TESTING COMPUTER SOFTWARE (TCS2000) Conference - Featured Speakers and Workshops

The featured speakers and workshops/tutorials of the "17th International
Conference on TESTING COMPUTER SOFTWARE" (June 12-16, 2000; Washington,
DC, USA) will address major issues of concern to the developers and users
of software. The theme of the Conference "Testing Technology vs. Testers'
Requirements" is highly relevant to the emerging and continuing needs of
the software development profession, and the users of computer software at
all levels.

         The Conference is organized in cooperation with:

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

        Conference Program is by Frontier Technologies, Inc.

  Conference Management by U.S. Professional Development Institute


"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. "Overview of Testing" 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

In addition, thirty-two CONCURRENT SESSIONS will be divided into four
parallel track sessions, presenting an extensive variety of management,
technical and research topics and issues.

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


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

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

For 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)


     Complete program information is available on the web at

   Detailed brochure is available, and can be requested:

                    from USPDI (see above),

   or the Web at http://www.uspdi.org/conference/brochure.html