The Honorary Fellow of VERSEN is an honorary designation for emeriti professors and research staff members who had an impact on the field of Software Engineering in the Netherlands and beyond. Honorary Fellows are selected by the board of VERSEN and can be proposed by sending an email to

At the 2020 SEN Symposium eight honorary fellows were announced. The following people will hereby be known as VERSEN Honorary Fellows:

Prof. dr. Mehmet Aksit (movie by former PhD student Prof. dr. Bedir Tekinerdogan)

Prof. dr. Hans van Vliet (movie by former PhD student Prof. dr. Patricia Lago)

Prof. dr. Paul Klint (movie by former PhD student Prof. dr. Jurgen Vinju)

Prof. dr. Jan Bergrstra (movie by former colleague Prof. dr. Jos Baeten)

Prof. dr. Doaitse Swierstra (movie by former PhD student Prof. dr. Tanja Vos)

Prof. dr. Farhad Arbab (movie by former PhD student dr. Sung Sihk Jongmans)

Prof. dr. Rinus Plasmeijer (movie by former colleague Peter Achten)

Prof. dr. Roel Wieringa (movie by former colleague Luis Ferreira Pires

Some images from the ceremony at the 2020 SEN Symposium: