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Quality Week 2001

 San Francisco, California, USA   |   29 May - 1 June 2001 

Golden Gate Bridge

QW2001 is the 14th in the continuing series of International Internet & Software Quality Week Conferences that focus on advances in software test technology, reliability assessment, software quality processes, quality control, risk management, software safety and reliability, and test automation as it applies to client-server applications and websites. Software analysis and verification methodologies and processes, supported by automated software analysis and test tools, promise major advances in system software and website quality, reliability, and availability.

The mission of the QW2001 Conference is to increase awareness of the entire spectrum of methods used to achieve internet and software quality. QW2001 provides technical education, with opportunities for practical experience exchange, for the software development and testing community.

ABOUT QW2001's THEME: The Internet Wave

Change is very rapid in the new wired world, and the wave of change brought about by the Internet affects how we approach our work, and how we think about quality of software and its main appplications in E-commerce. QW2001 aims to tackle internet related issues head on, with special presentations dealing with changes in the software quality and internet areas.

QW2001 OFFERS...

The QW2001 program consists of four days of mini-Tutorials, panels, technical papers and workshops that focus on software and internet test technologies. QW2001 provides the Software Testing and Web Quality community with:

  • Real-World Experience from Leading Industry and Government Practitioners.
  • Quality Assurance and Test involvement in the development process.
  • Lessons Learned & Success Stories.
  • Latest Tools and Trends.
  • State-of-the-art information on software quality and Web methods.
  • Vendor Technical Presentations and Demonstrations
  • Carefully chosen 1/2-day and full-day tutorials from well-known technical experts.
  • Three-Day Conference, including Five Tracks: Technology, Internet, Process, Applications, Quick-Start.
  • Special Quick-Start and Mini-Tutorial Sessions
  • Two-Day Vendor Show/Exhibition
  • Analysis of method and process effectiveness through case studies.
  • Over 80 Presentations
  • Meeting of Special Interest Groups and Birds-Of-A-Feather Sessions.
  • Exchange of critical information among technologists.

We are soliciting 45 and 90 minute presentations, or participation in panel discussions on any area of testing and automation, including:

E-Commerce Reliability/Assurance
Application of Formal Methods
Automated Inspection Methods
Software Reliability Studies
Client/Server Testing
CMM/PMM Process Assessment
Cost / Schedule Estimation
Website Monitoring
Test Data Generation and Techniques
Test Documentation Standards
GUI Test Technology and Test Management
Integrated Test Environments
Application Quality of Service (QoS)
Website Load Generation and Analysis
Object Oriented Testing
Process Improvement
Productivity and Quality Issues
Real-Time Software
Test Automation Technology and Experience
Web Testing
Test Management Automation
Real-World Experience
Defect Tracking / Monitoring
Risk Management
Test Planning Methods
Test Policies and Standards
New and Novel Test Methods
Website Quality Issues


Abstracts and Proposals Due 15 December 2000
Notification of Participation 25 February 2001
Camera Ready Materials Due 31 March 2001


There are two steps to submitting material for use in QW2001:

  1. Prepare your QW2001 Abstract as an ASCII file, a Microsoft Word document, or in PostScript or PDF format. Abstracts should be 1-2 pages long, with enough detail to give members of QW2001's International Advisory Board an understanding of the final paper/presentation, including a rough outline of its contents. Send it by Email (as a MIME attachment) to: qw@soft.com.

    Please include in the Email:

    • A brief biographical sketch of each author.
    • A photo of each author.
    • The complete coordinates of the primary author.

  2. Fill out the Speaker Data Sheet giving some essential facts about you and about your proposed presentation.

  3. If you prefer, you may send material by postal mail to:
    Ms. Rita Bral
    Software Research Institute
    1663 Mission Street, Suite 400
    San Francisco, CA 94103 USA

Best Paper Award: Receive recognition in the QA Community and $2,000 in Cash.

Best Presentation Award: Get invited to present your talk at Quality Week Europe 2001 (QWE2001) in Brussels, BELGIUM.

For information on the QW2001 Conference, e-mail your request to qw@soft.com, phone SR/Institute at [+1] (415) 861-2800, or Fax SR/Institute at [+1] (415) 861-9801.

Candidate product/service vendors should contact the QW2001 team early as exhibit space is strictly limited.

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