Call for Papers for AgileTD USA 2023

Welcome to the Agile Testing Days USA 2023 Call for Papers. The CfP is open for submissions 
from August 3 until September 30, 2022.

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!

What we are Looking for

30-min Talk

A concise presentation on a specific topic in front of an audience.

120-min Workshop

Workshops are designed to teach or develop a certain skill. They are directed towards collaborating and learning in an interactive environment. The different workshops should contain at least 50% practical exercises, which can be extended to more than 80% distinct full-on training.

Combo Session

This is a combination of a 30-min talk delivering the theory, followed by a 75-min workshop to practice the preceding talk hands-on. Both sessions need to work individually, as attendees might not stay for both sessions.

Social Activity

Sessions that start or roundup a conference day to encourage networking and socializing.

Bonus Session

Fun and creative session that provides a balance to the agile, testing-related and technical sessions.

Topics of Interest

Hot topics

  • AI & Robotics in Testing
  • Machine Learning
  • Ethics in Tech
  • Conscious Leadership
  • Sustainability Testing
  • Accessibilty Testing
  • Exploratory Testing & Automation
  • Mobile Testing
  • Diversity in Tech
  • API Testing
  • Test (Case) Management
  • Coding for Testers
  • Mental Health, Self Care & Mindfulness

Other topics

  • Advanced & Expert Level: Technical Hands-on Sessions with laptop required (Automation, CI/CD, BDD, TDD)
  • Advanced & Expert Level: Test automation tools and technique
  • Agile Testing (and experiments) in complicated domains: medical devices, low level libraries & drivers, automotive, bitcoin, block chain, Internet of Things
  • Agile Testing on embedded platforms
  • Agile & Testing for Mobile Apps
  • 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/Lean UX and Interaction Design
  • 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
  • Automated testing in microservices environment
  • Automated testing for desktop and MAC
  • Automated unit/integration/system/acceptance level tests
  • Automation success stories
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Coding Dojos and code Katas
  • Collaboration and Building teams
  • Continuous Delivery/Deployment and DevOps
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Testing
  • Design for Testability and other ‘ilities’
  • Distributed Agile: patterns and anti-patterns
  • Enterprise systems and Legacy systems
  • Lean Startup
  • 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 wEvolutionary Architecture and Emergent Design
  • Examples of when Agile doesn't work
  • Exploratory Testing and Heuristics
  • From waterfall to agile development/testing
  • Hardcore Agile Testing
  • Hacking & Security Testing
  • How do CI and CD affect testing
  • How to choose automation levels
  • HTML5 security test
  • Integrating and testing eb, mobile, desktop
  • Open source testing within companies
  • Pair and Mob programming
  • Pair and Mob testing
  • Performing Exploratory testing while practicing Continuous Deploy to production
  • Performance testing
  • Refactoring, Design patterns and principles
  • Retrospectives and Continuous Improvement
  • SAFe \- Scaled Agile Framework and Testing
  • 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.

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.

Speaker Benefits

Position yourself alongside international Agile Testing super heroes and present your personal story, experiences, and best-practices on the AgileTD USA stage. Share your wisdom - inspire others!

As an AgileTD USA 2023 Speaker you will get:

  • Your Travel Expenses Refunded*
  • Up to Two Free Nights at the Conference Venue (any two nights from Monday, May 22 to Wednesday, May 24, 2023)
  • Exclusive Speaker Welcome Dinner on Monday, May 22, 2023
  • Access to All Sessions on the 2 Conference Days (May 23 - 24, 2023)
  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Beverages on the 2 Conference Days
  • Access to our Special Oktoberfest Costume Party on May 23, 2023
  • A Special Speaker Discount on Tutorials (Tutorials are taking place on May 22, 2023)
  • Endless Networking Options, Bonus Sessions & Social Events 

There shall be no financial remuneration. All receipts may be presented to the organization team, as soon as costs occur (long-term booking like flights), and shall be submitted no later than June 15, 2023. 
Costs will be reimbursed after the event only. We do not cover expenses for additional food, beverages or any other services.

* We reimburse your travel expenses after the event on presentation of receipts. The amount of which, however, is limited to a lump-sum per speaker of US$ 600.00 (if the speaker travels within the US or from Canada) or US$ 1200.00 (if the speaker travels from outside the US or Canada), including economy class flight, car, bus, train or taxi transfer. We cover direct travel to and from the conference only and do not pay any intermediate trips or overnight stays.

Our Program Committee:

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Dee Ann Pizzica

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Janet Gregory

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Nancy Gariché

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Tariq King

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Vernon Richards

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