Conferences on Quality and e-Learning

The BCS Quality Specialist Group’s Annual International SQM and INSPIRE conferences will be held on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 March 2016 at Bournemouth University, UK.

Bournemouth University, 7th Floor, Executive Business Centre, Landsdown Campus, Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB | Directions

The 24th Annual International SQM Conference, organised in conjunction with the BCS PROMS-G, aims to promote co-operation and greater understanding among practitioners and academics by providing an opportunity to share research and practical experience.

The 21st 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.

More details are on the conference website

Two kinds of submission are invited:

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

management summary from practitioner authors

Papers can be presented in person or remotely

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.


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

James Uhomoibhi, BCS e-Learning SG Chair

Bob Hughes, BCS PROMS-G

Keith Phalp. Vasilis Katos, Sofia Meacham, Bournemouth University

Conference Director

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

BCS e-Learning 2016 Student Prize Winners announced

Evanda Lauder  who is a final year student  at Southampton Solent University, won the BCS e-learning SG Student poster competition, for her entry on “making IT better for society”, relating to developing a system to improve the knowledge of health of those in care homes.

Nathan Handley and Paul Albinson, both from Bournemouth University, were joint winners of the BCS INSPIRE conference student presentation competition for presented papers, with Yuan Li from Southampton Solent University, as the Runner-Up

Victoria Omomhenle was the winner of the best presentation of the Bournemouth University’s Master students presentations section at the INSPIRE conference

Kevin Mcneill was the winner , with Rebecca Rogers as the Runner-Up, both from Bournemouth University, of the  BCS SQM conference student presentation