Announcing: Testing Computer Software (TCS2000) Conference

The continuing annual Conference on Testing Computer Software again
assembled a formidable group of experts on every phase of testing. The
latest developments and discoveries of software testing technologies will
be presented and explored, to meet the software development challenges of
the coming years.

             17th International Conference and Exposition on

                        TESTING COMPUTER SOFTWARE
           Theme: Testing Technology vs. Testers' Requirements
                            June 12-16, 2000
            Washington, D.C. * Hyatt Regency (Bethesda) * USA
        (Conference: June 14-16; Workshops/Tutorials: June 12-13)

In cooperation with:
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGSoft
American Society for Quality (ASQ) Software Division
IEEE Reliability Society
Software Technology Support Center (STSC)

The complete TCS2000 program can be explored on the Conference web site:
<http://www.uspdi.org/conference>

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CONFERENCE FEATURES

* Pre-Conference (June 12-13) Workshops (2 days) and Tutorials (1 day)
will present comprehensive technical sessions for software testing
practitioners.

Detailed descriptions of the Tutorials can be checked out:
<http://www.uspdi.org/conference/workshops.html>

* Six General Sessions present featured speakers: Shari Lawrence Pfleeger;
Lee Copeland; Bob Binder; Simon Mills; Tom Gilb; Marnie Hutcheson.

* Thirty-two Concurrent Sessions divided into four parallel tracks present
a wide variety of topics and issues in major areas of: Management;
Advanced Topics; Practitioner and Automation.

For detailed descriptions of the Technical Program, including Keynote and
Featured speakers see:
<http://www.uspdi.org/conference/program.html>

* Vendor Exhibit of software testing tools and services.

* The Conference Volume (including the presentations and proceedings
of the sessions) will be a valuable reference for testing projects.

* Networking:  

  - Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions allow you to meet and network with the
    speakers and other conference attendees, and discuss areas of mutual
    interest.

  - Lunch Discussion Groups will facilitate the exploration of common
    interest topics among the participants.

* Special Event: CAPITOL STEPS (Thursday, June 15, 2000 * 6:00 pm)

The Capitol Steps will provide an evening performance of entertainment.
Featured will be the travails of testers, a bipartisan musical political
satire of the 2000 election year, and other events taking place in the
nation's capital and elsewhere.

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For complete program details and registration please contact the U.S.
Professional Development Institute (USPDI):

Regular Mail: USPDI, 612 Ethan Allen Avenue, Suite 100; Takoma Park,
              MD 20912-5400, USA.
Phone:        (+1) 301-270-1033
Fax:          (+1) 301-270-1040
E-mail:       ad...@uspdi.org (Subject: TCS2000)

On-line:
Brochure request: <http://www.uspdi.org/conference/brochure.html>
Registration:     <http://www.uspdi.org/conference/register.html>
Web download:     <http://www.uspdi.org/conference/printbrochure.html>

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