[p4] FW: Call for Papers, 3rd BCS CMSG Conference, Oxford 2007

Robert Cowham robert at vaccaperna.co.uk
Tue Nov 14 09:50:31 PST 2006

Dear All
Some good Perforce related papers have been presented in the past.
Call for Papers, 3rd BCS CMSG Conference

Oxford 15 & 16 May 2007




Life Cycle Management across the Supply Chain

the role of Configuration and Change Management


The 3rd Conference of the British Computer Society Configuration Management
Specialist Group (BCS CMSG) will be held 15 & 16 May, 2007, at the Oxford


The conference will bring together managers and practitioners working in
Change, Configuration and Release management. Presentations by practitioners
and world leaders in the field will cover a wide variety of topics.


The conference objectives are to encourage the cross fertilisation of
Change, Configuration Management and Release Management best practices
throughout the life cycle and across the supply chain.


We welcome both newcomers and old hands to the BCS CMSG sharing experiences
and lessons learnt.


The conference themes are: 


.           IT Governance - the role of change and configuration management

.           Coping with the plethora of standards and best practice

.           Transferable skills and professional development 

.           Configuration management across two or more life cycle stages /


            -           Requirements

            -           Architecture and design

            -           Building and testing

            -           Deployment 

            -           Operations

            -           Whatever you are delivering  - Projects, Services,
Systems -

small to large scale, Products, Applications, Software, Infrastructure 


.           Life Cycle Management - Configuration and change management

            -           Metrics across the supply chain

            -           Risk management across the supply chain 

            -           Managing IT assets

            -           Configuration traceability and auditing across the


            -           Continual improvement 


.           Distributed ways of working for configuration and change

            -           Across suppliers

            -           Shared data environments

            -           Collaboration and sharing

            -           Cultural challenges

            -           Across disparate configuration management sources
and tools

            -           Patterns and mapping 




Oxford is a historic and interesting city. The Oxford Belfry is within easy
reach of the city or the M40 motorway. 


Conference Programme


The conference programme will consist of plenary, parallel, poster and
workshop sessions in Change, Configuration and Release management. In
addition, panel discussions, special interest group sessions, vendor
displays, exhibits, demonstrations and meetings and other related gatherings
will be scheduled. The conference schedule will provide time for relaxed
social and professional interaction.


Submissions should be relevant to the conference themes. The CMSG would
particularly like to hear from potential speakers sharing their own


Submitting papers for the Conference - by 22 January 2007


If you are interested please submit a proposal for a paper and include
sufficient detail to make the audience, meaning and value of the session


.           Short Title + Synopsis of no more than 150 words

.           Presenter Name

.           Organisation/Affiliation

.           Conference Objective addressed

.           Theme

.           Audience (Beginners/ Intermediate/ Experts)

.           Short biography + CV

.           Previous conference papers


All works submitted will be assigned to three committee members for peer
review. The results of this review will determine whether a work will be
accepted for plenary, parallel or poster presentation.


Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 5 February, 2007. Authors retain
the copyright to all submitted work and, by submitting, grant permission for
inclusion in the conference proceedings.


Materials should be submitted electronically to secretary at bcs-cmsg.org.uk 





Robert Cowham


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