Hausi A. Müller PhD PEng FCAE
University of Victoria
The IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Council
on Software Engineering (TCSE) serves a valuable
role in the international software engineering community for researchers and professionals.
Key priorities of TCSE include strong support
for its publications, conferences, and workshops; leadership in software engineering education
and international outreach; an active role in
public policy issues; and good relations with
other software engineering societies and
Two important trends dominate the computing world in the new millennium. First, many companies are moving from a goods-centric way to a service-centric
way of conducting business. Second, with the proliferation of computing devices and enterprise systems, software systems have evolved from software intensive systems to systems of systems, ultra-large-scale systems, industrial internet and cyber-physical systems, and socio-technical ecosystems.
As many similar organizations, TCSE is challenged with membership retention. Thus, it is critical for TCSE’s long-term growth of audience, scope and outreach to embrace the true interdisciplinary nature of software-intensive, socio-technical ecosystems. TCSE is ready to work with, actively engage and support its membership, volunteers, conferences and workshops to address the challenges, opportunities and risks of this interdisciplinary, service-centric software world.