Change, Release and Configuration Management for ITIL, ALM and CMMI

BCS London, 15 June 2009

This Conference, jointly run by the British Computer Society Configuration Management Specialist Group (BCS CMSG) and the itSMF will be held on the 15 June 2009 at the BCS HQ in central London.

Last year's conference was very successful, and a review is available in IT Director.

The premier UK event on Change, Release and Configuration Management for ITIL and Service Management.

The main Conference objectives are to share experiences in how to best utilise essential resources in challenging economic times:

  • getting more from what you’ve got!
  • cost and risk of not controlling environments (virtualised, end-to-end, testing, etc.)
  • how the benefits of being in control can be measured and communicated to the organisation.

The Conference will bring together managers and practitioners working across the service lifecycle (which incorporates the application lifecycle) together in an open forum.

We are looking for presentations by practitioners to cover a wide variety of topics and encourage the cross fertilisation of ideas between practitioners, vendors and users of the CMDB/CMS solutions and tools.


The Conference and workshops will provide a unique opportunity to learn from practical experience and how to better communicate the benefits and value of managing your configurations.

Interactive sessions

The interactive sessions last year were very well received and the Decision Support tools were successful in leading to dynamic interaction, rich brainstorming and better discussion between users, practitioners and the vendor community.

Conference themes

  • Balancing quality, cost, value and risk across the Service Portfolio
  • Measuring and demonstrating the value of managed change
  • Streamlining your processes while staying in control
  • Agile value delivery
  • Is Technology driving CM rather than processes?
  • Looking after your basics
  • Do more with less
  • End-to-end Service - managing them across the supply chain
  • Managing Services not under your direct control
  • Managing Virtual Environments
  • Managing Cloud Computing
  • Managing Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Fully exploiting your test environments
  • Sweating your assets
  • Selling/communicating the benefits of CM
  • Modelling the whole


BCS HQ at 5 Southampton St, in central London (just off the Strand).

Conference Programme

The Conference programme will consist of plenary, parallel and interactive workshop sessions, panel discussions, vendor exhibition, and networking opportunities.

Submissions should be relevant to the Conference themes. Particularly interest will be shown to potential speakers sharing their own experiences.

Submitting papers for the Conference - by 16 March 2009

If you are interested please submit a proposal for a paper/presentation and include sufficient detail to make the audience, meaning and value of the session clear. Please complete a speaker form and one of the proposal forms.

  • Template for Speaker Form and a separate picture attachment
  • Template for Proposal for Presentation (45 mins)
  • Template for Proposal for Interactive Session (2 presentations of 15 mins and interactive time)

All works submitted will be assigned to three committee members for peer review. The results of this review will determine whether a work will be accepted for presentation.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by end of March, 2009. Authors retain the copyright to all submitted work and, by submitting, grant permission for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

Materials should be submitted electronically to

Deadlines and Key dates

  • 16 March, 2009 Final submission deadline. Interactive session and workshop proposals due.
  • 2 April, 2009 Notification of acceptance.
  • 27 April, 2009 Submission date for accepted papers and presentations