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AUCDI 2013 : Agile and User Centred Design Integration-What Lies Beneath and What Lies Ahead


When Feb 15, 2013 - Feb 15, 2013
Where York, UK
Submission Deadline Jan 7, 2013
Notification Due Jan 21, 2013
Final Version Due Jan 31, 2013
Categories    software engineering   HCI   design   usability

Call For Papers

Agile and User Centred Design Integration Workshop – What Lies Beneath and What Lies Ahead (AUCDI 2013) will be hosted by the University of York’s Department of Computer Science. It will be held on 15th February 2013 in the Computer Science Department on the new Heslington East campus.

Agile User Centred Design Integration (AUCDI) is the practice of combining User Centred Design (UCD) with agile development processes. None of the existing agile processes explicitly include principles and practices for understanding and eliciting testable and verifiable usability and user experience requirements. Similarly, design practices for satisfying requirements for usability and user experience or practices for evaluating systems developed via agile processes for usability and user experience are generally absent. In addition, substantial differences exist between agile and UCD approaches which pose challenges to integration attempts.

Agile processes for software engineering have evolved to address perceived limitations of more established, plan-driven approaches. Agile processes are iterative and develop software incrementally; they cope with volatile requirements through concrete technical practices, focusing on customer involvement and responsiveness to change. Different agile approaches implement these ideas in different ways. However, all agile processes share common values and principles, defined in the Agile Manifesto. User centred design approaches are based on a number of principles of design, including early focus on users and tasks, empirical measurement and iterative design.

AUCDI 2013 welcomes contributions on the following areas:

Challenges in integrating agile and user centred design
Lessons learned in integrating agile and user centred design
Best practices/Success Factors in integrating agile and user centred design
Integrating agile and user centred design in software engineering and human computer interaction
Agile user centred design and maturity models
Future Research directions for integrating agile and user centred design
Important Dates

Submission deadline: 07th of January 2013
Author notifications: 21st of January 2013
Camera-ready extended papers due: 31st of January 2013
Workshop: 15th of February 2013


The workshop will be accepting three categories of submissions:

Short Papers (up to 4 pages)
Short papers should discuss new Ideas and emerging Results. This track aims to provide practitioners and researchers with a forum for presenting and getting early feedback on novel research ideas that has not yet been fully evaluated.

Long Papers (up to 10 pages)
Long papers track focuses on research or industrial papers that describe original and unpublished results of empirical, conceptual, experimental, or theoretical topics related to integrating agile and user centred design.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format. Submissions must conform to formatting using Springer’s LNCS style. Paper submissions will only be accepted via Easychair by the submission deadline (07th of January 2012).

It is expected that at least one author of each accepted paper will register for and attend the workshop.

Poster submissions will be reviewed based on the poster and a one-page abstract of the poster’s content. The posters themselves should be A0 size.

FREE registration, transportation and accommodation for all accepted submissions.


The proceedings of the symposium (short papers and long papers) will be published as a technical report by the Department of Computer Science, The University of York. The report will be freely available on-line. Several hard copies will also be printed.

Negotiations are under way for publication of accepted papers as a special issue of a journal.

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