JUNE 21 – 25, 2020
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

FROM BERLIN TO CHICAGO

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Call for Papers

Welcome to the Agile Testing Days USA 2020 Call for Papers. The CFP is open until September 30th, 2019. As follows you will find all the important details to submit your proposal. We look forward to receiving your submission(s) for 30- and 60-minute talks, 75- and 120-minute workshops, bonus sessions (30 minutes up to 2 hours), combo-sessions (talk plus workshop) and social activities.

Please note that you will be redirected to our Call for Papers app.

Remuneration

There shall be no financial remuneration. Speakers shall be granted a free entrance ticket to the 3-day conference (training classes and tutorials excluded). The speakers shall be refunded travel expenses on presentation of receipts, the amount of which, however, is limited to a lump-sum per speaker of $500.00 (if the speaker travels within the US or from Canada) or $1000.00 (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.

On top we organize and cover 2 (two) hotel nights per speaker. Hotel costs include the accommodation in a double room for max. 2 nights only.

We do not cover expenses for food, beverages or any other services. 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 July 15, 2020.

What we are looking for

30- and 60-min talks

A presentation on some subject or topic before an audience.

75- and 120-min workshops

A hands-on training designed to teach something or develop a specific skill. It is directed more towards teaching and learning in an interactive environment.

Combo sessions

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

Bonus sessions

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

Social activities

Sessions that start or roundup a conference day in the morning or evening with the aim to encourage networking and socializing.

Reasons to become an AgileTDUSA Speaker

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Topics of interest

Hot topics

  • AI & Robotics and Testing
  • Automation and Testing
  • Test Automation
  • API Testing
  • Scaling AI & Testing
  • Test (Case) Management
  • Coding workshops /live coding sessions

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.

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Submit your paper

You will be redirected to our Call for Papers app. If you haven’t yet submitted a paper for our other conferences – Agile Testing Days Asia and/or Agile Testing Days in Germany – please create a speaker account*. If you have submitted a paper for one of our conferences before, then please use your AgileTD, AgileTDASIA or AgileTDUSA credentials to log in.

*Creating a speaker profile is compulsory for submitting your paper for the Agile Testing Days USA conference. Once you have created the speaker profile, you will be able to submit your proposal, edit your personal information, upload a profile picture (ideal size: 300 x 300 px), and modify aspects of your submission as long as it is in save mode.

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