SIGSOFT Guidelines for Obtaining Cooperation Status
SIGSOFT has two types of relationships with conferences and workshops:
The primary difference between the two is that sponsorship
implies financial risk and responsibility on the part of
SIGSOFT, while cooperation implies none. The following
description of the in-cooperation relationship details SIGSOFT's
responsibilities, the meeting's responsibilities and directions
for applying for in-cooperation status.
The requirements for SIGSOFT in-cooperation status include the
- The meeting must have an open call for participation and a
clearly documented evaluation and review process.
- The meeting cannot be sponsored by a for-profit
organization, although corporate support is allowed.
- Registration costs should be reasonable and SIGSOFT
members should get a lower registration rate.
- For a new meeting, topics should be differentiable from
topics of existing meetings.
- The timing of the meeting should not be too close to
other, already scheduled, SIGSOFT-sponsored meetings.
- In the case of regional meetings serving a local community
of software engineering researchers and practitioners, the
requirements for differentiation in topics and timing may be
Under in-cooperation, SIGSOFT is not financially responsible
for the meeting.
SIGSOFT encourages in-cooperation conferences and workshops
to follow SIGSOFT policies and procedures, including the
In-cooperation provides a number of benefits:
- You can use the ACM SIGSOFT name on publicity about the meeting
- You can advertise your event at no cost in SIGSOFT
Software Engineering Notes (SEN). A single full-page
advertisement that conforms to SEN publication guidelines
should be sent to the editor of SEN at least six weeks before
it is to appear
- Your event will appear in the SIGSOFT
list of events
- Your event will be entered into the Call for Papers and
Professional Calendar sections of Communications of the ACM
(CACM) and the ACM
- A special rate is available for purchase of an advertisement in
Communications of the ACM (CACM).
Discounts on ACM mailing lists are also available. Please contact the
Director for further information.
- Conference papers are eligible to appear in the
ACM Digital Library.
- SEN will reserve space for a final report summarizing the
- You can obtain professional help and guidance from SIGSOFT
and ACM Headquarters in organizing the event, including
negotiations with hotels. (For more information, start
- You can obtain advice and guidance from the SIGSOFT
Executive Committee, if solicited, in organizing and promoting
Conference organizers should contact
Lauren Thompson at
ACM Headquarters to have SIGSOFT membership materials sent
directly to the conference location for display at the
To apply for in-cooperation status please
fill out and submit the
ACM In-Cooperation TMRF form.
The steps required to obtain in-cooperation status, along with
application evaluation criteria, necessary forms and other relevant
information are all found here.
Additional guidelines on cooperation status can be found
A response to the request is usually given in 3 weeks.
Important email addresses: