permeates every aspect of our society—at home and at work, in business
and for pleasure, to support our daily chores, and to plan and manage
We increasingly expect it to be available, reliable, safe, secure, and
usable, despite our own mobility, unpredictability, and changing needs.
of such software poses increasing challenges for software engineering teams,
who are themselves distributed, perhaps mobile, have varied skills, and
often speak varied languages. The discipline of software engineering must
address these challenges through the development and refinement of new
techniques, practices, and tools that build upon sound engineering principles.
Moreover, the ubiquity of software means that the discipline of software
engineering is also extending. A software engineering team must think of
software not only as a mathematical description or a product, but also
as a service, a commodity, or even as a user experience.
ICSE is the
premier software engineering conference, providing a forum for researchers,
practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations,
trends, experiences, and concerns in the field of software engineering.
be held in the USA's heartland, St. Louis Missouri, in the elegant setting
of the Adams Mark Hotel on the Mississippi riverfront and in the shadow
of a monumental engineering feat, the St. Louis Arch. The conference will
offer an exciting program of events, including keynote talks by leaders
in the field, invited presentations along specialized themes, tutorials,
workshops, and presentations of technical papers on innovative research,
the cutting edge of practice, and new developments in software engineering
education. It will also explicitly reach out to other disciplines that
impact upon or benefit from software engineering, and to local communities
that can benefit from and contribute to the field. The main program will
be complemented by an array of social events, providing further opportunities
for informal networking.