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Paths to Competetive Advantage
Software Engineering Conference (Russia)

16-17 November, 2006
Moscow, Russia

Paths to Competitive Advantage. As businesses, software companies seek to differentiate themselves from competitors. Many companies, particularly those building commercial shrink-wrap software, are continually striving to provide products that have more features than their competitors. They consider innovation the key to success in their markets and aim to be the first-to-market with exciting new capabilities for their customers. Software development companies, particularly those building custom solutions for their customers, focus on operational and process excellence -- providing reliable and timely products at competitive prices. Companies can also focus on meeting the needs of a particular market niche or providing superior service. There are many paths to competitive advantage; from a strategic perspective, the important point is to determine an appropriate path and follow it with laser-like intensity, while also addressing the other aspects as necessary to meet customer needs. The focus of this conference is on how companies provide business value by differentiating themselves from their competitors in a myriad of ways.

SEC(R) 2006 is organized by TEKAMA and RUSSEE Consulting, market leaders in education and consulting for the high tech industry in Russia and CIS. Event is supported by leading Russian industry associations.

SEC(R) 2006 will act as an international forum for in-depth and substantive discussion on the emerging technologies and methodologies being developed to overcome the challenges that exist in different areas of software engineering. This conference, as the previous one, is aimed to consolidate the local software professional community and to integrate it into the international software society.

For the software companies, this conference is a great opportunity to present and observe the most recent innovations, trends, practices, and ideas in software engineering. For professionals, it is a perfect chance to get the latest technical information and insights from Russian, European, and industry leaders and technical experts. For scientists and academia, this is a way to present their findings and software research and find out the current industry needs and standards.


Scope

The conference will offer an exciting program of events, including keynote talks by leaders in the field, invited presentations along specialized themes, workshops, round table discussions and presentations of technical papers on software research, the cutting edge of practice, and new developments in software engineering.
The conference topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Technology and Technology Solutions
  • Programming Languages
  • Software and System Architectures and Patterns
  • Component Based Software Engineering
  • Safety and Security
  • Software for Real-Time and Embedded Systems
  • Software Reliability Engineering
2. Human Aspects in Software Engineering
  • Leadership and Teamwork in Software Engineering
  • Human Capital and Resource Management
  • Skills Management and Training
  • Software Education
  • Usage-Centered Design and Engineering
  • Managing Client Expectations
3. Project and Process Management
  • Management of Software Development
  • Measurement and Analysis
  • Agile Methods
  • Software Process and Standards
  • Software Process Improvement
  • Software Development in Distributed Environments
  • Software Quality Assurance and Testing
  • Maintenance, Reverse and Re-engineering
  • Software Product Lines Practice
4. Business
  • Return on Investment Analysis
  • Product vs. Services Business Modeling
  • Legal and Intellectual Property Issues
  • Global Sourcing
  • Competion vs. Partnerships
  • Value Innovation
  • Software Economics
  • Business and IT Alliance
In addition this conference will host the Technology Solution Exhibition, where software companies present their automating solutions to assist managers, engineers, and developers in the complex of task of software engineering.


Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline:September 30, 2006
Acceptance Notifications:October 7, 2006
Final camera-ready paper submission deadline:October 15, 2006
Presentation submission deadline:November 7, 2006
Conference:November 16-17, 2006



Instructions for Authors

Researchers and practitioners are encouraged to present their ongoing work and results on software engineering. Papers, presentations, topics for round-tables, and workshops are solicited for inclusion at the conference. Submissions will be reviewed by an international program committee. Please submit your proposals via the submission engine at http://secr.ru/2006/submissions/engine

All submissions will be acknowledged within a few days. Submissions will be reviewed for quality and relevance, and the acceptance decision will be emailed to the corresponding author. Each submission will get an notification status:
  • Accepted (submission will be included in program);
  • Needs Improvement (submission has to be improved before it can be included in program);
  • Rejected (submission will not included in program);
Please note that reviewing is a continuous process. You are encouraged to submit your proposals earlier to have a better chance of them being accepted.
When you submit your proposals, you are giving the rights to the conference committee to publish your articles in conference materials such as booklets, newsletters, website, etc.


Venue

SEC(R) 2006 will be held in Moscow, November 16-17, 2006.

Please find more at http://secr.ru/2006/venue/directions.


Target Audience

SEC(R) 2006 is targeted to software professionals, managers, software architects, software quality professionals and managers, HR specialists, business analysts, IT managers, professors, researchers and scientists from:

  • software outsourcing houses,
  • product software development companies,
  • multinational R&D centers,
  • system integrators,
  • IT departments of telecommunication corporations, banks, large-scale industry corporations and etc.,
  • software, IT and computer science academia
from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, the
Organizing Committee

Sergey ArzumanovTEKAMA
Artem IkoevMicrosoft
Anna KochetovaRUSSEE Consulting
Lyuba OrlovaTEKAMA



Program Committee

Igor AgamirzianMicrosoft
Ilya Antipov (Program Chair)RUSSEE Consulting
Sergey AvdoshinHigher School of Economics
Alexander BabkinMotorola
Alexey BarinovTelma
Larry ConstantineConstantine & Lockwood, Ltd.
Anatoly GaverdovskyVDI
Martin GitselsSiemens
Igor' GundarevCBOSS
Bill HefleyCarnegie Mellon University
Chris KemererUniversity of Pittsburgh
Alexey KomkovCadence
Michael KurbasovCROC
Zinaida LarionovaIBA
Denis MilovTEKAMA
Sergey OrlikIndependent Expert
Alexander PankovDiasoft
Vladimir L. PavlovMicrosoft
Mark PaulkCarnegie Mellon University
Mel Rosso-LlopartCarnegie Mellon University
Alexander SambukTower
Hans SassenburgSEI Europe
Alexey SukharevAuriga
Gil TaranCarnegie Mellon University
Alexander TarasenkoMIRATECH
Andrey A. TerekhovMicrosoft
Andrey N. TerekhovSaint Petersburg State University



SEC(R) 2005 Information

SEC(R) 2005 was held during October 27-28 in Moscow and was attended by more than 500 participants from the USA, Canada, Germany, France, UK, India, Russia, and CIS. Most were from commercial organizations, but academia and government were well represented. This year we expect conference attendance to increase by 20 percent.

Please find more information about SEC(R)2005 at http://secr.ru/2005/.

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