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The SIGSOFT Chronology: its Officers, Conferences, Awards, and more

This chronology currently primarily includes ACM SIGSOFT officers, ACM officers from the SIGSOFT community, General/Program Chairs of SIGSOFT sponsored/co-sponsored conferences, SIGSOFT-related awardees, ACM awardees from the SIGSOFT community, etc. See also the SIGSOFT Community Directory page for information organized by persons.

For feedback, questions, problems, or updates, please contact ACM SIGSOFT History Liaison and ACM History Committee Member: Tao Xie

See SIGPLAN Chronology and other SIG history wikis. Also see the FSE History page and ISSTA History page.

2000s

'2013'

ICSE 2013 - International Conference on Software Engineering: San Francisco, USA


'2012'

TOSEM new Editor in Chief: David S. Rosenblum (2013-)

ICSE 2012 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Zürich, Switzerland

FSE 2012 - ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): Location TBD

ISSTA 2012 - International Symposium on Software Testing & Analysis: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

'2011'

SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award: Jeff Kramer

SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award: David Garlan, Mary Shaw

SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award: Ian Sommerville


SIGSOFT Impact Paper Award: Luca de Alfaro and Thomas A. Henzinger. Interface automata. In Proceedings of ESEC/FSE, 2001.

SIGSOFT Impact Paper Retrospective Awards:

  • Thomas Reps, Susan Horowitz, Mooly Sagiv and Genevieve Rosay. Speeding Up Slicing. In Proc. Second ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering, New Orleans, LA, USA, December 1994.
  • David Garlan, Robert Allen and John Ockerbloom. Architectural Mismatch or Why Its Hard to Build Systems Out of Existing Parts. In Proc. 17th International Conference on Software Engineering, Seattle, WA, USA, April 1995.
  • Gail C. Murphy, David Notkin and Kevin Sullivan. Software Reflexion Models: Bridging the Gap between Source and High-Level Models. In Proc. Third ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering, Washington, DC, USA, October 1995.


IEEE Fellows


ICSE 2011 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Honolulu, Hawaii

ESEC/FSE 2011 - joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference (ESEC) and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): Szeged, Hungary

ISSTA 2011 - International Symposium on Software Testing & Analysis: Toronto, Canada


'2010'

Elected ACM Officers from SIGSOFT community (2010-2012):

ACM History Committee Member (2010-2013): Tao Xie


TSE Editor in Chief: Bashar Nuseibeh (2010-)


ACM 2010 Presidential Award: Elaine J. Weyuker


SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award: Mary Lou Soffa

SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award: Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson and John Vlissides (posthumously)

SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award: Leon J. Osterweil


ACM Fellows

IEEE Fellows


ICSE 2010 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Cape Town, South Africa

FSE 2010 - ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): Santa Fe, New Mexico

ISSTA 2010 - International Symposium on Software Testing & Analysis: Trento, Italy (Proceedings)(Front Matter)

PASTE 2010 - ACM SIGPLAN-SIGSOFT Workshop on Program Analysis for Software Tools and Engineering: Toronto, Canada


'2009'

Executive Committee (2009-2012)


ACM Europe Council Members: Carlo Ghezzi, Paola Inverardi, Bertrand Meyer, Alexander L. Wolf


Revised SIGSOFT Bylaws approved revisions

  • Increase term lengths from 2 to 3 years
  • Eliminate the Secretary/Treasurer as a named elected position on the ballot
  • Increase the number of at-large members from 3 to 4


Amir Pnueli deceased

John Musa deceased


SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award: Stuart Zweben

SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award: Richard N. Taylor

SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award: Laurie Williams, Nico Habermann (Posthumously)


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for ICSE 99 paper): Peri Tarr, Harold Ossher, William Harrison, and Stanley M. Suttons: N Degrees of Separation: Multi-Dimensional Separation of Concerns, ICSE-21, 1999.

SIGSOFT Impact Paper Award: Adreas Zeller. Yesterday, my program worked. Today, it does not. Why?. In Proceedings of ESEC/FSE, 1999 (Listen to Andreas Impact Award keynote here.)

