WREST Call for Presentations

The Workshop on Regulated Software Testing (WREST) is seeking presentations for our upcoming conference.

Theme: Better Testing, Auditable Results

Facilitators:
Mike Kelly
Mike Goempel

Conference Location and Time
Residence Inn Marriott
Carmel, IN (Indianapolis area)
November 16th and 17th 2007

Major Questions of Interest
How can we better test software in regulated environments while retaining processes and documentation that will pass regulatory audits?
How can we prove the value of implementing progressive test approaches within the context of the necessities of regulation (FDA, SOX, CMM, etc.)?
Note: We define regulated software as any application that must undergo an audit of the processes used to create and test it by an internal or external organization.

Objectives
WREST is seeking experience reports (ERs) of your experiences and new ideas from projects past and present.
We are looking for reports from testers, managers, QA analysts, and other stakeholders who have improved testing on their software while maintaining the ability to pass regulatory audits.

Experience report topics on regulated software can include but are not limited to:
•Introducing non scripted test approaches such as Exploratory Testing.
•Successful test automation with objective evidence
•Introducing Agile methods
•Performance testing a regulated system.

Detailed papers are welcome though not required. For your presentation, an organized outline is enough. We are looking for informative, in-depth storytelling by experienced practitioners. Proposals should contain enough substance to be read and evaluated for content. Your presentation should omit any confidential data (anything that requires a non disclosure agreement (NDA)).

Logistics
* Please submit your proposal by: October 17th, 2007
* Selections will be completed by: November 1st, 2007,

About WREST
The main purpose of the Workshop on Regulated Software Testing is to share ideas, generate new techniques and approaches, and to provide a forum for those interested in improving the quality of regulated software systems.
For more information, see our (currently under construction) website at http://www.wrestworkshop.com or contact one of the workshop organizers.

Contact Information
Workshop Organizers:
Karen Johnson karen@karennjohnson.com
John McConda jmcconda@yahoo.com