CALL FOR SPEAKERS Submission Deadline - Friday June 18th 2010
We are seeking high-quality session proposals covering any aspect of agile software development. If your session proposal covers practical experience we'll consider it.
- Adopting and evolving agile approaches
- Agile product management
- Agile software development
- Agile testing
- User experience and design in an agile world
- Agile technical communications
- Coaching and mentoring agile teams
- Tool and technology adoption
- Distributed agile teams
Case studies and interactive sessions (hands-on, workshops, games...) based on any aspect of these and related topics are particularly encouraged.
In addition to paying no conference fees, being a speaker gives you a unique opportunity to share your experience and knowledge with our audience.
MAKING A PROPOSAL
Making a session proposal won't be difficult. All we'll require is some basic information on the session you plan to run - enough to judge that it would be of value to our participants. We've come up with some suggested session types, but feel free to propose your own:
Case Study / Experience Report
A presentation and discussion of real-life (not theoretical) experiences of the application (or mis-application) of any of the above tools and techniques. Case studies and experience reports must include some discussion of lessons learned and an indication of how novel the work is.
A session focused around some specific tool, technique or issue. Primarily led by the speaker but should include some elements of interactivity or individual / group exercise.
Participants learn a new tool or technology through using it to solve one or more practical exercises. We recommend that hands-on sessions are run by two session leaders. Please include a description of required hardware and software for the session and how you will distribute the software to participants.
A facilitated discussion session based around a well-defined topic or question related to the conference themes. The session leader introduces the topic and may seed the session with particular questions or subtopics. A small number of 'experts' then debate the topic or question. However, participants are free to join in the discussion by taking the 'experts' places as they relinquish their seats. We can provide contact details for people who could make good initial 'experts'.
A small group of 'experts' presents their views on some defined conference topic. Audience members may ask questions of the panel.
There are many open issues related to the conference themes. A think-tank considers one or more such issues and aims to produce some outputs of value to the community. The session leader is responsible for managing the Think Tank and completing the session outputs.
One or more activities are run to simulate some aspect of software development. A session based around a game would probably fall into this category.
Two groups of participants argue for or against a position with speakers alternating from each group. A facilitator manages the debating process. At the end of the debate the audience takes a vote to decide which team has won the debate.
An in-depth working session on a specific topic. May include paper presentations.
SUBMITTING A SESSIONPlease read our Terms and Conditions before submitting a session proposal.
Please include your session title, your name(s) and brief (< 100 words) biographical information, a contact email address and telephone number and/or Skype name.
If there are multiple session leaders then please include biographical and contact information for all speakers and indicate who the main point of contact is.
Session proposals should be made using one of our standard templates available as word , open office and plain text. You can make as many session proposals as you like.
These include the following information:
- Session title: a short title that sums up your session's content
- Session type: one of the above or some other type
- Session duration: (typically 45, 60, 75 or 90 minutes but longer proposals are welcome)
- Session abstract: a brief description outlining the key objectives and content of the session
- Session description: a fuller description of the session content including details about whether the session has been run before
- Intended audience: roles / experience levels (any prior knowledge / skills required)
- Session outputs: Does the session have outputs that would be of interest to non-participants? Electronic outputs such as recordings will be placed on The Software East Network at the organiser's discretion.
- Availability: Whether there are any constraints in your participation or whether it makes sense to run your session before or after another session you've proposed.
SUBMITTING A PROPOSALSession proposals should be made using one of our standard templates available as word , open office and plain text.
After preparing a proposal you should upload it into our submission and review system. We are using EasyChair which will be familiar to many regular conference speakers. We cannot accept proposals that haven't been submitted through EasyChair. If you have submitted to other conferences that use EasyChair, then you can reuse your existing Easychair login for AC2010 submission. If not, then you first need to create an account. Full instructions on the submission process are available here.
Please note that sessions must be submitted no later than Friday June 18th 2010. Sessions submitted after this date will be considered at the organiser's discretion.
WHAT PEOPLE SAID ABOUT OUR OTHER EVENTS
We also organise the Code Generation conference, here's what people said about that event:"The combined—for that matter, individual—expertise present was remarkable, and presented a tremendous opportunity for knowledge exchange."
"The presentations were all top quality, making it often difficult to decide between the concurrently running sessions."
"I enjoyed the conference very much, it has been the best conference of the last years I’ve been to. A very good selection of speakers, but I also think that the level of expertise of the audience was very high, much higher than I expected. ... it gives the opportunity to dig much deeper."
"...this time this has been the highest-quality conference on this topic that I've been to - and I've been to a few."
"I'll definitely try to attend next year and will recommend this conference to my colleagues and customers."
"Three very long, exhausting but thoroughly enjoyable and very informative days."
"[A] great opportunity to meet with influential practitioners in the field."