SIGSOFT Impact Paper Retrospective Awards:


ACM Fellows


ACM Distinguished Educators

ACM Distinguished Engineers

ACM Distinguished Scientists


IEEE Fellows


ICSE 2009 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Vancouver, Canada (Proceedings)

ESEC/FSE 2009 - joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference (ESEC) and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Proceedings)

ISSTA 2009 - International Symposium on Software Testing & Analysis: Chicago, Illinois (Proceedings) (Front Matter)


'2008'

Elected ACM Officers from SIGSOFT community (2008-2010):


ACM Executive Committee on US Public Policy Chair: Eugene H. Spafford, Co-Vice Chair: Annie Anton


SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award: John C. Knight

SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award: Axel van Lamsweerde


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1998): Peyman Oreizy, Nenad Medvidović and Richard N. Taylor: Architecture-Based Runtime Software Evolution, ICSE-20, 1998.

SIGSOFT Impact Paper Award: David S. Rosenblum and Alexander L. Wolf. A design framework for Internet-scale event observation and notification. In Proceedings of ESEC/FSE, 1997.

SIGSOFT Impact Paper Retrospective Awards:


ACM Fellows

IEEE Fellows

ACM Distinguished Scientists


ACM Turing Award: Barbara H Liskov


ICSE 2008 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Leipzig, Germany

FSE 2008 - ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): Atlanta, Georgia

ISSTA 2008 - International Symposium on Software Testing & Analysis: Seattle, WA (Proceedings)(Front Matter)

PASTE 2008 - ACM SIGPLAN-SIGSOFT Workshop on Program Analysis for Software Tools and Engineering: Atlanta, GA


'2007'

TOSEM new Editor in Chief: David Notkin (2007-)


SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award: David Notkin

SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award: Elaine J. Weyuker


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1997): Antonio Carzaniga, Gian Pietro Picco, Giovanni Vigna: Designing Distributed Applications with Mobile Code Paradigms, ICSE-19, 1997.


ACM Fellows

IEEE Fellows


ACM Distinguished Scientists


ACM Turing Award: Edmund M Clarke, E Allen Emerson, Joseph Sifakis

ACM Software System Award: Statemate by David Harel, Hagi Lachover, Amnon Naamad, Amir Pnueli (-2009), Michal Politi, Rivi Sherman, Mark Trakhtenbrot, Aron Trauring


ICSE Steering Committee Chair: Bashar Nuseibeh (2007-2009)


NSF CISE Assistant Director: Jeannette M. Wing (2007-2010)


ICSE 2007 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Minneapolis, Minnesota

ESEC/FSE 2007 - joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference (ESEC) and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): Dubrovnik, Croatia

ISSTA 2007 - International Symposium on Software Testing & Analysis: London, United Kingdom (Proceedings)(Front Matter)

PASTE 2007 - ACM SIGPLAN-SIGSOFT Workshop on Program Analysis for Software Tools and Engineering: San Diego, California


'2006'

ACM Education Council Member (2006-2008): Jo Atlee


Joseph Goguen deceased

Ralph E. Griswold deceased


SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award: Carlo Ghezzi

SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award: David Harel


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1996): No Award.


ACM Fellows

IEEE Fellows

ACM Distinguished Engineers

ACM Distinguished Scientists


ACM Turing Award: Frances E Allen

ACM Software System Award: Eiffel by Bertrand Meyer


TSE Editor in Chief: Jeff Kramer (2006-2009)


NSF Program Manager: Alan R. Hevner (2006-2008)


ICSE 2006 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Shanghai, China

FSE 2006 - ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): Portland, Oregon


ISSTA 2006 - International Symposium on Software Testing & Analysis: Portland, ME (Proceedings)(Front Matter)

  • General Chair: Lori Pollock
  • Program Chair: Mauro Pezzè
  • Invited Talk: Alan Hartman: "Model Based Testing: What? Why? How? and Who cares?"
  • Invited Talk: Jeff Kramer: "Abstraction - the elephant in the room?"
  • Invited Talk: Marat Boshernitsan: "Technology Transfer of Testing and Analysis Research: Observations from the Receiving End"


'2005'

Executive Committee (2005-2009)


A webpage for PhD Dissertations in the Area of Software Engineering was established.


