ICSPI 2003
The 2nd International Conference on
Software Process Improvement
Washington DC
November 17-21, 2003

Call of Papers and or Presentations and Full Day Tutorials Details at www.ICSPI.com ================================================== ===========================

After the great success of ICSPI 2002, The International Institute for Software Process (IISP) and Software Dimensions are launching the Second International Conference on Software Process Improvement. The feedback from ICSPI 2002 shows that most attendees found that the conference had in fact delivered its promise to focus only on practical methods to improve software processes around the organization. Whether you are adopting a formal assessment model or interested in more informal process improvement approaches, ICSPI 2003 promises to keep the same practical theme in all of its presentations and tutorials. The program will feature presentations by world leading authorities in software process improvement.

Important Dates

July 14, 2003:
Proposals for full day tutorial are due (request tutorial submission guidelines by visiting www.icspi.com or sending e-mail to conference chair at mhanna@softdim.com. DO NOT use the guidelines below.

July 28, 2003:
Proposals for papers and presentations are due

August 25, 2003:
Notification of acceptance/rejection will be mailed out

October 6, 2003:
Copies of presentations and papers are due

Topics of interest include:
</font><ul type="square">[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Project Management and Estimation</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Configuration Management</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Agile Approaches to Software Development</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Requirement Management</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Risk Management</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Process Definition and Process Modeling</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Process Improvement</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Process Management</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Internal and External Assessment</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">CMM and CMMI Experiences</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">SEPG Experience</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Software Quality Assurance</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Quality Management</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Measurements</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Defect Prediction and Prevention</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">ISO</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Human Resource Development</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Inspections and Peer Reviews</font>[/list]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Proposals dealing with other topics will also be considered.

All accepted proposals are awarded a free admission to the two-day conference and a copy of the conference proceedings. In addition, the best paper or presentation as judged by the conference delegates will be invited as a featured presentation in the following conference.

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


All submissions must be sent via e-mail to the Conference Chair, Dr. Magdy S. Hanna at mhanna@softdim.com as follows:
</font><ul type="square">[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">One file in MS Word or RTF format containing all items listed below</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">One file in MS Word or RTF format containing the paper if submitted</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">One file in PowerPoint format containing the presentation if submitted</font>[/list]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Do not include any part of your submission in the body of the message

Submission Rules

Please note that the submission of a paper or a presentation implies the availability of the author to make the presentation at the conference. No paper will be accepted unless it is presented.

Any submission that does not follow exactly these rules will not be considered by the program committee.

Submissions must include ALL items below in this order:
</font><ul type="square">[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">[1] Presentation or paper title
[2] Author's name, title, and company. If more than one author, indicate who will be presenting.
[3] Mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and E-mail address
[4] Detailed biography indicating specific experiences with the subject of the presentation or paper.
[5] A narrative description of the concepts covered
[6] A detailed bulleted outline of the presentation
[7] Five to six bullets corresponding to the learning objectives.
[8] Indicate whether the material was presented before and name and date of the event.
[9] Indicate whether your submission is for a paper and presentation or for a presentation only. No paper-only submissions will be considered.
[10] If presentation slides or a paper is available, include a copy in different file. This will provide more information to the review process.</font>[/list]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Proposals and presentations must meet the following guidelines:
</font><ul type="square">[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">[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</font>[/list]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">