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Dr Richard Messnarz <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 7 May 1999 22:51:22 +0000
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*  EuroSPI'99 - European Software Process Improvement Conference *
*                                                                *
*     Theme 99 : "Learn from the Past - Experience the Future"   *
      Get to the next higher level of software professionalism

Pori School of Technology & Economics, 25.-27. Oct.99, Pori, Finland

                           organized by
   Delta (Denmark), IVF (Sweden), SINTEF (Norway), STTF (Finland),
                 and ISCN (Ireland and Austria)


Who should attend?

The conference will benefit all who are concerned  with  the
management and improvement  of organizational processes, the
innovation and effective use of information systems and software
processes, as well as all those who are interested in developing
efficient  and profitable work  processes  to increase the
competitiveness of the organization in the market.

SPI Experience

EuroSPI conferences present and discuss practical results from
improvement projects in industry, focusing on the benefits gained
and the criteria for success. Leading European industry
contributes to and participates in this event.
This year's event is the second one to be hosted in Scandinavia
which has one of the most vibrant SPI communities in Europe and is
home to some of the top electronics companies. It is the 6th of a
series of conferences to which countries across Europe and from the
rest of the world contributed  their lessons learned and shared their
knowledge to reach a higher level of software management


  + From measurement to improvement.
  + The role of assessment in SPI.
  + Unstable environments and customer needs:
    What can we - and should we - aim to improve?.
  + Evaluation of the effect of SPI.
  + Organizational learning and SPI.
  + Short term versus long term improvement-how to achieve what?.
  + SPI - a technical or organizational problem?.
  + Practical procurement solutions.
  + Dynamic Systems Development Methodology (DSDM).

Call for Participation

Presentations will be from leading companies and experts in the field.
Abstracts for papers of approx. 200 words  should be sent to the
conference secretariat (ASCII text by Email is preferred) no later
than 17.5.1999.
ESSI Process Improvement Experiments (PIE) are encouraged to
participate. Please  refer to the dissemination guidelines published
at in the section 'useful

Associated Events

In conjunction with the conference there will be one day of mini-seminars and
workshops dealing with practical issues of Software Process
Improvement. Workshop leaders will be recognized experts in the
field. The workshops cover the following topics:
  Business and Goal Based SPI
  Cost Benefit Analysis
  Root Cause Analysis
  GQM workshop
  Data Analysis
  Assessment Methodologies
  SPI in Innovation Management
  Teamwork  Based SPI Principles and Experience.
While the conference is a collection of experiences, the
workshops are interactive sessions in which participants learn
''how to do it''.The conference will also include a scientific track
concerning Software Measurement and Improvement.

A Tool Fair

... will accompany the main conference exhibiting tools supporting
process analysis, the management of software process improvement
environments, work flows and measurement.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

... are invited to visit: and
read the sponsors and exhibitors information, or contact the
coordinating office directly. A set of options for the sponsors and
exhibitors  are described on the web.

Conference Organizers

EuroSPI'99 is the 6th in a series or annual conferences previously
held in association with ISCN, ESI and the SP  partnership.

The conference is organized by :
Delta (,
IVF (,
STTF ( and

Conference Secretariat

"EuroSPI 1999" Secretariat, c/o ISCN  Co-ordination Office, Florence
House, 1 Florence Villas,  Bray, Co.  Wicklow, Ireland,
Tel. +353 1 2861583,      Fax.  +353  1 286 5078,
email: [log in to unmask],


The conference organizers gratefully acknowledge the support of the
European Commission for the conference and associated events.

|  Dr techn. Dipl. Ing. Richard Messnarz, Director of ISCN       |
|                       EuroSPI Consortium Board Member          |
|  International Software Consulting Network, Bray, Ireland      |
|  ISCN Co-ordination Office  |  Tel.:   +353 (0)1 286 1583      |
|  Florence House             |  Mobile: +353 (0)87 231 5465     |
|  1 Florence Villas          |  Fax:    +353 (0)1 286 5078      |
|  Bray, Co. Wicklow          |  email:  [log in to unmask]           |
|  Ireland                    |  www:      |
|  ISCN Development Office, Graz, Austria                        |
|  ISCN Regionalstelle        |  Tel.:   +43 316 811198          |
|  Schieszstattgasse 4/24     |  Mobile: +43 664 210 6416        |
|  A-8010 Graz                |  Fax:    +43 316 811312          |
|  Austria                    |  email:  [log in to unmask] |
|                             |  www:      |