This award is presented at each ICSE meeting to the author(s) of the paper from the ICSE meeting 10 years prior that is judged to have had the most influence on the theory or practice of software engineering during the 10 years since its original publication.
The award is jointly sponsored by ACM/SIGSOFT and IEEE TCSE.
Recipients are given a plaque engraved with their names and signed by the General Chair of ICSE’N. The award is presented yearly by the ICSE’N general chair at ICSE during ICSE’s award presentation session. The recipients are asked to give a presentation to the conference on their current views on software engineering.
Each year the current program committee for ICSE’N reviews the papers from ICSE’(N-10) and selects the paper they consider to have been the most influential paper during the previous 10 years. When more than one paper receives strong support, honorable mention awards are sometimes given as deemed appropriate.
We are pleased to announce this year’s this year’s recipient of the ICSE 2020 Most Influential Paper Award from ICSE 2010:
- Oracle-Guided Component-Based Program Synthesis
Susmit Jha, Sumit Gulwani, Sanjit A. Seshia, Ashish Tiwari
“By bringing together the notion of an oracle providing input/output examples with the reduction of synthesis to two kinds of search problems — those aiming at producing oracle-consistent programs and those producing distinguishing inputs to further elaborate the candidate program — ‘Oracle-guided component-based program synthesis’ has made a significant impact in Software Engineering and beyond, inspiring subsequent work not only on program synthesis and learning, but also on automated program repair, controller synthesis, and interpretable artificial intelligence.”
– Sebastian Uchitel, co-Chair, MIP Committee