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FoSECLOUD 2012 : JSS Special Issue on: The Future of Software Engineering FOR/IN the Cloud - FoSECloud


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Abstract Registration Due Feb 15, 2012
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2012
Notification Due May 15, 2012
Final Version Due Oct 15, 2012
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Call For Papers

Editor-in-Chief: Hans van Vliet

CFP- Special Issue on:
The Future of Software Engineering FOR/IN the Cloud - FoSECloud

Guest Editors:
Rami Bahsoon, Nour Ali, Ivan Mistrik, T.S. Mohan and Nenad Medvidović

Practitioners are very likely to beg, borrow and steal from software engineering in-the-small to benefit the case of software engineering for the ultra-large-scale, as it is the case of the cloud. Though the fundamentals of engineering software in both paradigms exhibit resemblance, software engineering for the cloud require novel approaches, which address the interplay between technical, economics-driven considerations and shifts software engineering towards a utility-based engineering for software-, infrastructure-, data storage- and/or platform- as services.

The goal of this special issue is to strengthen the cross-fertilization of advances from software engineering, services and cloud computing. The special issue aims at exploring, debating and increasing our understanding to the following: (i) how recent advances in software engineering (with an emphasis on software architectures, architecting dependable systems, self-adaptive software architectures, economics-driven software engineering, risk management, security software engineering, green software engineering and testing) can
(not) relate to the case of cloud; (ii) what are the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the field that appraise the paradigm-shift in engineering software systems as cloud services or in support of cloud infrastructures; (iii) what are the open research directions for software engineering FOR the cloud?;
(iv) how the paradigm will shape the future of engineering software IN the cloud, i.e. benefiting from the cloud infrastructure, virtualization and economics of scale. The special issue aims to bridge the gap between software engineering, services, business and cloud computing communities by specifically addressing the challenges for software engineering FOR and IN the cloud.

The special will feature some invited contributions from key researchers and practitioners in cloud software engineering for road mapping directions in the field, viewpoints columns reflecting on the state-of-arts and –practice in cloud software engineering. In addition to the invited contributions, our open call solicits novel (industrial and academic) research contributions in the broad area of Cloud Software Engineering. The list of topics includes but not limited to:

List of topics
* Requirements engineering in and for the cloud;
* Relating non-functional requirements to architectures for cloud environments;
* Architecting for the cloud;
* Patterns and architectural styles for the cloud;
* Agile software development on the cloud;
* Engineering security, trust and privacy in architectures for cloud environments;
* Engineering for performance, reliability, heterogeneity, safety, scalability, real-time and dependability in cloud architectures;
* Service-level management for the cloud;
* Services engineering for the cloud;
* Model-driven engineering for the cloud;
* Environments and tools support for the cloud;
* Testing and verification for the cloud;
* Maintenance and evolution for the cloud;
* Risk management in the cloud;
* Engineering sustainability in cloud architectures;
* Economics-driven engineering for the cloud;
* Cloud services as utilities;
* Automated software engineering In and For the cloud;
* Empirical, industrial studies, and benchmarks;
* Engineering for federated clouds,
* Cloud software engineering education.

Important Dates-Open Call
Abstract submission to Guest Editors: 15th Feb 2012 (by e-mailing the guest editors) Submission of full papers: 1st March 2012
Authors Notification: 15 May 2012
Revision due: 15 July 2012 Minor
Re-revision (if necessary): 10 Sept 2012
Final Decision to Authors: 15 Oct 2012 The issue: subject to JSS Schedule.

Submission Information:
All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted via the  journal's online submission and peer-review systems at  Follow the submission instructions given on this site. Please select the article type as  “SPECIAL ISSUE: FoSECloud”. Abstracts should be  emailed to the Guest Editors, a week before the full manuscript submissions deadline.

All manuscripts should be compliant with the journal's submission guidelines for special issues. Please refer to the following site:


Manuscripts must not have been published previously or be currently under consideration for publication in any other journals or conferences. Significant extensions to substantive papers published in conferences are also welcome, provided that the editors are made aware of the previous publications.

Guest Editors:
Rami Bahsoon, The University of Birmingham,
Nour Ali, Lero-The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre,
Ivan Mistrik, Independent Consultant,
T.S. Mohan, Infosys Technologies,
Nenad Medvidović, University of Southern California, USA,

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