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SR-SPE 2016 : Software Practice and Experience: Special Issue on Software Reuse


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Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2015
Notification Due Nov 15, 2015
Final Version Due Jun 1, 2016

Call For Papers

SPE Special Issue on Software Reuse

Guest Editors: Dae-Kyoo Kim, Eunjee Song, Jungwoo Ryoo, Raghu Reddy

*** Call for Papers ***

Reuse is a common practice in software development, and it is critical for
both cost savings and quality assurance. When properly done, reuse of
artifacts (e.g., design patterns, source code) often improves productivity,
in turn leading to cost savings. More importantly software reuse improves
the quality of software, due to the reuse of quality code components and
makes it possible to leverage the collective wisdom of numerous seasoned
software engineers who faced similar challenges and found optimal solutions
widely accepted by the software developer community.

Types of reusable software artifacts vary ranging from those found in the
requirements phase to design phase to implementation and testing phases.
They include domain requirements, architectural and design patterns,
Commercial Off-The-Shelves (COTS), code reuse, reusable tests, etc. The
compatibility of different types of reusable artifacts needs to be studied
and analyzed as a basis of reuse-based development, which also establishes
traceability throughout the development process. Systematic approaches
that facilitate not only reuse of the artifacts of a single type, but also
the combinatorial use of multiple types of reusable artifacts are
necessary. Non-functional aspects such as security, reusability, and
maintainability in the context of software reuse are also of increasing
research interest. Reuse practices have rapidly expanded to emerging areas
such as mobile computing, cloud computing, and service-oriented
development, which has gained significant attention of the research

This special issue brings together experiences and novel research work on
software reuse. We welcome submissions presenting ground-breaking ideas and
experience reports. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

. Process reuse
. Requirements reuse
. Architecture and design reuse
. Component reuse
. Code reuse
. Test reuse
. Domain modeling
. Aspect-oriented development
. Metrics for software reusability
. Industrial experience with software reuse
. Reuse-driven software process
. Pattern-based software development
. Product-line engineering
. Reuse of non-functional aspects
. Tools supporting software reuse
. Reuse in mobile computing
. Reuse in cloud computing
. Reuse in service-oriented architectures
. Reuse in embedded software
. Barriers to reuse
. Business perspectives of reuse (e.g., investment, cost, return)

Important Dates

July 15, 2015: Manuscript submission deadline
November 15, 2015: Authors notification
February 15, 2016: Authors revisions
May 1, 2016: Final notification
June 1, 2016: Final manuscript

Submission Guidelines

Papers should be formatted according to the SPE Author Guidelines (
and submitted in the usual way via the online submission site ( When submitting a manuscript for
this special issue, authors should take care to select ‘Special Issue -
Software Reuse’ as the Manuscript Type and should select Prof. Kim as the
preferred editor to handle the submission. The schedule for the peer review
process is outlined below. Only original unpublished work will be
considered, and the editors reserve the right to reject any papers that do
not meet this requirement or are deemed to be outside the scope of this
special issue. Note that a manuscript must not exceed 12 pages.

Lead Guest Editor

Dae-Kyoo Kim, Oakland University, USA

Co-Guest Editors

Eunjee Song, Baylor University, USA
Jungwoo Ryoo, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Raghu Reddy, International Institute of Information Technology, India

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