Benefit from Experience throughout the Application Lifecycle

Better asset, change, configuration and release management

BCS London, 4 June 2013

This is the premier UK event on Change, Release, Asset and Configuration Management for ITIL and Service Management and throughout the application lifecycle - the BCS CMSG has a successful track record of previous events.

The Annual Conference, run by the Specialist Group for Change, Configuration, Asset and Release Management of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, (BCS CMSG) will be held on the 4 June 2013 at the BCS Offices in central London.

This is the premier UK event on Change, Release, Asset and Configuration Management for ITIL and Service Management and throughout the application lifecycle with a successful track record of previous events.

The main Conference objectives are to share experiences in how Configuration Management supports and enables Change Management in software development and ITIL Service Management. Best practices in adopting an integrated approach, and communicating and selling this to the rest of the organisation are essential elements.

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 CCRM processes, solutions and tools.


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

Interactive sessions

This conference will encourage dynamic interaction, brainstorming and discussion between users, practitioners and the vendor community in an independent forum. The knowledge gained from the workshops will create a shared understanding of today’s challenges, strategies to cope with these challenges and future needs.

Conference themes

  • Understanding failures and why they occur
  • Practical ways to improve integration between asset and configuration management
  • Understanding the interdependencies between lifecycle processes
  • Increase the success rate of change
  • Better, faster, cheaper
  • Selling the vision
  • What works, what doesn't
  • Streamlining the flow of changes and releases
  • Practical ways of integrating application and service management
  • Communication of the benefits of all aspects configuration management
  • Avoiding silos
  • Identifying missing essentials (assessment and gap analysis)
  • Improving processes for business benefit
  • Cases studies from a range of organisations and business sectors
  • Automation throughout the lifecycle


Stream 1 Application lifecycle - change and release management

Stream 2 Asset management

Stream 3 Configuration management


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 11 March 2013

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)

Please include your name as part of any filename (e.g. "John Smith Proposal-for-Presentation-CMSG-conference-2013.doc") following our configuration identification and naming conventions :)

All works submitted will be assigned to 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, 2013.

Authors retain the copyright to all submitted work. Sessions will be video and/or audio recorded and those recordings and transcripts will subsequently be published through the CMSG website. By submitting, authors grant permission for presentation materials to be included in the conference proceedings (published on the CMSG website) and for the recordings and subsequent publication of those recordings and transcripts.

Materials should be submitted electronically to

Deadlines and Key dates

11 March 2013 Final submission deadline. Interactive session and workshop proposals due.

28 March 2013 Notification of acceptance.

22 April 2013 Submission date for accepted papers and presentations