Conferences on Quality and e-Learning

The BCS Quality Specialist Group’s Annual International SQM (Software Quality Management) and INSPIRE (International conference for Process Improvement, Research and Education) Conferences will be held on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 March 2015 at Loughborough University, UK.

The 23rd International Software Quality Management (SQM), Conference aims to promote co-operation and greater understanding among practitioners and academics by providing an opportunity to share research and practical experience.

The 20th Annual INSPIRE conference, organised in conjunction with the BCS e-Learning SG, addresses software process improvement related to teaching, training and research whilst SQM addresses issues relevant to business and industry.

Two kinds of submission are invited:

A formal paper on a case study or of a research nature from industrial and/or academic authors

A management summary from practitioner authors

One page abstracts required as soon as possible to with SQM 2015 or INSPIRE 2015 in the subject line.

Full papers (maximum 12 sides) are required by end of February 2015, in camera ready form in Word. The papers will be reviewed by at least 3 referees. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings that will be available to delegates. Copyright of accepted papers for both conferences will remain with the authors.

All prices, in Pounds Sterling, are for registration for both the SQM and INSPIRE conferences, or for SQM or INSPIRE only, regardless of the presentation being in person or remotely.

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One Only

Delegate (BCS Member)

£250 + vat

£150 + vat

Delegate (Non-Member)

£350 + vat

£200 + vat

Author (BCS Member)

£200 + vat

£100 + vat

Author (Non-Member)

£250 + vat

£150 + vat


£150 + vat

£100 + vat

Conference Chairs

Geoff Staples, BCS Quality SG Chair

Russell Lock, Loughborough University

Melanie King, Loughborough University

James Uhomoibhi, BCS e-Learning SG Chair

Conference Director

Professor Margaret Ross,
Southampton Solent University
Faculty of Technology, East Park Terrace
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 6RD, UK