Call for Contributions

Companies like Amazon, Netflix, Etsy, and Facebook uses a “DevOps” approach to deliver features regularly to their customers, in some cases even several time per day. However, most companies are still operating on a release cadence that takes many months and struggle to improve on that.

In Agile software development, considerable attention has been placed on the continuous development, delivery and deployment of software. Continuous deployment can provide possibilities for the companies to increase development speed and to quickly react to problems discovered in products after release. The experimentation model whereby companies employ split A/B testing with customers is one example of this. However, there is still a need for a better understanding regarding the roles, responsibilities and performance measurement of DevOps and infrastructure implementation.

The goal of this workshop is to gather practitioners and researchers working on topics related to DevOps and Infrastructure as Code.

Topics of interest

We solicit case studies and research reports on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Empirical studies highlighting the need for DevOps in various industrial settings
  • Case studies and experiences with DevOps successes and failures
  • Challenges/Impediments of migration from traditional development to DevOps oriented development and maintenance
  • Metrics for DevOps – including both the technical metrics (e.g. defects), process metrics (e.g. continuous integration) and management (e.g. efficiency)
  • Tools and methods for DevOps
  • Automated support for operations
  • Continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Current & future trends relevant to DevOps
  • Infrastructure as Code – experiences, metrics, challenges
  • Container technology such as Docker, Rocket, Linux container technology.


We seek following types of contributions (maximum length):

  • Full research papers (6-12 pages)
  • Industry experiences & case studies (4-6 pages)
  • Position papers (2 pages)
  • Lightning talks (1 page abstract)


Important Dates

  • Submissions are due: 29-Feb-2016 07-Mar-2016
  • Notification of acceptance: 28-Mar-2016
  • Camera ready due: 07-Apr-2016
  • Workshop date: 24-May-2016


Papers should be formatted in ACM format and submitted through EasyChair

Selected papers will be published in the XP 2016 workshop proceedings published by ACM ICPS.

For details, refer to workshop website and for any further queries, please contact Rakesh Rana (