We encourage a range of submissions including research papers, experience reports, workshops, tutorials, doctoral consortium, panels, posters and demonstrations. All contributions should be submitted as pdf. The below instructions should be used as a guide. However, content is more important than style initially, so submit whatever is best to give us a good idea of your proposal. Any accepted submissions will need to eventually be expanded and conform to Springer’s LNBIP format for publication.

Please follow this link to submit your session.

Research Papers

Research papers should describe innovative and significant work within one or more of the conference topics listed. The papers should be readable for a scientific and industrial audience, and support claims with appropriately described evidence and/or references to relevant literature. Research papers should not exceed 12 pages in length and include an abstract of up to 150 words. Papers must not have been previously published or submitted elsewhere.

Experience Reports

Industry relevant experience papers should describe practical experiences related to the conference topics with relevance to other practitioners. Experience reports should not exceed 6 pages in length and include an abstract of up to 150 words.

Tutorial Proposals

Tutorials are half day events covering an important aspect of the LESS 2010 domain. We call for exciting, in-depth and inspiring tutorials for LESS 2010. The evaluation of the prospective tutorials shall be performed by the relevance of the topic, industrial and/or academic experience of the tutorial instructors and the level of the tutorial material.

Prospective TUTORIAL presenters are encouraged to submit (in one zipped file)

  1. 4-page summary of the tutorial topic (to be included in the proceedings)
  2. Draft agenda
  3. CV of the tutorial presenters
  4. 10-15 slide example set of the tutorial material

Workshop Proposals

Workshops are half day events covering an important aspect of the LESS 2010 domain. We are looking for inspiring, enthusiastic and important areas covering any particular aspect of the conference scope. The evaluation of the prospective Workshops shall be performed by the relevance of the topic, workshop history, experience of the workshop organizers and the status of the workshop planning.

Prospective WORKSHOP organizers are encouraged to submit (in one zipped file)

  1. 4-page summary of the workshop topic (to be included in the proceedings)
  2. Call for workshop papers (optional)
  3. CV of the workshop organizers
  4. Information about the past workshops, their feedback and contributions

Panel Proposals

All panel submissions should focus on informing or challenging the community in some way. All submissions should talk about how your panel will engage the audience, possibly including some form of audience participation during the panel. Panels are typically 90 minutes in length, but we are open to any and all ideas

Panel proposals should include:

  1. Short summary of the panel topic
  2. Short statement of how this panel will engage the audience and contribute to the conference
  3. List of the panelists
  4. CV of the panel organizer(s) and moderator(s)

Once accepted, a camera ready paper of the panel will be produced guided by separate instructions.

Poster and Demonstration Proposals

Posters are an excellent forum for authors to present their work in an informal and interactive session, to present late-breaking and preliminary results, or to present an overview of, or introduction to, interesting work in key areas of the conference scope. Posters provide authors with a unique opportunity to make their work highly visible during the conference, and to discuss their work one-on-one with other conference participants.

Prospective POSTERS AND DEMONSTRATIONS organizers are encouraged to submit (in one zipped file)

  1. 2-page extended abstract of the Poster or demonstration (to be included in the proceedings)
  2. The poster itself

PHD-SYMPOSIUM Contributions

We want you to get your high quality PhD done within Lean timeframe!

The doctoral symposium provides a forum for doctoral students doing their research in the area of agile development.

In the symposium students will present and discuss their research objectives, methods, and (preliminary) results. The goal is to provide mutual feedback and guidance in completing the dissertation and on future research directions.

The Doctoral Symposium has the same scope as the main LESS2010 conference.

We encourage doctoral students to present their work at the symposium. Students interested in participating are requested to submit a paper describing their research work to the symposium chair. Abstracts should not be longer than 6 pages in the conference format and should

  • clearly describe the research questions the work is addressing,
  • explain significant problems and current solutions,
  • discuss the proposed approach, and
  • present results achieved so far.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings.

Activities, Ideas and All Other Proposals

Activities can be Lean Software and Systems code camps, Open Space activities, Services or new exciting ideas for joint working and brainstorming.

Or, are you feeling that you’ve got an idea you want to share with us? It can be crazy and fruitful or just plain and important. We want you to share it with us. Let’s make it happen together! If you’ve looked the contribution opportunities so far and found nothing that provided a match for your ideas, this is the opportunity for you to get your idea flying. From Lean beverage consumption to Lean Moose Hunting or Sauna, from leisure to serious practice, the floor is yours!

Prospective ACTIVITY/IDEA organizers are encouraged to submit (in one zipped file)

  1. 2-page summary of the activity (to be included in the proceedings)
  2. CV of the activity organizers
  3. Information about the past actions organized (if any), their feedback and contributions

Please follow this link to submit your session.