Journal of Systems and Software

Journal of Systems and Software





Editor-in-Chief:H. van Vliet





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Aims & Scope

The Journal of Systems and Software publishes papers covering all aspects of software engineering and related hardware-software-systems issues. All articles should include a validation of the idea presented, e.g. through case studies, experiments, or systematic comparisons with other approaches already in practice. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Methods and tools for, and empirical studies on, software requirements, design, architecture, verification and validation, maintenance and evolution
• Agile, model-driven, service-oriented, open source and global software development
• Approaches for mobile, multiprocessing, real-time, distributed, cloud-based, dependable and virtualized systems
• Human factors and management concerns of software development
• Data management and big data issues of software systems
• Metrics and evaluation, data mining of software development resources
• Business and economic aspects of software development processes

The journal welcomes state-of-the-art surveys and reports of practical experience for all of these topics.

Controversy corner
The goal of the Controversy corner is both to present information and to stimulate thought and discussion. Topics chosen for this coverage are not just traditional formal discussions of research work; they also contain ideas at the fringes of the field's "conventional wisdom".Articles in this category will succeed only to the extent that they stimulate not just thought, but action.

New Ideas and Trends Papers
New ideas, especially those related to new research trends, emerge quickly. To accommodate timely dissemination thereof, JSS introduces the New Ideas and Trends Paper (NITP). NITPs should focus on the systems/software engineering aspects of new emerging areas, including: the internet of things, big data, cloud computing, software ecosystems, cyber-physical systems, green/sustainable systems, continuous software engineering, crowdsourcing, and the like. We distinguish two types of NITPs:

  • A short paper that discusses a single contribution to a specific new trend or a new idea.
  • A long paper that provides a survey of a specific trend, as well as a (possibly speculative) outline of a solution.
We anticipate revisiting specific new trends periodically, for instance through reflection or progress reports.
New Ideas and Trend Papers warrant speedy publication.

Special Issues proposals
To submit a proposal for a special issue, please contact the Special Issues Editor Prof. W.K. Chan


Researchers, Scholars and Managers in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Hardware, and Management Information Systems.

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Editor-in-Chief, Software Architecture Papers H. van Vliet Dept. of Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands, Emeritus Editor-in-Chief R.L. Glass Computing Trends, 1416 Sare Road, Bloomington, IN 47401, USA, Area Editor for Computer Systems and Networks H.D. Karatza Dept. of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece, Area Editor for Software Testing A. Bertolino Ist. di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (ISTI), National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Area della Ricerca di Pisa; Via G. Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy, Area Editor for Security Technology Der-Chyuan Lou Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chang Gung University, Wenhwa 1st Road, Kweishan, 33302 Taoyuan, Taiwan, ROC, Area Editor for Databases and Data Management K. Dutta School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS), COM 1, 13 Computing Drive, 117417 Singapore, Singapore, Area Editor for Service Orientation P. Lago Dept. of Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081a, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands, Area Editor for Model-based approaches B. Baudry IRISA / INRIA Rennes, Rennes, Cedex, France, Area Editor for Human Aspects in Software Development D. Damian University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, Editorial Board D-H. Bae Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea, R. Bianchini Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA, D.N. Card Indian Harbour Beach, FL, USA, M. Cataldo Robert Bosch Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, W.K. Chan City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, Y. Chen Arizona State University, Tempe, USA, I. Crnkovic Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden, C. Ebert Vector Consulting Services, Stuttgart, Germany, M. Harman University College London (UCL), London, England, UK, M. Jørgensen Simula Research Laboratory, Lysaker, Norway, P. Jalote Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) - Delhi, N. Delhi, India, J.-M. Jézéquel Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), Rennes Cedex, France, P.B. Kruchten University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, J.C.D. López Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain, W. Maalej Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, N. Medvidovic University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA, H. Mei Peking University, Beijing, China, R. Mirandola Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, D.J. Paulish Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ, USA, R. Santos Universidad Nacional de Salta, Argentina, H. Sharp The Open University, Milton Keynes, England, UK, I. Stamelos Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, G.H. Subramanian Pennsylvania State University, Middletown, PA, USA, T.H. Tse The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Ö. Ulusoy Bilkent University, Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey, J. Verner University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, J. Wang National Laboratory for Parallel and Distributed Processing, China, W.E. Wong University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA
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