Registration for FSE 2016 is now open. To register, click here: FSE 2016 Registration

Important: Please pre-register to allow us to pre-print your badge.

Note that we have limited availability for on-site registrations. Register early!

For travel support, please check the Mentorship Sessions program (scholarships available for pre-tenure faculty, postdocs, and senior PhD students) and the SIGSOFT CAPS program for Student Travel Support and Childcare Assistance at Conferences. The deadline for CAPS applications is September 1, 2016

Author registration: At least one author per paper has to register by September 15, 2016. Student authors can register at student rates.

The advance registration rates end September 30, 2016.

Need help? For questions about the registration, please contact fse16-registration (AT)


The hotel reservation is now open. The Motif Seattle is in the heart of Seattle downtown and will be the center of conference activity. Stay there if you can! The hotel is fantastic and earned a Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor.

The room rate is USD 189.00 / Night (Excluding Taxes & Fees). The rate is available until October 15, 2016. Reserve a room at the Motif Seattle.

Note: The hotel reservation system mentions an amenity fee of $12.95/night. This amenity fee is actually waived for ACM. (Unfortunately the hotel is not able to change the wording on the website when making a reservation because that would take the verbiage out for all reservations.)

We have a Room Sharing program. This is a great way to offset hotel costs and make new connections.

Registration Rates

All registrations include an electronic download of the proceedings as well as a printed copy of FSE Conference Yearbook.

Advance (through September 30) Standard (starts October 1) / On-site (subject to availability)
3 Day Main Conference Registration – November 15-17
includes banquet, lunch on Tuesday/Wednesday, breaks on all days
ACM/SIG Member 780 900
Non-ACM/SIG Member 900 1000
Student Member 420 500
Student Non-Member 450 550
1 Day Main Conference Registration – Tuesday, Wednesday
includes lunch and breaks on the day of the event
ACM/SIG Member 300 350
Non-ACM/SIG Member 350 400
Student Member 200 250
Student Non-Member 250 300
1 Day Main Conference Registration – Thursday
includes breaks on the day of the event
ACM/SIG Member 200 250
Non-ACM/SIG Member 250 300
Student Member 100 150
Student Non-Member 150 200
Workshop Registration
includes lunch and breaks on the day of the event
ACM/SIG Member 300 350
Non-ACM/SIG Member 350 400
Student Member 200 250
Student Non-Member 250 300
Doctoral Symposium
includes lunch and breaks on the day of the event
ACM/SIG Member 200 200
Non-ACM/SIG Member 200 200
Student Member 200 200
Student Non-Member 200 200
Extra Banquet Tickets (date TBD)
The date of conference banquet is still TBD; it will either be on Tuesday (November 15) or Wednesday (November 16).
125 125
Conference Yearbook
Each attendee will receive a printed yearbook, similar in format to school yearbooks. Attendees who opt-in to the yearbook can provide additional information about yourself as well as whether they are hiring or are looking for job, and/or got promoted or recently changed job. There is no cost for the yearbook (unless you want to buy ads). The yearbook is part of your registration. You will receive a separate email with opt-in/opt-out and information on how to complete your yearbook-entry after in mid-September.We are giving attendees an opportunity to purchase space in the yearbook for advertisements that they can use to publicize events, research, tools, or use in any way they would like. Examples can be seen here. If you purchase space, you will be contacted with further details. You will need to deliver your ad by mid-October. Advertisements will appear in the back of the yearbook that each attendee receives. We reserve the right to not include advertisement that we deem offensive or inappropriate.
1 page advertisement 100 NA
1/2 page advertisement 50 NA
1/4 page advertisement 25 NA

Payment options: Credit Card only (Visa, MasterCard, Amex).

Each attendee must register separately.

Early registration fees apply for all registrations received before midnight September 30, 2016 (AoE). If payment is not received within the above deadline, the next applicable fee will be charged automatically.

Member rates are applicable for members of ACM and ACM SIGSOFT. A valid membership ID must be provided on the registration form.

Student rates are available only for students who are enrolled in a university or college as an undergraduate, graduate or PhD student. Proof of student status must be shown upon request.

Cancellations and Substitutions: Cancellations made by October 16, 2016 will be accepted subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. Refunds will be made within 30 days of the end of the conference. Cancellations will not be accepted after October 16, 2016. “No shows” are not refundable and are liable for the full registration fee. Instead of cancelling, your registration may be transferred to a colleague. If you would like to transfer your registration, please email fse16-registration @