The Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS) is a research base that focuses on the research and development on theories of computer science and leading-edge technologies of software. ISCAS was founded on March 1st, 1985. It is situated at No.4, Zhongguancun South 4th Street, Haidian District, in Beijing.
ISCAS has already established three scientific research systems. They are basic research system in leading-edge areas, which is led by several state key laboratories and national engineering research centers, high technology research system and application research system. ISCAS focuses its research fields and related research areas on computer science, computer software, and computer application technology, etc. Furthermore, RISC-V related research areas focus on system-on-chip design and optimization as well as implementing tools such as compilers, libraries, etc. ISCAS now is composed of Basic Research Department, Hi-Tech Research Department, Applied Research Department, Software Development Division, X-LAB as well as Intelligent Software Research Center. It owns a group of celebrated scientists and a team of young talents with strong research capabilities.
Fruitful results have been achieved on computer sciences and software technologies by ISCAS for over 30 years. 42 Achievement Awards at the academy, ministerial and state level are obtained (ISCAS is the first contributor of the Awards). The awards ISCAS has won range from State Natural Sciences Award (1 first prize, 2 second prizes, and 1 third prize) to State Science and Technology Progress Award (8 second prizes, 2 third prizes). It’s worth mentioning that since the State Natural Sciences Award was issued, the first prize award in computer field was given to ISCAS