LASD 2022

6th International Conference on Lean and Agile Software Development

22 January, 2022, Online event*

Free of charge, with Springer LNBIP proceedings!

Corresponding authors of 15 top-rated accepted papers will get complimentary 1 year membership in Agile Alliance!

*The conference will consist of pre-recorded presentations, live keynote, and Q&A sessions.


The evolution of software development methods is driven by the perennial quest on how to organize projects for better productivity. Plan-driven methods recommend spending much effort and resources to comprehensively capture all requirements and elaborate a big up-front design. Although they succeeded in projects where all properties of the software system could be specified in detail, they were unable to meet the dynamism, unpredictability and changing conditions that characterize today's competitive business environment. Thereby, traditional methods were superseded by lightweight methods based on iterative and incremental software development, frequent feedback from the customer, and an agile mindset. Agile methods have not only acknowledged that business requirements change, but also that customers are unable to definitively express their needs up front. Accordingly, agile teams start with a small set of core requirements to initiate the project and develop a working product. This working product becomes the basis for further discussions with the customer and new features are incrementally deliver on top of it. Later on, the software industry also started to adopt practices from lean manufacturing as a means of further waste elimination by removing all non-value-adding activities.

While agile as well as lean software development has already become mainstream in industry and a strong community has crystallized around the new way of thinking, making the transition to the new mindset is still challenging for many companies. Thereby, the practical implementation of Scrum, Kanban or other method often deviates from the proposed framework. Such misalignment usually hides some dysfunctions which, if removed, would allow the company to take full advantage of the agile method.

Besides, even though agile methods were originally designed for single, small teams, many organizations have increasingly adopted them in large-scale projects with multiple development teams. Scaling agile software development is complex and brings new challenges, including:

  • coordination and communication between teams;
  • coordination of distributed projects;
  • lack of up-front architecture;
  • adoption of agile methods in units other than software development departments, such as product management, marketing, and sales.

The objective of LASD is to extend the state-of-the-art in lean and agile software development and spread best practices and stories of successful transitions. Our conference has become a prominent forum where practitioners, researchers, and academics meet to share and discuss their concerns, experience, and research findings.

Topics and Interests

Agile teams during Covid-19
Combining lean and agile methods for software development
Lean and agile requirements engineering
Scaling agile methods
Distributed teams in Agile Software Development
Challenges of migrating to lean and agile methods
Balancing agility and discipline
Agile development for safety systems
Lean and agility at the enterprise level
Conflicts in agile teams
Lean and agile project production and management
Collaborative games in Software Process Improvement
Lean and agile coaching
Managing knowledge for agility and collaboration
Tools and techniques for lean and agile development
Measurement and metrics for agile projects, agile processes, and agile teams
Innovation and creativity in software engineering
Variability across the software life cycle
Industrial experiments, case studies, and experience reports related to all of the above topics


We invite research papers in two categories: Full Papers (14-18 pages), and Short Papers (up to 8 pages). Papers must be in English and present original, not already published research. Authors should consult Springer's authors' guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers:

Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Submission is done through the EasyChair Conference System. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. To facilitate the double-blind reviewing, authors are kindly requested to provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors' personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors' identity.

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Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by Springer in their Lecture Notes on Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series. LNBIP volumes are made available to the following indexing services: Web of Science; Scopus, EI Engineering Index; ACM Digital Library; DBLP; Google Scholar. The proceedings will be available at:

An extended version of the best papers will be forwarded for further procedure in Computer Science and Information Systems (ComSIS, IF: 1.167) and Journal of Computer Languages (Cola, IF: 1.271).

Corresponding authors of accepted papers are required to upload a pre-recorded video of their paper presentation to YouTube or other video-sharing platform and send the uploaded video link via email to the conference chair. The presentations will be available 2 weeks before the conference. During the conference, the authors must be available online to interact with attendees for questions and answers.

There are a lot of tools available to easily record a presentation. By using these tools, you can show your face via webcam and display your slides as you talk. Please, explore the links below for detailed instructions:

Local recording
Record a slide show with narration and slide timings, How to Make a Video in PowerPoint
How To Record & Export High-Quality Videos
OBS Studio

Important dates

  • Paper submission (hard deadline)
    October 1, 2021
  • Reviews due
    October 31, 2021
  • Author notification
    November 4, 2021
  • Final paper submission (hard deadline)
    November 25, 2021
  • Pre-recorded video submission
    December 31, 2021
  • Conference date
    January 22, 2022


Markus Borg

Keynote title
Agility in Software 2.0 – Notebook Interfaces and MLOps with Buttresses and Rebars
Short Biography
Dr. Markus Borg is a senior researcher with RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB. He is also an adjunct lecturer at Lund University from where he obtained a PhD in software engineering in 2015. His research interests include empirical software engineering, machine learning, and software testing. Before embarking on the research career, Markus worked at ABB as a software engineer in safety-critical process automation. Markus is also a board member of Swedsoft, an independent non-profit organization with the mission to increase the competitiveness of Swedish software.

