Past conferences: 2006

Date Title and description
Annual International SQM and INSPIRE Conference 2006

BCS Quality Specialist Group's Annual International SQM (Software Quality Management) and INSPIRE (International conference for Process Improvement, Research and Education) Conferences was held from Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th of April 2006 at Southampton Solent University, UK.

The social events included an evening visit to Portsmouth Dockyard taken on a private visit round the Victory, including visiting the part of the deck on which Nelson was killed in 1805 and the Mary Rose, which was the flagship of King Henry VIII that was sunk in 1545 and raised in 1982, and included a Tudor style fork buffet at the Mary Rose Museum, when delegates were able to handle replica artifacts, and some genuine ones that have been under the sea for over 500 years on the Mary Rose.

The 14th International Software Quality Management (SQM) Conference aimed to promote co-operation and greater understanding among practitioners and academics by providing an opportunity to share research and practical experience.Web Address:

The 11th Annual INSPIRE Conference addressed software process improvement related to teaching, training and research whilst SQM addresses issues relevant to business and industry. Web Address: