Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences was established in March 1985, is committed to the computer science theory and software research and development of high-tech comprehensive base of the Institute. The site is located in Haidian District, Beijing Zhongguancun South Fourth Street on the 4th (Chinese Academy of Sciences Software Park). Software Research Institute, the predecessor of the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences software research room; 1995, the original Chinese Academy of Sciences Computing Center computer application part of the software into the Institute; in January 2003, the software park integrated management service center planning system owned software Institute Management, the formation of the current software research institute pattern.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences has six academic divisions: Mathematics and Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences and Medical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Information Technological Sciences, Technological Sciences. Since 1999 the CAS has issued the annual State Preeminent Science and Technology Award, presented by the President of China to the recipient. The Institute has 576 formal employees, including 3 academicians from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 academician of the Third World Academy of Sciences, 66 senior researchers and 103 senior researchers and 103 senior engineers. National Outstanding Youth Fund winner 2, the National Excellent Youth Fund winner 1, Chinese Academy of Sciences hundred people plan to be selected 7 people.
The academic journals of the Institute are "Journal of Software", "Journal of Chinese Information", "Computer System Application" and "International Journal of Software and Informatics". Since the completion of nearly three decades, especially in the Chinese Academy of Sciences since the pilot project of knowledge innovation, software, computer science and software field has achieved fruitful results, by the hospital, provincial and ministerial level achievement award 38 (all for the first complete unit) Including the National Natural Science Award 1 first prize, second prize 2, third prize 1; national science and technology progress prize two prize 8, third prize 2 items. Particularly worth mentioning is that the first field of computer 1 national natural science award by software.