Overview of Software Engineers Association (SEA)

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.

Major Domestic Events:

International Events:

Latest Events

Events list


Kazuo Tanaka (IX Knowledge Inc.)
Vice Chairs:
Keijiro Araki (Kyushu Univ.)
Akira Kumagai (TAO Bear)
Hideo Nakano (Osaka City Univ.)
Mitsuhiro Takahashi (Denken)
Tetsuo Tamai (Tokyo Univ.)
Secretary General:
Kouichi Kishida (SRA-KTL, Inc.)

Any questions, comments or suggestions are welcome. Please send it to sea@sea.or.jp

ATTENTION: Our official language is JAPANESE

goto SEA Home page (http://www.sea.jp)

Updated on: Thu Mar 11 05:12:48 JST 2010 / Revised branch list.
Mon Nov 06 18:00:00 JST 2006 / SEA International Forum in Kyoto
Wed Jul 12 17:17:17 JST 2006 / Revised board member.
Wed Aug 25 12:00:00 JST 2004 / ISFST2004 in Xian, China
Mon Jun 7 20:00:00 JST 2003 / Revised board member.