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.

Improving Paper and Peer Review Quality Initiative

SIGSOFT has a new initiative to improve the quality of research papers and peer reviews. Read about it and contact the co-chairs to participate.

2019 Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 SIGSOFT Awards:

  • Distinguished Service Award: Matt Dwyer
  • Outstanding Research Award: Mark Harman
  • Influential Educator Award: Ahmed E. Hassan
  • Impact Paper Award: Koushik Sen, Darko Marinov and Gul Agha
  • Early Career Researcher Award: Jeff Huang
  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award: Sergey Mechtaev
  • Honorable Mention: Christoffer Quist Adamsen
  • Frank Anger Memorial Award: Jacob Krüger

SIGSOFT Initiatives

We're looking for volunteers to drive initiatives to help improve the software engineering research community. The initiatives includes Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; Open Science; Data-driven Introspection; Conference Operations; Paper and Review Quality; and many more. We want to provide you with a platform for topics that you are passionate about. For more information and to sign up for the initiatives, please visit our initiatives page.

SIGSOFT Special Projects

Have an idea for a special project? Pitch it to our Special Projects Liaison, Will Tracz.

Present a Webinar

Find out how you can present a webinar.

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.

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 2020

ICSE 2020 will be held 23 - 29 May, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea.


ESEC/FSE 2020 will be held 8 - 13 November, 2020 in Sacramento, California.

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

Articles, reports, reviews, columns, announcements and book reviews for publication in SEN should be submitted via our SEN management site.

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 Ethics and Professional Conduct

ACM has updated its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Please review the new code.

ACM Publication Policy

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