At the opening reception of XP 2010, IEEE Software's Editor in Chief, Hakan Erdogmus, announced the winners of the two Best Paper awards and presented the delighted authors with handsome framed certificates that they can proudly display.
The awards were given to the contributions that were deemed most relevant to or having the best potential to impact software practice. The winners also get a one-year complementary subscription to IEEE Software.
So who were the two winners?
The IEEE Software XP 2010 Best Experience Report Award went to Jørn Ola Birkeland for his report entitled "From a Timebox Tangle to a More Flexible Flow."
The IEEE Software Best Research Paper Award went to Tor Erlend Faegri for his work entitled "Adoption of Team Estimation in a Specialist Organizational Environment."
Both articles are included in the conference proceedings published by Springer
Many thanks to the members of the Award Committee for helping to choose the two papers. They were Jutta Eckstein, Xiaofeng Wang, Alberto Sillitti, Elizabeth Whitworth, Kieran Conboy, Frances Paulisch, Lars Arne Skar, Steve Fraser, Rachel Davies, Nils Brede Moe, and Angela Martin.