13th International Conference on Software Quality

Software Division of
The American Society for Quality

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Conference Schedule - Tuesday, October 7, 2003:

7:00 a.m. –     8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

Today’s Exhibits Open 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. –      9:30 a.m.

Welcome - Mike Kress, ASQ Software Division Chair

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  Gerald M. Weinberg  - Quality Alibis: Tools, Rules, Fools, and Schools

9:30 a.m. –    10:00 a.m.

Refreshment and Networking Break With Exhibitors

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions





Session A1: Software V and V

Axel Podschwadek  

A Step-by-Step Guide to Incremental Testing: Managing Feature Interaction for Communication Devices

Session A2: Requirements Engineering and Management

INVITED SPEAKER: Robin Goldsmith

Avoid Creep – Discover the REAL Requirements

Session A3: Leadership Tools and Skills

Carol Dekkers and Patricia  McQuaid

Maximizing Project Success – Give Your Communication Skills a Tune-Up

Session A4: Software VandV

Esther Derby 

The Practical Aspects of Implementing Technical Reviews

Session A5: Exhibitor’s Presentation

QIC - Tim Olson

How to Define Short and Usable Processes



11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions





Session B1: Software Engineering Processes


Practical CMM and CMMI: Focusing Improvement on Business Goals and Project Problems

Session B2: Requirements Engineering and Management

Tim Olson

Successful Strategies for Improving Requirements

Session B3: Leadership Tools and Skills

Manfred Hein

The Blame Game V2

Session B4: Measurement and Metrics

Samira SiSais Cherfi, Jacky Akoka, and Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau

A Framework for Conceptual Modeling Quality Evaluation

Session B5: Exhibitor’s Presentation

The Westfall Team – Linda Westfall

12 Steps to Useful Software Metrics

12:15 p.m. –    1:45 p.m.

Lunch With Exhibitors

1:45 p.m. –     2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions




Session C1: Quality Management

Dennis Frailey

Is There Hope for Software Quality?

Session C2:  Hot Topics


Some Explanatory Factors for Software Quality

Session C3: Software Standards - IEEE Panel

Claire Lohr, Scott Duncan, James Bach, Herb Krasner

Current Trends in Traditional and Non-Traditional Standards

Session C4: Measurement and Metrics

Tao Yi

A Repeatable Software Process for Software Defect Tracking: Compuware’s QACenter Experience

Session C5: Exhibitor’s Presentation

Semantics Design - Ira Baxter

Automated Software Analysis and Enhancement: Tools for the 21st Century

2:45 p.m. –     3:15 p.m.

Refreshment and Networking Break With Exhibitors

3:15 p.m. –    4:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions



Session D1: Quality Management

Patricia Ensworth

The Accidental Project Manager: QA to the Rescue

Session D2: Configuration Management

Craig Thomas

Configuration Management Practices and Tools Used for Linux Kernel Development

Session D3:

Hot Topics

Robin Dudash

Software Stakeholder Management


Session D4:      Measurement and Metrics

Onur Demirors and Kamil Sargut

Utilization of a Defect Density Metric for SPC Analysis

Session D5: Exhibitor’s Presentation

Worksoft - Kimberly Lueders


4:30 p.m. –    5:30 p.m.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Karl Wiegers: The Soft Side of Peer Reviews

5:30 p.m. –    7:00 p.m.

Reception With Exhibitors