Technical debt is a metaphor that software developers and managers increasingly use to communicate key tradeoffs related to release and quality issues. The Managing Technical Debt workshop series has, since 2010, brought together practitioners and researchers to discuss and define issues related to technical debt and how they can be studied. Workshop participants reiterate the usefulness of the metaphor each year, share emerging practices used in software development organizations, and emphasize the need for more research and better means for sharing emerging practices and results.
Our goal for this sixth workshop on Managing Technical Debt is to bring together leading software maintenance researchers and practitioners for the purpose of exploring practical problems to provide opportunities for research that can provide effective practices. This brochure provides information on suggested paper topics, style guidelines, submission instructions, and important dates.