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.

SIGSOFT Logo Design Contest

The SIGSOFT Executive Committee announces a contest to design a new logo for ACM SIGSOFT. Check the contest flyer for details. Preliminary designs are due by July 15.

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 While we hope that the EO, as well as any restrictive visa regulation worldwide, is rescinded (and will work toward this outcome), we are developing contingency plans for organizing future SIGSOFT initiatives and events so as to maximize inclusiveness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.

Scholarships for Travel to Turing Award Celebration

The 50 Years of the ACM Turing Award Celebration will culminate on June 23 - 24, 2017 in San Francisco. ACM Turing laureates will join other ACM award recipients and experts in moderated panel discussions exploring how computing has evolved and where the field is headed. SIGSOFT is offering scholarships to ten PhD students traveling to San Francisco for the event. Check our scholarship page for information on how to apply. The application deadline is March 1, 2017.

New SEWORLD Moderators

The call for moderators is closed and the new SEWORLD moderators are Dan Hao, Associate Professor, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, China, and Zijiang James Yang, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Western Michigan University, USA. The SIGSOFT Executive Committee warmly thanks Andre van der Hoek for his many years of service managing SEWORLD.

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.


Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 SIGSOFT Awards:

  • Outstanding Research Award: James Herbsleb
  • Influential Educator Award: Lori Pollock
  • Distinguished Service Award: Martin Glinz
  • Impact Paper Award: Daniel Jackson and Mandana Vaziri
  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award: Milos Gligoric

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.

Call for Papers: ACM TCPS

ACM is announcing a new journal and call for papers, for ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems. Please refer to the announcement and call.

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 FSE, ESEC and ICSE Conferences

Plan to participate in these conferences. FSE is SIGSOFT's Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, ESEC is the European Software Engineering Conference, and ICSE is the International Conference on Software Engineering.

ICSE 2017

ICSE 2017 will be held May 20 - 28, 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


ESEC/FSE 2017 will be held September 4 through 8, 2017 in Paderborn, Germany.


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

Please review ACM's Code of Conduct.

ACM Publication Policy

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

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