Summary of TESTING COMPUTER SOFTWARE CONFERENCE (TCS'98)

The 15th International Conference on TESTING COMPUTER SOFTWARE (TCS'98)
will be held June 8-12, 1998 in the Washington, D.C. area. The Conference
is on June 9-11, expanded with optional pre- and post-Conference
Workshops.

The Conference is the leading international conference on software
testing. Advanced innovative methods, techniques and applications will be
presented for improving your effectiveness in testing, reducing testing
costs and meeting schedule and budget deadlines. The theme: "Testing Under
Pressure" is highly relevant to meeting the challenges of the increasingly
complex software development and usage environment.

The complete TCS'98 program can be explored on the Web:
      http://www.uspdi.org/conference/overview.html

KEYNOTE and FEATURED SPEAKERS:
   "Testing Strategies for Death-March Projects" by Ed Yourdon;
   "Rules of Evidence: Combining Sources for Critical Software
    Assurance" by Charles Howell;
   "Improved Testing through Software Reliability Engineering" by
    John Musa;
   "Measurement and Testing: Doing More with Less" by Shari Lawrence
    Pfleeger;
   "Evolutionary Testing: The Influence of Evolutionary Project
    Management (EVO) on Testing" by Tom Gilb;
   "Conference Reflections" by Boris Beizer

COMPREHENSIVE FULL- or HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS include:
 1. "Foundations of Software Testing Techniques" by Boris Beizer
 2. "Overview of Software Metrics" by Denis Meredith
 3. "Improved Testing through Software Reliability Engineering" by
     John Musa
 4. "The MITs Test Management Method" by Marnie Hutcheson
 5. "Automating Software Testing" by Mark Fewster
 6. "Testing the Microsoft Way" by James Tierney
 7. "Software Inspections" by Dorothy Graham
 8. "Fundamentals of Internet/Intranet Application Testing" by
     Marnie Hutcheson
 9. "Evolutionary Testing" by Tom Gilb
10. "Testing Java Applets and Applications" by Jeffery Payne
11. "Testing and the Year 2000: Confronting Risks and Alternatives Among
     Bad Choices" by Boris Beizer
12. "A New Deming-Oriented Paradigm for Building Quality Software" by
     Vern Crandall

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

CONCURRENT SESSIONS will be divided into four parallel track sessions,
presenting a wide variety of topics and issues in major areas of:

     Management, Advanced Topics, Automation, Pressure Testing,
     Techniques, Internet Issues, Metrics, Third Party Components.

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 comprehensive 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
valuable references after the Conference.

OBTAINING INFORMATION
To obtain the Conference brochure, e-mail your mailing address to
ad...@uspdi.org. Or fill out the on-line brochure request form:
      http://www.uspdi.org/conference/brochure.html

The Conference brochure can also be downloaded and printed from:
      http://www.uspdi.org/conference/printbrochure.html

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