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.

2018 SIGSOFT Elections

We welcome the newly elected SIGSOFT Executive Committee members who'll take office at the end of this month:

  • Chair: Thomas Zimmermann
  • Vice-Chair: Elisabetta Di Nitto
  • Member-at-Large:
    • Robert Dyer
    • Marija Mikic
    • Gregg Rothermel
    • Sebastian Uchitel

2018 SIGSOFT Awards

Congratulations to these winners of the 2018 ACM SIGSOFT Awards:

  • Distinguished Service Award: David Rosenblum
  • Influential Educator Award: Shriram Krishnamurthi
  • Outstanding Research Award: Andreas Zeller
  • Impact Paper Award: Lingxiao Jiang, Ghassan Misherghi, Zhendong Su, and Stephane Glondu
  • Doctoral Dissertation Award: Fan Long
  • Early Career Researcher Award: Gabriele Bavota

Gail Murphy named ACM Fellow

Congratulations to Gail Murphy, named a 2017 ACM Fellow for contibutions to recommenders for software engineering and to program comprehension.

Statement on Executive Order Suspending Visas

The SIGSOFT Executive Committee, consisting of your elected representatives, strongly believes that the practice of science, and its quest for knowledge and the betterment of the human condition, should be independent of physical, political, cultural, and economic barriers.

For this reason, the EC shares the serious concerns expressed by SIGSOFT's parent organization, ACM, in its statement about U.S. President Donald Trump's recent Executive Order (EO) that restricts entry to the USA for citizens of certain countries. While we hope that the EO, as well as any restrictive visa regulation worldwide, is rescinded (and will work toward this outcome), we are developing contingency plans for organizing future SIGSOFT initiatives and events so as to maximize inclusiveness of the worldwide scientific community. We welcome your input.

Policy on Reproducibility

Please review ACM's policy on research artifact review and badging. The policy aims to promote the integrity of the research ecosystem by increasing the likelihood that results can be independently replicated and reproduced.

Computer Science Resources for Women

Here are some computer science resources for women, both those interested in degrees and those of pre-college age.


Please join us for the upcoming SIGSOFT and ACM webinars. They include traceability, probabilistic programming and teaching future software developers.

New Site for Online Submissions for SEN

We have a new site for online submission of items for publication in Software Engineering Notes. The site allows submissions of articles, reports, reviews, columns, announcements and book reviews.

Open Table of Contents (TOC) Resources

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

Upcoming ESEC/FSE and ICSE Conferences

Plan to participate in these conferences. ESEC/FSE is the Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering. ICSE is the International Conference on Software Engineering.

ICSE 2018

ICSE 2018 is being held May 27 - June 3, 2018 in Gothenburg, Sweden.


ESEC/FSE 2018 will be held November 4 through 9, 2018 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

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Software Engineering Notes (SEN) is SIGSOFT's newsletter with letters, columns, reports, conference proceedings and reviews.

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.

ACM Code of Conduct

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ACM Publication Policy

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