ICSE 2018
Sun 27 May - Sun 3 June 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden

Celebrating 50 years of Software Engineering and 40th anniversary of ICSE

Thursday, May 31

ICSE 2018 will celebrate two big milestones for our discipline: the 40th incarnation of the ICSE conference itself, and the 50th anniversary of the NATO Software Engineering Conference held in Garmisch, Germany, in 1968, which is widely considered to have given birth to the field of software engineering. We have prepared several events that will take place during the second day of ICSE 2018, Thursday, May 31st, and that will involve both software engineering pioneers and organizers of previous ICSEs. This is shaping up to be a day to remember, with keynote talks by Margaret Hamilton and Fred Brooks, a panel involving several participants of the Garmisch conference, and a gathering of many of ICSE’s past general and program chairs. In the evening we continue the celebration in the conference banquet.

SE 50 Celebration Program

08:30 - 09:00 Opening
09:00 - 10:30 Plenary Keynotes
Margaret Hamilton, "The Language as a Software Engineer"
Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. , "Learning the Hard Way: A History of Software Engineering 1948-1980"
16:00 - 17:30 SE 50 years celebration
Brian Randell, Introductory talk: 50 years of Software Engineering
17:30 - 18:00 Celebration of 40th anniversary of ICSE
19:00 - 13:00 ICSE 2018 Banquet