Supporting Organisations

Each year EuroSTAR Conferences appoints a number of 'Supporting Organisations' who contribute to the promotion and marketing of the conference, and support the efforts of the conference marketing team.

 

These organisations play a vital role in making each conference a success, and form part of a large network of EuroSTAR Conference partners throughout Europe. Supporting organisations are usually software testing interest groups, and vary in size. Any organisation can apply for 'Supporting Organisation' status by contacting the conference manager at +353 91 514470.

 

Ireland

Ireland

  Name:   SoftTest - Ireland

  Website:   www.softest.ie

  Email:   N/A

Ireland

SoftTest Ireland was establised in 2002. Its objectives are to - Provide a forum to share testing experiences, enabling networking with other testing professionals in Ireland - Provide opportunities to gain knowledge to help improve the testing process in their own organisations -Support and encourage professional development and training for testers and students of software testing.

 

Belgium

Belgium

  Name:   Technologisch Instituut vzw

  Website:   www.ti.kviv.be

  Email:   Amy.Desmet@kviv.be

Belgium

Upon its foundation in 1940 the Technological Institute (TI) took on the specific task of contributing to the propagation of science and technology, both amongst engineers and scientists, and the public at large. TI has been open not only to the highly qualified engineer, but also to the business world. TI therefore has close ties with industry through the engineer, the numerous participants in its activities and the corporate membership.

 

On an annual basis TI organises 130 to 150 activities: some 40 lectures and visits, 65 seminars, workshops and symposia, some 30 courses and approx. 5 international conferences. These activities are characterised by a spirit of innovative and practical problem-solving on a scientific basis. TI is active in all professional fields where technology and science play a central part (34 different sections). TI is also active as a PCO (Professional Conference Organiser): TI has been responsible for organising over 100 International scientific conferences attended by anywhere from 120 to 2300 participants.TI activities can boast an annual attendance of over 10,000 participants.

 

Professionally this large group of participants is linked to 2,500 companies and institutions. TI favours an open policy as far as cooperation is concerned. TI offers industrial and academic circles as well as official authorities a platform dedicated to the exchange and transfer of scientific knowledge and experience.

 

Denmark

Denmark

  Name:   Tecpoint

  Website:   www.tecpoint.dk

  Email:   tecpoint@delta.dk

Denmark

Tecpoint - Denmark is a professional network, which consists of about 75 Danish companies. The forum organises ten experience exchange groups in the areas of software quality, software testing, software metrics, object oriented methods, broadband communication, multimedia technology, and software process improvement (the Danish SPIN-group). The forum is sponsored by DELTA Danish Electronics, Light & Acoustics, which acts as secretariat for the Software Technology Forum.

 

Finland

Finland

  Name: FAST   FAST (Finnish Association of Software Testers)

  Website:   www.testausosy.fi

  Email:   N/A

Finland

Finnish Association of Software Testers (FAST) is a special interest group (SIG) for software testing in Finland. FAST operates within Systeemityöyhdistys (Sytyke). Our goal is to enhance the status of Finnish software testers and help everyone struggling with the area of testing.

 

Germany

Germany

  Name:   The German Computer Society SIG

  Website:   www.gi-ev.de

  Email:   gs@gi-ev.de

Germany

Fachbereich Softwaretechnik is the special interest group for software engineering of the German Computer Science Society. Its aim is to promote software engineering. It especially wants to foster the communication between academia and industry, between research and application, and to foster the resulting transfer of knowledge, experience and judgement. It also engages in the definition of software engineering education and education options.

 

Israel

Israel

  Name:   SIGIST Israel

  Website:   www.sigist.org.il

  Email:   alonl@sigist.org.il

Israel

SIGiST Israel was founded in June 2000, by Mr.Alon Linetzki, and was self sponsored, for the first few meetings. Today, after many meetings [out of which several events were sponsored by Rad-View, Rational (IBM) and Mercury (HP-Software)], SIGiST Israel is the official and largest professional testing community forum in the Israeli market.

The SIGiST board includes Mr. Alon Linetzki, founder and managing director Best-Testing, as SIGiST Chair and Mr. Yan Baron, Director Testing, Aternity. Since 2005, SIGiST Israel has joined up with two main partners: the ITCB (Israeli Testing Certification Board) - on the professional aspects, and with SELA College and technology center on the business aspects.

SIGiST Israel meets every quarter; meetings are usually sponsored by testing companies, testing services companies and testing tool vendors. Once a year, SIGiST Israel is conducting its yearly conference, and invites international speakers and Israeli testing community speakers to discuss hot testing topics. The conference is being held in its current format (4-5 days), since 2006. In 2008, SIGiST introduced the Testing Mini-Tracks program; which is population-focused meetings for test managers and test engineers. The meetings are aimed to serve as a working group forum (the format is presentation on a hot topic, and then an open discussion).

