SOFTWARE QUALITY WEEK EUROPE
9-13 November 1998, Brussels, Belgium
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Quality Week/Europe '98 (QWE'98) is run by Software Research Institute (SR/Institute), a not-for-profit subsidiary of Software Research, Inc.. Organizations which have agreed to be sponsors of the QWE'98 event are given below.
The QWE'98 event is organized and presented in cooperation with certain other organizations, whose support is also acknowledged below. Note: Additional sponsors and cooperating organizations are expected to be added. The information given below was last updated on 26 August 1998.
ABOUT THE ACM...The ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) has approved Quality Week '98 as an event presented in cooperation with the ACM. ACM members receive a 10% discount when they register using their ACM Membership Number.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and application of information technology. With a worldwide membership of 80,000, ACM functions as a locus for various fields of Information Technology.
Membership benefits include a subscription to Communications of the ACM, discounts on conferences and publications, 36 special interest groups and the new ACM Digital Library. The Digital Library includes unlimited access to 22 ACM publications and archives, 6 years of conference proceedings and over 100,000 pages of text, with full searching capabilities.
For more information visit our website at: http://www.acm.org or contact ACM directly at: 1 (800) 342-6626 (U.S.A. & Canada) or 1 (212) 626-0500 (anywhere), by fax at: 1 (212) 944-1318, email: email@example.com, or by writing to ACM, Member Services Department, P.O. Box 11315, New York, NY 10286-1315.
ABOUT ESI...The European Software Institute is one of the world's leading independent authorities on software process improvement. ESI is a non-profit-making organisation driven by the demands of European industry. It is supported by the European Commission, the Basque Government and through company membership. ESI's work is centred on products and services that are tied directly to core business objectives such as reducing costs and increasing predictability of results among others. ESI's headquarters are in Bilbao, Spain.
Enterprises in all developed sectors of the economy and not just the IT sector are increasingly dependent on quality software-based IT systems. Such systems support management, production, and service functions in diverse organisations. Furthermore, the products and services now offered by the non-IT sectors, e.g., the automotive industry or the consumer electronics industry, increasingly contain a component of sophisticated software. For example, televisions require in excess of half a Mbyte of software code to provide the wide variety of functions we have come to expect from a domestic appliance. Similarly, the planning and execution of a cutting pattern in the garment industry is accomplished under software control, as are many safety-critical functions in the control of, e.g., aeroplanes, elevators, trains, and electricity generating plants. Today, approximately 70% of all software developed in Europe is developed in the non-IT sectors of the economy. This makes software a technological topic of considerable significance. As the information age develops, software will become even more pervasive and transparent. Consequently, the ability to produce software efficiently, effectively, and with consistently high quality will become increasingly important for all industries across Europe if they are to maintain and enhance their competitiveness.
The goal of the European Systems and Software Initiative (ESSI) is to promote improvements in the software development process in industry, through the take-up of well-founded and established but insufficiently deployed methods and technologies, so as to achieve greater efficiency, higher quality, and greater economy. In short, the adoption of Software Best Practice.
ABOUT KVIV...De Koninklijke Vlaamse Ingenieursvereniging (KVIV) was founded in 1928 and has 12,000 members: civil engineers, agricultural engineers, chemical engineers, bio-engineers, and polytechnical engineers from the Royal Military School.
KVIV is an open and flexible organization that gives ongoing training programs and publications for entrepreneurs, managers, docents, and government employees. Thanks to its internal structure, KVIV contacts diverse public groups as well as academic and industry circles.
ABOUT SAI...SAI (Studiecentrum voor Automatische Informatieverwerking) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the knowledge of Information. As far as the theoretical as practical aspects of information knowledge, the organization takes a stand on social questions that has to do with automation of information as far as it applies. The activities of the organization are focused on people who are specialists in information. SAI organizes discussions, meetings, seminars, workshops and a magazine called "Informatie".