Raman Ramsin

Keynote title
Promises of Model-Driven Development in an Agile Context
Short Biography
Dr. Raman Ramsin is with Sharif University of Technology, Iran. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of York, UK, in 2006. As a lecturer, his graduate and undergraduate courses span the process-related areas of software engineering, including software development methodologies, patterns in software engineering, object-oriented analysis and design, and agile methods. His recent research focuses on situational method engineering, agile development, and model-driven engineering.

Program and Proceedings


Lean and Agile Software Development

6th International Conference, LASD 2022, Virtual Event, January 22, 2022, Proceedings

LNBIP, volume 438

Time zone of the conference: GMT+1 (Central European Standard Time)

Current Time:

Saturday, Jan. 22Session 1
11:05 - 11:10Connectivity and Webex testing
11:10 - 11:20Conference opening; Adam Przybyłek
11:20 - 12:15Promises of Model-Driven Development in an Agile Context; Raman Ramsin
12:15 - 13:00Q&A:
Saturday, Jan. 22Session 2
14:00 - 14:55Agility in Software 2.0 – Notebook Interfaces and MLOps with Buttresses and Rebars
Markus Borg
14:55 - 15:40Q&A:
15:40 - 15:50Conference closing; Ivan Luković


  • Przybyłek, Adam

    Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland,

Program Commitee

  • Ahmad, Muhammad Ovais

    Sweden, Karlstad University
  • Akman, Ibrahim

    Turkey, Atilim University
  • Almeida, Fernando

    Portugal, University of Porto & INESC TEC
  • Alshayeb, Mohammad

    Saudi Arabia, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
  • Bagnato, Alessandra

    France, SOFTEAM R&D Department
  • Behutiye, Woubshet

    Finland, University of Oulu
  • Ben Ayed Elleuch, Nourchène

    UAE, Higher Colleges of Technology, ADW
  • Bernhart, Mario

    Austria, Vienna University of Technology
  • Bhadauria, Vikram

    USA, Texas A&M University Texarkana
  • Biró, Miklós

    Austria, Software Competence Center Hagenberg and Johannes Kepler University Linz
  • Blech, Jan Olaf

    Finland, Aalto University
  • Borg, Markus

    Sweden, SICS Swedish ICT AB
  • Buchalcevova, Alena

    Czech Republic, Prague University of Economics and Business
  • Buchan, Jim

    New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology
  • Buglione, Luigi

    Italy, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA
  • Butt, Shariq Aziz

    Pakistan, University of Lahore
  • Cruzes, Daniela

    Norway, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Daszczuk, Wiktor Bohdan

    Poland, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Dejanović, Igor

    Serbia, University of Novi Sad
  • Derezinska, Anna

    Poland, Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Computer Science
  • Diebold, Philipp

    Germany, Bagilstein GmbH
  • Dutta, Arpita

    Singapore, National University of Singapore
  • Escalona Cuaresma, Maria Jose

    Spain, Universidad de Sevilla
  • Essebaa, Imane

    Morocco, Hassan II University of Casablanca
  • Figueira Filho, Fernando Marques

    Brazil, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • García-Mireles, Gabriel Alberto

    Mexico, Universidad de Sonora
  • Gawin, Bartłomiej

    Poland, University of Gdańsk
  • Ghofrani, Javad

    Germany, University of Lübeck
  • Goczyła, Krzysztof

    Poland, Gdańsk University of Technology
  • Godboley, Sangharatna

    India, NIT Rourkela
  • Gonzalez Huerta, Javier

    Sweden, Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Gregory, Peggy

    United Kingdom, University of Central Lancashire
  • Hanslo, Ridewaan

    South Africa, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Heil, Sebastian

    Germany, Chemnitz University of Technology
  • Hinderks, Andreas

    Spain, University of Seville
  • Hohenstein, Uwe

    Germany, Siemens AG
  • Hohl, Philipp

    Germany, ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  • Ikonen, Marko

    Finland, Projektivarikko Oy
  • Inayat, Irum

    Pakistan, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
  • Janes, Andrea

    Italy, Free University of Bolzano
  • Järvinen, Janne

    Finland, F-Secure Corporation
  • Jarzębowicz, Aleksander

    Poland, Gdańsk University of Technology
  • Kakarontzas, George

    Greece, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Kaloyanova, Kalinka

    Bulgaria, Sofia University
  • Kapitsaki, Georgia

    Cyprus, University of Cyprus
  • Karolyi, Matěj

    Czech Republic, Masaryk University
  • Katić, Marija

    United Kingdom, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Khlif, Wiem

    Tunisia, University of Sfax
  • Kopczyńska, Sylwia

    Poland, Poznań University of Technology
  • Kropp, Martin

    Switzerland, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
  • Kuvaja, Pasi

