Chicago Software Process Improvement Network

 (C-SPIN) Meeting

AT&T Center Campus

AT&T Institute 2501 W. Eagle Way at

 Lakewood Blvd and Eagle Way, Hoffman Estates, IL 60196


Be sure to check the C-SPIN website ( to confirm details.

          Wednesday, January 7, 2009

6:00 - 7:00 PM – Atrium:  Registration, Networking, & Light Refreshments

6:20 - 6:40 PM – Birds-of-a-Feather Topic

7:00 - 8:30 PM – Auditorium: Presentation

8:30 - 9:00 PM – Auditorium: Additional Q&A and discussion


Program:  ISSRE Highlights: A Report from 19th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE)

Presenter:  Robert Binder, CEO, mVerify Corporation



            ISSRE focuses on the practice and theory of software systems reliability engineering and analytics. It has been the premier forum for quantitative measurement, analysis, and estimation of software reliability. Many practitioners have become familiar with SRE through John Musa's books and seminars. Binder was Conference Chair for ISSRE 2005, and has been a Keynote speaker and member of the program committee in other years. This talk will provide an overview of new research findings, a report on how SRE is being applied at present, and a point of view on the role SRE plays in the software industry.

About the Presenter

            Mr. Binder is a software entrepreneur and technologist with over 34 years of software and systems engineering experience. As CEO of mVerify Corporation, he is working on the next generation of automated testing technology. He was recently awarded a U.S. Patent for a unique approach to model-based testing of mobile system. Binder is member of Agitar’s technical advisory board and the Editorial Board of Software Testing, Verification, and Review. He is an internationally recognized as the author of the definitive Testing Object-Oriented Systems: Models, Patterns, and Tools. Binder holds an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a MBA from the University of Chicago. He is an IEEE Senior Member.


Driving and Parking Directions

From I-90 Northwest Tollway, exit North on Barrington Road.

Turn East (right) onto Lakewood Blvd (2nd light).  

Turn right into the AT&T Campus Center’s West Employee Entrance (the first entrance past Eagle Way)
Follow the signs to the West Parking Structures.  Parking in covered lot W3 is recommended. 

Look for parking spaces near the west entrance/exit of parking structure W3.  Then walk west from the parking structure to the Institute Building to the main door, which has a big ENTRANCE sign over the door.  The Institute is approximately 100 yards from the parking structure--back across the road you came on.  Visit for a map of the AT&T Campus Center.  (Additional parking is available in covered lot W2 as well as upper level parking lot W1.)

About C-SPIN

            C-SPIN is made possible through the efforts of its Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is composed of Lee Bennett, Alan Berow, Jamey McCabe, Karen Mermel, Donna Miller, and Robert Stalzer. Other volunteers are Kathy Brown, Steve Coffman, Larry Dribin, Ross Fraser, and Steve Huck.

               C-SPIN is a leadership forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement experiences and practical ideas. We promote achieving higher levels of process maturity, software quality, and mutual respect. Companies, academic institutions, government organizations, and individuals are invited. For more information regarding this meeting, contact Robert Stalzer at "For information about C-SPIN or the steering committee, contact Karen Mermel at

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