SIGSOFT focuses on issues related to all aspects of software development and maintenance. Areas of special interest include: requirements, specification and design, software architecture, validation, verification, debugging, software safety, software processes, software management, measurement, user interfaces, configuration management, software engineering environments, and CASE tools.
SIGSOFT was officially formed in 1976 as the Special Interest Committee on Software Engineering (SICSOFT), and converted to SIGSOFT in 1977. More details about the history of SIGSOFT, its officers, conferences, awards and more is available on the SIGSOFT History Wiki.
Here are selected topics from the Wiki as well other historical information:
The following policies and guidelines regulate SIGSOFT's activities:
SIGSOFT is run by a volunteer Executive Committee composed of officers elected every three years, and assisted by a professional program director employed by the ACM.
Information on past SIGSOFT activities is in the annual reports: