TESTING COMPUTER SOFTWARE Conference (TCS2000) -- Announcement

The 17th International Conference on TESTING COMPUTER SOFTWARE (TCS2000)
will be held June 12-16, 2000 in the Washington, D.C. area. The Conference
is on June 14-16, expanded with pre-Conference Workshops (2 days) and
Tutorials (1 day). The theme of the Conference is "Testing Technology vs.
Testers' Requirements."

The Conference provides an opportunity to participate in the leading
international conference on software testing. The goal of the 2000
Conference will be to explore which testing technologies we will need to
take into the new millennium and which ones we will not. Learn how testing
professionals and experts have used advanced methods and testing
applications to improve the effectiveness of their testing, reduce testing
costs and meet schedule deadlines.

The complete TCS2000 program can be explored on the Web:
<http://www.uspdi.org/conference/overview.html>

KEYNOTE and FEATURED SPEAKERS:

"From Art to Practice: Transferring Testing (and Other)
   Technology" by Shari Lawrence Pfleeger
"When Helping Doesn't Help: Software Testing as Codependent
   Behavior" by  Lee Copeland
"Testing Object-Oriented (OO) Systems: Lessons Learned" by
   Bob Binder
"Is an Ounce of Test-plan Worth a Ton of Tools?" by Simon Mills
"Powerful and Pitiful Measures of Software" by Tom Gilb
"Luncheon Address: If I Knew Then What I Know Now" by
   Louise Tamres
"Wrap-up Session: Conference Reflections" by Marnie Hutcheson

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS and TUTORIALS (June 12-13) will present
comprehensive technical sessions for software testing practitioners:

        WORKSHOPS (2 days)
1. "MITS Test Management Method" by Marnie Hutcheson
2. "Practical Guide to Software Test Management: Task and People
    Issues" by Lloyd Roden
3. "Test Automation" by Mark Fewster

        TUTORIALS (1 day)
4. "Testing Distributed Systems" by Lee Copeland
5. "Practical Testing Approaches" by Simon Mills and Louise Tamres
6. "Advanced Testing Tactics: Unconventional Methods to Complement
    and Supplement" by Tom Gilb
7. "Testing Object Oriented (OO) Systems" by Lee Copeland
8. "Fundamentals of Testing Software-Intensive Systems"
    by Selim Aissi
9. "Specification-Based Testing" by Jens Grabowski and
    Thomas Walter

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

CONCURRENT SESSIONS will be divided into four parallel tracks, presenting
a wide variety of topics and issues in major areas of: Management;
Advanced Topics; Practitioner and Automation. The Conference sessions were
designed to meet the needs of software professionals, ADP managers and
their organizations.

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

VENDOR EXHIBIT of products and services will provide valuable support
services and software information to your computer software testing
efforts.

CONFERENCE VOLUME

A set of conference proceedings, papers and view graphs will be provided
to each participant of the Conference. These materials are useful not only
during the Conference as learning guides, but also as useful references
when the conference is completed.

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.

OBTAINING INFORMATION

You can receive the printed TCS2000 brochure by:
Phone:        (+1) 301-270-1033
E-mail:       ad...@uspdi.org
Web:          <http://www.uspdi.org/conference/brochure.html>
Web download: <http://www.uspdi.org/conference/printbrochure.html>

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To register, or obtain additional information please contact:

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)
Web:          <http://www.uspdi.org/conference/register.html>

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