WBMA 2017

8th Brazilian Workshop on Agile Methods

Call for Papers

The 8th Brazilian Workshop on Agile Methods (WBMA’2017) is the research track in the Agile Brazil conference. WBMA is an academic event that focuses on agile software development. This year’s edition comes with a history of success. Our past editions received an expressive number of paper submissions. Besides it, a number of attendees (students, researchers and practitioners) from different countries. We hope to repeat this success this year and influence even more the academic integration in industry context. We believe this integration can create ideas, opportunities and innovations for all involved.

Last year, the Agile Brazil conference has received more than 500 attendees from all over the world. This year, our expectation is that the workshop will receive even more researchers and students from Brazil and abroad. This year, WBMA’2017 will be held on September, 13th-4th, in Belém – Brazil. The workshop will be included in Agile Brazil schedule.

The list of accepted papers is available online: https://agilebrazil2017.sched.com/overview/type/WBMA


The main topics of interest to this workshop are:

  • Adoption of Agile / Lean
  • Agile / Lean in Distributed Environments and Large Teams
  • Agile in Government
  • Agile Practices and Future Trends, Evolution and Revolution (Technical or Managerial)
  • Agile Principles, Lean Manufacturing and Other Disciplines
  • Agile Project Management, Outsourcing and Governance in the Agile Context
  • Agile Testing & Quality: Techniques, Patterns and Automated Support
  • Conceptual Studies and Theoretical Foundations of Agile / Lean
  • Development in Distributed and Global Agile Teams
  • DevOps and Continuous Delivery
  • Experimental Studies with Agile / Lean
  • Human and Social Aspects in Agile Methods
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Agile
  • Lean Startups
  • Managing Technical Debt
  • Metrics, Measurements and Mining Repositories in the Context of Agile
  • Organizational Transformation and Cultural Aspects on Agile Business
  • Patterns and Anti-patterns applying Agile / Lean
  • Refactoring Issues
  • Scaling Agile to Large Corporations
  • Systems and Software Architecture and Development of Critical Systems
  • Teaching and Coaching Agile and Lean
  • Tools and Techniques on Agile / Lean
  • User Experience (UX) Environments on Agile / Lean
  • User Roles (co-participation)

We also welcome other related topics of research on agile methods.

Papers Submission

Original papers should be sent electronically by Easychair. Manuscripts must follow the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) – Springer template. Papers should be submitted in PDF format. Papers can be written in Portuguese or English. Submission in English is strongly encouraged since the workshop proceedings are indexed in the CCIS Digital Library.

Full Papers Submission

In full papers submission we expect original papers presenting finished results. Full papers might have between 10 and 15 pages including figures and bibliography

Short Papers Submission

In short papers submissions we are expecting:

  • Research in progress;
  • Experience reports;
  • Non-systematic literature reviews; and
  • Position papers.

Short papers might have between 6 and 8 pages including figures and bibliography.

If you are an industry practitioner and have passed through innovative agile experiences, you may submit it in academic format to share with other practitioners and researchers in Short Papers track. We are interested in all types of cases — either successful or not.

Important Dates

(NEW) June, 25th 2017: Paper submission deadline
July 24th 2017: Notification of acceptance
August 21st 2017:  Camera-ready submission (* only in English)
September 13th-14th 2017: WBMA Event


Registering on Agile Brazil you will already be registered on WBMA. There is no exclusive registration to WBMA, once one of our objectives is to integrate industry and research. One author for each accepted paper will be granted with a free registration.

Papers publication

Accepted papers will be published, after the conference, in a volume of Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) – Springer. This is the second time that the WBMA Proceedings are going to be published at Springer, which will give world-wide visibility to the researches presented at WBMA ‘2017.


  • Gustavo Pinto (UFPA – Brazil)

Chairs of Program Committee

  • Viviane Santos (UFPA – Brazil)
  • Adolfo Neto (UTFPR – Brazil)

Program Committee

  • Ademar Aguiar (Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal)
  • Adolfo Neto (Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brazil)
  • Alexandre Vasconcelos (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • Alfredo Goldman (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Breno de França (Universidade de Campinas, Brazil)
  • Célio Santana (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • Cleidson de Souza (Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil)
  • Eduardo Guerra (National Institute of Space Research, Brazil)
  • Fabio Kon (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Fábio Levy Siqueira (Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Felipe Furtado (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, C.E.S.A.R, Brazil)
  • Graziela Tonin (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Gustavo Pinto (Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil)
  • Hugo Sereno Ferreira (FEUP & INESC TEC, Brazil)
  • Jutta Eckstein (IT Communication, Germany)
  • Maria Istela Cagnin (Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil)
  • Patrícia Vilain (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil)
  • Paulo Meirelles (Universidade de Brasília, Brazil)
  • Rafael Prikladnicki (PUCRS, Brazil)
  • Rodrigo De Toledo (UFRJ, Brazil)
  • Sandro Oliveira (Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil)
  • Teresa Maciel (Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • Theodore D. Hellmann (United States)
  • Tiago Silva Da Silva (Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Vinicius Garcia (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • Viviane Santos (Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil)
  • Xiaofeng Wang (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)





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