By Dan Cook
Prestige, career advancement and the satisfaction of having contributed to a body of knowledge await those whose presentation proposals are chosen to be included in the program for PNSQC 2017. If you’ve been to our website, you know that selection process is underway and continues through May 1st.
You may say to yourself, “Aha, I have a white paper or a PowerPoint presentation or a fairly well-developed article, all of which address the challenges of testing in the mobile/IoT environment. Why don’t I just polish it up and send it off to PNSQC and enjoy all the benefits that accrue to accepted proposals?”
Stop right there. Before you take another step, we urge you to visit our archives and determine whether you truly have something new to add to this conversation. Let us walk you through the search-the-archives process so you can quickly decide if your idea is likely to be viewed as a valuable contribution to the conference program.
To get started, find “archives” on the navigation bar.
OK, you’ve found the magic button.
Click on it, and the dropdown menu will include the option “search the archives.” Click on that, and you’ll get a page that offers you a search bar at the top. In the bar, type in “mobile IoT” and see what you get.
You’ll see the top posts on your subject.
Notice two things: All the examples include “mobile” but not Iot. And, there are 57 more results. So keep searching. Click on the magnifying glass to get all 57, and see what comes up.
You will notice that a couple of “mobile” themed presentations were included in last year’s program. Additionally, Philip Lew is cited twice in the top 8 results. (You might want to contact Lew and see what he’s working on for this year before you finish up your proposal.)
Before you get all discouraged, let’s take it one step further. Go back to the search bar and look for presentations on the Internet of Things. When you do that, regardless of which terms you use—the full phrase, or the two common abbreviations (Iot and IOT)—very little pops up.
You’re saved! Just skew your proposal more toward IoT and away from mobile, and your chances will improve considerably.
One last tip: Now that you’ve got your confidence back, click here in the archives. That will take you to last year’s presentations. They’ll give you a chance to review videos of presentations.
Take notes. You can learn from these!