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Mar 9, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/9/00
We take great pleasuring in announcng the program of the 13th International
Software & Internet Quality Week Conference (Theme: New Century, New
Beginnings). QW2000 is in San Francisco, May 30 - June 2, 2000. Check the
QW2000 WebSite at:


The QW2000 International Advisory Board has assembled a terrific international
team of over 100 speakers, representative of the state of the art in software
and internet QA and testing, from around the world: from the USA to the UK,
from Europe to China.

Our goal of bringing together industry and academic, software and internet
oriented, USA and non-USA specialists, has been reached.

Here are features of the QW2000 program:

* We are honored to have a distinguished lineup of Industrial and Academic
Keynote Speakers:

> Stu Feldman (IBM Corporation) Internet and E-Commerce: Issues and
Answers (1P1)
> Bill Gilmore (Intel Corporation) The Intel Corporate Software Quality
Network (1P2)
> Leon Osterweil (University of Massachusetts) Determining the Quality of
Electronic Commerce Processes (5P1)
> Rainer Pirker (IBM Austria) The Need for Quality -- e-business
Performance Testing (5P2)
> Marcelo Dalceggio (Banco Rio de la Plata Argentina) Automated Software
Inspection Process (10P1) [QWE'99 Best Presentation]
> Sanjay Jejurikar (Director of Windows 2000 Testing, Microsoft
Corporation) The Engineering Process of Windows 2000 (10P2)
> Gene Spafford (CERIAS / Purdue University) Information Security Requires
Assurance (10P3)

* 14 pre-conference Tutorials conducted by the foremost experts in their

* 4 post-conference Workshops to brainstorm and help you take newly gained
insights back to your job.

* The conference runs Six Parallel Tracks and covers the broad field of
software quality in new:
- Technology: from OO Automation to Java and UML methods
- Applications: hear solutions from researchers and practitioners
- Internet: E-commerce experiences, Internet Time and Site Performance
- Management: Managing Testing, Defect Tracking, Process Innovations
- 90-minute QuickStarts, tailored to people new in the industry
- Vendor Technical Presentations allow you to broaden your tools and
services information

* Debate with the Experts in 3 Panel Sessions:
- Protecting Intellectual Property In An Open Source World -- Doug Whitney
will tell how Intel does it.
- Ask The Quality Experts! -- Nick Borelli from Microsoft will take your
questions before the conference so you come prepared to debate.
- How Can I Tell When My Project Is In Trouble? -- Brian Lawrence, Johanna
Rothman and other management experts will explain.

* 45+ Industry Exhibitors will showcase their services and latest tools at the
Two-Day Trade Show.

The Y2K celebrations are over! Come and get answers to critical questions:
What about quality on the Internet? What about Embedded Systems Quality?
Where do the biggest quality problems arise? What _new_ Quality approaches
and techniques will be needed most in the coming decades?

Mark your calendars *now* for QW2000 in Beautiful San Francisco, from May 30 -
June 2, 2000. Come to the City America loves most!

We look forward to seeing you here!

Rita Bral, Conference Director
Software Research Institute Phone: [+1](415) 550-3020
901 Minnesota Street Fax: [+1](415) 550-3030
San Francisco, CA 94107 Email:

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