The Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK Guide) describes generally accepted knowledge about software engineering. Its 15 knowledge areas (KAs) summarize basic concepts and include a reference list pointing to more detailed information. For SWEBOK Guide V3, SWEBOK editors received and replied to comments from approximately 150 reviewers in 33 countries. A .PDF version of the Guide is available free to all through the IEEE Computer Society.
The SWEBOK Guide has also gained international recognition as ISO Technical Report 19759.
In future refreshes, the Computer Society and its volunteers will continue to use the transparent and open consensus process that is an integral part of SWEBOK.