ACM Logo SIGSOFT Logo The ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering provides a forum for computing professionals from industry, government and academia to examine principles, practices, and new research results in software engineering.

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.

FSE 2014

FSE 2014 will be held November 16 - 22, 2014 in Hong Kong.

ICSE 2014

ICSE 2014 will be held May 31 - June 7, 2014 in Hyderabad, India.

ESEC / FSE 2015

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

ICSE 2015

ICSE 2015 will be held May 16 - 24, 2015 in Firenze, Italy.

ICSE 2016

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



TACO EIC Nominations

Nominations are now open for the next Editor in Chief of ACM's Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO). Professor Fred Chong of the University of California at Santa Barbara is Chair of the Search Committee. All nominees, including self-nominees, should send a CV and at least a one-page Vision Statement for TACO to: chong (at) cs (dot) ucsb (dot) edu. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 3, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. You can read the posting at

ACM Awards

Congratulations to these SIGSOFT members on their 2013 awards:

  • Andre van der Hoek: Distinguished Scientist
  • Owen Astrachan: Distinguished Educator
  • Mark Grechanik: Senior Member
  • Sebastian Uchitel: Senior Member
  • David Garlan: ACM Fellow

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ACM Publication Policy

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