The March 2003 issue of SEN was the first to be edited as partly hardcopy and partly electronic.


SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award: Richard N. Taylor

SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award: Jeff Kramer and Jeff Magee


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1995): Michael Jackson, Pamela Zave: Deriving Specifications from Requirements: An Example, ICSE-17, 1995.


ACM Fellows

IEEE Fellows


ACM Turing Award: Peter Naur

ACM Software System Award: The Boyer-Moore Theorem Prover by Robert S Boyer, Matt Kaufmann, J Strother Moore

ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award: Ben Liblit


ICSE 2005 - International Conference on Software Engineering: St. Louis, Missouri (the first SIGSOFT-sponsored event to provide CDs to conference attendees in place of hardcopy proceedings)

ESEC/FSE 2005 - joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference (ESEC) and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): Lisbon, Portugal

PASTE 2005 - ACM SIGPLAN-SIGSOFT Workshop on Program Analysis for Software Tools and Engineering: Lisbon, Portugal


'2004'

Frank Anger deceased; ACM SIGBED/SIGSOFT Frank Anger Memorial Award was established in 2005 as a student travel award.


Computing Curriculum in Software Engineering (CCSE) was finalized


SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award: Will Tracz

SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award: Nancy Leveson


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1994): Robert Allen, David Garlan: Formalizing Architectural Connection, ICSE-16, 1994.


ACM Fellows

IEEE Fellows


ICSE 2004 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

FSE 2004 - ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): Newport Beach, CA

ISSTA 2004 - International Symposium on Software Testing & Analysis: Boston, Massachusetts (Proceedings) (Front Matter) co-located with CAV 2004


PASTE 2004 - ACM SIGPLAN-SIGSOFT Workshop on Program Analysis for Software Tools and Engineering: Washington, DC


'2003'

SIGSOFT Bylaws revisions proposed revisions

  • Increase term lengths from 2 to 3 years
  • Eliminate the Secretary/Treasurer as a named elected position on the ballot
  • Increase the number of at-large members from 3 to 4


SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award: Axel van Lamsweerde

SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award: Leon J. Osterweil


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1993): Bashar Nuseibeh, Jeff Kramer, Anthony Finkelstein: Expressing the Relationships between Multiple Views in Requirements Specification, ICSE-15, 1993.


ACM Fellows

IEEE Fellows


ACM Turing Award: Alan C. Kay

ACM Software System Award: MAKE by Stuart Feldman


ICSE 2003 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Portland, Oregon

ESEC/FSE 2003 - joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference (ESEC) and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): Helsinki, Finland


'2002'


SIGSOFT representative on the ACM/IEEE Joint Task Force for the Computing Curricula volume on Software Engineering (Oct. 2002-May 2004): Jo Atlee


Edsger Dijkstra deceased


SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award: Lori Clarke

SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award: Gerard Holzmann


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1992): David S. Rosenblum: Towards a Method of Programming with Assertions, ICSE-14, 1992.


ACM Fellows

IEEE Fellows


ACM Software System Award: Java by James A. Gosling


TSE Editor in Chief: John Knight (2002-2005)


NSF CISE Assistant Director: Peter A. Freeman (2002-2007)

NSF Program Manager: Sol Greenspan (2002-Present)


ICSE 2002 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Orlando, Florida

FSE 2002 - ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): Charleston, SC

ISSTA 2002 - International Symposium on Software Testing & Analysis: Rome, Italy (Proceedings) Co-located with WOSP 2002

  • General Chair: Antonia Bertolino
  • Program Chair: Phyllis Frankl
  • Keynote Talk: Aldo Borrione "Embedded Software Testing in the Automotive Domain"
  • Keynote Talk: Ed Brinksma. "Qualitative and Quantitative Validation of Software Systems: a Model-based View on Integrated Analysis." Slides

