Previous Editions

The Managing Technical Debt workshops have been occuring since 2010. Below are links to information for our previous workshops.

Managing Technical Debt Workshops

TechDebt 2018

Gothenburg, Sweden

May 27–28, 2018

The First International Conference on Technical Debt was collocated with the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE '18). This conference convened leading software researchers, practitioners, and tool vendors to explore theoretical and practical techniques that manage technical debt.

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Managing Technical Debt 2017

Cologne, Germany

May 22, 2017

The Ninth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt was collocated with the 18th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP 2017). The main topic of this year's workshop was on the impact of agile development approaches on the management of technical debt.

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Managing Technical Debt 2016

Raleigh, North Carolina

October 4, 2016

The Eighth Ninth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt was collocated with the 32nd International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2016). This workshop brought together leading software maintenance researchers and practitioners to explore techniques that quantify principal and interest.

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Managing Technical Debt 2015

Bremen, Germany

October 2, 2015

The Seventh International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt was collocated with the 31st International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2015). This workshop covered tools for measuring and managing technical debt, application of financial theories, source code analysis, refactoring, and empirical industrial studies.

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Managing Technical Debt 2014

Victoria, BC, Canada

September 30, 2014

The Sixth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt was collocated with the 30th International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2014). This workshop focused on practical experience with technical debt and approaches to evaluate and manage technical debt.

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Managing Technical Debt 2013b

Baltimore, Maryland

October 9, 2013

The Fifth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt was collocated with the Seventh International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM 2013). The workshop shared emerging practices used in software development organizations and emphasized the need for more research on this topic.

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Managing Technical Debt 2013a

San Francisco, California

May 20, 2013

The Fourth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt was collocated with the 35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2013). This workshop highlighted current confusion in industry on the definition of technical debt, limits of the metaphor, criteria to determine what is technical debt, and areas of further research.

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Managing Technical Debt 2012

Zürich, Switzerland

June 5, 2012

The Third International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt was collocated with the 34rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2012). The workshop focused on managing technical debt as a part of the research agenda for the software engineering field, in particular on eliciting and visualizing debt and creating payback strategies.

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Managing Technical Debt 2011

Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

May 23, 2011

The Second International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt was collocated with the 33rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2011). The workshop considered how to manage technical debt, assessed current practice in industry, and refined a research agenda for software engineering in this area.

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Managing Technical Debt 2010

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

June 2-3, 2010

The First International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt took place at the SEI and was published through the FSE/SDP Workshop on the Future of Software Engineering Research (FoSER 2010). Workshop participants discussed how the research community could study this concept and offer software engineers techniques for managing tradeoffs based on models of economic impact.

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