About SIGSOFT

SIGSOFT focuses on issues related to all aspects of software development and maintenance. Areas of special interest include: requirements, specification and design, software architecture, validation, verification, debugging, software safety, software processes, software management, measurement, user interfaces, configuration management, software engineering environments, and CASE tools.

SIGSOFT has sponsors or co-sponsors many conferences and events, and publishes Software Engineering Notes, a quarterly newsletter.

History

The field of software engineering is generally considered to have begun with the 1968 and 1969 NATO Software Engineering Conferences.

SIGSOFT was officially formed in 1976 as the Special Interest Committee on Software Engineering (SICSOFT), and converted to SIGSOFT in 1977. More details about the history of SIGSOFT, its officers, conferences, awards and more is available on the SIGSOFT History Wiki.

Here are selected topics from the Wiki as well other historical information:

Policies and Guidelines

The following policies and guidelines regulate SIGSOFT's activities:

Executive Committee

SIGSOFT is run by a volunteer Executive Committee composed of officers elected every three years, and assisted by a professional program director employed by the ACM.

Annual Reports

Information on past SIGSOFT activities is in the annual reports:

2013-2014
2012-2013
2011-2012
2010-2011
2009-2010
      2008-2009
2007-2008
2006-2007
2005-2006
2004-2005
      2003-2004
2002-2003
2001-2002
2000-2001
1999-2000
      1998-1999
1997-1998
1996-1997
1995-1996