NOV. 15 – 18, 2021


Call for Papers

Welcome to the Agile Testing Days 2020 Call for Papers. The CFP is open until March 15th, 2020. 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 4-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 (from November 7-14, 2020) 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

30-min Talks

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

75-, 120-, 150- and 180-min Workshops or 75-min Hands-on Sessions

Workshops are designed to teach or develop a certain skill. It is directed more towards collaborating and learning in an interactive environment. While the different workshops should contain at least 50% practical exercises, the 75-min hands-on sessions should comprise more than 80% distinct full-on training.

Combo Sessions

This is a combination of a 30-min talk delivering the theory, followed by a 90-min or 150-min workshop to practice hands-on the preceding talk. Both sessions need to work individually also, 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.

Our 2020 Program Committee:

Profile Image Alessandro Collino

Alessandro Collino

Profile Image Bart Knaack

Bart Knaack

Profile Image Elisabeth Hocke

Elisabeth Hocke

Profile Image Huib Schoots

Huib Schoots

Profile Image James Lyndsay

James Lyndsay

Profile Image Jenny Bramble

Jenny Bramble

Profile Image Kristine Corbus

Kristine Corbus

Profile Image Rahul Verma

Rahul Verma

Profile Image Smita Mishra

Smita Mishra

Profile Image Toyer Mamoojee

Toyer Mamoojee

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Topics of Interest

Hot topics

  • Machine Learning
  • API Testing
  • Test Automation
  • Coding for Testers, Coding workshops/ live Coding Sessions
  • Collaboration Approaches like Pairing and Mob Programming
  • Observability & Operability
  • Testing Pipeline of Microservices
  • Agile Scale & Cloud Based Testing
  • DevOps and DevSecOps
  • How to Test AI (Self Driving Cars, etc.)
  • Mental Health
  • Security and Accessibility
  • What is the Testers Role when Everything is Automated
  • In Depth Technical Sessions
  • Test Documentation, Test Case Management, Strategies and Tools
  • Advanced Technical Workshops
  • Coaching and Personal Development
  • Embedded Software or AI Combined with Agile Experiences
  • Speakers & Topics from the Dev and Program Management Community

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 and Approaches
  • Agile Methods & Tools
  • Agile Patterns and Anti-Patterns for Agile Transformation and Enterprise Scaling
  • ALM Process
  • AngularJS Automation Test (Protractor vs Selenium)
  • Approaches to Scaling Agile (LeSS, SAFe, DAD, etc.)
  • API Design and Testing
  • Automated Testing
  • Automated Unit/ Integration/ System/ Acceptance Level Tests
  • Automation Success Stories
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Coding Dojos and Code Katas
  • Collaboration and Building Teams
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Testing
  • Design for Testability and Other'ilities'
  • Distributed Agile: Patterns and Anti-Patterns
  • Evolutionary Architecture and Emergent Design
  • Examples of when Agile doesn't Work
  • Exploratory Testing and Heuristics
  • From Waterfall to Agile Development/ Testing
  • How do CI and CD Affect Testing
  • How to Choose Automation Levels
  • HTML5 Security Test
  • Integrating and Testing Enterprise Systems and Legacy Systems
  • Learning Models and Techniques: Individuals, Teams and 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
  • Pair and Mob Programming
  • Performing Exploratory Testing while Practicing Continuos Deploy to Production
  • Performance Testing
  • Refactoring, Design Patterns and Principles
  • Retrospectives and Continuous Improvement
  • Security and Penetration Testing in Agile Projects
  • Simple Issue Reporting
  • Systems-Thinking
  • Teaching Developers Testing
  • Test Data Management and 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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