User Magdy Hanna, Ph.D. ( posted:

Call for Presentations, Papers, and Full-day Tutorials

PSQT/PSTT 2002 South: Two Great Conferences in one great city: New

The 10th International Conference on
Practical Software Quality Techniques
The 4th International Conference on
Practical Software Testing Techniques
PSQT/PSTT 2002 South

March 4-8, 2002, New Orleans

Important Dates:
October 14, 2001: Proposals for one-day tutorials are due
November 4, 2001: Proposals for paper and/or presentations are due
December 3, 2001: Notification of acceptance/rejection will be mailed
January 13, 2002: Copies of presentations and papers are due

PSQT/PSTT Conferences are ready for another great year in another great
New Orleans.

The two conferences will be held concurrently at the same time and
We believe that as we continue to focus only on "Practical" techniques,
PSTT and PSQT conferences will continue to help organizations and
professionals around the world in Solving the Software Quality Puzzle.

Proposals for full day tutorials: Due October 14
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: Due November 4
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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.

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 and a copy of the conference
In addition, the best paper or presentation as judged 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. This will immediately
invalidate the proposal.