ABOUT SR/TestWorks...Software Research, Inc. (SR) offers the TestWorks suite of integrated software test tools that include regression and coverage testing support for UNIX and Windows platforms, in use by thousands of sites worldwide. SR's active program of new-product development includes current applications in Web Testing, UML-Based Test Planning and Development and Remote Testing Technology. SR publishes the widely subscribed TTN-Online, an Emailed monthly newsletter (click to subscribe).
ABOUT CMG Information Technology...CMG plc is a leading European IT services company, providing business information solutions through consultancy, systems and services to clients worldwide. Established in 1964, CMG now operates in more than 40 countries from its bases in the UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium. The company is listed on the London and Amsterdam stock exchanges. CMG supplies services and products in the finance, trade and industry, transport, telecommunications, energy and public sectors. The Group also provides managed information processing services, including networks, payroll and personnel.
One of CMG's many specialisations is the automation of structured testing. Testing of new software products is a time consuming business. CMG has developed a very successful testing method TestFrame. TestFrame is based on CMG:CAST, an approach for the structured and automated testing of new or modified software. TestFrame reduces testing times considerably, and thus speeds up the time-to-market for new products and services. With this new method, CMG is currently one of the leading companies in this field.
CMG is dedicated to helping its clients and their people become more successful through the quality of its services and staff. Strong employee commitment ensures the Group's long term success and hence the success of its clients.
ABOUT SIM Group Ltd...SIM Group Ltd. are totally dedicated to software testing. SIM will supply and manage testing teams that perform testing work to the highest standards of efficiency and effectiveness. SIM performs consultancy, execution and training of testing. SIM's methods and techniques for testing include testing frame works, libraries, documented procedures and deliverable templates that can all be used to speed up the adoption and use of good testing practices. SIM's approach to testing relies heavily on the adoption of automated testing techniques as much as is practical SIM has a proven track record of success with automated testing. SIM's subsidiary SOFTech Tools Ltd. selected and specialised testing tools that contribute to the full automated testing process.
ABOUT IQUIP Informatica B.V...Since 1972 IQUIP Informatica B.V. has been supporting organisations in carrying out their core processes. With its 1200 employees IQUIP does this by constructing, maintaining, testing and implementing application software systems. IQUIP increasingly concentrates on carrying out assignments with result responsibility. In testing, IQUIP achieves this through her dedicated division Components & Testing (300 employees), using the structured testing approach TMap®. TMap® was developed by IQUIP itself and has become a widely used international standard. TMap® related methods such as TAKT (test automation), TSite (test laboratory) and TPI® (Test Process Improvement®) have recently completed the product range. A dedicated R&D team is continuously improving these methods and, if required, develops new products.
ABOUT Mercury Interactive...Mercury Interactive is the world's leader in enterprise application testing solutions. The company offers a comprehensive line of automated testing tools that address the full range of quality needs for testing client/server, e-business, Y2K, Euro, and packaged applications. Its testing solutions enable corporations, system integrators and independent software vendors to identify software errors more quickly and efficiently than with traditional methods.
ABOUT The Testing Consultancy...
The Testing Consultancy is a specialist consultancy that was formed to provide independent testing services within the IT Industry.
With our highly qualified and experienced Consultants and Associates, we are strongly positioned to provide guidance, expertise and support for all your testing requirements.
Our independent and objective advice will help your business to increase the quality and reliability of its systems, whilst actually reducing costs, and delivering those systems within the required timescales.
Gold Leaf Sponsor
ABOUT GiTek Software n.v...
GiTek Software nv supplies a number of services offering a global solution to testing:
- Consultancy in testware
- Structuring of the test process
- Education and training
- Test planning and test management
- Test project and test execution
ABOUT SR/INSTITUTE...Software Research Institute (SR/Institute), a not-for-profit subsidiary of Software Research, Inc., was founded to promote the issues of Software Quality throughout the software development community.
In addition to the Quality Week Conference series SR/Institute sponsors continuing education seminars in the general area of software quality and software engineering, and Software Quality Forums at which software quality industry leaders provide state of the art technology transfer to industry executives about how to best apply current technology to immediate software quality needs.