11th Annual International Software Quality Week
26-29 May 1998
San Francisco, California USA

CONFERENCE THEME: Countdown To 2000

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QW'98 is the eleventh in the continuing series of International Software Quality Week Conferences that focus on advances in software test technology, quality control, risk management, software safety, and test automation. Software analysis methodologies, supported by advanced automated software test methods, promise major advances in system quality and reliability, assuring continued competitiveness.

The mission of the QW'98 Conference is to increase awareness of the importance of software quality and the methods used to achieve it. It seeks to promote software quality by providing technological education and opportunities for information exchange within the software development and testing community.

ABOUT QW'98's THEME: Countdown To 2000

The QW'98 theme "Countdown to 2000" draws attention to the Year-2000 question, but also emphasizes how important it is to arrange to accomplish system changes and testing under presure, against a deadline, and within real-world economic constraints. Many believe that the Year-2000 problem will bring much-needed focus to all aspects of software quality, and may foster very strong interest in software quality questions of all kinds in the coming years.


QW'98 is soliciting 45 and 90 minute presentations, half-day standard seminar/tutorial proposals, 90-minute mini-tutorial proposals, or proposals for participation in a panel and "hot topic" discussions on any area of testing and automation, including:
Application of Formal Methods
Automated and Manual Inspection Methods
CMM/PMM Process Assessment
Data Flow Testing Technology
Defect Tracking / Monitoring
GUI Test Technology and Test Management
Integrated Test Environments
ISO-9000 Applications and Methods
New and Novel Test Methods
Object Oriented Testing
Process Assessment / Improvement
Productivity and Quality Issues
Real-Time Software
Real-World Experience
Reliability Studies
Software Metrics in Test Planning
System Load Generation & Analysis
Test Automation Technology and Experience
Test Data Generation and Techniques
Test Documentation Standards
Test Management Automation
Test Policies and Standards
Web Testing/Website Quality
Year 2000 Issues


Abstracts and Proposals Due 16 January 1998
Notification of Participation 20 February 1998
Camera Ready Materials Due 31 March 1998


Accepted final papers should be limited to 10 - 20 pages, including Text, Slides and/or View Graphs.


Abstracts should be 2-4 pages long, with enough detail to give members of QW'98's International Advisory Board an understanding of the final paper/presentation, including a rough outline of its contents.

FAX your proposal to us, or send it via Email (to as an ASCII file or a Microsoft Word 6.0 format document (as a MIME attachment), or in PostScript or PDF format. Please indicate if the most likely audience is technical, managerial/process, application, or tools and solutions-oriented.

In addition, please include:

Send abstracts to:

Ms. Rita Bral
Software Research Institute
1663 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103
If you can, please also fill out a SPEAKER DATA SHEET giving some essential facts about you and about your proposed presentation.

For information on the QW'98 Conference, E-mail your request to, phone SR/Institute at [+1] (415) 861-2800, or FAX SR/Institute at [+1] (415) 861-9801.

Candidate product/service vendors should contact the QW'98 team early as exhibit space is strictly limited.