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QW2000: New Century! New Beginnings!


The Y2K event has passed. The celebrations are over. It's a new century and it's time for new beginnings. It's time for change.

The explosive growth in interest in the Internet (WWW) is the main driving factor in much of what's happening in software testing and quality assurance. WebSites are very complex pieces of software, and many of the proven application-based and client-server approaches software quality approaches ought to apply to websites as well.

QW2000's theme New Century! New Beginnings! reflects this shift. This year our Keynoters have real-world experience that can be used on your projects, our QuickStart speakers' expertise will save you time and effort, and our over 60 speakers are focused on Technology, Applications, Internet and Management topics.

QW2000 is an event NOT to be missed!

What They Say About Quality Week

Here are some samplings of attendee's comments about past Quality Week Conferences:
...Quality Week in San Francisco was a valuable experience. The content of the tracks was kept at a educational level and anything that involved a specific product was very clearly identified. No unpleasant surprises...

...Well organized, stimulating event...

...In meeting with speakers and attendees at Quality Week I have been impressed with their breadth of experience, breadth of languages, and diversity of fields.

...I need to mention to you how impressed I have been with the thought you have given to promoting the big picture.

International Advisory Board

QW2000 papers are selected based on reviews and recommendations from our distinguished International Advisory Board, whose members represent a broad range of expertise in the software and internet quality area from Industry and Academic positions worldwide.

The Quality of the Quality Week Conferences is a direct result of the contribution of these experts. QW2000's Advisory Board includes:

Selim Aissi (Intel Corporation)   Larry Apfelbaum (Teradyne)
James Bach (Satisfice)    Vic Basili (UOM)
Boris Beizer (Analysis)    Bill Bently (Mu_Research)
Robert Binder (RBSC, Inc.)    Robert Birss (Talarian)
Jack Bishop (SVN)    Nick Borelli (Microsoft)
Rita Bral (SR/Institute)    Taz Daughtrey (ASQC/SQP)
Tom Drake (CRTI)    Sam Guckenheimer (Rational Software)
Dick Hamlet (Portland State)    Doug Jacobson (Iowa State)
Andre Kok (CMG/Netherlands)    Ara Kouchakdjian (Q-Labs/Netherlands)
Edward Miller (SR/Institute)    John Musa (Consultant)
Michael O'Duffy (CSE/Ireland)    Lee Osterweil (UMASS)
Greg Pope (AZOR)    Otto Vinter (Delta/Denmark)
Mark Wiley (nCUBE)    Denise Woit (Ryerson)

Who Should Attend

QW2000 is an educational experience aimed at many levels. Attendees should include
  • Lead senior quality assurance managers and web chiefs looking for powerful testing methods and an opportunity to check out the latest tools and methodologies.
  • Software developers and website developers -- beginners and experts alike -- who need exposure to authoritative sources for improving their products.
  • Programmers, software developers, website designers -- anyone who wants to learn more about producing better quality products.
  • Managers and senior Technologists who want to catch up on the state-of-the-art in software and website testing and quality assurance.

Participating Companies

Here is a sampling of 100 of the more than 1200 companies that have sent delegates to Quality Week Conferences in past two years:

3Com, ABN AMRO, Adobe Systems Inc., ADP, AGFA Gevaert, AirTouch, Alcatel, Amazon.com, Amdahl, Andersen Consulting, AT&T, Autodesk, Inc., Bank of America, Barclays Bank, Bayer Corporation, Bechtel, Becton Dickinson, BellSouth, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Boeing, Bomardier, Bosch, British Telecom, Cadence Design System, Cap-Gemini, CERN, Cisco, CMG, CNET, Compaq, Compuware, Coopers & Lybrand, CSC, Cypress Semiconductor, Daimler-Benz, Deutsche Telekom, DHL, Dresdner Bank, Eastman Kodak, EDS, Ericsson, Eurocontrol, FedEx, Ford Motor Company, Fujitsu, GE, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Honeywell, Hughes, IBM Corporation, Informix, Intel , Intuit, J.D.Power, JPL, Johnson Controls, KPMG, Lernout & Hauspie, Lockheed Martin, Lucent, McGraw-Hill, MCI, Mentor Graphics, Merryll Lynch, Microsoft, MITRE, Motorola, NASA, NCR, Netscape, Nokia, Nortel, Northwestern Mutal, Novell, Oracle, Pacific Bell, PeopleSoft, Perkins Elmer, Philips, Platinum Technology, QUALCOMM, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, SAS Institute, SGI, Shell, Siemens, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, Tektronix, TRW, Underwriters Laboratories, UNISYS, VeriFone, VISA, Volvo, Xerox