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agileService 2011 : Book: Agile and Lean Service-Oriented Development: Foundations, Theory and Practice


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Submission Deadline Jan 18, 2011
Notification Due Jan 28, 2011
Final Version Due Mar 18, 2011
Categories    service oriented computing   agile software development   lean software development   service oriented engineering

Call For Papers

(Proposal Submission Deadline Extended: January 18, 2011)
Agile and Lean Service-Oriented Development: Foundations, Theory and Practice
A book edited by Dr. Xiaofeng Wang and Dr. Nour Ali (Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre), Prof. Isidro Ramos (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia) and Prof. Richard Vidgen (University of New South Wales)

To be published by IGI Global: (

Motivation and Objectives
Service Oriented Engineering (SOE) and Agile and Lean software development present promising solutions for contemporary software development projects to deal effectively with challenges in increasingly turbulent business environments typified by unpredictable markets, changing customer requirements, pressures of ever shorter time-to-deliver, and rapidly advancing information technologies. Research and practice of SOE and Agile and Lean software development have been advancing independently over the past years and have become the prevailing system development approaches. It is intriguing to explore the potential synergy that comes from a combination of both areas. As distinct as they seem to be, SOE and Agile and Lean software development may have a lot in common and can inform each other. Therefore, the objectives of this book are:
• To explore the foundations on which SOE and Agile and Lean methods can be combined;
• To build the conceptual basis and empirical evidences for the combination of the two approaches; and
• To provide tools, best practices and guidelines for agile and lean service oriented development in practice.

Target Audience
The prospective audience of the book can be:
• Researchers interested in Agile and Lean software development, service computing/service science or both;
• Software development practitioners who want to explore the potential of both approaches; and
• University students specialising in software engineering or information systems.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Applying agile values and principles in developing service-oriented systems
- Organization adoption of agile/lean software development for service oriented development
- Applications and domains where agile/lean development is appropriate for service oriented systems
- Agile/lean governance of service oriented systems
- Test-driven service oriented systems
- Service oriented architectures driven by agile/lean principles
- Evolving requirements in service oriented systems
- Various agile practices applied in service oriented contexts
- Refactoring of service oriented systems.
- Migration to service oriented systems using agile approaches
- Agile modelling and business process modelling
- Agile contracts and service level agreements including service negotiation and contracts
- Agile/lean cloud computing
- Achieving business agility in service oriented systems
- Tools to support/comply with agile service oriented systems
- Documentation standards for agile development in service oriented systems
- Patterns in agile service oriented development
- Agile enterprise service oriented architecture
- Agile service delivery
- Project management of service oriented systems
- Empirical, industrial studies and experience reports, lessons learnt on these topics

Important Dates
January 18, 2011: Proposal Submission Deadline
January 28, 2010: Notification of Acceptance
March 18, 2011: Full Chapter Submission
May 31, 2011: Review Results Returned
June 30, 2011: Final Chapter Submission

Submission Procedure
We are looking for both long chapters (5000-8000 words) of original research in (but not limited to) the suggested areas, and short chapters (1500-3500 words) with a practical orientation, in the format of experience report, lessons learnt, etc. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis, under the guidance of the editorial advisory board members who are recognized senior researchers from both areas. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

If you are interested in contributing to this book, please submit a 2-3 page proposal for long chapters or about 1 page abstract for short chapters before or by the proposal submission deadline, including the objectives and main contribution of the chapter. For long chapter proposals, please also include the suggested structure of the chapter. A template that can serve as guideline for book proposal can be found at

Editorial Advisory Board

Kieran Conboy, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

Juan Garbajosa, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain

Mira Kajko-Mattsson, Stockholm University, Sweden

Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Grace Lewis, SEI, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Michele Marchesi, University of Cagliari, Italy

Sabine Matook, The University of Queensland, Australia

For more details and to follow the advancement of the book, please visit

Inquiries and submissions can be sent to:,, or

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc. The book is scheduled for release in early 2012.

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