The International Conference on Software Engineering(ICSE), is the premier software engineering conference, providing a forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, research, experiences, trends and concerns in the field of Software engineering. In 2018 ICSE will celebrate its 40th anniversary, and 50 years of Software engineering – 50 years of tremendously successful promotion of research, education and practices in software engineering.
It has outstanding conference keynote speakers from industry and academia. Magnus Frodigh, Vice President and Head of Research at Ericsson, will talk about new challenges in building Communication systems and networks as enablers or digitizing industry and society.
Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., the Kenan Professor of Computer Science, known for his legendary book “The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering”, will talk about the beginnings of Software Engineering Learning the Hard Way: A History of Software Engineering 1948-1980.
Margaret Hamilton, CEO of Hamilton Technologies, famous for building Apollo’s on-board flight software and inventing the term “Software Engineering” to establish it as a form of engineering in its own right, will reflect on being a software engineer with a talk The Language as a Software Engineer.

Brian Randell from Newcastle University, also a participant of the famous NATO conference 1968, and one of the most prominent researchers in Software Engineering, will introduce the panel discussion 50 years of Software Engineering, with several participants of the 1968 conference.

The plenary keynotes, Andrew J. Ko and Brad A. Myers, the authors of the most influential paper, will present their paper Debugging reinvented: asking and answering why and why not questions about program behavior. Andreas Zeller, the holder of Outstanding Research Award for 2018, will conclude the award session with his inspirational talk Relevance, Simplicity, and Innovation: Stories and Takeaways from Software Engineering Research.

“For picking the milestones there is only one relevant rule. Milestones must be concrete, specific, measurable events, defined with knife-edge sharpness.”
-Frederick P. Brooks Jr., The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering