In 1989, well before the official establishment of the Department of Software Engineering, the researchers of the University of Szeged decided to extend their scope of activities by organising the 1st Symposium on Programming Languages and Software Tools (SPLST).
Since then, our researchers have participated in the organisation of several famous software conferences, and in 2011 and 2012 they had the privilege of organising two very prestigious ones on their own.
The 16th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR2012) will was held in March 27-30 2012 in Szeged. CSMR is the premier European conference on the theory and practice of maintenance, reengineering and evolution of software systems, promotes discussion and interaction among researchers and practitioners about the development of maintainable systems, and the evolution, migration and reengineering of existing ones.
In September 5-9 2011, the 8th joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE2011) was held in Szeged. ESEC FSE is an internationally renowned forum for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences, and challenges in the field of software engineering. Held bi- annually, ESEC/FSE brings together experts from academia and industry to exchange the latest research results and trends, as well as their practical application in all areas of software engineering.
In 2005, our researchers participated in organizing the 21st IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM2005). ICSM is the premier international event in the software maintenance field. The importance of software maintenance is being increasingly recognised, both in terms of professional activities and of public perception Hence it is vital for the community of researchers and practitioners to publish, present, and debate the latest results in the field. The ICSM proceedings present works of outstanding international excellence, where reports on the latest advances in the field may be found.
In 2002, our researchers participated in organizing the 6th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR2002) in Budapest.
In 1989 and in 2001, the 1st Symposium on Programming Languages and Software Tools (SPLST) and the 7th Symposium on Programming Languages and Software Tools (SPLST2001) were organised by the researchers of the Institute of Informatics, University of Szeged. SPLST is a series of conferences that have been organised in every two years since 1989. The aim of SPLST is to provide a forum for software scientists to present and discuss recent research and development in computer science.