PASTE 2002 - ACM SIGPLAN-SIGSOFT Workshop on Program Analysis for Software Tools and Engineering: Charleston, South Carolina


'2001'

Executive Committee (2001-2005)


TOSEM Editor in Chief: Carlo Ghezzi (2001-2007)


The SIGSOFT Impact Project started. Executive Committee:


Robert W. Floyd deceased


SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award: Kouichi Kishida

SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award: Michael Jackson


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1991): Robert Balzer: Tolerating Inconsistency, ICSE-13, 1991.


ACM Fellows

IEEE Fellows


ACM Turing Award: Ole-Johan Dahl, Kristen Nygaard

ACM Software System Award: SPIN by Gerard Holzmann

ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention: Robert OCallahan, David Wagner


ICSE 2001 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Toronto, Ontario

ESEC/FSE 2001 - joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference (ESEC) and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): Vienna, Austria

PASTE 2001 - ACM SIGPLAN-SIGSOFT Workshop on Program Analysis for Software Tools and Engineering: Snowbird, Utah


'2000'

SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award: Marvin Zelkowitz

SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award: Victor Basili


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1990): No award.


ACM Fellows

IEEE Fellows


ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention: William Chan(1972-1999), Michael Ernst


ICSE 2000 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Limerick, Ireland

FSE 2000 - ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): San Diego, CA

ISSTA 2000 - International Symposium on Software Testing & Analysis: Portland, Oregon (Proceedings)

  • General Chair: Debra J. Richardson
  • Program Chair: Mary Jean Harrold
  • Keynote: Jon Pincus. "Analysis is necessary, but far from sufficient: Experiences building and deploying successful tools for developers and testers" Slides

1990s

'1999'

SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award: William Riddle

SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award: Niklaus Wirth, Harlan Mills (one-time posthumous)


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1989): Dewayne Perry: The Inscape Environment, ICSE-11, 1989.


ACM Fellows

IEEE Fellows


ACM Turing Award: Frederick P. Brooks


ICSE 1999 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Los Angeles, California

ESEC/FSE 1999 - joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference (ESEC) and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): Toulouse, France,

PASTE 1999 - ACM SIGPLAN-SIGSOFT Workshop on Program Analysis for Software Tools and Engineering: Toulouse, France


'1998'

SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award: Bruce Barnes

SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award: David Parnas


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1988): David Harel, Hagi Lachover, Amnon Naamad, Amir PnueliAmir Pnueli (-2009), Michal Politi, Rivi Sherman, Aharon Shtul-Trauring: Statemate: A Working Environment for the Development of Complex Reactive Systems, ICSE-10, 1988.


ACM Fellows

IEEE Fellows


TSE Editor in Chief: Anneliese Amschler Andrews (2000-2002)


ICSE 1998 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Kyoto, Japan

FSE 1998 - ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): Lake Buena Vista, FL

ISSTA 1998 - International Symposium on Software Testing & Analysis: Clearwater Beach, Florida (Proceedings)

PASTE 1998 - ACM SIGPLAN-SIGSOFT Workshop on Program Analysis for Software Tools and Engineering: Montreal, Canada


'1997'

Executive Committee (1997-2001)


SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award: Peter Neumann

SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award: Barry Boehm


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1987):


ACM Fellows

IEEE Fellows


ICSE 1997 - International Conference on Software Engineering:

ESEC/FSE 1997 - joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference (ESEC) and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): Zurich, Switzerland


'1996'

SIGSOFT Logo

  • The executive committee selected a logo for SIGSOFT. This logo uses a mobius strip to represent the "S" in SOFT, signifying the often convoluted, ever evolving software engineering process. Sandy Wise proposed the original concept, which was then refined by a design artist.

SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award: W. Richards Adrion


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1985): Sam Redwine Jr., William Riddle: Software Technology Maturation, ICSE-8, 1985.


