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"Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 7 Mar 2001 21:43:05 +0100
"Dr. Richard Messnarz" <[log in to unmask]>
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*****************         EuroSPI ' 2001 Conference            ***************
**                 European Software Process Improvement                    ** 
**       Theme 2001: The Combination of Methodologies, Tools, And           **
**                           Cultural Factors                               **
**             Improvement to Prepare for the New Millenium                 **
*****************                     ***************

     10. - 12. October 2001, Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland

                              # CALL FOR PAPERS #

                                   Key note
                              Mark Paulk, SEI (USA) 

Who is EuroSPI ?

EuroSPI conferences present and discuss practical results from improvement 
projects in industry, focussing on the benefits gained and the criteria for 
success. Leading European industry are contributing to and participating in 
this event. This year's event is the 8th 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 the next higher level
of software management professionalism. 

EuroSPI is managed by a group of large Scandinavian research centres
(,,,, the software
engineering centre of the Defence Evaluation Research Agency in UK
(, a large software quality association in Germany
(, and coordinated by a Europe based networking organisation
( EuroSPI cooperates with the software division of the
American Society for Quality in exchanging knowledge and transfer of
know-how between Europe and the U.S. concerning Software Process

What are the topics ?

* Assessment Methodologies
* Learning  Organizations
* Measurement
* Experience Reports 
* SPI in different Process Areas
* Cultural Factors
* SPI and Business Strategies		
* Improvement Planning
* Innovation Management
* Goal Analysis and  Improvement 
* SPI in different Industry Branches
* SPI Networks and Systems
* Research in SPI

Who are the audience ?

* Quality  Manager
* Project Manager
* Business Manager
* Improvement Manager
* Innovation Manager
* Researcher
* Experienced Practitioner

How to Contribute a Paper ?

Presentations will be from leading companies and experts in the field. 
Full papers of approx. 12 A4 pages  should be sent by email as an attachment 
to the the conference secretariat at [log in to unmask] no later than 4.5.2001. 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS can be found at the web site under 
Submission Procedures. Here you find detailed typing instructions.

ESSI Process Improvement Experiments (PIE) and European projects disseminating 
process improvement related results are also encouraged to participate.

Tutorials and Workshops

In conjunction with this conference there will be a mini-seminars and 
workshop day dealing with practical issues of Software Process Improvement.
Workshop leaders will be recognised 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

If you plan to hold a tutorial at the conference please submit a tutorial
description including target group, tutorial outline and content, and CV of the
tutor to [log in to unmask] no later than 4.5.2001.

Programme Committee

* Micheal Mac an Airchinnigh, Trinity College & ISCN, IRL 
* Gualtiero Bazzana, Onion Technologies, It 
* Miklos Biro, Sztaki, HU 
* Mads Christiansen, Delta, DK 
* Howard Duncan, Dublin City University, IRL 
* Taz Daughtrey, Chief Editor of the Software Quality Professional 
  Magazine, USA 
* John Elliott, DERA, UK 
* Tim Hind, AXA-Sunlife UK
* Bernd Hindel, ASQF, D 
* Theresa Hunt, Programs Chair of the ASQ Software Division, USA 
* Jorn Johansen, Delta, DK 
* Carsten Jorgensen, Delta, DK 
* Karl Heinz Kautz, Copenhagen Business School, DK 
* Patricia McQuaid, Americas Program Committee Chair for the Second (2000) 
  and Third (2005) World Congresses on Software Quality, USA 
* Nils Brede Moe, Sintef, No 
* Messnarz Richard, ISCN IRL & ISCN A 
* Risto Nevalainen, STTF, Fin 
* Carsten Nøkleby, Grundfos A/S 
* Poul Grav Petersen, Novo A/S 
* Dag Sjoberg, University of Oslo, No 
* Terttu Orci, Royal Inst. of Technology & Stockholm University, S 
* Tor Stalhane, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, No 
* David Teague, British Telecom, UK
* Timo Varkoi, Pori School of Technology, Fin 
* Yingxu Wang, University of Calgary, Canada 

Local Organisation and Social Environment

This year's conference is hosted by the Limerick Institute of Technology 
( specifically the Irish National Software Ergonomics Research
Centre INSERC with support from TecNet (

The social event will be organised in a beautiful castle sponsored by 
Shannon Development. See pictures from the restored castle near 
Limerick (

We also will organise a journey to the nearby Cliffs of Moher on the
Saturday after the conference, for those staying over the weekend.

"The Cliffs are 8km long and 214m high, it is here that one
can most easily get a feel for the wildness of the terrain
over which the Celts wandered, for although they built
imposing castles, very often they preferred the outdoor
nomadic life and enjoyed the hunt. ...."


The social event is already largely sponsored by Shannon Development.
Other sponsoring options can be discussed, please contact the EuroSPI
coordinating office (see below).

For details about sponsoring please connect to our web site
and follow the button "Sponsor Info".


Contact the co-ordination office directly to find out exhibition options, 
or connect to our web site under "Exhibitor Info".

EuroSPI 2000 offers organisations who provide services, tools, books, 
guidelines, and co-operation opportunities a professional opportunity to 
exhibit their services to business and process improvement managers. EuroSPI
conferences are attended by 85% by industry, 10% government and non profit 
service organisations, and 5% academics. The conference web site has around 
400000 hits a year and the conference is attended by approx. 200
people every year (numbers rising over the time). The EuroSPI contact database 
to which all partners contribute comprises more than 20000
addresses. EuroSPI is a conference with a long tradition since 1994 and
is planned in advance for further 4 years until 2005. 
This gives industry an opportunity to get visible as a partner of excellence 
through a number of years in a stable partnership environment. 

Conference Secretariat

EuroSPI 2001 Secretariat: c/o ISCN coordination office, Florence House, 
1 Florence Villas, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, Tel. 00353 1 2050020, 
00353 1 205 0021,