    Finland, University of Oulu
  • Laanti, Maarit

    Finland, Nitor
  • Lenarduzzi, Valentina

    Finland, LUT University
  • Liebel, Grischa

    Iceland, Reykjavik University
  • Luković, Ivan

    Serbia, University of Belgrade
  • Lunesu, Ilaria

    Italy, Università degli Studi di Cagliari
  • Łukasiewicz, Katarzyna

    Poland, Gdańsk University of Technology
  • Mahnič, Viljan

    Slovenia, University of Ljubljana
  • Mangalaraj, George

    USA, Western Illinois University
  • Marcinkowski, Bartosz

    Poland, University of Gdańsk
  • Matthies, Christoph

    Germany, Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam
  • Mazzara, Manuel

    Russia, Innopolis University
  • Mesquida Calafat, Antoni-Lluís

    Spain, University of the Balearic Islands
  • Miler, Jakub

    Poland, Gdańsk University of Technology
  • Miller, Gloria

    Germany, Maxmetrics
  • Misra, Sanjay

    Nigeria, Covenant University
  • Mohapatra, Durga Prasad

    India, NIT Rourkela
  • Morales Trujillo, Miguel Ehecatl

    New Zealand, University of Canterbury
  • Mordinyi, Richard

    Austria, Vienna University of Technology
  • Münch, Jürgen

    Germany, Reutlingen University
  • Muñoz, Mirna

    Mexico, Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas
  • Muszyńska, Karolina

    Poland, University of Szczecin
  • Naidoo, Rennie

    South Africa , The University of Pretoria
  • Ng, Yen Ying

    Poland, Nicolaus Copernicus University
  • Noyer, Arne

    Germany, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences
  • Oktaba, Hanna

    Mexico, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Oyetoyan, Tosin Daniel

    Norway, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • Özkan, Necmettin

    Turkey, Kuveyt Türk Participation Bank
  • Panda, Subhrakanta

    India, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  • Pereira, Rui Humberto R.

    Portugal, Instituto Politécnico do Porto - ISCAP
  • Poniszewska-Maranda, Aneta

    Poland, Institute of Information Technology, Lodz University of Technology
  • Poth, Alexander

    Germany, Volkswagen AG
  • Przybyłek, Michał

    Poland, University of Warsaw
  • Ramírez Mora, Sandra

    Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Ramsin, Raman

    Iran, Sharif University of Technology
  • Riel, Andreas

    France, Grenoble Alpes University
  • Ristić, Sonja

    Serbia, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences
  • Rossi, Bruno

    Czech Republic, Masaryk University
  • Rybola, Zdenek

    Czech Republic, FIT CTU in Prague
  • Salah, Dina

    Egypt, Sadat Academy for Management Sciences
  • Salnitri, Mattia

    Italy, University of Trento
  • Santos, Wylliams Barbosa

    Brazil, University of Pernambuco
  • Schön, Eva-Maria

    Spain, University of Seville
  • Sedeno, Jorge

    Spain, University of Seville
  • Senapathi, Mali

    New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology
  • Soares, Michel

    Brazil, Federal University of Sergipe
  • Soria, Álvaro

    Argentina, ISISTAN Research Institute
  • Spichkova, Maria

    Australia, RMIT University
  • Stålhane, Tor

    Norway, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Stettina, Christoph Johann

    The Netherlands, Leiden University
  • Szymański, Julian

    Poland, Gdańsk University of Technology
  • Tarhan, Ayca

    Turkey, Hacettepe University Computer Engineering Department
  • Taweel, Adel

    Palestine, Birzeit University
  • Theobald, Sven

    Germany, Fraunhofer IESE
  • Thomaschewski, Jörg

    Germany, University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer
  • Torrecilla Salinas, Carlos

    Spain, University of Seville
  • Unterkalmsteiner, Michael

    Sweden, Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Werewka, Jan

    Poland, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Winter, Dominique

    Germany, University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer
  • Wysocki, Włodzimierz

    Poland, West Pomeranian University of Technology
  • Yilmaz, Murat

    Turkey, Çankaya University
  • Zakari, Abubakar

    Nigeria, Kano University of Science and Technology

Industry Advisory Board

  • Jiménez-Hernández, Eréndira Miriam

    Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Looks, Hanna

    Spain, University of Seville / d.velop public sector GmbH
  • Markowski, Paweł

    Poland, CloudFerro
  • Neumann, Michael

    Germany, Hochschule Hannover
  • Shkroba, Illia

    Poland, Pivotal Poland


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