ACM Fellows

IEEE Fellows


ACM Turing Award: Amir Pnueli (-2009)


Harlan Mills deceased


TSE Editor in Chief: Richard A. Kemmerer (1996-1999)


ICSE 1996 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Berlin, Germany

FSE 1996 - ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): San Francisco, CA

ISSTA 1996 - International Symposium on Software Testing & Analysis: San Diego, California (Proceedings)


'1995'

SIGSOFT Conference Attendance Program for Students (CAPS)

  • a scholarship fund initiated for providing travel funds to students to attend SIGSOFT sponsored conferences.


TOSEM Editor in Chief: Axel van Lamsweerde (1995-2001)


SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award: Tony Wasserman


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1984): David L. Parnas, Paul C. Clements, David M. Weiss: The Modular Structure of Complex Systems, ICSE-7, 1984.


ACM Fellows

  • Paul Abrahams, Robert L. Ashenhurst, Lawrence Bernstein, Grady Booch, Larry E. Druffel, Stuart Feldman, John Goodenough, Ken Kennedy, Nancy Leveson, Fred B. Schneider, Larry Snyder, Norihisa Suzuki, Jeffrey Ullman, Chris S. Wallace, Peter Wegner

IEEE Fellows

  • Arvind, Brent Hailpern, Ken Kennedy


ACM Turing Award: Manuel Blum


NSF Program Manager: Frank Anger (1995-2004) deceased in 2004


ICSE 1995 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Seattle, Washington

FSE 1995 - ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): Washington, DC


'1994'

ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1982): Sol Greenspan, John Mylopoulos, Alex Borgida: Capturing More World Knowledge in the Requirements Specification, ICSE-6, 1982.


ACM Fellows

  • Frances E. Allen, Frederick P. Brooks, Daniel G. Bobrow, Richard R. Burton, L. Peter Deutsch, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Robert W. Floyd, Frank L. Friedman, Adele J. Goldberg, Susan Graham, David J. Gries, David Harel, John Hopcroft, Ronald M Kaplan, Donald E. Knuth, Manny Lehman, Joyce Currie Little, Zohar Manna, John McCarthy, Robin Milner, Roger M. Needham, Peter G. Neumann, John Ousterhout, Susan S. Owicki, David L. Parnas, Jean Sammet, Dana S. Scott, Herbert A. Simon, Guy L. Steele, Jr., Bjarne Stroustrup, Gerald J. Sussman, Andries van Dam, Niklaus E. Wirth, William A. Wulf

IEEE Fellows

  • Wen-Tsuen Chen, Alan Davis


ICSE 1994 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Sorrento, Italy

FSE 1994 - ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): New Orleans, LA

ISSTA 1994 - International Symposium on Software Testing & Analysis: Seattle, WA (Proceedings)


'1993'

Executive Committee (1993-1997)


Nico Habermann deceased; later CRA established CRA A. Nico Habermann Award to honor him.


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1981): Mark Weiser: Program Slicing, ICSE-5, 1981.


IEEE Fellows

  • Michael A. Harrison, Norman Schneidewind


Nico Habermann deceased


TSE Editor in Chief: Nancy Leveson (1992-1995)


ICSE 1993 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Baltimore, Maryland

FSE 1993 - ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE): Los Angeles, CA '(the first SIGSOFT FSE sympoisum)' (Proceedings)

ISSTA 1993 - International Symposium on Software Testing & Analysis: Cambridge, MA (Proceedings)


'1992'

Allen Newell deceased


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1979): Walter Tichy: Software Development Control Based on Module Interconnection, ICSE-4, 1979.


IEEE Fellows

  • Barry W. Boehm, Larry Snyder


ACM Software System Award: Interlisp by Daniel G. Bobrow, Richard R. Burton, L. Peter Deutsch, Ronald M. Kaplan, Larry Masinter, Warren Teitelman

ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award: Kenneth McMillan

TOSEM first issue Jan 1992


ICSE 1992 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Melbourne, Australia

SIGSOFT 1992/5SDE - Symposium on Software Development Environments: Washington DC

  • General Chair: Ian Thomas
  • Program Chair: Herbert Weber

'1991'

ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1978): David Parnas: Designing Software for Ease of Extension and Contraction, ICSE-3, 1978.


