The IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE) ( encourages the application of engineering methods and principles to the development of computer software, and works to increase professional knowledge of techniques, tools, and empirical data to improve software quality. TCSE is involved in the myriad ways that software is designed, developed, managed, and maintained. We have two overriding aims: to contribute to our members’ professional expertise, and to help advance software engineering research and practice.
With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society ( is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 38 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the CS is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology. The CS serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, online courses and certification programs. Known worldwide for its computer-standards activities, the CS promotes an active exchange of ideas and technological innovation among its members.
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) ( is the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology. IEEE has:
  • more than 375,000 members in more than 160 countries; more than 80,000 student members;
  • 1,860 chapters that unite local members with similar technical interests;
  • 1,789 student branches in 80 countries;
  • 45 societies and councils — 38 societies and 7 technical councils representing the wide range of technical interests;
  • more than 2 million documents in the IEEE/IET Electronic Library;
  • nearly 1,300 standards and projects under development;
  • a total of 144 transactions, journals and magazines published annually;
  • more than 900 conferences sponsored every year.

TEKAMA ( - the key organizer of the CEE-SECR event - was founded in 2002 by a group of Russia-born Carnegie Mellon alumni, and today is a recognized leader in professional IT-education and consulting in Central and Eastern Europe. TEKAMA is an official partner of Carnegie Mellon University, offering software engineering education and CMM-based process improvement services on Russian/CEE market. Since its foundation, TEKAMA provided training to over 15000+ managers and engineers from 4000+ companies.

INTSPEI (an abbreviation that stands for International Software & Productivity Engineering Institute, - is a multinational research and development organization which was established to develop and distribute new Software Engineering and Productivity Engineering technologies to help information workers worldwide to become more efficient and productive by fully utilizing the power of today`s and tomorrow`s computers.

The Moscow Center of IEEE Computer Society ( had been established at 1995, and has being based on the Institute of System Programming of RAS ( The main purposes of the Moscow Center are as follows:

  • promotion of the IEEE Computer Society among qualified, interested, and motivated Russian specialists;
  • information support on the Internet of all actual and potential Russian members of the IEEE Computer Society;
  • maintenance a library of periodical and other publications of the IEEE Computer Society and provision an access to it for all Russian members of the society.

Higher School of Economics ( is one of the leading Russian universities. Established by Russian government in 1992 in Moscow, it now consists of 21 faculties and schools with campuses in four major Russian cities. In 2009 there are 17000+ students studying at HSE, including 1400+ Master students and 500+ PhD students. The HSE Software Engineering School is one of the most recognized Russian educational and research Software Engineering schools, which offers full BS, MS and PhD curriculum in SE.

Unova Media is one of the leading innovation Media Agencies in Russia. It develops two key projects at the moment which respond to the modern development of the country. News and analytics about venture business and new technologies are all published at the Internet site which main goal is to create an open and integrated information global area for those in Russia who would be really interested in the subject. Another key project of UNOVA Media is a practical activity which considers creating an innovation society. One of the successful activity became BIT Contest ( for entrepreneur and innovators, where UNOVA Media is one to help to turn an idea into working business.

RUSSOFT ( is the nationwide association of the most technically competent software developing companies from Russia, Byelorussia and Ukraine. It unites more than 80 companies with 7000+ of highly qualified programmers and software engineers. RUSSOFT closely cooperates with the leading local Universities helping them develop the unique human potential of Russia. As the voice of the local industry, RUSSOFT is an active lobbyist of its interests in the Russian Government. RUSSOFT also helps local software companies by providing them with various marketing channels to access international customers.

AP KIT (Information & Computer Technologies Industry Association, the most representative non-profit union of Russia’s ICT industry. AP KIT’s membership includes major domestic and global companies specializing in software, computer and equipment production, as well as the leading domestic distribution companies, system integrators, producers and developers. AP KIT members comprise up to 70% of the market many segments.

"Information Technologies of Ukraine" Association ("IT Ukraine" was founded in April, 2004. The Association includes 54 leading Ukrainian and international software developing companies, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences Research Institutes, state-owned and private universities and colleges preparing professionals in the software development.
The Association is the Member of World Alliance for Information Technologies and Services (WITSA) – since 2004 and "Digital Europe" – European ICT Association – since 2006, as well as the Ukrainian Union of Employers and Entrepreneurs and other inter-industry unions, is active at attracting intellectual, organizational and other resources, to better materialize interests of its Members, renders them a consulting and methodological assistance.

National Software Development Alliance "Silicon Taiga" was created to further the Russian IT outsourcing and software development industry. The target goal of the Alliance is to promote Russian market of IT outsourcing and it’s integration into the world software development community.

SOA Systems Inc. ( and are global providers of SOA training, certification, and consulting. The SOA Certified Professional (SOACP) program is dedicated to excellence in the field of SOA and service-oriented computing. Through a series of seasoned course modules and exams, IT professionals have the opportunity to obtain a number of different certifications to recognize their accomplishment of gaining project-ready SOA proficiency. This vendor-neutral program was developed in cooperation with best-selling SOA author Thomas Erl and several major SOA organizations and academic institutions. Through the involvement of the SOA Education Committee, course contents and certification requirements are constantly reviewed and revised to stay current with developments in the service-oriented computing industry.

The Science and Technology Association INFOPARK was created in the year 2001. It was the first significant step of the Belarusian State on the way to improve the organizational, economic, and social conditions for developing and export of information technologies.

The Association can grant membership to juridical persons, including enterprises with foreign investments and foreign juridical persons specializing in SE technologies. Up to date INFOPARK unites 70 Belarusian and joint software development companies and enterprises and about 10 000 specialists (about 70 % of all national IT-developers). It is the largest organization of SE enterprises in the Republic of Belarus. Among members of INFOPARK is absolute majority of the recognized IT-industry leaders of Belarus: EPAM Systems, IBA (International Business Alliance), BelHard Group, System Technologies, SoftClub, Top Soft and others.

INFOPARK is known by its annual international IT-forums and conferences: Bank IT, Computer Programs as an Object of Intellectual Property (COMPIS), Software Engineering Forum (SEF.BY) and others events.

Ukrainian Hi-Tech Initiative ( — a leading alliance in offshore software development and IT outsourcing industry in Ukraine. One of the main objectives of the association is the development of the Ukrainian IT market and promotion of the Ukrainian outsourcing services providers on the foreign markets.