Tuesday, April 08, 2008

PSQT 2008 North in Minneapolis

Here is a mail from PQST
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PSQT 2008 North in Minneapolis, September 8-12, 2008.

We are still looking for few more "good" proposals.

To maintain the quality of presentations, we have extended
the deadline to submit your proposal until April 18, 2008

If you have experience that you would like to share, we would like to hear from you at:

PSQT 2008 North
THE 14th. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
PRACTICAL SOFTWARE QUALITY AND TESTING (PSQT)

Minneapolis, MN
September 8-12, 2008

THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY EXPERIENCE-BASED CONFERENCE.
IF IT IS NOT PRACTICAL, IT DOES NOT BELONG TO THE CONFERENCE.

IMPORTANT DATES
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April 18, 2008: Proposals for presentations are due

May 2, 2008: Acceptance/Rejection notices begin mailing out

June 9, 2008: Complete presentations and papers are due

September 10th, 2008: Conference presentations - one day only
Pre- and post-conference tutorials are
September 8, 9, 11, and 12.

For the last 11 years PSQT has been serving quality professionals
through conferences that focus on PRACTICAL solutions.

This year, PSQT promises to continue its mission by requesting
proposals for full day tutorials and one-hour presentations
that offer only practical solution to real software testing and
quality problems.

BENEFITS OF SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL FOR PSQT:
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1. Gain a great recognition on the international level

2. Get access to experts and other practitioners from around the world

3. Enjoying attending the conference free of charge

4. Attend any of the 24 full day tutorials at 50% discount


TOPICS OF INTEREST (Related topics are welcome)
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TESTING
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o Modern test technology

o Service Oriented Architectures

o Model Based Testing

o Test process and test management

o Agile and eXtreme approaches and testing

o Testing web, Internet, e-Commerce applications

o Testing Service-Oriented Architecture

o del-Based Testing

o Security testing

o End-to-End testing

o Performance, load, stress testing

o Static testing: reviews, Inspections

o Database testing

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

MANAGING QUALITY
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o Risk management and mitigation

o Developing, managing a test team

o Developing, implementing standards

o Requirements management, modeling

o Defect tracking and studies

o Bug tracking

o successful project management practices

o Topics related to the Body of Knowledge for these certifications
*** Certified Software Test Professional (CSTP)
*** Certified Test Manager (CTM)


SUBMISSION RULES
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* Your proposal must follow ALL standards and procedures below
completely. Any violation of these standards will cause your
proposal not be considered for the review process.

* The acceptance of your proposal does NOT guarantee acceptance
of your presentation. Timely receipt of the full
Presentation and paper and submitting all requirement material
is required for you to be allowed to present.

* The presentation must fully address your proposal objectives
and outline.

Proposals From Outside the U.S.
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All proposals submitted by individuals living outside the U.S., must be accompanied by the following two items:

1. A proof that the speaker holds a Visa to the U.S. to deliver the presentation

2. A proof of financial support from Employer indicating that Employer will cover travel expenses for speaker(s) to deliver presentation in the U.S.

NON-U.S. PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR REVIEW WITHOUT THESE ITEMS

Submit your Proposal to:
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PSQT Conference Chair: Dr. Magdy Hanna at
Mhanna@psqtconference.com.

DO NOT PLACE ANY PART OF THE PROPOSAL IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL.

PROPOSAL STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES:
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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 your proposal is accepted and you are not able
to present at the conference for any reason, the acceptance
decision will be reversed.


PROPOSAL Details
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Submit all Proposal items as MS Word or RTF documents.
Please check your work for grammar and spelling. Don't rely on "spell check" alone!


NO PROPOSAL WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR REVIEW IF ANY OF THE ITEMS BELOW IS MISSING.

1. Presentation Title

2. Presenter Information: Name, Title, Company, Address,

3. Phone, Fax, E-mail

4. A detailed bio listing all experience related to the subject of the proposal.

5. Will you provide a paper with the presentation: (Y/N)

6. Has this paper or presentation been delivered or published elsewhere?
If yes, list Event(s) and/or Publication, Dates

7. Background, context or rationale for your proposal

8. Key concepts to be presented

9. Learning Objectives (Results) for participants - what they will learn
and/or how they will benefit and How they can apply the information.

10. OUTLINE: Full, detailed, bulleted or numbered outline of the
Presentation. This should highlight all points in the presentation and their logical flow and development. This is will be used for the web site if your
proposal is chosen.

PROPOSAL REVIEW
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Your Proposal will be reviewed by The Program Review Board.
If you have any questions, please address them to the Conference Chair,
Dr. Magdy Hanna, Mhanna@psqtconference.com

Department of Education and Professional Development
International Institute for Software Testing
636 Mendelssohn Ave. North
Golden Valley, MN 55427
763-546-0072
www.iist.org

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