This is the 6-th symposium dedicated to the future software technology,which has been held in China since 1996. It is organized by SEA (Software Engineers Association of Japan), UNU/IIST (International Institute of Software Technology of United Nations University), ZhengZhou University, and Henan University. The symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners, and educators in the leading-edge software technologies.

The theme of the ISFST2001 is:

"First Step of Software Technology in 21st Century".

The unique feature of the ISFST symposium is that the program includes informal but intensive working-group style discussion sessions besides regular paper presentations. In the case of ISFST2001, the afternoon of the second day will be assigned for working-group discussions on four topics. Also, there is scheduled one-day excursion to Kaifeng city on the fourth day to provide an opportunity for wrapping-up discussions in the open-air atmosophre.

From about 90 submissions, 60 papers were selected for technical presentations and also as materials for working group discussions (see program framework below).

The symposium features three keynote speakers: Professor Gerhard Fischer (University of Colorado, USA), Professor Kyochul Kang (Postech, Korea), and one other invited speaker from China).

Conference Venue:

Science Hall of Zhengzhou Univercity


Songshan Hotel
(within walking distance from Zhengzhou University)
156 Yihe Road, Zhengzhou, Henan 450006, China
Tel: +86-371-797-6677, Fax: +86-371-797-4076