Michael Cusumano "SEC(R) was a remarkable event, in a number of ways. The quality and breadth both of the presenters and attendees made this a world-class conference on software engineering of great value to academics and practitioners alike. It was particularly useful and rewarding for those of us coming from abroad to learn something about Russia today and the state of the Russian software industry. It is an impressive and growing community that will only increase in importance in years to come."

Michael Cusumano,
MIT Sloan professor, award-winning author
Mark Paulk "I was very impressed with the Software Engineering Conference (Russia). In part, this was due to the hard work of the organizers and sponsors of the conference. And in part, the success of the conference was a result of the desire of Russian software professionals to network, learn, and advance the state-of-the-practice. This is a hallmark of our emerging discipline: the professionalization of software engineering. The enthusiasm of the attendees and speakers at SEC(R) was notable. All who were associated with the conference are to be congratulated."

Mark Paulk,
Carnegie Mellon researcher, one of the authors of CMM