Conferences on Quality and e-Learning

When: 26th Mar 2018, 00:00 - 27th Mar 2018, 23:59
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: Joint BCS Quality Specialist Group & INSPIRE
Further Information: Further Information

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 26 and Tuesday 27 March  2018 at BCS, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA, UK, (Approximately 10 minutes  walk from Waterloo Station and Charing Cross Station)

The Davidson Building

The Davidson Building

Monday 26 March 2018

The 26th 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.

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Tuesday 27 March 2018

The 23rd  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. 

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The accepted papers can be presented in person or remotely.

Three 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
  • Poster sessions

One page abstracts and papers in Word required asap to Margaret Ross, , with SQM 2018 or INSPIRE 2018 in the Subject line.

Details for full submission to follow for accepted abstracts

Full papers (maximum 12 sides) are required before January 2018, 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 and available after on-line. Copyright of accepted papers for both conferences  remains with the authors.

Conference Fees

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

£150 + vat

Author (Non-Member)

£250 + vat

£180 + vat


£100 + vat

£50 + vat

Please note: online booking has changed for this event.

Conference Chairs include

Geoff Staples, BCS Quality SG Chair
James Uhomoibhi, BCS e-Learning SG Chair
Safia Barikzai, Associate Professor, Nathu Puri Institute , London South Bank University 

Conference Director

Professor Margaret Ross,
Southampton Solent University
School of Media Arts and Technology
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 0RD, UK