CSR Workshop 1993

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                                      CSR
                        Centre for Software Reliability


                             TENTH ANNUAL WORKSHOP 


                              CO-HOSTED WITH JUSE 
                    Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers



                      APPLICATION OF SOFTWARE METRICS 
                                     AND 
                        QUALITY ASSURANCE IN INDUSTRY



                            PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME 


    Supported by the CEC under the Human Capital and Mobility Programme


                The Grand Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

                    29th September - 1st October, 1993



CENTRE FOR SOFTWARE RELIABILITY

Tenth Annual Workshop 

Application of Software Metrics and Quality Assurance in Industry


When, ten years ago, the Centre for Software Reliability (CSR) was formed, 
one of its major objectives was to raise awareness of the importance of 
measurement for software quality assurance and control.  At that time software 
measurement research and practice was restricted largely to academic 
environments.  Ten years on, the issue of measurement is considered to be 
central for turning software engineering into a true engineering discipline.  
This is now recognised by most major software development companies throughout 
the world.  It is therefore timely that the 10th Annual CSR Workshop should 
bring together many of the leading industrial and academic figures who have 
played a key role in this transformation.  The speakers represent companies 
and institutions from all around the world.  In addition to the many top 
European speakers, we are delighted to have from the USA Vic Basili, Bill 
Hetzel, and Shari Lawrence-Pfleeger, who have all made such an impact in 
software metrics, and from Japan Yoshinori Iizuka (Tokyo University), Sadahiro 
Isoda (Nippon), Minoru Itakura (Fujitsu), Ryuzo Kaneko (NEC), Masanobu Hattori 
(Fujitsu Ltd) and Katsuyuki Yasuda (Hitachi).  To add even more of an 
international flavour the workshop is being supported by a grant from the CEC 
under the Human Capital and Mobility Programme;  this will allow the 
participation as delegates of a number of active researchers and practitioners 
from the poorer parts of Europe.  

The emphasis of the workshop is on state-of-the-art experience with software 
metrics and quality assurance programmes.  There will be a unique opportunity 
to contrast practices between different companies, countries, continents and 
cultures.

It is a special privilege that the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers 
(JUSE) are co-hosting the workshop with CSR.  For several years the 
prestigious JUSE software quality group have visited CSR during their annual 
world study tour. During these visits CSR has been fortunate to learn first 
hand about metrics and quality assurance practices at the major Japanese 
companies.  Since JUSE arranged for the workshop to coincide with their annual 
world study tour in 1993, the opportunity to share experiences is now open to 
all participants.  We are delighted that JUSE are providing an impressive list 
of speakers and delegates.  

The format for the three-day workshop is largely that which has been so
successful in previous years.  The first day is devoted to tutorials and 
keynote talks. The second and third days are devoted to shorter, invited 
presentations.  A special session, introduced for the first time this year, 
is devoted to submitted papers, of which the best six were selected.  As usual 
the emphasis of the workshop is on informality and audience participation.  
This is encouraged through ample question time (speakers leave at least 
10 minutes each) and a panel discussion.  Numbers at the workshop are 
restricted to enable proper interaction.



WEDNESDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 


08.30-0930       REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS


Chair:	Norman Fenton, City University, UK	

09.30-10.30	Keynote Address:  "Applying the Goal/Question/Metric 
                                   Paradigm in the Experience Factory"
	Vic Basili, University of Maryland, USA

10.30-11.00	REFRESHMENTS

11.00-13.00	Tutorial:  "Management Aspects of Software Reuse"
	Sadahiro Isoda, Nippon Telegraph and 
	Telephone Corp., Japan

13.00-14.15	LUNCH

Chair:	Bev Littlewood, City University, UK

14.15-15.15	Keynote Address:  "Now it's the turning point
                                   for the Japanese Software Industry" 
	Yoshinori Iizuka, The University of Tokyo, Japan

15.15-15.45	REFRESHMENTS

15.45-17.45	Tutorial:  "Setting up a Software Metrics 
                            Programme in Industry"
	Shari Lawrence-Pfleeger, Systems/Software, USA 
	and City University, UK
	


THURSDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER

Chair:	Robin Whitty, South Bank University, UK

09.00-09.30	"The Role of Quality Staff in Software Development" 
         Masanobu Hattori, Fujitsu Ltd, Japan

09.30-10.00	"Making Software Metrics and QA happen:  practical 
	         experiences in Italy"
	Gualtiera Bazzano, ETNOTEAM, Italy
	
10.00-10.30	"Product Development and Quality Assurance
	         in the Software Factory"
	Katsuyuki Yasuda, Hitachi Ltd., Japan

