User Magdy S. Hanna, Ph.D. ( posted:

Deadline extended until May 21

Call for Presentations, Papers, and Full-day Tutorials
The Ninth International Conference on
Practical Software Quality Techniques
The Third International Conference on
Practical Software Testing Techniques
PSQT/PSTT 2001North

October 8-12, 2001, St. Paul, Minnesota

Theme: More Reliable Systems for the Internet

Important Dates:
May 21, 2001: Proposals are due (see guidelines below)
July 6, 2001: Notification of acceptance/rejection will be mailed out
August 6, 2001: Copies of presentations and papers are due

PSQT/PSTT Conferences have enjoyed phenomenal growth over the last
five years. In addition, the interest in testing technology as means
to improve the quality of software has dramatically increased because
of the new challenges that face the software testing community. In
to this growth and success, we decided to dedicate a full conference
program to Practical Software Testing Techniques (PSTT) in addition to
regular conference on Practical Software Quality Techniques (PSQT).
To maximize benefits to software testing and quality professionals, the
conferences will be held concurrently at the same time and place. We
that as we continue to focus only on "Practical" techniques, PSTT and
conferences it will continue to help organizations and professionals
around the
world in Solving the Software Quality Puzzle.

Proposals for full day tutorials are invited and must be submitted
according to
guidelines that can be requested via e-mail to the Chairman of the
Dr. Magdy Hanna at Also available at Please do not use the guidelines below for

Proposals for papers and/or presentations reflecting real experiences
practical software quality techniques or practical software testing
are invited for both conferences. We would like to hear from you if
you have
expertise or experiences in any software quality, testing technique, or
This is a great opportunity to share your experience with other software

professionals and get their feedback in this practice-oriented

Topics of interest include:

* Testing Technology, Testing Process and Test Automation
* Inspections, Reviews, and Walkthroughs
* Software Process Assessment and Improvement
* Web and e-Commerce Related Quality and Testing Issues
* Quality Management Issues
* Measurements and Benchmarking
* ISO 9000 Certification
* Configuration Management and Version Control
* Change Tracking
* Project Management
* Risk Assessment
* Requirement Management
* Automated Tools Dealing with any of these areas.
Proposals dealing with other topics will also be considered.

Proposals following the rules described below are due by May 7, 2001.
Notification of acceptance/rejection will be mailed out by July 6, 2001.

Copies of presentations and papers are due by August 6, 2001.

The acceptance of a proposal does NOT guarantee acceptance of the
or paper. Presentations and papers must address all issues proposed in
proposal to be accepted.

All accepted papers and presentations are awarded a free admission to
PSQT/PSTT 2001 two-day conference where they are presented and a copy of

conference proceedings. In addition, the best paper or presentation as
by the conference delegates will be invited as a featured presentation
in the
following conference..


All submissions must be sent via e-mail to the Conference Chair,
Dr. Magdy S. Hanna at as follows:

One file in MS Word or RTF format containing all items under submission
One file in MS Word or RTF format containing the paper if available
One file in PowerPoint containing the presentation if available

Do not include any part of your submission in the body of the message.

Submission Rules:

(Any submission that does not follow exactly these rules will not be
by the program committee)

Proposals must include ALL items below:
1. Presentation title
2. Presenter's name, title, affiliation
3. Mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and E-mail address
4. Detailed biography indicating specific experiences with the subject
of the
5. A narrative description of the concepts covered by the presentation
6. A detailed outline of the presentation. Including the actual
slides or a paper or converting power point presentation to outline DOES

substitute for the item. This outline is needed for inclusion in the
proceedings and the web site.
7. Five to six bullets corresponding to the learning objectives of the
8. Indicate whether the material was presented before and name and date
of the
9. If presentation slides or a paper on the topic is available attach a
This will provide more
information to the selection process.

Proposals and presentations must meet the following guidelines
1. Do not include any company specific terms or acronyms unless defined
2. Must focus on what can be learned
3. Must not propose any introductory or text-book type material
4. The focus must be on specific experiences rather than vague advice
5. Must not promote any service or products