INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PRACTICAL SOFTWARE QUALITY AND TESTING (PSQT)
MAY 1 - 5, 2006
For ten years PSQT has been serving quality professionals through its conferences focusing on PRACTICAL Software Quality Techniques.
Join us for PSQT WEST in
followed by Tutorials May 3 - 5, 2006.
Our theme this year: YOU CAN BET ON QUALITY!
We’ll present WINNING Keynotes, Presentations and Tutorials by leaders in the field and practitioners who will show you how to apply these practical techniques to your work.
November 1, 2005 -- Proposals for full day Tutorials are due
(See Tutorial Submission Guidelines at http://www.psqtconference.com
November 15, 2005 – Proposal for presentations due
(no late proposals accepted)
December 12, 2005 – Acceptance/Rejection notices begin mailing out
March 1, 2006 -- Complete presentation due (PowerPoint and paper if you choose to include one)
May 1 – 2, 2006 – Conference Presentations
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
Propose a Presentation for the Conference Concurrent Sessions on
May 1 and 2, 2006. If you are accepted as a presenter, you
receive a COMPLEMENTARY REGISTRATION to the Conference,
May 1 and 2, 2006. You will also receive 50% OFF on all
full-day Tutorials offered on May 3 - 5.
Conference materials, breakfast and lunch are included.
You will be responsible for all other experiences.
TOPICS OF INTEREST (Related topics are welcome)
o Testing technology, process and automation
o Agile and eXtreme approaches and testing
o Testing web, Internet, e-Commerce applications
o Security testing
o End-to-End testing
o Performance, load, stress testing
o Static testing: reviews, Inspections
o Integration, systems and regression testing
o Use Cases and testing
o Successful tool usage
o Risk-based testing
o Testable requirements
o Related topics
o Managing test function and processes
o Risk management and mitigation
o Developing, managing a test team
o Developing, implementing standards
o Software process assessment, improvement
o Requirements management, modeling
o Measurement, metrics
o Defect tracking and studies
o Models: CMM(I), ISO, Six Sigma, SPICE, TickIT
o Defect prevention techniques, methodologies
o ITIL, implementation, measurement, integration
o Related topics
Topics related to the Body of Knowledge for these certifications
*** Certified Software Test Professional (CSTP)
*** Certified Test Manager (CTM)
* Your proposal must follow the standards and procedures below
completely. Non-standard proposals cannot be considered.
* Your submission for the concurrent sessions must reach us by
e-mail, in the proper format, on or before November 15.
Late proposals cannot be considered.
* Receiving your proposal does NOT guarantee acceptance.
If your proposal is accepted, timely receipt of the full
presentation is required for you to be allowed to present.
* The presentation must fully address your proposal objectives
* Presentations must be provided by March 1, 2006 in MS PowerPoint
format. If you also provide a paper to accompany your presentation,
it must be in MS Word or RTF format.
* All accepted proposals from practitioners must be accompanied by an
authorization from your company to make the presentation. If you
come from a country that requires a Visa or other travel authorization
to come to the
accepted presentation on March 1, 2006. Without these confirmations,
the decision to accept your proposal will be reversed.
Submit your Proposal to:
PSQT West 2006 Program Chair: Dr. Rebecca Staton-Reinstein at
Do not place any part of the Proposal in the body of the email.
PROPOSAL STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES:
Your Proposal must follow all of the standards and procedures
exactly and completely. Non-conforming Proposals cannot be
reviewed or accepted.
Submitting a Proposal implies that you will be available to
make the presentation at the conference, including getting
approval from your company and meeting any international travel
requirements. If you are accepted and do not meet these
requirements your presentation and any accompanying paper will
NOT be included in the conference documents or on the website.
1. Submit all Proposal items as MS Word or RTF documents.
2. All pages must contain the page number, your Name and
E-mail address in the footer. Do not put anything else in
3. Please check your work for grammar and spelling. Don't
rely on "spell check" alone!
4. COVER PAGE (Restricted to one page)
a. Presentation Title
b. Presenter Information: Name, Title, Company,
Phone, Fax, E-mail
c. Will you provide a paper with the presentation:
d. Has this paper or presentation been delivered or
published elsewhere? Event and/or
5. PRESENTATION ABSTRACT (Begin a new page; restricted to 1 page)
a. Presentation Title (Make it descriptive and
b. Description of the Presentation in this format:
follow format to be considered.)
i. Background, context or
rationale for Presentation
ii. Key concepts to be
presented (1 – 3 concepts)
iii. Why each concept is
important or useful
iv. Learning Objectives
(Results) for participants –
what they will
learn and/or how they will
– 3 objectives)
v. How they can apply the
6. OUTLINE: Full, detailed, bulleted or numbered outline of
the Presentation. This should highlight all points in the
Abstract and their logical flow and development. If your
presentation is chosen, this outline will be posted on
website. (Limited to 2 pages)
Your Proposal will be reviewed by a committee of experienced
quality professionals including consultants and practitioners.
If you have any questions, please address them to
Dr. Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Rebecca@psqtconference.com
Department of Education and Professional Development
International Institute for Software Testing
636 Mendelssohn Ave. North