Conferences on Quality and e-Learning

The BCS Quality Specialist Group’s Annual International SQM and INSPIRE conferences will be held on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 April 2017 at Southampton Solent University, UK.

The 25th Annual International 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 22nd 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 Spark Building Entrance
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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

One page abstracts required as soon as possible to with SQM 2017 or INSPIRE 2017 in the subject line.

Papers can be presented in person or remotely

Full papers (maximum 12 sides) are required by end of 2016, 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 and on the Internet.

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


£100 + vat

£50 + vat

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Conference Chairs

Paul Marchbank, Director of School of Media Arts and Technology, Southampton Solent University

Geoff Staples, BCS Quality SG Chair

James Uhomoibhi, BCS e-Learning SG Chair

Conference Director

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