Software Engineers Association of Japan was established in December 1985 to provide a "place for software engineers or researchers, who are working in different environments such as software houses, computer manufacturers, computing service bureaus, universities, and research laboratories, to exchange their technical experience or knowledge freely beyond the barriers of existing social organizations.
It is said that the largest problem in software community today is that of technology transfer. But, until recently, an appropriate mechanism supporting technology transfer was absent in Japanese society. SEA keeps on making various efforts to complement such a lack in social structure.
SEA's major activities are: publication of monthly newsletter (SEAMAIL), operating local chapters and special interest groups, holding seminars/ workshops/symposia, and cooperations with related academic/professional societies in and outside Japan.
At present (June 2006), SEA has about 400 individual members and institutional members. 6 local chapters (in Osaka, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyushu, Sendai, Hiroshima and Shanghai) and several number of special interest groups (Environment, Education, Formal, Network, Process, Open Source, etc) are in operation.
- International Workshop on Future Software Technology 2006 in Beijin, China
- International Workshop on Future Software Technology 2005 in Shanghai, China
ISFST: International Symposium on Future Software Technology (Sponsored by UNU/IIST since 1996)
(Xian 1996, Amoi 1997, Hangzhou 1998, Nanjing 1999, Guiyang 2000, ZhengZhou 2001, Wuhan 2002, Xian 2004)
(Note: postponed 2003 sympoisum considering SARS.)
(Pohang 1998, Cheju 1999, Fukuoka 2000, Seoul 2001, Cheju 2002, Nagoya 2003)
(Beijing 1991, Urumti 1992, Tai'an 1993, Kunming 1994, Changsha 1995)
(The United Nations University Headquarters Aoyama, Tokyo on Dec. 16-17 1996)
A co-located forum with ICSE'98 at Kyoto (1998.04.19-25)
ATTENTION: Our official language is JAPANESE