2022 TCSE Awards – Call For Nominations

Past Recipients


2022 IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE) Awards

The IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE) requests nominations of distinguished individuals and teams for its annual international awards. Each award includes an award plaque that will be presented at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) along with a public citation for the award on the IEEE TCSE website.


Important Dates

Nomination deadline: February 1, 2022

Notification of awards: March 30, 2022

Award presentation at ICSE 2022


TCSE Distinguished Service Award

Award Committee: Marin Litoiu (Chair), Bashar Nuseibeh, Kenji Tei, and Barbara Kitchenham

The TCSE Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding and/or sustained contributions and service to the software engineering community, to TCSE, to the IEEE Computer Society, and to the IEEE. The ideal nominee will have provided service to TCSE and its conferences, but nominations of individuals who have provided service to the software engineering community in general will also be considered.


TCSE Distinguished Education Award

Award Committee: Ian Sommerville (Chair), Julio Leite, Kelly Blincoe, and Letizia Jacceri

The TCSE Distinguished Education Award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding and/or sustained contributions to software engineering education.


TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award

Award Committee: Rick Kazman (Chair), Jan Bosch, Kelly Lyons, Zhi Jin, and Brian Fitzgerald

The TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award is presented annually to a team for outstanding   contributions that stand as a model in the software engineering community of effective partnership between industry and universities. The Committee will also consider nominations of independent research centres.


TCSE Distinguished Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Leadership Award

Award Committee: Sue Black (Chair) and Jo Altee

The TCSE Distinguished WISE Leadership Award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding and/or sustained leadership in the software engineering community to encourage women to explore science and engineering career paths.


TCSE Rising Star Award

Award Committee: Federica Sarro (Chair), Ying Zou, Hanan Lutfiyya, and Gregorio Robles

The TCSE Rising Star Award is presented annually to a person who is in the early stages of their post PhD career, or industrial practice career who has made contributions above those considered for normal such a person.  Nominees will be best served if the focus of the submission specifically addresses contributions to Software Engineering and Software Development.


TCSE Lifetime Achievement Award

Award Committee: Laurie Williams (Chair), Mary Shaw, and Michael Liu

The TCSE Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed a lifetime of outstanding and sustained contributions to the software engineering community that have resulted in real and lasting impact.  Nominees will be best served if the focus of the submission specifically documents high impact contributions to Software Engineering and Software Development.


TCSE New Directions Award

Award Committee: Gordon Fraser (Chair), Sherlock Licorish, Alexandre Bergel, Burak Turhan, and Carol Woody

The TCSE New Directions Award is presented annually to an individual or team who have made substantial contributions to software engineering research or practice where these contributions moved the field in a new direction. The contribution is adopted by many other researchers and other organizations and results in advancement in the state of the art and practice. The result of the contribution is measurably superior to, and is positively influencing, existing practice. Nominees will be best served if the focus of the submission specifically addresses contributions to Software Engineering and Software Development.


Eligibility

  • A nominee must be an IEEE Computer Society and TCSE member at the time of nomination (unless the nominee is an institution).

Nomination Package

  • Nominator: name, address, phone number, email address, and IEEE number of the person making the nomination.
  • Nominee: name, address, phone number, email address, and IEEE number of the individual (not self nominated) or institution for whom an award is recommended.
  • A paragraph (200-500 words) explaining why the nominee deserves the recommended award.
  • A letter from the nominee saying “I accept this nomination” and “my IEEE membership number is XXX”.
  • Supporting letters from two people in addition to the nominator.
  • The vitae or detailed biographical summary of the nominee, or document highlighting the story of the institution, mission/goals, and what its impact has been on software engineering.

It is at the discretion of the Committee member to evaluate any additional information included in the package.


Submission of Nomination Package

A nomination package should be emailed, as a single file attachment in PDF, to tcse-awards@computer.org with the subject line “Submission 2022 TCSE Name of the Award”.

General inquiries about the TCSE Awards may be directed to the 2022 TCSE Awards Chair, Nelly Bencomo <n.bencomo@durham.ac.uk> and Tim Menzies <timm@ieee.org>.


TCSE Awards Selection Process

  • TCSE Chair appoints the TCSE Awards Chair annually who serves at most two consecutive years.
  • The TCSE Awards Chair in consultation with the TCSE Chair appoints an Award Selection Chair and Committee Members for each award. Please see the criteria for each award.
  • Each Award Selection Chair will follow the selection criteria for that award and submit the recommendation to the TCSE Awards Chair.
  • There is flexibility in the process and criteria (e.g., move nominees to a more suitable category).
  • The TCSE Awards Chair will review the selection process and approve or disapprove the recommendation based on conformance with the selection process and criteria.
  • The TCSE Awards Chair will submit the final recommendations for approval to the TCSE Chair.
  • The TCSE Chair will submit the final recommendations for approval to IEEE.