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ISO 9000 Conference-Call for Papers

ISO  9000 Conference - Call for Papers 
15th  Annual International Conference on ISO 9000   

Conference  Dates: February 26-27,  2007
Conference  Workshops: February 25-28,  2007
Location: Disney's  Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, Florida 
Deadline for submitting a proposal: August 25,  2006
The  International Conference on ISO 9000 continues to be the leading  
conference on ISO 9000 and related standards. For 2007, we will continue  to offer 
the most current and comprehensive technical program, as well as  the best 
networking opportunities for our  attendees. 
The Technical  Committee is seeking proposals for technical sessions and 
workshops. We  are especially interested in practical information, proven 
strategies, and  lessons learned.  
Technical  presentations are typically 45 minutes including Q & A; however, 
we  will consider presentations between 30 to 90 minutes in length. Workshops  
are typically eight hours to three days. There is no limit to the type or  
number of proposals that you may  submit. 
The  conference attendees come from a wide range of backgrounds and  
interests.  Sectors  represented at the conference include aerospace, defense, 
government,  automotive, service, public safety, chemicals, construction, 
electronics,  telecommunications, energy, equipment, financial, food and beverage,  
healthcare, information technology, medical devices, metals, mining,  agriculture, 
optical, pharmaceuticals, printing, public administration,  education, 
recycling, rubber and plastic products, textiles, and  transportation. 
Abstracts  will be reviewed by the Technical Committee for relevance, 
innovation,  demonstrated application, and technical content. Priority will be given 
to  best practices, new and unique approaches and case studies that have  
resulted in measurable improvements to organizational processes and/or  customer 
satisfaction.  
The  following is a list of suggested topics; however, you are not limited to 
 the list. Feel free to send proposals in areas that you feel are  relevant. 
1)   Expected 2008 amendment to ISO 9001  and revision to ISO 9004 
2)    Aerospace AS9100, AS9110, &  AS9120 
3)   Six  Sigma & ISO 9000 integration 
4)   Lean  & ISO 9000 integration 
5)    Failure Mode and Effect Analysis  (FMEA) 
6)    Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), and related problem  solving 
tools such as 8D. 
7)   Health  and Safety Standards 
8)   Social  Responsibility 
9)    Innovation 
10)  Change  management 
11)  Integrated  management systems (integrating QMS, EMS,  OHSMS, Etc. 
12)  Financial  FS-9000 
13)   ISO 9001 Risk Management and  Sarbanes-Oxley 
14)   Government applications for ISO  9000 
15)   Homeland Security applications for ISO  9000 
16)  Automotive  ISO/TS 16949 
17)  Healthcare  IWA-1 
18)  Environmental ISO 14001 or  OHSAS  18001 
19)  Agriculture  AG 9000 
20)  Metrics for  improved customer satisfaction 
21)  Analysis of  customer survey data, supplier performance data, and 
nonconformance  data 
22)   Supply chain management and improvement   
23)   Multi-standard applications 
24)  Multi-site  applications 
25)  Standards  integration and its effect on the bottom  line 
26)  Statistical Process Control  (SPC) 
27)   Organizational Excellence such as the Malcolm Baldrige Award &  ISO 
Integration 
28)  Balanced  Scorecard 
29)  Quality  Function Deployment (QFD) 
30)   Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) 
31)  Deming‚€™s  System of Profound Knowledge  
32)  Preventive and Corrective Actions  to improve the bottom line 
33)  Disciplined Problem  Solving 
34)   Design including design input, output, planning, review, validation  
and verification 
35)  Audit  concepts, tools & techniques 
36)  Intranet and Internet  applications 
37)  New  application areas for sector-specific  standards 
38)  CE Mark & product  safety 
39)  How to  select a registrar 
40)  How to  select a consultant 
41)  Must-have  products and services to make the quality manager‚€™s life  
easier 
42)  Careers in  Quality Management or ISO 9000, and how to improve your  
credentials 
43)  Unique  approaches and methods 
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION  GUIDELINES: Each proposal should contain the  following: 
a)  Author(s) name, title(s), and  organization(s). For multiple authors, 
please indicate clearly to whom  correspondence should be made and list the 
principal author  first   
b)  Full mailing address, telephone,  fax and e-mail for each author listed. 
c)  Complete title of the  presentation/workshop. Please limit the title to 
60 characters. Your  abstract must include 5 to 8 key words that capture the 
contents of your  paper. 
d)  An Abstract not to exceed 500  words.  
e)  A Biography of the author(s), 500  words maximum each author.  
f)  Indicate the target level of  audience by specifying one of the 
following: Basic (beginner),  Intermediate (practitioner), or Advanced  (expert). 
g)  Indicate the industry sector for  which the presentation is most suited 
for, i.e., general, manufacturing,  service, government, automotive, aerospace, 
health care, finance,  agriculture, etc. 
h)  For workshops, in addition to an  Abstract/Workshop Description and a 
Biography, please submit a one-page  Workshop Outline with key learning 
objectives, and indicate the optimum  duration for the workshop (half, one, two, or 
three  days). 
DEADLINE FOR  SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS IS AUGUST 25, 2006. 
Authors of  accepted proposals will be notified by September 29, 2006, and 
will  receive further instructions for preparing their presentations/workshops.  
The conference registration fee will be waived for the principal  presenter. 
Please  submit your proposal electronically to: 
Attn: John  Gray, Conference, Vice-Chair 
International Conference on ISO  9000 
4 Camden  Drive 
Pittsburgh, PA 15215 USA 
E-mail: _papers@iso9000conference.com_ (mailto:papers@iso9000conference.com)  
For  specific questions about abstract submittals you may contact John Gray, 
Technical Program  Chair, at (757) 764-9372.   For general questions  about 
the conference, call us at (412) 782-3383. For regular  updates, please visit 
the conference website at www.iso9000conference.com 
HOTEL  INFORMATION:  The conference will  be held at the following location:  
Disney's  Coronado Springs Resort
1000  West Buena Vista Drive
Orlando,  Florida 32830
Phone: (407) 939-1020, (407) 939-6244; Fax:  (407) 939-1012

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