13th International Conference on Software Quality

Software Division of
The American Society for Quality

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Conference Schedule - Wednesday, October 8, 2003:

7:00 a.m. –     8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast With Exhibitors

Today’s Exhibits Open 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. –     9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks – Linda Westfall, 13ICSQ Chair 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – James Bach: How Testers Think

9:15 a.m. –    9:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break With Exhibitors

9:45 a.m. –    10:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions




Session E1:

Hot Topics

Scott Duncan

Automating Software Life Cycle Workflow: Implementing a “No Excuses” Approach

Session E2: Software Engineering Processes

James Bielak

Transforming Use Cases Into Design

Session E3: Project Management

Linda Shafer, Herb Krasner, and Don Shafer

A Software Project Management Certificate Program:  10 Years of Experiential Data

Session E4: Software V&V

INVITED SPEAKER: Johanna Rothman

Shattering the Myth of Inadequate Testers


11:00 a.m. – noon

Concurrent Sessions




Session F1:

Hot Topics

INVITED SPEAKER:    Herb Krasner

Agility and Quality

Session F2: Software Engineering Processes

Angelica Arceneaux

Designing Effective Processes

Session F3: Project Management

James Ward

The Key Project Constraints: Relationships and Tradeoffs

Session F4: Software V&V Student Presentation

Mehran Sharafi

A Software Design and Code Inspection Method to Find Major Potential Defects

noon –         1:30 p.m.

Lunch With Exhibitors

1:30 p.m. –     2:30 p.m.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Bill Curtis: We Need More Cowboy Programmers

2:30 p.m. –    3:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break With Exhibitors

3:00 p.m. –    4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions




Session G1:



Doug Hamilton

Certification of Software Quality Professionals



Session G2: Software Engineering Processes


Steamrolling the Organization With Process, or Is There a Better Way?

Session G3: Software Process Improvement

Trudy Howles

A Personal Approach to Improving Software Quality

Session G4:

Carol Dekkers

Taming Software Projects

4:15 p.m. –    5:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions



Session H1: Measurement and Metrics

Tim Olson

Using a Measurement Framework to Rapidly Achieve Measurable Results

Session H2: Software Process Improvement

Tom Cagley

Extracting Real Value From Process Improvement

Session H3: Software Process Improvement

Geree Streun

A Practical Approach -  Moving From  Level 1 To Level 2

Session H4:

Hot Topics

Sue Carroll and Kaye Fendt

The Case for (Clinical) Data Quality