EuroSTAR Conference 2019 Submit to Speak
Welcome to EuroSTAR 2019, the 27th EuroSTAR conference, November 11-14 in Prague.
From our Programme Chair, Isabel Evans:
“When I was asked to be the programme chair 2019 I was humbled and delighted – I still am! I’ve been coming to EuroSTAR since 1999, and this community is like a family to me! Supportive, caring, sometime arguing, always learning from each other, always welcoming new members, finding new ways to interact and grow. This community has helped me to work better, to work well.
And that is this year’s theme: “Working Well”
That’s what we want to deliver. The software, technology, products and services that we design, build and test: whatever they are, we want to deliver them working well. And to meet that purpose, we need to think about how we work well; our practices, our people, and our challenges. To build you a great conference for 2019, I’m looking for your stories about your experiences of Working Well under several broad headings:
Our purpose is to deliver products and services that are working well:
- UX and meeting the customers’ needs;
- Delivering requirements and stories;
- Measuring and delivering value
Our practices support us in working well
- Engineering, craftsmanship, methods and lifecycles;
- Approaches, techniques, and types of testing;
- Tools and automation;
Our people are working well
- Skills and knowledge;
- Teams and organisations;
- Health and welfare;
Our challenges for working well now and in the future
- Change, growth, transition and evolution;
- Ethics and professionalism;
- Working Unwell.
We are looking for submissions that cover all the usual topics for a EuroSTAR conference, and more! You may be thinking agile, waterfall, exploratory, automation, functional, performance, security, usability, reliability, accessibility, skills, teams, domain, technical, quality, excellence, just in time, case study, experience, research… and you will have ideas that I have not thought of! Send them in! Closing date for submissions is 4th February 2019.
You can enter submissions for all the usual EuroSTAR types of session. We welcome applications to present: Full day tutorials, Half day tutorials, Keynotes, 90 minute workshops and discussion sessions, 45 minute presentations, Post conference workshops/discussions and Special Sessions – anything you believe will enhance the theme and the conference! In addition, we have a new submission category…
Never given a keynote, but you’d like to try?
If you have spoken at EuroSTAR or UKSTAR in a track session, got good scores, and have never given a keynote, you may be wondering how to make that step. To encourage you to develop your speaking career, we are introducing
“Next Generation Keynotes.”
This is your chance to “try out” and get noticed. Submit a proposal for a 15-minute keynote-level address. The submission must be visionary, offer a striking new idea, and show great story telling. The submission must be accompanied by video of you presenting OR scores from a previous EuroSTAR or UKSTAR conference session.
When we are planning the programme we want it to be diverse and balanced, with a widely diverse range of topics and contributors, appealing to a wide audience. We would like to include in the programme sessions that are suitable for:
- Conference first timers – new to the community;
- New testers – anyone new to the industry;
- Intermediate sessions suitable for most delegates;
- Advanced sessions directed at experienced practitioners.
Thanks so much for your interest! I’m looking forward to seeing lots of submissions, reviewing and planning the programme with my committee, and seeing as many of you as possible in Prague, November 2019!
2019 EuroSTAR Conference Programme Chair