10.30-11.00	REFRESHMENTS
	
11.00-11.30	"Industrial Experience - Working with AMI"
	Richard Espley, GEC-Marconi Avionics Ltd., UK

11.30-12.00	"Software Measurements - an Evolutionary Approach"
	Norbert Fuchs, Alcatel, Austria

12.00-12.30	Title to be announced
	Karl-Heinrich Mueller, Siemens, Germany	

12.30-14.00	LUNCH

Chair:	Yoshinori Iizuka, University of Tokyo, Japan

14.00-14.30	"Using Function Points for Software Cost 
                 Estimation - Some Empirical Results"
	Barbara Kitchenham, NCC, UK

14.30-15.00	"Evaluating Effort Prediction Systems"
	Claude Stricker, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

15.00-15.30	"Use of Function Points for Estimation and Contracts"
	Jolyn Onvlee, Onvlee Opleidingen, The Netherlands

15.30-16.00	REFRESHMENTS
	
16.00-16.30	"Quality Practice in the Industry"
	Roberto Ciampoli, O. Group SpA, Italy

16.30-17.00	"Beyond SEI's CMM - the BOOTSTRAP Approach for
                 Profiling and Measuring Software Engineering Processes"
	Gunter Koch, 2i Industrial Informatics 	
	GmbH, Germany

17.00	PANEL DISCUSSION:  "Do Quality Assurance Procedures 
                            Lead to Measurable Quality Improvements?"

	Tom Anderson, Bev Littlewood (CSR, UK) Vic Basili 
	(Maryland, USA) Bill Hetzel (SQE, USA) Sinclair Stockman 
	(British Telecom, UK) Yoshinori Iizuka (University of Tokyo, 
	Japan) Toshiro Ohno (Toshiba, Japan) Mitsuru.Ohba (IBM, 
	Japan), Ayatomo Kanno (Science University, Tokyo, Japan)

19.30	WORKSHOP BANQUET	
	


FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER

			PARALLEL SESSIONS


Chairs:	  Norman Fenton,                      Tom Anderson, Univ. of
          City University, UK                 Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

09.30-10.00 
        "Complexity Traces: an Instrument     "Introducing Metrics into 
          for Software Project Management"     Industry:a Perspective on GQM"
	Christof Ebert, University of         Richard Bache, Infometrix, 
	Stuttgart, Germany                    UK, & Martin Neal, Lloyd's 
                                              Register, UK
	
10.00-10.30 
       "Measurement through the Software      "Practical Implementation 
        Life-cycle: a Comparative Case         of Process Improvement 
        Study"                                 Initiatives"
       Bob Cole and Derek Woods,              Paul Goodman, Brameur, UK
       Glasgow Caledonian University	
		
10.30-11.00	
       "Integrating Software Quality          "A Case History of Automated 
        Assurance into the Teaching of         Incremental Improvement of 
        Programming"                           Software Product Quality"
       Edmund Burke, University of            Les Hatton, Programming 
       Nottingham, UK                         Research Ltd., UK

11.00-11.30	REFRESHMENTS

11.30-12.00	
       "QUANTUM - A Measurement-based         "Experience of Introducing
        Framework for Software                 Quality and Measurement in 	
        Quality Assurance"                     Telecommunication Software
                                               Development"
       Chris Miller, Praxis, UK               Sinclair Stockman, 
                                              British Telecom, UK

12.00-12.30
        Title to be announced                  Title to be announced
        Francois de Nazelle,                   Yannis Kliafis, Greece
        Q-Sys, France


12.30-13.45	LUNCH	


Chair:	Barbara Kitchenham, NCC, UK	

13.45-14.45	"Measuring the Measurements:  the Technology for 
                 Measuring Software Practice"
	Bill Hetzel, Software Quality Engineering, USA

14.45-15.15	"A Framework for System Development Activities and
                 Responsibilities - Quality Improvement by filling up the 
                 Communication Gap"
	Minoru Itakura, Fujitsu Ltd., Japan

15.15-15.45	REFRESHMENTS

15.45-16.15	"Situational Measurement"
	Hans van Vliet, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands

16.15-16.45	"The Behavioural Analaysis makes the 
                 Company Mature"
	Ryuzo Kaneko, NEC Corp., Japan	


16.45-17.15	"Function Points" (exact title to be announced)
	Martin Hooft van Huysduynen, Ing Bank, 
	The Netherlands



                          REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION
                          ---------------------------- 

To register for the Conference, please complete the enclosed Registration 
Form and send together with your remittance to:

Ms  Carol  Allen
Centre Manager
Centre for Software Reliability
The City University
Northampton Square
London 
EC1V OHB

Tel:  	+44 71 477 8421 
Fax:  	+44 71 477 8585
e.mail: c.allen@csr.city.ac.uk

	
VENUE

The Conference will take place at: 

The Grand
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197
1001 EX Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: 	+31 20 555 3 111
Fax:	+31 20 555 3 222

The Hotel is situated in the heart of Amsterdam's historic, shopping and 
financial districts, two blocks from Dam Square.  It is 20km/12 miles, 30 
minutes from Schiphol-Amsterdam Airport.

