2017 IEEE CS TCSE Distinguished Service Award

Václav Rajlich
Wayne State University
Detroit, USA

Not only a most active researcher in software evolution, Václav Rajlich founded the IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC) and pioneered the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME), two of the oldest conferences in their field, with high and continuing impact. He has served in many key roles within virtually all IEEE conferences in software maintenance and evolution. His sustained efforts in guiding the research community to focus on this highly practical area is an invaluable contribution to software engineering at large.