  • DevOps & DevSecOps
  • How to Test AI (Self Driving Cars, etc.)
  • Mental Health, Self Care & Mindfulness
  • Human-Centred Approaches
  • Security Testing
  • What is the Testers Role when Everything is Automated
  • Test Documentation, Test Case Management, Strategies & Tools
  • Coaching, Mentoring, Personal Development
  • Embedded Software or AI Combined with Agile Experiences
  • Quality Metrics

Other topics

  • Agile Techniques in Infrastructure related Projects
  • Agile Data Management
  • A/B Testing and Canary Releases
  • Agile and Design Thinking
  • Agile Culture and Environment
  • Agile for Real Time & Embedded Systems
  • Agile in Regulated Environments
  • Agile Management and Leadership: Roles, Responsibilities, Models & Approaches
  • Agile Methods & Tools
  • Agile Patterns and Anti-Patterns for Agile Transformation & Enterprise Scaling
  • ALM Process
  • AngularJS Automation Test (Protractor vs Selenium)
  • Approaches to Scaling Agile (LeSS, SAFe, DAD, etc.)
  • Automated Unit/ Integration/ System/ Acceptance Level Tests
  • Automation Success Stories
  • Coding Dojos and Code Katas
  • Collaboration and Building Teams
  • Continuous Integration & Continuous Testing
  • Design for Testability & Other'ilities'
  • Distributed Agile: Patterns & Anti-Patterns
  • Evolutionary Architecture & Emergent Design
  • Examples of when Agile doesn't Work
  • Exploratory Testing & Heuristics
  • From Waterfall to Agile Development/ Testing
  • Integrating & Testing Enterprise Systems & Legacy Systems
  • Learning Models and Techniques: Individuals, Teams & Organizations
  • Measuring Exploratory Testing
  • Mobile Automation Test with Appium
  • Model Based Testing
  • New Testing Methods
  • Non Functional Testing for Web, Mobile, Desktop
  • Open Source Testing within Companies
  • Performing Exploratory Testing while Practicing Continuous Deploy to Production
  • Performance Testing
  • Refactoring, Design Patterns & Principles
  • Retrospectives & Continuous Improvement
  • Security & Penetration Testing in Agile Projects
  • Simple Issue Reporting
  • Systems-Thinking
  • Teaching Developers Testing
  • Test Data Management & GDPR Impact on Software Quality Assurance
  • Testing as a Coaching Role
  • Testing in DevOps
  • Testing in the Age of Internet-of-Things
  • Testing Skills - What are those exactly?
  • Testing Serverless Architecture
  • xDD Practices (TDD, BDD, ATDD, etc.)

Note: The conference will continue to promote a broad set of agile-related topics, but increasing importance will be given to industrial experiences related the adoption of Agile (and Lean) development and to the ways by which the adoption of Agile helps organizations to innovate.

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