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What's New

New Site for Online Submissions

We have a new site,, for online submission of items for publication in SEN. You can submit articles, reports, reviews, columns, announcements and book reviews.

Books Available For Review

If you're a member of SIGSOFT and would like to see your name in print, check out the list of available books, have the editor send you a book, read it, write up your review and send it in.

Papers, Reviews and Columns in the April Issue

This issue of SEN includes reports and papers on:

The letters and columns in this issue include the following:

Greatest Hits

Mark Doernhoefer's columns have been a staple of SEN since 1996. The January issue had his final Surfing the Net for Software Engineering Notes column. Read it in Software Engineering Notes online.

SEN online in the Digital Library

The full text of the current issue and all back issues of Software Engineering Notes is now available free online for SIGSOFT members in the ACM Digital Library.