Call for Presentation:PSQT/PSTT 2003 North in Minneapolis

Call for Papers and Presentations

The International Conference on
Practical Software Quality Techniques
PSQT 2003 North

The International Conference on
Practical Software Testing Techniques
PSTT 2003 North

September 8-12, 2003

Proposals for papers and/or presentations
reflecting real experiences
with practical software quality techniques or
practical software testing techniques are invited
for this conference. We would like to
hear from you if you have expertise or
experiences in any software
quality, testing technique, or tool. This is a
great opportunity to
share your experience with other software
professionals and get their
feedback in this practice-oriented conference.
Topics of interest

* Testing Technology, Testing Process and Test
* Inspections, Reviews, and Walkthroughs
* Software Process Assessment and Improvement
* Web and e-Commerce Related Quality and Testing
* Quality Management Issues
* Measurements and Benchmarking
* ISO 9000/9001 Certification
* Configuration Management and Version Control
* Change Tracking
* Project Management
* Risk Assessment
* Requirement Management
* Automated Tools Dealing with any of these
Proposals dealing with other QA or software
development topics will
also be considered.

Important dates:
May 2, 2003: Proposals for full day tutorial are
due (request tutorial
submission guidelines by sending e-mail to
conference chair at DO NOT use the guidelines

May 19, 2003: Proposals for papers and
presentations are due
June 23, 2003: Notification of
acceptance/rejection will be mailed out
August 4, 2003: Copies of presentations and
papers are due

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

All accepted papers and presentations are awarded
a free admission to
the PSQT/PSTT 2003 NORTH two-day conference,
where they are presented,
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


All submissions must be sent via e-mail to the
Program Chair, Jamie
Mitchell at as follows:

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

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
considered by the program committee.)

Proposals must include ALL items below:
1. Presentation title.
2. Indicate whether the proposal is for a
presentation only or for a
paper and a presentation. Papers are not
accepted unless they will be
3. Presenter's name, title, company/organization
4. Mailing address, telephone number, fax number,
and E-mail address.
5. Detailed biography indicating specific
experiences with the subject
of the presentation.
6. A narrative description of the concepts
covered by the presentation.
7. A detailed outline of the presentation. This
outline is needed for
inclusion in the conference proceedings and the
web site. Submitting
the actual presentation slides or a paper as in
item 10 or converting
PowerPoint presentation to outline DOES NOT
substitute for the item.
8. Five to six bullets corresponding to the
learning objectives of the
9. Indicate whether the material was presented
before and name and date
of the event.
10. If presentation slides or a paper on the
topic is available attach
a copy. 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.