IEEE Fellows

  • Frances Allen, Stuart Feldman, John L. Hennessy, Jack Minker, William E. Riddle, Larry Druffel


ACM Turing Award: Robin Milner


ICSE 1991 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Austin, Texas

  • General Chair: Les Belady
  • Program Chairs: David Barstow, Koji Torii

TAV 1991 (later ISSTA) - Symposium on Testing, Analysis, and Verification: Victoria, Canada (Proceedings)

SIGSOFT 1991 - SIGSOFT Symposium on Critical Systems: New Orleans


'1990'

Alan Perlis deceased


SIGSOFT NOTES Front Matter includes an article on the origin of SIGSOFT, etc. by Tony Wasserman on "Letter from the First Chairman"

ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1976): William A. Wulf, Ralph L. London, Mary Shaw: An Introduction to the Construction and Verification of Alphard Programs, ICSE-2, 1976.


IEEE Fellows


Edsger W. Dijkstras 60th Birthday. See David Gries Remarks at the Celebration Banquet (the end of SIGSOFT Notes Front Matter)


ICSE 1990 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Nice, France

SIGSOFT 1990/SDE4 - SIGSOFT 4th Symposium on Software Development Environments:

  • General Chair:
  • Program Chair:

1980s

'1989'

Executive Committee (1989-1993)


ICSEs Most Influential Paper Award (for 1975): Marc J. Rochkind: The Source Code Control System, NCSE-1, 1975.


IEEE Fellows

  • Amrit Goel, William Wulf


ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award: Vijay Saraswat


Minutes for the Joint ACM SIGSOFT/IEEE TCSE Meeting (Front Matter, Pages 2-3)


ICSE 1989 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

SIGSOFT 1989/TAV-3 (later ISSTA) - Symposium on Software Testing, Analysis, and Verification: Key West, Florida (Proceedings)


'1988'

IEEE Fellows

  • Alfred V. Aho, Laszlo A. (Les) Belady, Fred Liguori


Minutes for the Joint ACM SIGSOFT/IEEE TCSE Meeting (Front Matter, Pages 2-3)

  • TOSEM approved by ACM


TSE Editor in Chief: Victor R. Basili (1988-1992)


ICSE 1988 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Raffles City, Singapore

SIGSOFT 1988/SDE3 - SIGSOFT Symposium on Software Development Environments: Boston, MA '(first annual SIGSOFT Symposium)'

  • General Chair: Peter Henderson
  • Program Chair: Barry Boehm

TAV-2 1988 - Symposium on Software Testing, Analysis, and Verification: Banff, Alberta, Canada

'1987'

Executive Committee (1987-1989)


IEEE Fellows

  • John D. Musa


ACM Software System Award: Smalltalk by Adele Goldberg, Daniel H.H. Ingalls, Alan C. Kay


ICSE 1987 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Monterey, California

  • General Chair: William E. Riddle
  • Program Chairs: Robert Balzer, Kouichi Kishida


'1986'

IEEE Fellows

  • Manny Lehman


ACM Turing Award: John Hopcroft

ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award: David Ungar


TAV-1 1986 - Symposium on Software Testing, Analysis, and Verification: Banff, Alberta, Canada


'1985'

Executive Committee (1985-1987)


IEEE Fellows

  • Per Brinch Hansen, David J. Kuck


Joint Meeting of the SIGSOFT Executive Committee and the IEEE Computer Society TCSE Executive Board (Front Matter, Page 5)


ICSE 1985 - International Conference on Software Engineering: London, UK

International Workshop on the Software Process and Software Environments: Trabuco Canyon, California

  • Workshop Chair: Jack C. Wileden
  • Program Chair: Mark Dowson


VERkshop III - A Formal Verification Workshop: Watsonville, California


'1984'

ACM Turing Award: Niklaus Wirth


Meeting of ACM/SIGSOFT Executive Committee and IEEE Computer Society/TCSE Executive Board (Front Matter, Page 10)