SIGIST Israel purpose and goals are to create a place in Israel where testing professionals can meet, speak on common issues, suggest solutions to common problems, and be a place were they can come up with a request for an answer, and get it! It aims to be the driving force and the trigger for recognition of the testing profession in Israel and is working to increase the awareness toward certification for the different levels of testing (using the ISTQB® certification scheme).

SIGiST Israel is the strongest testing forum in the Israeli testing community, and the largest (payable) conference of the testing community, committed to bring the best knowledge on testing worldwide and to cooperate with: other SIGiST boards, conferences organizers worldwide, and professional testing associations - to achieve its goals.

 

The Netherlands

The Netherlands

  Name:   TestNet

  Website:   www.testnet.org

  Email:   voorzitter@testnet.org

The Netherlands

TestNet is a platform for exchanging knowledge in the area of IT products and services. Near the end of 1996 the initiative was taken to start the special interest group TestNet, the reason being the growing interest in structured testing in the Netherlands. The formal start of TestNet was May 15th 1997, half a year later the 175th member was welcomed. In the 10th anniversary year 2007 TestNet has grown to over 1000 members.

 

Poland

Poland

  Name:   SJSI - Polish SW Quality Organization

  Website:   www.sjsi.org

  Email:   j.nowakowska@sjsi.org

Poland

SJSI - Stowarzyszenie Jakoœci Systemów Informatycznych - Poland (The Association for the Quality of Information Systems) was formed in May 2003 with the aim of spreading the knowledge related to quality assurance and formulating ideas and actions to improve the quality of information systems being developed and deployed in Poland. It is a non-profit and independent organization.

 

The association is intended to serve as a platform for exchanging knowledge, experience and skills and raising the qualifications of quality assurance and testing professionals. It encompasses the best quality assurance and software development experts in Poland.

 

SJSI now has about 100 members and supporters. They can meet and exchange ideas during meetings being held on monthly basis

 

 

Scotland

Scotland

  Name:   Scottish SIGIST - BCS

  Website:   http://www.scotland.bcs.org

  Email:   gfreeburn@uk.sopragroup.com

BCS in Scotland acts as a national focal point for Scottish Interests, Issues, News and Events. It is the voice of Scottish ICT professionals in such national bodies as the Scottish Parliament and Government, NHS Scotland and local authorities in Scotland. The Branches and main Specialist Groups active in Scotland are listed on the website.

 

Sweden

Sweden

  Name:   SAST

  Website:   www.sast.se

  Email:   lisbeth@sast.se

Sweden

SAST, Swedish Association Software Testing, is the biggest Swedish non-profit, independent test organisation with over 4.500 members. It was started in 1995 and the goals are to:

 

  • Create forums where members can exchange experiences and network with each other
  • Support the development of software testing
  • Aid the members' skills development

SAST also have three local organisations situated in different places in Sweden. Four times a year SAST arranges a full day seminar on testing and testing related subjects. Presenters from all over the world are invited to share their knowledge. The meetings are sponsored by more than a dozen testing companies and are at cost price for the members.

 

We have established a cooperation with the academic world and invite researchers both from the industry and the academic world as speakers.

 

SAST aims is to create forums for knowledge & experience exchange between testers in Sweden.

 

United Kingdom

UK

  Name:   BCS SIGIST (Special Interest Group in Software Testing)

  Website:   www.sigist.org.uk

  Contact:   Kerry Earl - groups@hq.bcs.org.uk

United Kingdom

The BCS SIGIST was established in 1989 to further the interests/education of software/system testers, and is now the largest independent group of testers in the UK. It hosts conferences five times each year in London with presentations on all aspects of testing as well as providing a good opportunity for members to network.

 

The SIGIST also runs a library, hosts book reviews and has an exhibition by vendors of testing tools/services running in parallel with each conference. A newsletter is issued on a regular basis to keep members in touch, with news/articles etc. The SIGIST invites Keynote Speakers who are renowned internationally for their testing experience to present papers, providing members with the opportunity to question them on aspects of testing. Occasionally the conferences also include BOF (Birds of a Feather) sessions allowing individuals to join a group to discuss specific testing issues.

 

The SIGIST is one of the largest Special Interest Groups within the BCS, always attracting large attendances. There are nearly 3,000 testers on their database, and membership provides a number of preferential benefits.

 

 

Norway

Norway

  Name:   Norwegian Computer Society

  Website:   www.dataforeningen.no

  Email:   tone.molyneux@dnb.no

Norway

The NCS is the largest special interest society for information technology (IT) in Norway. It is an open, independent forum for Norway's IT professionals and advanced IT users. The society encompasses the IT industry, corporations in general and research and development institutions. The NCS is an independent and wholly self-financed society with more than 10,500 registered members and more than 1,200 company members.

Exhibitors:

Accenture, Hexaware, Maveric Systems, Neotys, Noesis, SmartBear Software & Tricentis will be at the software testing exhibition at this year's EuroSTAR Conference in November - will your company be there?

 

To find out more about exhibiting at the 2014 EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference email nicola@eurostarconferences.com

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