Extending its tradition, IFIP TC2 CEE-SET'2011 succeeded in attracting speakers from 10 countries: Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia.

As a general rule, every paper was assigned to be reviewed by 3 Programme Committee members whose conscientious refereeing, the dedication of all participants, as well as our three distinguished keynote speakers all contributed to the high quality of the conference whose programme can be seen at:

The Conference was opened by István Alföldi, CEO of the John von Neumann Computer Society and Co-chair of IFIP TC2 CEE-SET’2011. Jaroslav Zendulka, Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology at Brno University of Technology and CEE-SET Steering Committee member gave a welcoming address at the Conference Reception. Jerzy Nawrocki, IFIP TC2 Vice-Chair and IFIP TC2 CEE-SET PC Co-chair, Dean of the Faculty of Informatics at Poznan University of Technology gave a welcoming presentation about IFIP: The Past and the Future at the Conference Dinner jointly organized with the Hungarian Conference on Informatics in Higher Education 2011.

As an one-day pre-conference session, the John von Neumann Computer Society offered the exclusive tutorial entitled Hands-on SPICE, which welcomed 15 participants. SPICE is the nickname (Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination) of the ISO/IEC 15504 international standard which provides a model for the assessment and improvement of processes especially in the software development domain where its application is becoming a requirement for a company to sustain its market position and for being considered as a reliable business partner. The tutorial was presented by the chair of the Software Quality Management Division of the John von Neumann Computer Society ( who has a leading role in several worldwide software process improvement initiatives and conferences (e.g. EuroSPI, SPI Manifesto, ECQA Certified PI Manager job role). The agenda of the tutorial included the following topics: - Historical Perspective on the State of Software Process Improvement [*] - Process and Life Cycle Models - Capability and Maturity Models - Process Dimension - Capability Dimension - Assessment and Rating.
[*] Biró, M.: The Software Process Improvement Hype Cycle. Invited contribution to the Monograph: Experiences and Advances in Software Quality (Guest editors: D.Dalcher, L. Fernández-Sanz) CEPIS UPGRADE Vol. X (5) (2009) pp. 14-20. les/cepisupgrade/issue%20
accessed on 24/06/2011.

Thank you old and new CEE-SET friends for sharing your ideas and knowledge about software engineering.

A few pictures to which you are welcome to send those made by yourself, illustrating the fertilizing professional atmosphere in Debrecen during the hottest days of the year:

Looking forward to meeting again at CEE-SET'2012 in Prague.

Miklós Biró
IFIP TC2 CEE-SET'2011 General Chair