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Subject: of interest to SPINs...
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 95 17:42:37 EST
From: Mark Paulk <mcp@SEI.CMU.EDU>

As you can see from the attached call for papers, I have agreed to act as
coordinator for a minitrack on software process improvement at the 1996 Hawaii
International Conference on Systems Science, which will be held 3-6 Jan 1996.
Please pass this CFP along to your colleagues who are involved with software
process improvement.


Mark Paulk

			Additional Minitracks
			     for the
		    Software Technology Track
			      of the
     29th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-29
		Maui, Hawaii - January 3-6, 1996

  		    Call For Papers and Referees
In addition to the eight minitracks in High Performance Distributed Systems,
the Software Technology Track of HICSS-29 is introducing two additional
minitracks in other areas of software technology. The two new minitracks 
will focus on: 1) industrial applications of formal methods in software 
development, and 2) software process improvement. The Call for Papers and
Referees for the original eight minitracks can be obtained via anonymous ftp
from csftp.unomaha.edu in the directory pub/hicss/hicss-29/Software-Track.
This Additional Call for Papers and Referees can also be found in the
same directory. Any newly announced minitacks will appear in this file on
an ongoig basis.

We invite papers that may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial, or descriptive
in nature. Those papers selected for presentation will appear in the Conference
Proceedings. HICSS-29 is sponsored by the University of Hawaii. 
The Conference Proceedings are published by the IEEE Computer Society. A 
collection of the accepted papers will be considered for inclusion in a 
separately bound volume to be determined (publisher and exact dates of 
publication) at a later time.



Software is vital to our modern society, and improving the processes for
developing and maintaining software has become a critical business advantage
for software suppliers.  The focus of this minitrack is experience reports on
quantified improvements in productivity, quality, time to market, and customer
satisfaction resulting from software process improvement.  We are seeking case
studies on what works and doesn't work for different application domains, life
cycles, government contractors, commercial software vendors, etc.  Other
topics that will be emphasized are the models, approaches, and tools that
support software process improvement, e.g., SEI's CMM, Bootstrap, ISO 9001,

Minitrack Coordinator
	Mark Paulk
	Software Engineering Institute
	Carnegie Mellon University
	4500 Fifth Avenue
	Pittsburgh, PA 15213

	e-mail: mcp@sei.cmu.edu
	Voice:  +1 (412) 268-5794
	Fax:    +1 (412) 268-5758

1995 Deadlines
o  A 300-word abstract by April 15
o  Feedback to author on abstract by May 1
o  Eight copies of the manuscript by June 1
o  Notification of accepted papers by August 31
o  Camera-ready copies of accepted manuscripts are due by October 2

Instructions for Submitting Papers
Manuscripts should be 22-25 typewritten, double-spaced pages in length. 
Papers must not have been previously presented or published, nor currently 
submitted for journal publication. Each manuscript will be subjected to a 
rigorous refereeing process involving at least five reviewers. Manuscripts 
should have a title page that includes the title of the paper, full name(s)
of author(s), affiliation(s), complete postal and electronic mail address(es), 
telephone and FAX numbers, and a 300-word abstract of the paper.

Software Technology Track Co-Chairs
Hesham El-Rewini                     Bruce Shriver
Department of Computer Science       HICSS-29 Co-Chairman
University of Nebraska at Omaha      17 Bethea Drive
Omaha, NE 68182                      Ossining, NY 10562-1620
Phone:  (402) 554-2852               Phone:  (914) 762-3251
Fax:    (402) 554-2975               Fax:    (914) 941-9181
Email: rewini@cs.unomaha.edu         Email: shriver@genesis2.com

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