Call For Speakers:
STeP-IN Forum encourages authors of papers to benefit from speaking opportunities at STeP-IN SUMMIT 2009. Authors selected for speaking opportunities confirm their organizations´ positions as innovative quality leaders, and benchmark against other leading experts in the area of software testing.
Topics for Paper Submission:
Paper Submission can include but is not restricted to:
In addition to the above topics for Plenaries, Best Practices and Tutorials, Day 2 of the Conference will showcase 4 separate tracks on different domains for more focused learning. Paper submissions are invited for the Tracks as below. Paper Submission can include but is not restricted to:
Authors of selected papers will be invited to present at the STeP-IN SUMMIT 2009 held during January 20-23, 2009 at Bangalore.
January 20-21, 2009: Pre-Conference Tutorials
January 22-23, 2009: Plenary Sessions, Best Practices, Vendor Presentations and Panel Discussion.
|1.||Tutorials: Half Day (including Q&A)
Opportunity for Testing/Automation Experts, Head - Quality, SEPG Members, Process Engineers/ Experts to share their expertise with Practitioners, thereby enabling the participants to apply specific techniques to real-time projects.
|2.||Plenary Presentations: 40 Minutes (including Q&A)
Testing Gurus and Industry Leaders are invited to share their knowledge, experience and case studies with a highly charged audience.
|3.||Best Practices Presentation: 30 Minutes (including Q&A)
Organizations can share industry best practices with conference delegates.
All selected papers will be published as part of the Conference Proceedings.
Guidelines for Paper submission:
|•||Should be original material|
|•||Must be practical & implementation-focused|
|•||Must show examples, practical applications, cause & effect, and be supported by case studies|
|•||Company confidential information should NOT be disclosed.|
|•||Must have a well-defined focus on the chosen topic / presentation|
|•||Should NOT be a marketing / sales / product demo*|
|•||Should completely discuss the subject matter|
|•||Content should advance the Body of Knowledge for quality professionals|
|•||Sales pitches or distribution of marketing materials during presentations are strictly prohibited. All product demos, marketing / sales presentations would come under a sponsored and notified “Vendor Presentation Slot”|
|NOTE: Selection is based on rigorous review by the Technical Committee. Any topic of interest, not listed above is also welcome.|
|•||Min 8 pages, Max 12|
|•||Line spacing: 1.5|
|Contents of abstract:|
|1.||What is the paper all about? i.e. a clear Introduction|
|2.||Which audience does this paper add most value to?|
|4.||Where has this applied?|
|5.||What are the tangible benefits?|
|6.||What are some of the issues faced and how to handle them/how was this handled?|
|Parameters for technical review of papers:|
|1.||Is the topic innovative/different?|
|2.||Practical usefulness of this topic|
|3.||Clarity of thought/expression|
|4.||How has this benefited your organization?|
|5.||Layout, grammar, spelling etc.|
Deadlines for submissions:
Monday, September 15, 2008: Submission of final paper + Speaker Profile + Speaker Submission form.
Monday, November 17, 2008: Speakers selection and intimation.
Please note, incomplete entries or entries after the final date of submission will not be entertained.