The Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK) describes generally accepted knowledge about software engineering. Its 10 knowledge areas summarize basic concepts and include a reference list pointing to the detailed information. For the 2004 SWEBOK Guide, SWEBOK editors received and replied to almost 10,000 comments from 378 reviewers in 41 countries. An HTML version of the Guide is available free to all through the generous contributions of corporate sponsors.
The 2004 Guide has also gained international recognition as ISO Technical Report 19759.
In the forthcoming V3 refresh, the Computer Society and its volunteers will continue to use the transparent and open consensus process that is an integral part of SWEBOK.