Aloha! Mark your calendars for ICSE 2011, to be held on the tropical island of Oahu, known for its breathtaking natural beauty, historic landmarks, and fusion of Eastern and Western cultures. ICSE 2011 will feature an exciting technical program with special emphasis on systems and many highlights including a reception with posters and a Hawaiian luau!

The  ICSE 2011 theme of Software by Design reflects the widely-held view that the most important ingredient in ensuring a software system’s long-term success is its design. While other concepts, concerns, activities, artifacts, and processes are important to the success of a software engineering project, it is the quality of a system’s design that provides the critical ingredient.  Highlighting design as the conference's theme is meant to focus attention upon design's centrality, to encourage reflection on design experience, to inspire new designers,  and to encourage development of new design techniques.