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COnference on Quality Engineering in Software Technology

Class Reunion of the Software Quality Community
For more than a decade now, hundreds of software developers, programmers, testers and software consultants have been meeting once a year at the CONQUEST – the «COnference on QUality Engineering in Software Technology” – in order to keep up with the most important developments and innovations in their field and discuss them within their community. The conference aims at raising the sector’s consciousness of the need for enhanced quality in software development and, bit by bit, at establishing mandatory standards that offer a greater deal of reliability to the customer.

Connecting the Global Community
With this committed agenda the CONQUEST kept attracting about 350 participants every year – usually from more than 20 different countries. Apart from many visitors from Europe and the United States, as in the rule there were also experts from important emerging markets like China, Bangladesh or India present at the conference. India also acted as official partner country of the CONQUEST 2009. Connecting the global community poses an important challenge on the way to creating a common ground for more sustainable future improvements in software quality engineering.


Prominent Support
For the past years, the CONQUEST has been benefiting from the constant support by numerous renowned personalities from academia and industry. Being an established conference, it never failed to win over top-level speakers for the keynotes presented at its symposium. In 2007 for instance, experts such as Bernd Leukert, Senior Vice President at SAP, test architect in Microsoft’s Engineering Excellence Group, BJ Rollison, Motorola Manager Paul Baker as well as Charles Petrie, professor at the famous Stanford University were presenting some fascinating speeches to the CONQUEST audience. Furthermore, luminaries of the field such as Tom DeMarco or Tom Gilb were happy to contribute to CONQUEST conventions in the past.

Committed politicians were happy to support the conference in the past. In 2006 and 2009, it was Dagmar Wöhrl, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, who represented the CONQUEST as a patron. Matthias Platzeck, Prime Minister of the State of Brandenburg, took over the conference patronage in 2007 and 2008.

Find the latest news about the upcoming CONQUEST from 20th until 22nd September 2010 in Dresden here.