GTSE 2012 Report Appeared in ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes

January 21, 2013 in News

The report on the First SEMAT Workshop on a General Theory of Software Engineering (GTSE 2012), will be published in the March issue of the ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes (38:2). The report summarizes the successful GTSE workshop that was held under SEMAT flag in Stockholm, 2012.
A follow-up workshop GTSE 2013, is planned for San Francisco, on May 26 2013 in conjunction with ICSE 2013. Paper deadline is February 7. Please consider submitting a paper.

The Essence Book is published

January 21, 2013 in News

The first book on the work done by SEMAT is now published. The book entitled “The Essence of Software Engineering – Applying the SEMAT Kernel”.  You can find more information about the book at, or at

SEMAT Russia Chapter is Founded

January 1, 2013 in News

On December 20, 2012, Moscow company “EC-leasing” hosted a press conference on the creation of SEMAT Russian Chapter. The Executive Committee is headed by Professor Dr. Boris Pozin, EC-leasing CTO ( Software Engineering professionals from Moscow and St. Petersburg took part in the press conference. They represented organizations of industry and leading universities (Moscow and St. Petersburg state Universities, University MESI, High School of Economics, University MIREA etc.).

Ivar Jacobson presented SEMAT’s origin and its current status via teleconference and answered attendees’ questions. Russian specialists have already taken part in SEMAT working groups. During the press conference, Russian software engineering professionals expressed their interests in SEMAT materials learning, activities in theory development and applications of SEMAT to real projects.

Russian chapter plans to delegate Russian specialists to SEMAT Working Groups, to host SEMAT Workshop that will be collocated with the 3rd conference “Actual problems of System and Software Engineering” in spring 2013, to translate the Essense book and articles on SEMAT into Russian, and to create SEMAT RU site etc.