ICSE 1984 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Orlando, Florida


'1983'

Executive Committee (1983-1985)


IEEE Fellows

  • Manuel Blum


ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award: Thomas W. Reps


Joint Meeting of the SIGSOFT Executive Committee and the IEEE Computer Society TCSE Executive Board (Front Matter, Page 10)


TSE Editor in Chief: C. V. Ramamoorthy (1983-1987)


ACM SIGSOFT/SIGPLAN Software Engineering Symposium on High-level Debugging


'1982'

ICSE 1982 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Tokyo, Japan

  • General Chairs: Yutaka Ohno, Koji Kobayashi, Raymond T. Yeh
  • Program Chairs: Victor R. Basili, Hajime Enomoto

Second SIGSOFT Software Engineerin Symposium/Workshop on Rapid Prototyping: Columbia, Maryland

  • General Chair: Marvin Zelkowitz, Martha Branstad
  • Program Chair: Stephen L. Squires

1982 Workshop on Effectiveness of Testing and Proving Methods: Catalina Island, California, USA


'1981'

Executive Committee (1981-1983)


ICSE 1981 - International Conference on Software Engineering: San Diego, California

  • General Chair: Seymour Jeffrey
  • Program Chair: Leon G. Stucki
  • Keynote: Klaus Wirth. "What Next After Pascal?"
  • Keynote: D. Glaser. "Design Lessons from Nature"
  • Conference report (Front Matter, Pages 6-9)

SIGSOFT Sponsored Symposium on Tool and Methodology Evaluation: Pingree Park, Colorado ('the first SIGSOFT Software Engineering Symposium')

VERkshop II - A Formal Verification Workshop


'1980'

SIGSOFT Software Engineering Symposia Guideline (Front Matter, Pages 4-5)

First Formal Guidelines on Organizing the ICSEs (Front Matter, Page 5)

TSE Editor in Chief: Laszio A. Belady (1980-1983)


ACM Turing Award: C. Antony R. Hoare


NBS Workshop on Programming Environments

VERkshop I - A Formal Verification Workshop


1970s

'1979'

Executive Committee (1979-1981)


ACM Turing Award: Kenneth E. Iverson


ICSE 1979 - International Conference on Software Engineering: München, Germany ('the first ICSE co-sponsored by SIGSOFT')

Conference on Specifications for Reliable Software (by IEEE TOSE in cooperation with SIGSOFT): Cambridge MA


'1978'

Executive Committee (1978-1979)


IEEE Fellows

  • CV Ramamoorthy


ACM Turing Award: Robert W. Floyd

ICSE 1978 - International Conference on Software Engineering: Atlanta, Georgia

1978 Workshop on Software Testing and Test Documentation (the first "ISSTA" meeting): Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA (sponsored by the National Bureau of Standards and the IEEE Computer Society)

  • Program Chair: Ed Miller

Software Quality Assurance Workshop (co-sponsored with SIGMETRICS): San Diego, California

  • General Chair: A. C. (Toni) Shetler
  • Program Chair: Clint Woodworth


'1977'

Successful conversion from SICSOFT to SIGSOFT as of July 1, 1977, approved by ACM SIG/SIC Board

  • SIGSOFT: Special Interest Group on Software Engineering
  • SICSOFT: Special Interest Committee on Software Engineering


"Is software engineering a fad?" SICSOFT Chairs Message (Front Matter, Page 3)

An excerpt from a letter from Tony Hoare to Harlan Mills follows on the subject of research on software methodology (Front Matter, Pages 5-6)


ACM Turing Award: John Backus


Conference on Language Design for Reliable Software (co-sponored with SIGPLAN and SIGOPS): Raleigh, North Carolina


'1976'

SICSOFT officially approved ('the official birth of SICSOFT/SIGSOFT')

  • SICSOFT: Special Interest Committee on Software Engineering

Executive Committee (1976-1978)

Executive Committee (initially 1976)


The first issue of SICSOFT/SIGSOFT SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes


SICSOFT Business Meeting (Front Matter, Page 4)

TSE first issue

TSE Editor in Chief: Raymond T. Yeh (1976-1979)

  • Associate Editors: BARRY W. BOEHM, JAMES C. BROWNE, THOMAS CHEATHAM, YAOHAN CHU, EDGAR F. CODD, JACK GOLDBERG, C. A. R. HOARE, SEYMOUR JEFFERY, DONALD E. KNUTH, HARLAN D. MILLS, DAVID L. PARNAS, C. V. RAMAMOORTHY, DOUGLAS T. Ross, DICK B. SIMMONS, ROBERT F. SIMMONS, MAURICE V. WILKES, NIKLAUS WIRTH, WILLIAM A. WULF


ICSE 1976 - International Conference on Software Engineering: San Francisco, California ('the first ICSE co-sponsored by ACM')

  • General Chair: Raymond T. Yeh
  • Program Chair: C.V. Ramamoorthy
  • The conference was renamed to 2nd International Conference on Software Engineering and was sponsored by Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), IEEE Computer Society, and National Bureau of Standards


'1975'

See Tony Wassermans "Letter from the First Chairman" in the Front Matter of SIGSOFT NOTES Volume 15 Issue 5, Oct. 1990 (which can be found under the tab of the source materials, directly linked from here). For the original text there, the information below is extracted.

In 1975, IEEE Computer Society created a Technical Committee on Software Engineering and began publication of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, with Raymond Yeh as TC Chairman and TCSE Editor-in-Chief.

Working with Stockton Gaines, then Chairman of SIGOPS, Tony Wasserman drafted a letter and a petition in support of an ACM Special Interest Committee on Software Engineering. They co-chaired an organizational meeting at the International Conference on Reliable Software in Spring, 1975, attended by about 80 people. Jean Sammet, then President of ACM, attended the meeting and subsequently supported the formation of SICSOFT in a letter to David Brandin, then Chairman of the SIG/SIC Board. (At the time, SIGs started as Special Interest Committees until they became "proven").

Ms. Sammet appointed Thomas B. Steel, Jr. as Chairman of SICSOFT, and Tony Wasserman became Vice Chairman. Mr. Steel was very busy with his professional responsibilities and was unable to devote time to SICSOFT; he eventually resigned in 1976, at which time Tony Wasserman became Chairman. Their proposal to convert to a SIG was approved the following year. Tony Wasserman became the first elected Chairman of SIGSOFT, serving until 1979.


NCSE 1975 - 1st National Conference on Software Engineering: Washington DC ('the first ICSE, formerly NCSE')

  • General Chairs: Harlan Mills and Dennis Fife
  • Program Chair: Thomas Steel
  • The first conference was called 1st National Conference on Software Engineering (NCSE) and was sponsored by the National Bureau of Standards and the IEEE Computer Society

1975 Workshop on Currently Available Program Testing Tools: Washington D.C (sponsored by the US National Bureau of Standards, the ACM, and the IEEE Computer Society)

  • Workshop Chair: Rona Stillman (NBS)
  • Program Chair: Leon Stucki


'1974'

ACM Turing Award: Donald E. Knuth


'1973'

Tony Wasserman wrote a letter to Peter Denning, then ACM President, in September, 1973, proposing a Special Interest Group on Programming (or Programming Methodology). See Tony Wassermans "Letter from the First Chairman" in the Front Matter of SIGSOFT NOTES Volume 15 Issue 5, Oct. 1990 (which can be found under the tab of the source materials, directly linked from here)

IEEE Fellows

  • Stephen S. Yau


'1972'

IEEE Fellows

  • Watts S. Humphrey


ACM Turing Award: E.W. Dijkstra


'1971'


'1970'

The second NATO Software Engineering Conference (Report) (Photographs)


IEEE Fellows

  • Heinz Zemanek


'1968'

The first NATO Software Engineering Conference (Report) (Photographs)


IEEE Fellows

  • Marvin Minsky


'1966'

ACM Turing Award: A.J. Perlis

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