ACCOMMODATION

The Grand, Amsterdam, is a historic Dutch monument, originally built in the
15th Century as a Royal Inn and later as home to the Dutch Admiralty and local
municipality as Amsterdam's City Hall.  It has now been restored and renovated 
as a five star deluxe hotel.  It has many recreational facilities including an 
indoor swimming pool, Health Club with sauna, Turkish bath, massage and jet 
stream. The gourmet cuisine is under the supervision of Albert Roux, Maitre 
Cuisinier de France.

A special room rate of NLG 370 per room, per night including tax and service 
charges but excluding breakfast which is an additional NLG 27.50, has been
negotiated with the hotel.   All rooms are double and this rate is for single 
or double occupancy.

The Hotel has agreed to hold this special rate for those delegates who wish
to stay for the weekend prior to the conference (25th and 26th September) 
and/or the weekend after the conference (2nd and 3rd October).

Delegates wishing to take advantage of this special rate should complete
the enclosed Hotel Reservation form and fax or mail it to the Hotel direct.  
Delegates are responsible for their own accounts.

Alternative accommodation may be booked through:

The Netherlands Reservation Centre:	

Tel:  +31 703 202500
Fax:  +31 703 202611

and further information can be obtained from:

Amsterdam Tourist Office
Stationsplein 10
Postbus 3901
1001 AS Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel:  +31 205 512512
Fax:  +31 206 252869 


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

The Conference Registration costs (pounds Sterling)450.  A specially reduced 
registration of (pounds Sterling)375 will be available to academics.  The 
Conference Registration includes attendance at all sessions of the Conference 
(including the tutorials) lunch and refreshments on each day, and a bound copy 
of the draft Conference Proceedings.  

The Conference Registration can be paid by cheque in pounds Sterling drawn
on a UK Bank, by Bank Draft or by Direct Transfer to our bank:

The National Westminster Bank plc
15 Bishopsgate
P.O. Box 34
London, EC2P 2AP 
UK

     Sort code:  50-00-00-T		
Account number:  03028836

Cheques should be made payable to: "The City  University - CSR Conference" .



CONFERENCE BANQUET

An optional Conference Banquet has been arranged for the Thursday evening 
(30th) at the hotel at an additional cost of (pounds Sterling)40.



                          CEC GRANT
                -----------------------------

This workshop is being supported by a grant from the CEC under the Human 
Capital and Mobility programme to enable the participation of delegates from 
the poorer parts of Europe.  Applications for support under this programme 
must be made in writing to:

Ms Carol Allen
Centre Manager
Centre for Software Reliability
The City University 
Northampton Square
London, EC1V OHB
UK 

Tel.: +44 71 477 8421 
Fax.: +44 71 477 8585 
e-mail: c.allen@csr.city.ac.uk 

Note: Since only a relatively short time is available before the workshop, 
initial enquiries regarding support under this CEC grant may be made by e-mail. 
However a written application will be required. This may be sent by fax. 
Please state your full address, institution, field of research, sex and date 
of birth. (Town and country of residence are obviously required in order to 
assess eligibility. Grants will normally be made to applicants from the 
appropriate areas of Europe who are either female, under the age of 35, or 
both.) 

The areas which qualify for support include the whole of Greece and Portugal, 
and at least parts of Spain, Germany (ehemahlige DDR), Eire, and the UK. If 
in doubt, please ask. 

                        -----------------------------


N.B. CSR reserve the right to make alterations to the programme without 
notification.

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                   R E G I S T R A T I O N    F O R M
                            
        APPLICATIONS OF SOFTWARE METRICS AND QUALITY ASSURANCE IN
                              INDUSTRY
                            
                   THE GRAND HOTEL, AMSTERDAM
                            
                29TH SEPTEMBER - 1ST OCTOBER 1993


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*Standard Delegate rate       (pounds Sterling)450
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Total remittance payable:
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3.  PAYMENT

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                              The National Westminster Bank plc
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                              PO Box 34
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                              UK 

                              Sort Code:  50-00-00-T 
                         Account number:  03028836

Cheques should be made payable to:  "The City University - CSR Conference" 


Registration form and remittance should be returned to:
Ms Carol Allen, Centre Manager, Centre for Software
Reliability, The City University, Northampton Square,
London, EC1V OHB, UK. 
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