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INSPIRE'96: International Conference on Software Process Improvement

The first International Conference on Software Process Improvement, INSPIRE'96, will take place in Bilbao, Spain, on 26-28 September 1996. It is organized by the European Software Institute and the British Computer Society Quality Special Interest Group.

The conference is bei...

26 September 1996 - 26 September 1996
Spain

The first International Conference on Software Process Improvement, INSPIRE'96, will take place in Bilbao, Spain, on 26-28 September 1996. It is organized by the European Software Institute and the British Computer Society Quality Special Interest Group.

The conference is being held in the framework of the European Software Process Improvement Training Initiative (ESPITI). This initiative is sponsored by the European Software and Systems Initiative (ESSI) under the Community's specific RTD programme in the field of information technologies.

The goals of the conference are to:

- Improve awareness of process improvement issues;
- Promote better understanding of software quality and process improvement issues by academics and trainers;
- Improve the quality of teaching of process improvement issues at universities;
- Improve the quality of process improvement training courses for industry.

The following topics will be discussed:

- Process improvement;
- Quality models;
- Quality audits, certification and standards;
- Methodologies and languages as an integral part of developing quality software;
- Project management, configuration management and human resources, as key issues to the management of the systems lifecycle;
- Software tools, to assist good practices of management and the production of software systems;
- Software as a means of training for quality-related topics;
- Alternative approaches to teaching software process improvement concepts, including video conferencing and use of the Internet.

The conference is aimed at academics, trainers and companies specifically concerned with staff training, and companies involved in the production of software for process improvement and the teaching of process improvement.
For further information, please contact:

Conference Secretariat
The Conference Team
Mrs. Kit Stones
17 Spring Road
Kempston
Bedford MK42 8LS
United Kingdom
Tel./Fax +44-1234-302490
E-mail: kstonestct@cix.compulink.co.uk

Further information is also available on the World Wide Web at:

http://www.esi.es/Events/inspire.html