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Mission Statement

The ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering seeks to improve our ability to engineer software by stimulating interaction among practitioners, researchers, and educators; by fostering the professional development of software engineers; and by representing software engineers to professional, legal, and political entities.


SIGSOFT sponsors some very popular events in the area of Software Engineering. An up to date list of those events can be found here. Consult the ACM Calendar of Events for more information about dates and deadlines. More information for event organizers that are interested in cooperating with SIGSOFT can be found here.

Upcoming FSE, ESEC and ICSE Conferences

Plan to participate in these conferences. FSE is SIGSOFT's Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, ESEC is the European Software Engineering Conference, and ICSE is the International Conference on Software Engineering.

ESEC / FSE 2015

ESEC/FSE 2015 will be held August 31 - September 4, 2015 in Bergamo, Italy.

ICSE 2016

ICSE 2016 will be held May 14 through 22, 2016 in Austin, Texas.

FSE 2016

FSE 2016 will be held November 10 through 22, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.

ICSE 2017

ICSE 2017 will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, dates TBD.




Please join us for the upcoming SIGSOFT and ACM webinars. They include agile and evolutionary development, SIGSOFT Town Hall, end-user software engineering, and tool tech transfer.

Call for Nominations: JACM Editor-in-Chief

ACM is accepting nominations for the position of Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of the ACM. Please see the Call for Nominations.

Call for Papers: ACM TCPS

ACM is announcing a new journal and call for papers, for ACM Transactionson Cyber-Physical Systems. Please refer to the announcement and call.


Congratulations to these recipients of the SIGSOFT 2015 awards:

  • Bashar Nuseibeh: Distinguished Service
  • Carlo Ghezzi: Outstanding Research
  • Barbara Ryder: Influential Educator
  • James A. Jones, Mary Jean Harrold, John Stasko: Impact Paper

Open Table of Contents (TOC) Resources

Here is the Open TOC, a list of open access conference proceedings.

ACM Anti-Harassment Policy

Please review ACM's Anti-Harassment Policy.

ACM Publication Policy

Please see this presentation on ACM's new publication policy.

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