Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Call for Presentations/Papers



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 Las Vegas, May 1 and 2, 2006,

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/2006west/)

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



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

and outline.

* 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 US, you must present your Visa confirmation with you’re a

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.



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

the footer.

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
Publication, Date

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:
(You must

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

MN 55427


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