Archbishop Tutu welcomed 700 computer scientists to 32nd annual International Conference on Software Engineering, held in first week of May in Cape Town, South Africa. "SEIF Awards are a joint initiative between Computer Science team of Microsoft External Research, Research in Software Engineering Group (RiSE) and Visual Studio 2010 team. Microsoft aimed to partner with worldwide academic community to advance the tools & technologies that're used in and with Visual Studio 2010. A total of 85 submissions were received and after a rigorous evaluation process, we chose 12 projects to support for a year. In May 2011, the community will get together at ICSE 2011 in Hawaii for a workshop to share results of their work. The submitted projects came from all over the world. Of the winning projects, four were from North America, three each from Europe and South America and one each from China and India," writes Judith Bishop.
Introduction at ICSE from Archbishop Tutu: